Financial Controller, Group level: Africa, Petroleum Products and Chemicals, South Africa

Highly competative
26 Sep 2016
26 Oct 2016
Neil Nixon
Contract Type
Full Time
This is your opportunity to join this major force in the African refined chemical products sector, you will apply your financial know how across Sub-Sahara Africa within a dynamic progress focussed business unit.

This major international player within the refined petroleum product sector prides itself on its progressive success driven ethos with this division supplying financial support to its Africa wide refining, distribution and supply base. With their global footprint they offer ambitious professionals opportunity to ply their experience and excel in an environment characterised by high levels of autonomy prioritising effective decision making as opposed to rigid bureaucracy. You will benefit from high career mobility with future access to regional CFO and international management opportunities. This is the ideal environment for calculated risk takers and ambitious high performers that still want to benefit from and established multinational support structure.

The Role

You will provide key financial support to the regional financial management team as well as to the in country teams spread across South Africa. You will play a key role in linking the various sub-regional reports into a cohesive financial view of Africa. You will be responsible for ensuring the sub-regional reporting and subsequent regional reports meet IFRS standards and assist in the preparation of variance reports.

A key responsibility will be the analysis of reporting processes and procedures to ensure that continuous improvement takes place and that global best practices are adopted at a regional and country level. You will assist management in the preparation of robust budgets reflecting advanced risk management strategies gaining experience from industry leading financial executives. You will ensure the full implementation of Navision minimising non-conforming processes and apply regular balance sheet reviews ensuring dull disclosure.


You will need and accounting or finance degree with formal chartered or certified public accounting accreditation combined with at least 5 years experience at a regional or head office level as a financial controller. Knowledge of the downstream petroleum, O&G or chemicals sector will be critical especially at B2B and retail level as will previous experience dealing with African countries. It is critical that you are fully versed in IFRS and related standards with management experience and willingness to travel within Africa. You will need to be a success driven individual eager to grow within a dynamic flat structure organisation. This role is open to all nationalities but you will need to be willing to be based in Johannesburg South Africa.


Highly competitive remuneration with excellent bonus structure. Defined career path and rapid progression leading to international opportunities at management and CFO level.

Next Step

If you feel you have the required experience or know someone that does please contact Neil Nixon at WRS with immediate effect as shortlisting will be taking place shortly.