Career Opportunities

FINANCIAL MANAGER

BASED IN COEGA IDZ PORT ELIZABETH

 

The role will be for coordinating the day to day financial processes of the company. This will involve attending to all financial functions in planning, monitoring, and reporting on Financial Management functions related to the Organization such as: General ledger; Debtors; Creditors; Inventory; Manufacturing (Job costing) / Invoicing; Fixed assets; Trial balance; Income statement; Cash flow forecast; Balance sheet; Petty cash; Payroll; Cash book and Bank. Important to note, that the industry is project related and experience within fast moving and similar ‘project environment’ will be essential.

 

 

Key Performance Areas

 

        Prepare, interpret and submit monthly management accounts and annual reports according to timelines using Pastel and Excel.

•    Management and control of the following regular tasks:

o   Monthly reconciliation of balance sheets / Pastel sub books.

o   Project control, job costings, analysis of job cards and reporting thereon.

o   Ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the monthly and annual financial reports and adhere to all deadlines.

o   Daily and weekly monitoring of cash flows.

o   Manage creditor reconciliations and timelines thereof.

o   Ensure that all VAT submissions and deadlines are compiled and met.

o   Review, check and authorise creditors and EFT payments in line with SOP’s and mandates.

o   Provide feedback by using the SMP platform as well as using this platform to set up tasks for direct reports.

o   Providing and interpreting financial information when required.

o   Coordinate financial controls and assist staff to initiate and implement new systems where necessary.

o   Maintain asset registers.

o   Maintain Insurance policies and manage claim procedures.

o   Daily reviewing and sign off of debtors, creditors and procurement paperwork and admin. Eg: check invoices, purchase notes, purchase returns etc. on batch listings before work updated into Pastel.

o   Ensuring that inventory levels are correct and that the costing of the items are correct. Regular integrity checks on stock items.

o   Review monthly, and yearly stock takes.

o   Stock variance analysis and report back to Management.

o   Regular review of debtors and creditors age analysis and highlight potential risks to Management.

o   Management of WIP and accruals.

o   Weekly Petty cash sign off.

o   Review Monthly Bank Reconciliation for all accounts.

o   Review all intercompany reconciliations and balancing thereof.

o   Generation of month end journals (Standard and ad hoc).

o   Pastel Control / Maintenance (ensure all data captured into the system is valid, accurate and complete).

o   Pastel Payroll processing for at least 50 employees.

o   Submission and payment of EMP201- and EMP501 returns in accordance with statutory deadlines.

o   Responsible for attending to VAT- and external audits and ensure that deadlines are met.

o   Assist management with the annual budgeting process.

        Basic HR Functions but not limited to:

o   Temporary and Permanent staff members payroll and HR admin

o   Maintain filing system

o   Liaise with applicable government departments and action accordingly (e.g. UIF, Compensation Commissioner, Seta etc.)

o   Assist with discipline processes if / when required

 

Personal Attributes

 

  • Presentable with excellent communication and coordinating skills

  • Ability to produce accurate results within prescribed deadlines

  • Ability to work independently but a team player

  • Methodical, systematic and analytical minded

  • Positive, self-motivated and confident approach to work and colleagues

  • Honest and reliable

  • Emotional maturity and professional integrity

 

Experience and Qualifications

 

  • 5 years relevant experience within a similar position within an Engineering Industry which is predominantly project related is essential.

  • Relevant degree in finance, accounting and administration essential.

  • Working knowledge of Pastel Partner essential.

  • Ability to roll-up sleeves and work with team members in a hands-on management capacity.

  • Strong financial knowledge in the consolidation of results, financial and management accounting, audit, taxation and corporate financing.

  • A keen eye for detail and desire to probe further into data

  • Strong cashbook, creditors, debtors and inventory essential

  • Proven experience in processing journals and accounting processes

  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transport

 

Computer Literacy

 

  • Must be able to extract reports from Pastel

  • Advanced Excel Skills - essential

  • Pastel Accounting Partner Package – essential 

 

Package Offered

 

This position will attract a Market Related salary according to qualification and experience gained.


The position and the recruitment process for this position are governed by the Group’s Recruitment and Selection Policy.

 

Please e-mail Petro Jacobs your contact details and abridged resume should you believe that you have what it takes to join the OFT group and grow together.

 

 

Closing Date: 13 July 2020

TECHNICAL SALES REPRESENTATIVE

BASED IN PORT ELIZABETH

 

A well-established company in Port Elizabeth, specialising in Chemical and Hygiene management within food and beverage industries, requires a Technical Sales Representative to provide technical and sales services and ensure all deliverables, as agreed are met within the Chemical Industry in the Eastern Cape.

 

The primary role is to service and manage key account clients while expanding or adding additional key customer relationships. The successful candidate will in addition, be responsible for some commercial activities of the regional division.

