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Job Title
Finance Manager (Cape Town Southern Suburbs)
Employment Type
Full Time
7 to 10 years
Job Published
29 February 2024
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Job Description

Our client is seeking a dynamic Finance Manager to join their team, driving financial excellence in a fast-paced and challenging environment. As a self-starter, you will thrive in meeting monthly and statutory deadlines, taking initiative, and approaching challenges with a solutions-driven mindset. Your ability to maintain a calm demeanor amidst variety, volume, and stakeholder requests will be crucial. We are looking for an individual with impeccable attention to detail, strong planning skills, and a commitment to honesty, integrity, and good governance practices.

Responsibilities will include:

Finance and Management Reporting:

  • Generate accurate and timely management accounts for the Executive, Finance and Risk Committee, and Council.
  • Lead the annual year-end audit in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards, ensuring adherence to entity-specific standards.
  • Effectively manage debtors and creditors, strictly applying the Fees Policy.
  • Maintain daily cash flow management, achieving interest budget targets.

Budget and Forecasting:

  • Prepare zero-based budgets, incorporating Capex and integrated cash forecasts.
  • Conclude the annual budget within school calendar timelines.
  • Collaborate with the Business Manager to generate and explain expense and cash flow forecasts.
  • Report income and expenditure against the annual budget for defined periods.

General Financial Management:

  • Oversee the daily operations of the Finance Department, ensuring high standards of service delivery to all stakeholders.
  • Establish and maintain efficient internal controls for accurate school fee management, payroll administration, and service provider arrangements.
  • Take responsibility for the preparation and presentation of required information for various sub-committees of Organisations Council (Finance and Risk, Investment etc).

Experience and Skills Required


  • Proven track record as a Finance Manager, including team management and development.
  • Minimum of 7 years in a comprehensive financial reporting and compliance environment.
  • Management experience in an educational environment is advantageous.


  • BCom qualification or higher, with completion of articles of clerkship/audit experience.
  • Proficient in Microsoft (MS) Excel (intermediate or better), with good Word and PowerPoint skills.
  • Understanding of sound financial processes and internal accounting controls
  • High level of IT systems and accounting software knowledge.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.