Credit Controller

Position:

Credit Controller

Description:

Our client, a well-established Container Manufacturer, is looking for a Credit Controller.

Must Have
• 3 year Accounting qualification and or Credit Management Diploma
• 2 – 3 years working in accounting & debtors related field
• Ability to handle large volume of transactions
• Proactive approach to query resolution
• Attention to detail
• Microsoft Excel
• Microsoft Word
• Accpac SAGE 300

Responsabilities
New Customers
• Check that Credit Applications are completed accurately
• Use Experian report to perform background check
• Perform reference check from other vendors
• Liaising with customers, as well as internal personnel including the sales team
• Manage credit approval process and open accounts in SAGE 300 system

Credit management
• Opening of accounts according to company policies
• Releasing of orders, running of orders on hold
• Management of account according to payment terms
• Full debtors’ function including invoice preparation, issue of statements, payment allocation and issue of credit notes should it be needed
• Proactive account monitoring, follow up on clients with aging balances and obtain payment plans where applicable
• Maintaining the debtors ledger, to ensure that all monies due are received timeously
• Document control and archive
• Follow up with legal on all accounts handed over for legal collections
• Prepare and update detailed debtors aging report and submit to management
• Update list of units awaiting collection liaise with transport department
• Other finance department support or requests when required

Salary: R 10K – R 13K CTC

Contact:

Contact Person: Tracy-Jayne Tomlinson

Tel: 031 303 6225

Email Address: tracy@schlemmer.co.za

SAIPA Accountant

Position:

SAIPA Accountant

Description:

Our client, a well-established Accounting Firm in Durban North, is looking for a SAIPA Qualified Accountant.

Must Have:
• Qualified SAIPA Accountant
• Minimum 3 – 5 years Post Qualification SAIPA experience
• AFS compilation background
• Proficient in CaseWare, Excel, VIP Payroll, Pastel and QuickBooks
• Experience in Xero preferential
• Strong organisational skills
• Good communication skills

Salary: R 25K – R 28K CTC

Contact:

Contact Person: Jessie Buxton

Tel: 031 303 6225

Email Address: jessie@schlemmer.co.za

Qualified CA

Position:

Qualified CA

Description:

Our client, a well-established Accounting Firm in Durban North is looking for a Qualified CA

Must Have:
• Qualified CA (SA)
• 1 – 2 years post articles supervisory experience
• Strong AFS compilation background
• Proficient in CaseWare and Excel
• Strong organizational skills
• Good Communication Skills

Salary: R 32K – R 35K CTC

Contact:

Contact Person: Michael Christison

Tel: 031 303 6225

Email Address: michael@schlemmer.co.za

Finance Manager

Position:

Finance Manager

Description:

Our client, a leading Petro-Chemical Company in Island View, is looking for a Finance Manager

Must Have:
• Qualified Chartered Accountant South Africa
• Must have experience 4 to 5 years in the managerial role with an understanding of a control environment. Develop, implement, maintain, and document management control policies and procedures
• Must be able to perform reconciliations of balance sheet
• Must have experience with SAP financial modules
• Experience with dealing with auditors, preparation of an audit file
• Understand budget terminology and application
• Ability to explain importance and impact of specific accounting issues to management and shareholders
• Must have prior experience in managing people, developing GPA’s and IDPs
• Must have skill in problem solving
• Must be able to draft financial statements
• Experience in interpreting financial statements and financial transactions
• Prepare cash flow forecasts, cash management including forex planning
• Preparation of management reports – including variance analysis following detailed investigation
• Must have ability to lead and coach cost efficiencies /management behaviours
• Internal audit
• Budget Models – ability to generate a full budget model, using detailed assumptions to supporting the financial plan
• Contract Management – understand the legal principles relating to contracts
• Companies Act / CIPC and other statutory requirements
• Forex experience and trading
• Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in order to interpret and apply accounting principles and concepts
• Understanding of IFRS and impact to business
• Understanding of taxation matters
• Forex management and treatment in accounting records
• Understand the JV operating and billing model

Responsabilities:
• To ensure adherence to business controls through monitoring of information to allow the business to make informed decisions. Ensure that accounting policies comply with the relevant accounting standards and that the company policies are followed.
• To ensure the accurate reporting of information to shareholders.
• To consolidation of the budget input process by co-ordinating the various budgets. To reporting to BLT on cost vs budget.
• To provide support to the commercial and financial teams ensuring effectiveness of their functioning.

BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
• Audit and controls
• Cost centre reporting
• VAT & Taxes
• Budgets
• Cash and banking, forex and treasury management
• Shareholder and management reports
• Debtors and creditors
• Month end reporting

CUSTOMER AND STAKEHOLDER ACCOUNTABILITIES
• Monthly BLT reporting and meetings to track costs against budget
• Liaison with external parties (auditors, bankers, customers)
• Relationship with BLT members
• Relationship with shareholders

OPERATIONAL PROCESSES ACCOUNTABILITIES
Audit requirements and controls
• Ensure reconciliations are kept up to date monthly and reviewed
• Ensure adherence to the minimum controls framework and report back to the business on status of controls
• Drive internal controls and governance into the business
• Prepare a monthly financial dashboard and drive realisation of the targets including cost control, inventory control, down-grading and product losses
• Drafting of the annual financial statements
• Coordination of internal / external audits and management of the process
• Drafting of walkthrough processes and documentation of management controls and policies

Risk Management
• Take control over the risk and actions tracker, ensuring that all projects are tracked, and actions closed on a regular basis
• Take charge of the risk matrix and update on a monthly basis
• Conduct audits on policy and processes on a regular basis to mitigate risks
• Cost and Month end reporting
• Drive meetings with BLT and track progress on cost control projects
• Review costs to ensure completeness and accrue in conjunction with the budget holder where necessary
• Review monthly management report and provide detailed commentary on monthly variances
• Perform a projection of the latest estimate, taking into account known forecast information
• Prepare the funding imbalance report for shareholders
• Preparation of the MI pack for shareholders, including KPIs, stock movement reporting, working capital reporting, GRIR and AP ageing

Billing Model
• Take overall responsibility for the billing model, ensuring that it is in line with the JV operating agreement
• Track the actual volumes for each specific shareholder ensuring that the billing is done in line with the JV operating agreement
• All volumes must reconcile to despatched volumes to each shareholder
• Ensure that the absorption of costs is correctly determined to arrive at the variable cost per KL
• Provide shareholders with assurance that the billing model is accurately tracked and reported

VAT and taxes
• Review monthly returns and ensure payment is made
• Conduct VAT reasonableness test for audit purposes to ensure that AFS matches returns
• Ensure that VAT is prepared in line with VAT regulation ensuring that risk to shareholders is mitigated
• Identify the VAT clearance amount and schedule this for processing by the accounts assistant
• Review of the annual Tax return submission

Payroll
• Ensure compliance of all payroll taxes and filings
• Review of the company’s payroll and leave pay schedules ensuring completeness and accuracy
• Ensure that there is proper review of all DBU timesheets against approved rates

Annual budget and reviews
• Control the overall budget process by working closely with the management accountant and BLT
• Prepare slides for budget and conduct prep for discussion with the GM and CFO
• Analyse budget data and challenge BLT to identify scenarios that will reduce the fixed cost of running the business
• Prepare sensitivity analysis to depict the drivers that will reduce fixed cost
• Manage quality of working papers to support proposed numbers
• Produce budget manual for the BLT that will guide them on the budget process
• Review budgets into SAP once approved and balance to working papers

Fixed Assets
• Review supporting schedules on a monthly basis
• Ensure compliance with IAS16
• Review commentary on actual spend versus planned spend
• Review WIP and Capex reports
• Preparation of discounted cash flows / IRR calculations on major capex expenditure
• Attend the monthly Capital steering committee on behalf of finance to ensure proper financial oversight is given