 

Future positions that the successful candidate may be eligible for would include that of Regional Sales Manager. 

 

 

Knowledge and Skills

 

  • Developing new business as well as increasing sales into all associated markets throughout the nominated territory Overseeing and maintaining customer relationships and services standards
  • Provide / Prepare customer quotations where required
  • Negotiate where mandated / necessary terms of an agreement and close sales
  • Prepare and conduct analysis of competitor markets and new targets
  • Improve self-development in familiarising with company products and services
  • Assist with product range expansion and marketing initiatives.
  • Protects organisation value by keeping information confidential
  • Enhance organisation reputation to add value to grow the business
  • Visiting key accounts to troubleshoot problems and identify corrective actions.
  • Chemical stock control and issuing.
  • Monitor chemical usage per department.
  • Repair and Maintain dispensing equipment.
  • Implement or consider suggestions to ensure clients are complying with government food safety regulations.
  • Daily/ weekly reporting to Client and Management on matters pertaining to Cleaning and Hygiene practices and issues.
  • Compiling monthly reports for senior management.
  • Ensuring product profitability, monthly pricing management, stock management and supplier management and driving product promotions.
  • Pro-active in identifying chemical, water and energy saving opportunities.
  • Provide mechanical and sales services where required
  • Effective problem solving.
  • Accurate data gathering and report generation.
  • Analyse concentration of in-use chemical solutions.
  • Ordering, issuing and display of chemical safety signage in all areas.
  • Maintain chemical storage areas in good condition ensuring all Health & Safety requirements are met. 
  • Support cleaning product trials.
  • Building product awareness and understanding.

 

Experience and Qualifications

 

  • A Tertiary qualification (Microbiology or Chemical Engineering or BSc in Biochemistry, Chemistry & Microbiology) essential
  • 3-7 year technical sales and key account management experience essential.
  • Matric or equivalent
  • Working experience in the Food Industry essential
  • Must be computer literate with good working knowledge of MS Office
  • Previous experience in calling on the industrial and food and beverage sectors promoting hygiene and cleaning services are essential.
  • Previous experience within the Chemical or Microbiology industry is essential.
  • Demonstrate Technical competence in Chemistry or Microbiology matters will be advantageous
  • Good communication and report writing skills

 

Personal Attributes and General Requirements

 

  • Driver’s license and own transport essential.
  • Prepared to work flexi hours
  • Prepared to work in Processed and Production Food factories
  • Prepared to travel within Eastern Cape area
  • Fluent in both English and Afrikaans.
  • Desire to learn and have good problem solving / troubleshooting skills.
  • Willing to get hands dirty and attend to call-outs when required.
  • Self-Motivated and able to work with limited supervision and with close attention to detail.
  • Team Player as the nature of the role requires comfortable interaction (Professional disposition, verbal and written) and liaison with Management, Co-Workers and clients.
  • Able to ascends/descends ladders, stairs, work in high/confined spaces, where required.
  • Excellent Interpersonal; verbal and written communication skills.

 

 

Package Offered

 

This position will attract a Market Related salary according to qualification and experience gained.
 
The Company is committed to diversifying its staff profile in terms of its transformation agenda and encourages candidates from previously disadvantaged backgrounds to apply.

 

The Company also retains the right to choose candidates in its sole discretion and or not to make any appointments.


Please e-mail Petro Jacobs your contact details and abridged resume should you believe that you have what it takes to join the Company and grow together.

 

Closing Date: 12 June 2020

SHEET METAL FABRICATOR

BASED PORT ELIZABETH

 

Technical Requirements

The following minimum requirements are essential:

 

  • A recognised trade diploma
  • Applicant must be experienced in the use of Guillotine and Bending Brake machines
  • The ability to fabricate sheet metal products to a 0.5mm accuracy
  • MIG, TIG and Arc welding of 1.5 – 3mm 3CR12, 304,316 Stainless Steel as well as ElectroGalv and Mild Steel
  • Sheet metal finishing, polishing and preparation for painting
  • Be able to work unsupervised
  • A minimum of 10 years post apprenticeship experience
 
Personal Attributes
  • Must have own reliable transport
  • Be of sober habits
  • Have good housekeeping habits
  • Be self-motivated and disciplined
  • Be prepared to work overtime if required
 
Package Offered

This position will attract a Market Related salary according to qualification and experience gained.

 

The Company is committed to diversifying its staff profile in terms of its transformation agenda and encourages candidates from previously disadvantaged backgrounds to apply.

 

The Company also retains the right to choose candidates in its sole discretion and or not to make any appointments.

 

Please e-mail Annalien Scholtz your contact details and abridged resume should you believe that you have what it takes to join the Company and grow together.

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