Head of Finance: Projects and Reporting

Gauteng, South Africa
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Professional Profile

Fulltime Position – Finance

• Corporate accounting professional with extensive experience across a wide range of companies. •
Core Skills and Abilities:• Corporate Accounting Skills and Knowledge:• Highly adept at the implementation and management of accounting systems and procedures; • Proven expertise in driving efficiency;• Ability to compile, verify, analyse, interpret and disseminate critical financial data (actual, forecast and budget) to all stakeholders and in multiple currencies; • Competent in statutory reporting and tax related tasks;•
Systems Implementation:• Successful implementation, analysis and management of new accounting systems and procedures, including systems integration and staff training; •
Communication and Leadership Skills:• Communicate effectively to build relationships internally and externally, develop strategic partnerships and provide advice on all levels of management; • Proactive leadership style to meet strict deadlines and maintain a team under pressure;• Strong sense of compassion

Experience

2017-06 present
Head of Finance: Projects and Reporting Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa and Tanzania is global law firm and part of a Swiss verein;
Responsible to maintain control (policies and procedures) of the diverse business operations (legal, structured finance etc) Development of New Financial Procedures and Process Flows and Process Engineering;

Secure the functionality of business to drive extensive and sustainable growth;• Responsible for all aspects of best practice, data analytics, competitor analysis, risk and compliance including business continuity management, development and integration of new services and products; • Develop and build upon the firm’s non-legal businesses as it continues to build new channels to market. The business anticipates an acceleration of the development of non-traditional businesses over the coming years; • Modernise the operations of the business;• Materially lower the firm’s cost base and restructure the operations to meet the new requirements of the business as it adapts to new market realities; • Assist in developing a new operating model to adapt to the impact of new competitors and technology on the global legal market; • Client Matter Profitability;• Practice Management Reporting;• Practice Group, Team and Fee Earner Profitability;• Insurance Portfolio;• Annual Audits for NRF-Group including African Subsidiaries;• Provide input into the multi-year and annual strategy, objectives, plan and budget for product solutions (non-legal business) and business development across product and service lines.

New revenue generating initiatives;• Special Projects; • Automate the budget process;• Automate the monthly rolling cashflow;• Automate the current REMCO process;• Risk Management; • Compliance, risk and changing regulatory environment;• Pricing and Profitability; • Support Business Development – as it pertains to pricing on bids and tenders;• Develop a pricing toolkit and policy to assist and educate lawyers on pricing strategy and negotiations; • Modelling proposed fee arrangements;• Define, analyse and implement competitive pricing strategy based on business and financial objectives and market; • Develop a profitability tool to measure fee earner and team profitability;•New revenue generating initiatives;• Special Projects; • Automate the budget process;• Automate the monthly rolling cashflow;• Automate the current REMCO process;• Risk Management; • Compliance, risk and changing regulatory environment;• Pricing and Profitability; • Support Business Development – as it pertains to pricing on bids and tenders;• Develop a pricing toolkit and policy to assist and educate lawyers on pricing strategy and negotiations; • Modelling proposed fee arrangements;• Define, analyse and implement competitive pricing strategy based on business and financial objectives and market; • Develop a profitability tool to measure fee earner and team profitability;•Developed a pricing toolkit, to be finalized and rolled out to the firm 1 April 2018 (start on the new financial year)•Developed and implemented a procurement policy, to assist with preferential procurement, savings on current purchases, and assist in BBBEE points from suppliers, and enterprise development;•Developed and implemented a new budget template that incorporates firm wide budget, and incorporates profitability per team;•Developed a new REMCO process and templates to calculate the score per equity partner (director);•2014-05 2017-05Financial Manager Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa and Tanzania is global law firm and part of a Swiss verein;Management of the Payroll Department (4 people) – function successfully outsourced;•Management of the Accounting Department (12 people);• Management of the Credit Control Department (5 people);• Full function credit control; debtors days outstanding and clearing all debts older than 60 days; • New e-billing manual and procedure to eliminate unpaid bills from clients, established a fully functional ebilling team; • Prepare and submit monthly financial performance data;• Monthly variance reports and rolling forecasts (income statement and cashflow); • Monthly exco snapshop results;• Prepare and distribute partner profitability reports and calculations;• Perform a detailed monthly general ledger (account) analysis;• Monthly VAT review (balanced to the sales ledger);• Balance Sheet Maintenance;• Fixed Assets• Monthly Provision and Accrual Confirmation;• Management of the South African and Tanzanian Subsidiary Businesses;• Full accounting function;

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Education

  • 2018-01 2018-12
    Peking University Chinese and Mandarin
    2018-01 2018-06
    Essec Business School Strategic Business Analysis
    2018-01 2018-06
    Erasmus University, Rotterdam Innovation Management
    2018-01 2018-10
    BMT College, Certificate in Project Management Project Management•
    2015-01 2015-12
    The Institute of International Finance (IIF), Post Graduate Diploma In association with – Thomas Jefferson School of Law• Advanced Finance and Tax (Africa)•
    2013-01 2013
    University of Pretoria, Post Graduate Diploma Advanced Taxation•
    2011-01 2011-12
    ACCA, Certificate International Auditing•
    2001-01 2006-12
    UNISA, Degree BCompt Accounting•
    2004-01 2004-12
    Rand Afrikaans University, Diploma Forensic Auditing and Criminal Justice (Department of Law

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