GL Maintenance
• Open new accounts and check integrity of accounts
• Ensure Trial Balance includes all accounts
• Cash and treasury management
• Daily monitoring of bank account movements and report to CFO where required
• Prepare a cash flow forecast taking into account, standard debit orders and estimate of payables and other
• Check adherence to the MOA
• Monthly payments and cash flow management
• Managing the facility with the bank
• Confirming a deal to purchase the foreign currency
• Review of all payments before final processing
• Release payments at the bank

Debtors and Suppliers
• Review debtor’s statements against age analysis
• Assist finance assistant to actively collect debtors ensuring that this does not exceed 45 days
• Ensure that proper vetting and applications exist for all debtors
• Ensure that payment of product and service providers are processed in accordance with shareholders’ contractual terms and conditions and their treasury departments requirements
• Facilitate the performance of counter party due diligences bi-annually and review the gate pass process and ensure timeous billing and adherence to controls

Inventory and cost management
• Review of the monthly age analysis report and provide commentary to shareholders
• Review of cost principles on a regular basis and ensure that all variances to PCA are explained fully
• Review of the swing report to identify weakness in cycle counting, fraud risk and completeness issues, and report to management
• Identify opportunities to reduce the downgrading loss in the business

Other
• Other tasks assigned by Chief Finance Officer (i.e. BBEEE; SAP improvement projects)

PEOPLE AND LEADERSHIP ACCOUNTABILITIES
• Must adhere to the company code of conduct
• Embraces, leads and embeds change
• Must attend and participate in team meetings
• Motivates, coaches and develops others
• Assist finance team to develop clear IDPs to close competency gaps
• Set clear individual GPAs that will support the main company goals

HSSE AND QUALITY ACCOUNTABILITIES
• Apply 5S Principles and housekeeping
• Assess and Report on Safety potential Incidents/Incidents
• Assess, INTERVENE and Report on Quality (IATF) Potential Incidents/Incidents
• Observe and Report on Continuous improvement in your area (SOC)

Salary: R 38K + Benefits + Bonus

Contact:

Contact Person: Tracy-Jayne Tomlinson

Tel: 031 303 6225

Email Address: tracy@schlemmer.co.za

Financial/Management Accountant

Position:

Financial/Management Accountant

Description:

Our client, a leading Industrial Manufacturer in the South Coast area is looking for an Financial & Management Accountant

Must Have:
• B. Comm Accounting/Honours/CIMA
• 3 - 5 years costing and financial accounting experience in manufacturing FMCG environment/exposure to ERP systems, preferably Syspro

Responsabilities:
• Maintenance of product costings
• Ensure integrity of all master data
• Bill of material reviews
• Stock adjustments
• Update inventory cost and rates
• Calculation of WIP
• Management of stock counts
• Reconcile stock report to ledger
• Valuation and analysis of slow-moving stock
• Ensure compliance with company policies and procedures
• Preparation of analytical reports
• Ensure that invoices and statements are sent to clients in a timeous manner
• Management of debtors and creditors controllers
• Controlling of expenses in line with budgets targets
• Tracking of sales to budgets targets
• Preparation of VAT returns and reconciliations
• Analysis of the monthly income and expenditure variance analysis
• Assist with budget and forecast preparation
• Prepare reports for the monthly MANCO pack
• Preparation of balance sheet reconciliations
• Full debtor function
• Cash flow management
• Ensuring that payments are made timeously
• Process foreign exchange transactions
• Preparation and submission of company tax
• Preparation of the fixed asset registers
• Assist external auditors during the audit
• Will report directly to the financial director/chief operating officer
• Preparation of month end journals
• Ad-hoc duties

Salary: R 30K CTC neg

Contact:

Contact Person: Tracy-Jayne Tomlinson

Tel: 031 303 6225

Email Address: tracy@schlemmer.co.za

Commercial Manager

Position:

Commercial Manager

Description:

Our client, a well established Packaging & Labelling Company is looking for Commercial Manager

