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Region: Stellenbosch, South Africa
Region: Stellenbosch, South Africa
Area: Stellenbosch, Cape Town
Intro text: Entersekt is searching for a group chief financial officer (CFO) to act as a strategic advisor to the CEO. Your focus will be to plan ahead and play an active leadership role in overcoming external pressures, and building a profitable and sustainable business.
Stellenbosch, Cape Town

Group Chief Financial Officer 

The role

Entersekt is searching for a group chief financial officer (CFO) to act as a strategic advisor to the CEO. Your focus will be to plan ahead and play an active leadership role in overcoming external pressures, and building a profitable and sustainable business.

In this position, you will be expected to apply critical thinking and strong financial acumen to the long-term goals of the business. You will bring extensive financial expertise to the executive team to help focus group discussions on creating financial value, and to also act as the team’s public face to financial stakeholders.

The group CFO will report to the CEO.

Responsibilities

Leadership

  • As a member of the senior leadership team, bring extensive financial expertise to company-wide decisions
  • Actively participate in board meetings to present and lead major financial projects
  • Develop, implement, and continually assess all processes and technology requirements within the finance team
  • Implement effective reporting systems and data presentation to ensure effective automation and an optimized data strategy
  • Encourage and inspire a more proactive approach to finance’s role in the business
  • Champion good corporate governance 

Strategy

  • Build world-class MI and BI processes for company performance and investor information where the right metrics are continuously updated and reported to the relevant teams/individuals
  • Analyze and expand the company’s subscription metrics capabilities to regularly track performance and intelligently adapt strategic/financial decisions
  • Understand current business complexities using relevant technology tools and trends
  • Develop industry-specific and company-specific SaaS metrics that better align behavior with customer value, link the business planning cycle to developing better capabilities, and encourage the prudent use of assets and other resources
  • Constantly seek margin improvements and cost efficiency through ongoing analysis and continuous improvement of all aspects of the company’s financial performance
  • Bring new ideas, specifically those relating to financial and operating activities
  • Develop financial business plans and forecasts, develop and monitor budgets, and lead financial and tax strategies
  • Prepare various analyses and reports required by corporate development, M&A, and future fundraising efforts
  • Obtain and maintain investor relations and partnerships by adopting an investor’s mind-set, and implementing innovative practices to ensure Entersekt is always investor-ready
  • Work with business leaders to evaluate and execute mergers and acquisitions 

Financial planning and analysis

  • Lead the analysis of financial results, and develop strategic and tactical recommendations for the business
  • Build cross-border financial capabilities
  • Lead all aspects of risk management, working closely with the company’s general counsel
  • Achieve new efficiencies for our clients – notably in sales, invoicing, and payments – so that all clients can confidently and seamlessly buy from and work with the company
  • Decide on cash investment strategies considering ongoing liquidity needs
  • Build a system for evaluating ROI for all aspects of the company’s operations to actively guide decision-making on projects/investments, and enable continuous focus on the activities that yield the highest return

Skills & experience

Successful candidates for this position will generally possess the following qualifications and skills:

  • A strong understanding of commercial B2B2C products and services
  • A proven track record in external investor relations
  • 10+ years’ experience in a high-ranking financial position, preferably leading a finance team in a complex business (SaaS environment)
  • MBA, CPA, CA, or relevant financial qualification required
  • Experience in banking, financial services and/or payments industries
  • Accustomed to working in an international environment involving various time zones (current business locations: South Africa, Europe, and the USA)
  • Proficiency in using modern financial software and tools, and how to combine them
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant financial law and risk-management practices
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Ability to present complex ideas simply, and objectively propose actions/choices

 

 

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