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Finance Manager


Sandton, ZA

Job Family:  Finance
Country/Region:  South Africa
Finance Manager

Coloplast has an exciting opportunity for a Finance Manager to join our Finance team reporting to the Head of Business Support and Commercial Development.


In this position, you are responsible and accountable for the preparation and review of financial reporting, management accounting, forecasting, controlling and risk management activities. Analyses and comments on Business Performance to enable management to make informed business decisions. Assist in the preparation and coordination of our AFS, tax submissions and audit related requirements.


Major Areas of Accountability


  • Leadership of all employees in the accounting department and directly supervises the AR Manager and the AP/GL Manager(s) (4 Direct reports, 4 indirect reports)
  • Responsible for the internal control environment
  • Month end closure, accounting and reporting procedures, including review of trial balance, general ledger accounts and reconciliations
  • Responsible for Payroll and all related matters
  • Reporting and analysis of working capital management performance against targets
  • Providing financial information and coordinating projects that result in effective management and sound decision making in key functional areas
  • Project evaluation, monitoring and measurement (opex and capital investment projects) including support for Sales and Marketing initiatives
  • Assist in preparation of budgets and quarterly forecasts
  • Prepare business unit and Coloplast reporting requirements i.e. monthly reports, budgets, quarterly profit forecasts, Exco reporting packs and Annual Financial Statements
  • Prepare business unit AFS and Coloplast Tax submissions.
  • In coordination with the Head of Finance manages relationship with banks, external auditors and tax authorities and key suppliers
  • Participates in corporate projects to improve ERP and other financial applications
  • Lead BBBEE annual verification process
  • Actively engaging with the Head of Finance on working capital strategies


Essential Qualifications


  • Chartered Accountant
  • Big 4 articles preferred
  • 3 - 5 years’ (Post Articles) experience in Finance Department
  • IFRS knowledge required
  • Excellent organizational, supervisory and communication skills
  • Knowledge of JD Edwards ERP system.
  • Advanced Excel/Financial Modelling


Pursuing an ambitious growth agenda, Coloplast develops and markets products and services that make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs. Employing about 14.000 people and with products available in more than 143 countries, we are one of the world´s leading medical device companies. We are constantly growing our business and always looking for new ways to move forward – we explore, learn and look for new ways of doing things.


Coloplast is committed to being an inclusive organization, where people bring their differences to work each day, fulfil their potential and have a strong sense of belonging because – and not despite – of their differences. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, age, race, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious belief or physical ability.


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