Must Have:
• relevant Bachelor’s Degree is required with a minimum of 4-5 years’ experience on commercial management, financial analysis and business processes, reporting and documenting
• Previous work experience in a manufacturing environment is advantageous
• Candidates who have completed their studies must have strong people management skills and performance manage by process and statistical reporting
• Experience in delivering timeous and accurate management information in a challenging and dynamic commercial environment
• Good broad understanding of business processes and controls
• Good appreciation of IT Systems and implementation skills
• Have the ability to take a top-to-bottom view but also have a hands-on approach.
• A very computerized financial and analytical individual
• High level business acumen, familiar with financial IT and software/computer platforms,
• Project Management
• Strong communication, inter-personal, leadership and business skills
• Good team skills to work on group projects and other collaborative efforts
• Familiarity with database concepts, data structures, and the use of advanced reporting tools
• Planning and working flexibly to a deadline
• Creative problem-solving skills, work well with minimal supervision, detail-oriented, highly organized and dependable
• Self-motivated person who takes the initiative to assume responsibility and ownership to obtain resolution
• Skill in analyzing and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures
• Ability to analyze comprehensive business processes, perform in-depth work analyses and develop computer-generated flow charts

Responsabilities:
Estimating
• Plays a strategic role in analysing pricing models against competitor pricing and align competitive estimating standards in conjunction with the Estimating team and Production performance capability
• Develop estimating standards which accurately reflect production capabilities
• Assess annual financial hourly rate recovery model and implements estimating hourly rates that will ensure recovery of overheads and maintain market competitiveness in prices quoted
• Review pricing to generate sales
• To facilitate customer price increases ensuring price lists are updated timeously to ensure raw material costs are contained and profit targets are achieved

Costing
• Conduct analysis on throughput sales and material usage by product and press to identify strategic focus areas for improvement
• Analyse all job costing, consumable usage, stock write offs and transport costs to turnover on a monthly basis and compares to monthly income statement to determine alignment or address discrepancies
• Analyse and signs off all jobs in terms of the estimated price, the actual price incurred and the invoiced price (Done via the ‘Jobs Completed Summary’ report.)
• Evaluates Work In Progress (WIP) schedules on a monthly basis for financial management accounts

Procurement
• Responsible for strategic procurement to ensure budgeted material percentage is achieved
• Negotiate competitive pricing, terms and rebates with suppliers and manage key supplier performance to ensure that deliveries dates meet required expectations
• Develops and reviews purchasing strategy with Buyer maximising opportunities for cost savings
• working closely with suppliers and customers to improve operations and reduce costs.
• Ensure purchasing incorporates a combination of best price, quality and service from suppliers
• Manage and ensure that agreed supplier price changes are updated on Prism MIS system timeously
• Analyse, investigate and approve Account Supplier queries for payment ensuring corrective action procedures are in place and agreed to by the responsible parties
• Participate in Group Procurement reviews and cost reduction exercises
• Responsible for BEEE compliance

Stock Management:
Raw Material Warehouse
• Management of raw material stock and WIP in line with budgets Effective management of obsolete or slow moving stock
• Manage the stores function to ensure that stock is issued timeously to support an uninterrupted flow of production
• Monitoring raw material and stock take reports
• Ensure optimum raw materials stock levels
• Manage the security and storage of raw materials as per the procedure manual
• Ensure and monitor procedures for accurate receipting, storage and issue of raw materials to production
• Ensure that regular stock takes are conducted according to IFRS audit standards
• Ensure physical stock count variances are fully investigated and counter measures put in place before signing off any variance discrepancies
• Analyse and strategize on high risk of obsolesce raw material items and identifies possible opportunities to use or sell to minimise write off cost

Finished Goods Stores
• Determine, agree and enforce business principles for warehousing of finished goods
• Ensure service level agreements / contracts are in place for all stock holding customers and agreements are enforced at order entry stage.
• Oversee that team that manages that sales orders are executed on time, and ensure that;
o Finished goods stock items and quantities are accurately recorded on prism management information system
o Maintain sufficient stock levels to meet customer sales orders and to manage re-orders and reprints
o Sales orders are timeously delivered and reported on
o All delivered sales orders have signed delivery notes
• Ensure that regular stock takes are conducted according to IFRS audit standards

