Franchise Financial Manager

Our client based in Pretoria is looking for aFranchise Financial Managerto join their team.Requirement:Minimum qualification B Comm in Financial Accounting or equivalent. This is non-negotiable.5 years managerial experience managing a team of finance professionals.Motor industry experience is essentialADP Autoline Rev 8 system knowledge would be advantageous.Responsibilities:Communicate Key business priorities to all reporting staff and Divisional Financial Managers.Implement Performance Agreements with reporting staff.Set dates and conduct Review Discussions with all reporting staff.Agree and implement reporting staffs Development Action Plans.Support and guide Divisional Financial Managers with the implementation of the Performance Management System.Assist with and / or establish and implement a manpower and succession plan for the Franchise financial area.Monitor normal salary reviews and incentive and performance bonus schemes with Franchise Managing Director and advise Divisional Managing Directors on optimum administration / accounting department structures.Assist with planning and implementation of Employment Equity plans.Actively participate in cross-franchise forums where required.Maintain effective working relationships with Franchise CFO, CEO and regional management.Liaise with the Bidvest Automotive Shared Services teams on matters related to the Franchise Debtors, Creditors and Cashbook functions.Review of processes within the departments to ensure optimum function and level of service.Monitor Franchise asset level performance against targets and report to Franchise and Divisional Managing Directors while also reviewing Divisional external and internal audit reports and any appropriate computer reports.Review of key balance sheet reconciliations on a regular basis and to ensure that queries are resolved.Monitoring of key ADP suspense and control accounts to ensure that these are reconciled and cleared on a regular basis.Ensure that the Franchise fixed asset register is properly maintained and that regions implement adequate physical control over their fixed assets.Coordinate tax queries from Bidvest Automotive Support Services to ensure that it is resolved timeously. Coordinate the compilation of monthly VAT reports and the submission thereof to Support Service.Resolve all VAT related queries timeously.Assist the Franchise CFO with tax related matters.To assist with the budget and forecast processes where required.Ensure consistent accounting standards are applied within the Franchise in adherence with Group Directives.Co-ordinate D.O.C. trading forecasts for the franchise and submit timeously to Franchise CEO and CFO for review prior to submission to Support Services.Preparation of monthly reporting pack for review by Franchise CEO and CFO.Ensure that quarterly reports are compiled and submitted to Franchise CEO and CFO for review prior to submission to Support Services.To develop and implement systems which will facilitate the quick and easy reporting of non-financial information required for reporting purposes.Ensure major variances are highlighted and provide recommendations for action and follow up. Also conduct selected reviews of reconciliations of balance sheet items.Issue guidelines on the preparation of Year-End accounts to the regional financial managers.Manage the year-end close activities with the central finance team to ensure that the reporting deadlines are met.Manage the year end external audit process to ensure that the deadlines are met and the highest standards are maintained.
Pretoria, GT, ZA