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Director of Finance

at Higher Health
Published July 17, 2023
Location Pretoria, South Africa
Category Finance  
Job Type Full-Time  


The position is set in the parameters of the finance unit and reports to the Chief Executive Officer within the Structure (amended from time to time).

The ideal candidate will be responsible for financial strategy, financial planning and analysis, financial reports, company audits, compliance, and bank relationships. Collaborate with the CEO and the executive team to make decisions regarding the company's financial strategy.

Key Responsibilities
Financial Management and Leadership

Ensure proper management of the general ledger and weekly posting of transactions

Review of payroll processing and payments

Capturing of payroll journal and clearing of payroll suspense account

Review and management of balance sheet reconciliations

Coordinate month-end process

Review and approval of trial balance and general ledger.

Intercompany transactions management and reporting

Management of inter-fund clearing accounts

Develop monthly financial accounts

Cash flow management and review of monthly cash flow forecast

Monitoring of expenditure against budget

Strategic Annual Financial Planning

Lead annual financial strategic planning

Develop annual planning guidelines and timetable

Develop templates for the information collection

Provide support and work closely with departmental leads on developing budgets

Produce the consolidated financial annual plan for review and approval by CEO.

Provide financial planning support on any other projects as necessary.

External Stakeholder Reporting

Produce quarterly HIGHER HEALTH forecast reports.

Submission of monthly HIGHER HEALTH Invoices.

Quarterly financial report and annual report.

Master’s degree in financial management, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or other relevant field, or a Bachelor’s or Certified Accounting degree

5 years of relevant development financial working experience; experience working with or in the South African Treasury

10 years of accounting, operations and financial management of large-scale, complex, international development assistance programs;

Demonstrated supervisory experience, interpersonal skills and team-building experience.

Familiarity with financial reporting and compliance requirements.

Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing large budgets.