Financial Controller - CA(SA

Finance · Johannesburg, Gauteng
Department Finance
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Financial Controller


Company Overview
Ozow is the future of payment as we know it. An oh-so (or Ozow) easy, automated and ultra-secure EFT solution that helps customers pay in just a few seconds, merchants can initiate Ozow payments through a variety of payment platforms, such as SMS, eCommerce, eBilling, QR Code and instore Point-of-Sale (POS).

Ozow is bringing commerce to a wider audience, promoting financial inclusion and innovating for our customers. Paying with us is Ozow easy, Ozow fast and Ozow trusted!


Job Description
The successful applicant will be answerable for all financial control aspects of the business to the CFO. You will form part of a team to establish and implement control frameworks, system upgrades and enhancements, implement value-added reporting, communicate with internal and external stakeholders, coordinate and participate in projects, and make some of the critical decisions in the finance department.


You Will

  • Develop financial controls, financial policies, procedures and guidelines, risk assessment and management to ensure that financial risks are identified and addressed 
  • Review monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Review all month-end closing activities including general ledger maintenance, balance sheet reconciliations and corporate/overhead cost allocation
  • Oversee and review of management accounts, Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Trial Balance
  • Coordinate the development and monitoring of budget on an annual basis in coordination with various departments
  • Oversee cash flow planning and ensure availability of funds as needed
  • Ensure accuracy of statistics for onward submission to government / regulatory authorities/ agencies etc.
  • Review and approve manual journals
  • Review and approve VAT recons
  • Resolve SARS queries
  • Attend to statutory auditors’ queries/requests
  • Prepare monthly shareholder reports and quarterly Board reports
  • Assist with financial reporting, analysis and forecasts to ensure timely and accurate reporting and planning
  • Participate in various Committees/meeting (s) as and when required, build and maintain relationships with representative of government authorities/agencies / tax advisors / internal and external auditors / financial institutions etc.
  • Mentor and develop a direct team, managing work allocation, training, problem resolution, performance evaluation, and the building of an effective team dynamic

You Have

  • Qualification – Bcom/Accounting qualification
  • CA (SA)
  • At least 2-3 years post articles experience as a financial manager/financial controller
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Analytical ability
  • Preferably big 4 Articles
  • Ability to function effectively in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Experience working with Xero advantageous
  • Experience working within a scale-up/fintech environment – advantageous

We are a team who support each other through this journey with respect and dignity no matter our background or where we from. We do not discriminate, exclude, or speak poorly of others. We uplift and value our relationships by being courteous, kind and considerate

We deliver honestly on our commitments. We own our actions, and we accept accountability for our decisions. We are open to new opportunities and new learnings. There is so much more to explore. Together we combine our knowledge and efforts, encouraging creativity into building the Unicorn we aspire to be. Through persistence, commitment, grit, endurance and hard work, we strive to give out our best selves in the most passionate sense because we know that the effort, we put in today will get us closer to our achievements tomorrow.


The Benefit
The Benefit of joining our 'Ozow Amazing' Team is that you get to experience vibrant growth first hand. Come and be part of this highly energetic, enthusiastic, positive team whose sole focus is on growth, growing personally as individuals, locally and globally as a trendsetter. We are big into a healthy and balanced lifestyle by encouraging healthy diets and activities. 


Have an Ozow amazing day!


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