Financial Controller

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

Financial Controller - Job Description

A fantastic new opportunity has opened in our Johannesburg office for a Financial Controller. This role is perfect for an experienced individual who wants to supercharge their career by experiencing first-hand what it is like to be part of a dynamic, extremely fast-growing company.

Introducing Ozow
Ozow is a simple, real-time EFT payment solution, that allows the consumer access to make secure, instant payments directly into a merchant's bank account. This payment gateway facilitates transactions via eCommerce, mobile, eBilling, and in-store transactions.

What we need from you
We are looking for a Financial Controller to join our Ozow family. We are a small team; this means that you are going to get exposure to all aspects of our business immediately. You’ll gain as much accountability as you can handle and have a massive influence on scaling the company. 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.


  • 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/fin tech environment – advantageous


  • Development of financial controls, financial policies, procedures and guidelines, risk assessment and management to ensure that financial risks are identified and addressed
  • Performing monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Review all month-end closing activities including general ledger maintenance, balance sheet reconciliations and corporate/overhead cost allocation
  • Preparation 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 approval of manual journals
  • Review and approval of VAT recons
  • Resolves SARS queries
  • Attending to statutory auditors’ queries/requests
  • Assist with 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

The benefits
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 activity. 


Come and join in the fun with us!

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    Johannesburg, Gauteng
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