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Job Information
Job title
Chief Financial Officer (Prepaid24)
Job grade
Location / Operation
Prepaid24 - Gauteng South Africa
Job reports to
Group CEO
Job Purpose

To plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the operational, financial and sales activities within Company and the framework established by the board of directors.


Strategic Financial Planning

  • Driving the company’s financial planning
  • Determine, implement, monitor, review and evaluate budgetary and accounting strategies, policies and plans in consultation with other managers
  • Evaluates and advises on the impact of long-term planning, introduction of new programs/ strategies and regulatory action.
  • Provide financial information and interpreting the implications for business performance and funding needs
  • Coordinate the development, implementation and monitoring of accounting and business systems and processes
  • Direct the preparation of financial reports summarising and forecasting the organisation's financial position such as income statements, balance sheets and analyses of future earnings and income
  • Assess capital finance proposals and the financial status of operational projects
  • Advise on investment strategies, sources of funds and the distribution of earnings
  • Deliver long range profit forecasts, budgeting and financial reports
  • Ensure cash flow is appropriate for the organization’s operations

Operations Management

  • Develop, monitor and review operational expenditure budgets to support growth strategies
  • Ensure the implementation and provision of sound financial, Business Intelligence and CRM management services to the organisation
  • Ensure the provision of financial and material resources to support operational strategies
  • Ensure adequate vendor, service provider and other agreed stakeholder management across all channels
  • Develop and implement sales objectives, strategies and budgets
  • Ensure the achievement of revenue and retention targets
  • Ensure the implementation of Marketing and Public Relations strategies
  • Strategic cost management
  • Business optimisation including quality, and not at expense of effectiveness
  • Drive continuous opex improvement and ensure optimal allocation.
  • Define Policies, Processes and procedures to streamline the Business Unit and optimize efficiencies.


  • Through effective inspirational leadership, facilitate the creation of accountable, full service teams who understand and strive to meet the needs of all stakeholders
  • Role model behavior and motivate team members in line with the core values
  • Take full responsibility for performance of all direct reports, motivating and managing them in relation to quality standards and agreed benchmarks and objectives, focusing on all aspects of sound people management:
  • Provide support and guidance on career path planning, on-the-job training, coaching and mentoring to direct reports
  • Develop, promote and direct the implementation of equal opportunities policies in all aspects of the company’s work.
  • Communicate and maintain trust relationships with shareholders, business partners and authorities


  • Follow through to ensure that personal quality and productivity standards are consistently and accurately maintained
  • Demonstrate consistent application of internal procedures
  • Plan and prioritise, demonstrating abilities to manage competing demands
  • Demonstrate abilities to anticipate and manage change
  • Demonstrate flexibility in balancing achievement of own objectives with abilities to understand and respond to organizational needs
Requirements of the Job
  • Minimum of 10+ years in a senior finance role
  • Strong operational experience
Minimum qualifications
  • Matric
  • B Comm (Honours) preferably CA
Competencies / Behaviour

Planning Horizon

  • Related: Integration of operations or services which are generally related in nature and objective and where there is a requirement for co-ordination with associated functions.
  • Annual, quarterly and monthly planning required

Delegated Freedom to Act

  • Clearly Directed: Subject to broad practices and procedures covered by functional precedents or well-defined policies and review of end results.

Level of Complexity

  • Variable: Differing situations requiring the identification of issues, the application of judgement, and the selection of solutions within the area of expertise and acquired knowledge.
Behavioural attributes


  • Energy       
  • Passion     
  • Respect for others.
  • Honest and Fair
  • Creativity   
  • Entrepreneurial Orientation
  • Positive Attitude     
  • Courage     
  • Tenacity     
  • Achieves Results    


  • Evaluating problems
  • Investigate Issues
  • Creating innovation
  • Building Relationships
  • Communicating Information
  • Providing Leadership
  • Showing Resilience
  • Adjusting to change
  • Giving Support
  • Processing Details
  • Structuring Tasks
  • Driving success


  • Judgment
  • Strategy
  • Execution and Results
  • Customer centered
  • Talent
  • Planning and Improvement
  • Influence and Communicate
  • Ethics and Compliance
  • Adaptability

Functional Competencies

  • IFRS knowledge
  • Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office and financial management software
  • Ability to strategize and solve problems
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • An analytical mind, comfortable with numbers
  • Excellent financial acumen
Closing date for applications
Tuesday, 12 March 2019

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