Senior Finance Officer

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Job Details

Job Title:
Senior Finance Officer
Principal/ Director Business Unit:
Arc Skills South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reporting Line:
Country CEO, Arc Skills South Africa and Group Financial Controller, Arc Skills Head Office

Job Purpose

To provide responsive and sound support to the Arc Skills Group Finance Function and Management to enable accurate and timely financial reporting. To provide support with regard to all financial matters within the business. Ensure adherence to statutory requirements, asses financial risk and strive for operational efficiencies within the business. Ensure timely and robust financial reporting to the ArcSkills Finance Function for monthly management accounts, budgets, re-forecasts ,cashflow and other requests.

Internal & External Interactions


Country CEO, Arc Skills Group Financial Controller, other Functional heads


Banks, Audit Firms, Customers, Suppliers, Tax Consultants

Key Responsibilities

1. Planning/Budgeting and Controlling/Monitoring

  • Assist the Country CEO with the preparation and review of annual and multi -year departmental plans and budgets (operational and Capex).
  • Assist with the development of business plans and/or costing of proposals.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual management accounting reports and obtain commentary on
    performance, progress and reasons for variances, where relevant.
  • Assist the Country CEO in preparation of regular cash flow forecasting, pipeline management and
    reporting and ensuring the maintenance of sufficient funds for business operational purposes.

2. Financial and General

  • Perform the Accounts Receivable function, including the issuing of invoices and collection of outstanding debt.
  • Perform the Accounts Payable function, including the managing and payment of supplier invoices in line with Arc Skills Group Policies. Reconcile supplier accounts on a weekly basis (invoice processing, check coding and update P&L)
  • Manage weekly payment operations as well as month end creditor payments
  • Manage debtors
  • Manage assets and keep asset register updated and post monthly depreciation
  • Monthly accruals, provisions and prepayments
  • Liaise with banks, auditors and SARS
  • Production of monthly management accounts and submission of month end reports to the Group FC
  • Monthly Balance Sheet Reconciliations
  • Capturing payments in line with Arc Skills Group Policies.
  • Prepare asset, liability, and capital account reconciliations by compiling and analyzing account information.
  • Reconcile and control company credit cards
  • Monthly intercompany loan account reconciliations, shareholder loans and member loan account.
  • Ensure the insurance schedule is kept updated
  • Prepare schedules and documentation for external audit, along with Annual Financial Statements
    based on IFRS.
  • Support the GEMS Internal Audit team with their regular reviews.
  • Communicate, co-ordinate and support the relevant processes to ensure all financial year-end and
    other administration requirements are met on a timely basis to ensure full legal compliance with financial requirements.

3. Compliance

  • Ensure timely and accurate submission of all relevant tax returns, including but not limited to Income Tax, VAT and Employment Taxes.
  • Obtain the necessary Withholding Tax documentation where applicable.
  • Liaise with Tax Advisory Firm on more complex tax matters.
  • Responsible for the company’s BBBEE compliance
  • Assist with any other local compliance or regulatory requirements.
  • Perform any ad-hoc finance related duties as might be required.

4. Employee Matters

  • EMP201, EMP501, IRP5s, Workman’s Compensation & VAT Returns
  • Compile and submit monthly statutory returns
  • Run monthly payroll on VIP and submit payroll information to Regional HR Manager
  • Maintain Staff files
  • Monthly & quarterly sales commission calculations
  • Maintain source document files

Candidate Requirements

Qualifications / Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Be a registered member of an accounting body recognised in South Africa
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting procedures, taxation and principles
  • Awareness of business trends
  • Knowledge of regulatory standards and compliance requirements


  • 5 - 10 years Finance /Accounting experience
  • Experience withcreatingfinancial statements
  • Attention to detail with strong numerate skills
  • Willingness to get involved in all aspects for financial and accounting process
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple projects at one time
  • Experience in Sage Evolutions preferred
  • Strong skills in using Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent verbal and written skills with an ability to communicate effectively in English
  • Strong work ethic and high standards for achievement


  • 5 - 10 years Finance /Accounting experience
  • Experience with creating financial statements


Full time employment with monthly gross salary of R 43,000 to R 57,000 Interested candidates should please send CVs to using the job title as the subject of the email.

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