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Vacancy : Chief Financial Officer

Are you a Chartered Accountant ready to become the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for a leading South African education group? Apply today for this great opportunity! The group has been in the Education industry for over 20 years and has achieved exceptional growth over this period. The group is looking for a dynamic, experienced Chartered Accountant to lead the group’s finance division.

The CFO will lead and evolve the financial management function of the EduLife Group, becoming an integral part of the executive leadership team. The ideal candidate must be willing to get their hands dirty and have exceptional, consolidation, tax, Companies Act, and IFRS knowledge. The candidate must have the ability to work with the CEO and COO in integrating new schools as it goes on its rollout and acquisitive strategy. Become part of a firm that strives to inspire people by delivering high-quality services. Make the move and apply for the opportunity today!

Your role encompasses a wide range of duties, but not limited to:

  • Strategic Leadership: Advising the CEO, board of directors, and other senior executives on financial matters, providing insights and analysis to support strategic decision-making and drive business performance.
  • Financial Planning and Analysis: Developing and implementing financial plans, budgets, and forecasts to guide the company’s financial decisions and ensure its long-term financial stability.
  • Financial Reporting: Overseeing the preparation and presentation of accurate and timely financial reports, including balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements, to stakeholders such as investors, board members, and regulatory authorities.
  • Capital Management: Managing the company’s capital structure, including debt and equity financing, to optimize the balance between risk and return and support the company’s growth objectives.
  • Risk Management: Identifying and assessing financial risks facing the company, such as market volatility, credit risk, and liquidity risk, and developing strategies to mitigate these risks effectively.
  • Tax Planning and Compliance: Working with tax experts to developing tax strategies to minimize the company’s tax liabilities while ensuring compliance with applicable tax laws and regulations.
  • Financial Governance: Establishing and maintaining effective financial controls, policies, and procedures to safeguard the company’s assets and ensure compliance with relevant accounting standards and regulations.
  • Stakeholder Relations: Building and maintaining relationships with investors, lenders, analysts, and other stakeholders to communicate the company’s financial performance, strategy, and outlook effectively.Treasury Management: Managing the company’s cash flow, liquidity, and investmentsto ensure sufficient funds are available to meet its operational and strategic needs while maximizing returns on surplus cash.

Education: Qualified CA(SA)

Job Experience & Skills Required:

  • Proven experience of 5 – 10 years in a senior financial leadership role able to drive financial strategy and managing financial operations.
  • Bachelor’s in Accounting (science) or equivalent, along with Chartered Accounting (South Africa) designation. MBA is not required would be preferred, but not essential.
  • Strong Financial acumen and analytical skills, with the ability to interpret financial data, conduct financial analysis, and make strategic recommendations to the board.
  • In-depth knowledge of financial principles, accounting practices, and regulatory standards.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage and collaborate with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Strategic mindset with the ability to think critically, anticipate trends, and develop innovative solutions to financial challenges.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, with experience in building and leading high-performing teams.
  • Integrity, professionalism, and a commitment to upholding the highest ethical standards in financial management.

As the CFO the candidate will play a critical role in shaping the financial health and strategic direction of EduLife, providing leadership and expertise to drive sustainable growth and create long-term value for shareholders.

Benefits:

  • Competitive market-related salary and performance-based incentives.
  • Opportunity to work in a dynamic and collaborative environment with a talented, experienced team in the Education sector.
  • Potential for professional growth and advancement within the organisation as the Group growth and expands into new regions.

APPLY NOW

To apply for the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at EduLife Group, please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications and relevant experience to cath@edulifegroup.co.za

We thank all applicants for their interest in joining our team and will only contact those selected for further consideration.

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