Financial Controller - Cash Solutions South Africa Centurion Competitive Market Related Package

Financial Controller - Cash Solutions South Africa

Location: Centurion |
Salary: Competitive Market Related Package |
Posted: 18 May 2020 |
Closes: 6 Jun 2020 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: South Africa - Cash Solutions |
Region / Division: Cash Division |
Reference: G4S/FC/CS/c

Remuneration and benefits will be commensurate with the seniority of the role and in compliance with company remuneration policy and practice.

Job Introduction:



G4S Cash Solutions (SA), a leading provider of integrated cash management solutions, has a vacancy for a Financial Controller based at our Head Office in Centurion.


This role reports directly to the Financial Director and oversees the financial controlling function including the compilation of:

  1. Financial statements
  2. Recon reviews
  3. Group Reporting
  4. Implementation of Financial Controls

and all other related activities for all entities.


*Please note that this role is reserved and prescribed as a designated employment equity position*

Role Responsibility:

Ensure that a proper financial and internal control environment is maintained

  • Ensure compliance with G4S Minimum Financial control policies
  • Ensure that suitable controls are in place to prevent or detect material misstatements in the financial records of the entity
  • Create and upload MFC data
  • Review MFC data submitted to Finance
  • Ensure that the company complies with the requirements as set out in the Companies Act 2008 as well as any related legislation, including tax legislation.

Completion of monthly and group reporting

  • Collect information and compile monthly management reports
  • Ensure timeous and accurate financial  monthly results
  • Verify actual results for variances to previous reporting periods, or to identify inaccuracies
  • Ensure compliance with IFRS
  • Ensure that all ad-hoc group reporting requests are adhered to

Liaison with internal and external auditors

  • Investigate and follow-up on discrepancies of audit reports and reporting thereof to management
  • Management of the interim and annual external audit, including preparation and sign off of Annual Financial Statements
  • Compile detailed reports and escalate where needed
  • Develop in conjunction with stakeholders and an action plan to address findings and manage progress appropriately
  • Conduct follow up audits
  • Develop, formulate and implement audit policies and procedures in line with Group guidelines
  • Liaise with Group Internal auditors
  • Schedule planned and unplanned audits to review the following (but not exclusively):
  •           Financial controls
  •           Financial processes
  •           Internal reports, finance systems, and accounts
  •           Purchase orders, Capex and reconciliations
  • Engage with stakeholders and internal departments on process and review

Overall management of tax compliance

  • Management of tax compliance for the organization
  • Improve processes and controls around compliance, to ensure ongoing adherence to legislation
  • Manage and conduct tax audits
  • Oversight of all tax-related reports and submissions including but not exclusive to PAYE, VAT, etc
  • Perform company taxation calculations
  • Analyse General ledger accounts for tax calculation purposes
  • Ensure compliance with existing policies and procedures
  • Reporting and submission of reports to internal revenue authorities
  • Prepare responses and address all tax-related queries
  • Review, preparation and submission of tax submissions to SARS
  • Investigate and address all deficiencies in reporting
  • Liaise with SARS officials and departments as required

Staff management and development

  • Ensure overall compliance of staff to financial procedures and policies.
  • All team members have clearly defined job profiles  aligned to manager profile
  • Regular goal review completed assessing achievement of results
  • Support, coaching and mentoring is continuously provided to ensure that objectives are met
  • Completed development plans for each employee
  • Appropriate allocation of resources to meet operational demands
  • Ensure that events/activities taking place in team are effectively communicated within the team and to other teams requiring the information
  • Ensure adequate succession plan to meet ongoing and anticipated business requirements 

Budgeting and forecasting

  • Preparation of budgeted/forecasted numbers
  • Ensure that accurate budget/forecast templates are loaded in the system

Compilation of financial statements

  • Manage the maintenance of acceptable accounting records of the Financial transactions and results
  • Manage the provision of accurate and timeous monthly financial results pertaining to Financial accounting
  • Manage and provide Financial transaction reporting
  • Manage SARS compliance
  • Manage the performance of accurate and complete provisions and accruals
  • Ensure all financial controls are completed and signed off pertaining to Financial accounting
  • Ensure compliance to IFRS financial principles
  • Obtain sign-off on financial Statements
  • Liaise and work with external auditors to finalize annual financial statements
  • Head up project board to address outstanding issues, and manage an action plan to address problem areas
  • Liaise with relevant internal departments to provide the necessary documentation for the production of financial statements
  • Balance sheet reconciliation reviews for all entities
  • Prepare reports on progress as required

Health and Safety

  • Participate in the design/ development/ review/ implementation and monitoring of the departmental safety plans for each year.
  • Participate in safety forums created by the company for example safety meetings and safety talks
  • Report all safety incidents to the relevant people
  • Discuss all safety incidents
  • Follow-up on any activities assigned through safety meeting/committee/representative/management
  • Attend safety education and refresher programs
  • Comply with safety policies and procedures at the workplace
  • Distribute safety information as and when required
  • Wear protective clothing all the time

The Ideal Candidate:


  • Qualified CA (SA)


  • A minimum of 5-year management accounting related experience essential
  • Relevant experience related to people management
  • SAP knowledge/experience recommended
  • Computer literacy with specific reference to advance Excel

Skills and Attributes

  • Awareness of the market environment
  • Delivering Strategy
  • Driving Change
  • Leading people
  • Delivering performance
  • Working with complexity
  • Managing professionally
  • Customer thinking
  • Collaborating and co-operating

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, but SA citizens will have a distinct advantage.

*Please note that this role is reserved and prescribed as a designated employment equity position*

About the Company:

G4S is the world’s leading international security solutions group, which specialises in outsourced business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in more than 90 countries and employ more than 540,000 employees, making us one of the world’s largest private employers.


At G4S South Africa, our vision is to be recognised as the leader in providing security solutions. We therefore endeavour to build and maintain a motivated, capable workforce who are proud to work for our region and able to deliver our commercial strategy. We continue to build on the excellent people management practices which are in place across the Group in order to fully engage our workforce. 

G4S is an organisation which is defined by its values, which are:

  • We act with Integrity and Respect - Our business activities and relationships are built on trust, honesty and openness. We do what we promise and always strive to do the right thing. We listen. We treat our colleagues, customers and those in our care with the utmost respect.
  • We are passionate about Safety, Security and Service Excellence - We are passionate about working safely and take great care to protect our colleagues and customers from harm. We are experts in security and use that knowledge to protect our customer’s assets. We keep our promises and are passionate about delivering high levels of customer service.
  • We achieve this through Innovation and Teamwork - We invest in technology and best practice to continuously improve the products and services we offer. We challenge ourselves to find new ways of helping our customers achieve their goals. We work together as a team, valuing everyone’s contribution, to ensure we achieve the best results for our customers and our business.

For more information on G4S, please visit: www.g4s.com 

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