A highly successful Pan-African network service provider and ICT enabler is seeking an experienced value-driven and growth-focused Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to partner with the Group Chief Executive in driving and shaping the short and long-term business and financial affairs of the organization.

You will provide the leadership, management and direction necessary to ensure that the organization has the appropriate financial and operational structures, controls, and strength to maximize the organization’s global assets. Additionally, you will be charged with strategically preparing the business for the future from a financial point of view and proactively structuring the business to stay abreast of change and allow for growth via mergers or acquisitions.

Key Performance Areas, Inter Alia, Include

  • Provide financial leadership to the entire organization and serve as a key resource on overall strategic and operational matters
  • Lead the organization in long range financial planning, using business data and external information to challenge business model assumptions, predict the possible business outcomes of different strategic options and competing opportunities, and make supported recommendations
  • Co-lead the risk management system with CEO, focusing on predictive analytics to manage financial risks and support the CEO in managing strategic risks.
  • Structure optimal investment plans while ensuring appropriate cash flow level for the organization’s operations; optimizing the tax and treasury positions, and maximizing investment returns.
  • Lead the design, development and maintenance of the organization’s financial controls and policies, accounting practices, financial and grant reporting, annual financial audit, tax reporting, insurance coverage, regulatory compliance and cash management.
  • Drive and manage complex financial system, regulatory compliance, and process improvement projects (for multiple markets / jurisdictions outside South Africa), and ensure that these conform to audit and financial standards and contribute to the business’ operational excellence goal.
  • Responsible for delivering Annual Audited Financial report for the Group in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Requirements and core competencies:.

  • Ideally a qualified CA (SA) with a Post Graduate Business Qualification and at least 12 – 15 years of post Articles overall finance experience
  • Experience working in a Senior Executive (Exco) Financial position, and within large ICT or Financial Services institutions
  • Good knowledge of the International Financial Reporting Standard, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles; and banking and corporate financial laws and risk management practices in South Africa (and preferably Africa as well).
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in driving strong financial oversight, sound business strategy and operational excellence.
  • An analytical mind that enjoys using rich micro and macro, structured and unstructured data to challenge assumptions, and support and influence decisions.
  • Must thrive in a fast-paced environment and be willing to “roll-up the sleeves”.

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

For a confidential discussion to find out more, please apply online (www.sapientis.africa) or send your CV to info@sapientis.co.za (using reference: SFE_CH_GP)