Customer Service
• Develop a high performing service team culture that prioritises the customer experience and focus on team work, service excellence and ownership for resolving customer issues
• Create a customer service excellence environment through developing a CSR training programme
• Challenge the status quo in order to achieve a culture dedicated to customer service excellence, continuous improvement and best practices
• Encourage open communication between team members and internal customers and suppliers suggesting and driving forward ideas for effective and collaborative ways of working together to achieve service excellence
• Define operational performance standards and streamline business processes that will enhance service excellence and order entry accuracy
• Review daily priorities and progress towards achieving sales targets take appropriate action to ensure production planning and on time delivery targets are achieved
• Remain aware of new product developments and provide input to the business on customer service and support challenges
• Encourage continuous improvement by team oriented learning and training

Contracts and Tenders
• Review all contracts and negotiate key elements of current contracts (in conjunction with the GM) and those being tendered for, to ensure compliance with relevant standards of measurement and pricing to meet Business Plan objectives and conditions within the contract
• Assist in contract & tender calculations sales plan and convert it into a set of objectives and plans for execution
• Establish objectives and strategies for managing the contribution to organisational objectives relating to tenders
• Build and maintain an effective contract and tender process ensuring accurate completion of all documentation relating to tenders
• Develop and control relationships with successful contract / tender customers
• Manage and control the delivery of tenders when necessary

Staff Management
• Responsible for performance management of staff and conducting performance appraisals
• Take decisions in a timely and appropriate manner, whilst at the same time ensuring that others follow similar principles to support business revenue growth and profit objectives
• Focus and push both self and others to achieve targets, budgets and goals despite any opposition or antagonism encountered
• Develop trust and be willing to build relationships and counsel and assist others to achieve organisational objectives
• Provide a positive and innovative work environment and encourage people to accomplish tasks
• Achieve results through developing leadership, informed decision making skills and discipline to applying standard operating procedures and a systematic approach
• Create a sense of urgency to situations, demonstrate a proactive approach, be willing to become involved in order to increase the pace and achieve goals and objectives
• Deal effectively with grievance in accordance with company grievance procedure
• Responsible for upholding and maintaining discipline where employees fail to adhere to company rules or where performance is unacceptable
• Management and authorization of staff sick and annual leave on ESS
• To assist in the full scale function of recruitment and selection that falls under the commercial role
• To assist in change management initiatives as may be required
• Responsible for identifying and managing training objectives within the department in order to fulfill business units skills requirements and succession planning
• Transfer skills to team by effectively training, mentoring and coaching

Maintain Effective Communication
• Develop open and effective communication with the General Manager, all Management teams, support staff, external customers and suppliers
• Share knowledge with others to draw on skills of experts where required to fulfill customer requirements
• Apply a customer driven and consultative approach to managing the commercial function using excellent statistical reporting and presentation skills
• Attend meetings with management and supervisory team within production to ensure that timeframes and customers’ requirements are met
• Provide accurate and timely reports and information to all relevant parties i.e. customers, divisions and departmental heads

Salary: R 70K – R 80K CTC

Contact:

Contact Person: Jessie Buxton

Tel: 031 303 6225

Email Address: jessie@schlemmer.co.za

Financial Planners

Position:

Financial Planners

Description:

Our client, a well-established Financial Services Group in Umhlanga is looking for an Financial Planners

The ideal candidate:
• no experience required in this industry – just an interest in this career path
• will have good sales & interpersonal skills to build strong relationships with clients
• Also a good network will help to generate leads
• Will get good mentorship and training on the various products/sectors (Retirement products/Endowment/Wealth & Investment/Medical Aid/Life, Dreaded Disease & Disability Cover etc)

Salary: Commission

Contact:

Contact Person: Michael Christison

Tel: 031 303 6225

Email Address: michael@schlemmer.co.za

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