Commercial Controller: Consumer & Retail

Job Purpose: To ensure that the appropriate systems, procedures and controls are in place to provide accurate and reliableinformation and to safeguard all assets.To timeously interpret financial andinterrelated operational information and to communicate this to management inan efficient manner so as to facilitate appropriate action.To implement, monitor, and control the budgetand latest estimate.To ensure all monthly financial informationis submitted accurately and timeously, in order to meet reporting deadlines.To provide the Management of the DC with theappropriate level of Financial and Operational administrative skills andsupport.Provide the co-ordination link between allFinancial/Admin and operational process's.Provide financial and commercial support tothe division.Plan, direct & control the divisionsoverall Financial Plans and Policies, Internal Controls, Accounting Practicesand Relationships.Directs functions such as Forecast/Budgeting,Management Accounting, Activity based Accounting.Develops and co-ordinates necessary andappropriate accounting and statistical data and procedures for the maintenanceand the preparation of its financial/commercial reports.Appraises operating results in terms ofcosts, budgets, operating policies, trends and increased profitsopportunities.Development of DC financial staff.KeyAccountabilities:Ensureappropriate systems, procedures and controls are in place and that these arecomplied with. This includes input on SOP's for all process'sensuring adequate internal controls and audit trail.Accountability for all audits, ensuringappropriate management comments and corrective action.Implementation and control of the ABC system,including the extraction, interpretation and reaction to managementinformation.Complete/prepare monthly operational reportsfor MANCO informational requirements. This involves primarilythe investigation, interpretation and communication of results.Co-ordinate and monitor performance againstbudgets and monthly LE's.Identify budget and LE variances andinvestigate the causes. This includes communication withresponsible MANCO officials and co-ordination and follow-up of actionplans to rectify them.Capex control including maintenance of thefixed asset register and regular physical verification.Co-ordinate of source documentation for allfinancial accounting input required by Head Office including ensuringappropriate authorization.Regular independent review of GL controlaccount reconciliation's.Management of Credit return process,particularly the implementation and management of an appropriate system toensure timeous clearance of credit claims requested.Co-ordinate SLA submissions and commentarieson performance.Co-ordinate all payrolls related inputsincluding staff loans, leave records and overtime.Provide functional support to manco members onoperational & financial issues/reporting.Provide key Financial input to all DCprojects, including a post implementation evaluation against statedobjectives.Provide financial and commercial support todivision.Plan, direct and control the division'soverall financial Plans, Policies, Internal Controls, Accounting Practicesand relationships.Direct Functions such as Forecast/Budgeting,Management Accounting and Statistical data and procedures for themaintenance and preparation of its financial/commercial reports.Appraises operating results in terms of Costs,Budgets, Operating Policies, Trends and increases profit opportunities.Consolidation and review of financialperformance - Balance sheet and cash flow on a monthly basis in accordancewith GAAP and SA/UK reporting standards.Review of full year forecast for submission toCorporate, including variance and sensitivity reporting.Preparation of all Group reports for UKsubmission.Salaries and Wages controls and processing.Preparation of half year and year endstatutory reporting packs for Corporate submission.VAT, Company tax, Deferred tax and regulatoryand stat pack reporting as necessary.Work with the Country Financial Director andBusiness Unit management to develop strategic commercial opportunities toenhance profitability.Maintain and enhance decision-making throughthe provision and use of first class financial information based on stronginternal control environment and costing systems.Initial preparation of PRB documentation ofcontract acquisitions, capex and other commercial opportunities as well asthe management of post approval process including back checks.Ensure compliance with all Group and localdeadlines and requirements.Provide direction and advice to the seniormanagement team in relation to risk, commercial contracts, approval ofbusiness opportunities and general approach to maximising financialperformance.Management of the development and successionof financial personnel within the DC structures.Operational financial management andimplementation of business unit operational cost control processes and inparticular ABC.Ensure Compliance will all local statutoryaccounting rules and requirements.Qualifications, Experience & Attributes:Charted Management Accountant / Diploma in Cost and ManagementAccountingB. Com with Management / Cost Accounting experience in anoperational environmentExpected Educational Qualification CAContinuous professional developmentMinimum of 5 years Post Qualification Experience
Johannesburg, GT, ZA