VdE | Controlador Financeiro | Imperial


Imperial is an African and European-focused provider of integrated market access and logistics solutions. With a focus on five key industries -healthcare, consumer, automotive, chemicals and industrial - we take our clients’ products to some of the fastest growing and most challenging markets in the world.

Ranked among the top 30 global logistics providers and listed on the JSE in South Africa, we seek out and leverage new technology to deliver innovative, end-to-end solutions.

Through our significant African footprint and international expertise, and with the support of our 25 000 people, Imperial’s purpose is to connect Africa and the world - and to improve people’s lives with access to quality products and services.

Job Function

  • Play a key role in financial reporting monthly including month-end close processes
  • Analysis, budgeting and forecasting
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting to all stakeholders
  • Ensure compliance with the Imperial financial processes, policies and disciplines
  • Identify control and reporting gaps and opportunities for improvement
  • Ensure with compliance with IFRS
  • Speak Portuguese advantageous



  • Assistance on complex accounting transactions - new acquisitions, disposals, consolidations
  • Assistance with all new accounting standards- interpretation and understanding
  • Providing solutions to the business on how to comply with all new accounting standards
  • Manage IFRS 16 data collection on K-IFRS 16 system captured by Operational entities and validation of data on K-IFRS 16
  • Preparation of monthly IFRS 16 recons- K-IFRS 16 to HFM including correct translation of foreign currency leases to rands
  • Attend to all IFRS 16 queries from head office and auditors
  • Assist with complex IFRS 16 queries
  • Preparation of the IFRS 9 ECL calculation for the Group. Review of divisional IFRS 9 ECL calculations.
  • Performance of the annual impairment tests (goodwill, Investments etc)
  • Review of foreign exposure sanity checks
  • Performance of hyperinflationary adjustment and foreign exchange translations


  • Review monthly tax computations for divisions. Drill down to BU’s where issues are identified
  • Assist with taxation issues
  • Prepare the utilisation of the assessed loss calculations as well as for the budget and forecast scenarios
  • Ensure that assessed losses are efficiently utilised, if applicable
  • Ensure that all deferred tax assets recognised meet the recognition criteria per IFRS
  • Ensure that tax in Africa entities are correctly calculated
  • Prepare monthly tax reports (SA and Africa entities)
  • Keep up to date with tax developments in African countries
  • Prepare annual tax packs for entities as required

Month End & Reporting

  • Preparation of the monthly packs
  • Preparation of quarterly FRRC packs
  • Preparation of the quarterly ALCO reports
  • Review Hyperion packs for accuracy and completeness
  • Assist with the preparation of annual budget packs and presentation
  • Assist with the bi-annual preparation of the forecasts
  • Preparation of detailed capex schedules for the group

Gearing & Dividends

  • Ensure that the individual divisions conform to the debt/equity ratios of the group
  • Calculation and distribution of the bi-annual dividends with related liquidity and solvency tests
  • Calculation of dividends for the budget and forecast scenarios
  • Prepare gearing calculations where necessary

Project Management

  • Provide assistance to various projects that require assistance on accounting, compliance and tax matters

Annual Financial Statement review

  • Prepare and/or review of annual financial statements for statutory entities within the Group


  • Provide assistance to CFO as required
  • Assist with special requests and projects as required
  • Conduct reviews of trial balances/GL reconciliations as required
  • Assist with analysis of financial statements to drive efficiencies


  • CA qualification with minimum 5 years post articles experience
  • Transport, Supply chain, Manufacturing experience advantageous
  • Strong Hyperion and Sage experience

Skilled and requirements

  • Strong accounting and consolidations application in a multi-currency environment
  • Up to date and sound IFRS knowledge and application e.g. IAS29, IFRS16, IAS12, IFRS15 knowledge
  • Strong tax knowledge in South African and Africa entities
  • Strong analytical and evaluation ability
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong planning and organising skills
  • Strong team player but also able to work independently
  • Proficiency in Excel

Technical competencies

  • Business development
  • Corporate governance compliance
  • Due diligences and business cases
  • Client contracting and principal profitability analysis
  • Principal risk analysis
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Financial reporting
  • Preparation and presentation of Exco and Board reports 3 Behavioural Competencies
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Negotiation skills • Attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Consistently portray a professional corporate image
  • Ability to establish and maintain and effective working relationships with all stakeholders
  • Results orientated: strives to improve, has a “can do” attitude and enjoys challenges
  • Resilient and forward planning
  • Outstanding organizational and leadership skills

Equity statement

Imperial is committed to Transformation, which encompases Employment Equity, Diversity and Inclusion when recruiting internally and externally. It is company policy to promote from within wherever possible. Therefore, please be aware that internal candidates will be considered first before reviewing external applicants.

Should you not have received a response within 4 weeks of the closing date of this advert, please consider your application unsuccessful.


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