Finance Manager

at Sanlam Group
Location Bellville, South Africa
Date Posted December 29, 2021
Category Finance
Job Type Full-Time



This is a middle management position that reports to Head of Finance. The role is accountable work closely with the Head of Finance to assist with executing and managing the full financial function for MWL with key responsibilities including:

⦁ Financial reporting
⦁ Expense management
⦁ Budgeting and forecasting (incl. Accounts payable)
⦁ Group reporting
⦁ Adherence to corporate financial governance structures
⦁ Audits
⦁ Monitoring payroll
⦁ Participate in key finance related projects
⦁ Oversight of Financial Accountant and Financial Controller functions
⦁ People management

What will make you successful in this role?

Qualification & experience :

⦁ Newly qualified CA(SA) or BCOM (Hons) Accounting with 3 year Articles & 2 years post Article experience
⦁ Financial Services industry, preferably Long Term Insurance

Knowledge and skills:


⦁ MS: Office (Advanced Excel, Word, PP, Outlook)
⦁ Analysis for Office
⦁ MIS tools
⦁ Thought Express
⦁ Walker/SAP~S4 Hanna
⦁ Smartview


⦁ Sound financial services industry knowledge
⦁ MWL business operating model and strategy
⦁ Business planning processes
⦁ MWL product knowledge (basic)
⦁ Legal knowledge related to finance/business and commerce
⦁ Risk and governance management/corporate governance structures
⦁ Financial audits
⦁ Relevant compliance knowledge
⦁ Financial modelling
⦁ Financial reporting/Group reporting
⦁ Budgeting and forecasting
⦁ Billings and collections
⦁ Accounts and vendor management
⦁ Taxation
⦁ Banking
⦁ Payroll
⦁ People management

Personal attributes:

⦁ Financial and business acumen
⦁ Able to work complexity
⦁ Balanced thinker (conceptual and analytic)
⦁ Sound planning and organising orientation
⦁ Quality and work standards orientation (attention to detail)
⦁ Pragmatism
⦁ Good communicator/including report writing
⦁ Able to build relationships/partnerships

Qualification and Experience
CA, Degree or equivalent with 4 to 6 years related experience.
Knowledge and Skills
Financial analysis and planning
Financial Management and controls
Financial Reporting
Financial risk and governance management
Management of employees
Personal Attributes
Communicates effectively - Contributing through others
Decision quality - Contributing through others
Financial acumen - Contributing through others
Plans and aligns - Contributing through others
Build a successful career with us

We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping our employees to realize their worth.

Core Competencies
Cultivates innovation - Contributing through others
Customer focus - Contributing through others
Drives results - Contributing through others
Collaborates - Contributing through others
Being resilient - Contributing through others
Turnaround time

Due date for applications:


The closing date for applications is 9th January 2022.

Please note that the recruiter reserves the right to withdraw the advertisement prior to the closing date, or to allow for further applications to be submitted after the closing date indicated.

Turnaround times:

The time taken to complete this process depends on how far you progress and the availability of managers.

Our commitment to transformation

MiWayLife is committed to transformation and embracing diversity and our employment equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse workplace with employment equity as a key goal to create an inclusive workforce, representative of the demographics of our society as well as people with disabilities.


Interested candidates can send their CVs