Financial Manager needed at Bidvest Insurance

Job title : Financial Manager

Job Location : KwaZulu-Natal, Durban

Deadline : June 22, 2024

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Position Overview
The suitable candidate will be responsible for complex accounting activities relating to the maintenance of complete and accurate financial information, results, reporting and analysis on a regular basis. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for tax, VAT, IFRS and financial governance. 

Key Responsibilities and Duties
Management and leadership

  •  Communicate key business priorities to all staff
  •  Effective leadership, development, training, and management of the team
  •  Assist with the general running of the Finance Team, including development, deadline management, reporting and support
  •  Assist in building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to deliver efficient and effectiveservices
  •  Identification and development of efficient new ways of working and reporting

Reporting, preparation and analysis

  •  Manage the accounting function, reconciliations, reporting deadlines and management accounts
  •  Timeous and accurate preparation of group reports
  •  Ensure that submission of pack deadlines is met timeously
  •  Provide analysis into key value drivers of the business and its product range
  •  Support the business with accurate and insightful reporting for key decision making and understanding
  •  Ensure the accurate and timeous preparation of the VAT and Income Tax returns
  •  Assistance with preparation/review of key regulatory reports
  •  Assistance with flash commentary.
  • Planning, budgeting and year-end
  •  Development, management and completion of the budgeting process
  •  Development, management and continuous improvement of the quarterly, annual and three-year forecast
  •  Preparation of the group reporting packs and aid in preparation of the annual financial statements
  •  Ensure audit deliverables are met accurately and timeously

Other duties

  •  Preparation of various ad hoc reports
  •  Supporting the Finance team with other adhoc projects as and when required
  •  Maintenance and management of strong financial controls within the team
  •  Support in the development and reporting of Board and other Committee meeting
  •  Approval of purchase orders and payments,


  •  Matric
  •  Financial degree or equivalent
  •  Chartered Accountant is preferrable
  •  0-2 years’ experience post-article
  •  Short-term insurance / financial services experience an added advantage

Knowledge and skills

  •  Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  •  Ability to lead an effective team
  •  Business partnering and support capabilities
  •  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  •  Ability to work under pressure, effectively manage time and meet deadlines
  •  Maintain a positive attitude, work well with team member
  •  Knowledge of VAT, Tax and IFRS
  •  Advanced Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

How to Apply for this Offer

Preference will be given to PDI candidates in line with our EE Interested candidates to please submit their CV to:

Should you not hear from us within 2 weeks from date of application, please consider yourself unsuccessful.