Finance Manager

Ref No. TLKTA00362
Location South Africa
Job type Permanent
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Perm full time Finance Manager role based in Cape town.


Excellent finance system skills, bookkeeping experience, ability to analyse data and communicate results.

The Job


Gattaca is a leading global recruitment specialist in the engineering and technology sectors. Operating in 14 offices, across 4 continents we have over 30 years' experience in the recruitment industry. All our 700 staff members; 500 of whom are recruitment consultants; help make Gattaca what it is, a dedicated provider of specialist recruitment. With over 30 years' experience in the recruitment industry, our vision is to be the leading specialist recruiter in all our markets.

The Group Support function, including Finance, is based in the UK Headquarters, with support teams in the US and South Africa.

Role & Responsibilities

This is a standalone role based in South Africa and working with the South African office team but reporting into the UK Head Office. The role will cover all aspects of finance up to and including the production and analysis of management accounts and where necessary, statutory financial accounts with support of advisors. This is an excellent opportunity for a finance professional with a broad base of experience to excel.


Production and review of monthly Management Accounts information including relevant commentary.

Production and review of monthly bank reconciliation and balance sheet reconciliations including relevant commentary. Any issues to be highlighted with UK Head Office and resolved.

Production of staff payroll including

Prepare and review staff payroll information in line with payroll processes, to be provided to the external payroll provider

Submit staff payroll to UK Head Office for sign off

Submit staff payroll to bank, including 3rd party payments such as payroll taxes, ready for approval by the UK Head Office

Produce monthly payroll journal and post to the finance system

Calculate and record intercompany recharges in line with the Group's transfer pricing policy to other Group entities for costs incurred by the South African entity. This will include liaising with relevant overseas finance teams to ensure intercompany recharges are posted correctly in all impacted entities.

Manage the accounts payable function for the South African entity including new supplier setup processes, processing of invoices through the finance system and payment of suppliers, ensuring invoices have the appropriate levels of sign-off prior to payment.

Document a standalone timetable that supports the Group financial timetable and document robust process notes and controls in line with Group policy.

Perform cashflow forecasting for the South African entity with support of the UK Head Office Treasury team, to ensure appropriate cash management and monitoring.

Tax liaison with third party providers. Ensuring the third party provider has all the relevant information and that all tax submissions are produced in a timely manner, with support from the UK Head Office Tax team.

Provide support to the UK Head Office during the Group half year and year end audit, as well as on any adhoc tasks throughout the month.

This role will report into the UK Head Office finance team, but will require close work with the South African staff and Director.

Essential Skills

Computer literate with excellent excel skills.

Excellent finance system skills; must have a proven track record of working with new systems, if no prior knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics Navision.

Prior experience of bookkeeping, staff payroll and accounts payable functions, with relevant and up to date professional qualifications.

Attention to detail and the ability to analyse data and communicate results.

Excellent communication skills as the role will be constantly liaising with different finance teams in the UK, and occasional liaison with the finance team in North America.

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