We are creating our own future. So are you. The future belongs to those who are empowered by a great idea and have the ability to carry it out. At Volvo Car Group, our vision is clear: “To be the world’s most progressive and desired luxury car brand” by simplifying people’s lives. Our global success will be driven by making life less complicated for people while strengthening our commitment to safety and the environment. Volvo strives to give drivers a luxury experience that is human-focused, while at the same time linking firmly to our heritage of building safe and dependable cars.
Right now, we have an exciting job opening for a Business controller/Financial Director in our offices in Irene, Pretoria.
What´s in it for you? Reporting to the Managing Director, you will lead a very small team at Volvo Cars South Africa (VCSA). You will have a dotted-line reporting relationship with the Business Controller for the EMEA region located in Sweden and will provide direct access to the global company resources and expertise and support needed to take the South African organization to the next level.
The Financial Director plans direct and coordinates the development of short and long-range business objectives, and is responsible for driving the profitability of the company and achievement of the organization’s financial goals. At the same time, this is a role where you also will be very operational and hands-on.
What will you do? In your role as Financial Director, in cooperation with the Spain Global Financial Operations cluster and as a member of the Management team, you will be responsible for all financials and operational results of the business. You will prepare and submit all budgets, forecasts, and business plans and drive the profitability of the company through the development of price strategies, incentive plans, revenue management and cost control. You will analyse performance and submit variance analysis and financial reporting and ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of the organization’s financial structure. Your other duties will involve forecasting cash receipts and disbursements, and ensuring adequate cash is available to run the business. To ensure implementation, you will review and maintain internal controls to ensure full protection of the company’s assets. You will supervise the review and filing of tax reviews and be involved in compliance-related activities. Lastly, you will monitor and drive the improvement of dealer network profitability and represent the organization in its relationships.
Do you fit the profile? We believe you have an undergraduate degree in Finance or Accounting, CA(SA)/CIMA membership would be meritorious. You should have financial management experience, and a minimum of 5 years of experience in Finance and Accounting, covering a broad spectrum of responsibilities. Knowledge of South African financial laws and regulations and compliance-related experience are required for this role.
It is beneficial with experience in the use of SAP and Hyperion.
Who are you? As a person, you are humble and unpretentious, with a hands-on approach to your work and to problem-solving. You enjoy collaborating as part of a team in a multicultural environment and building relationships based on trust. To succeed in this role, you should be a highly effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence for the purpose of gaining cooperation and commitment to achieving results. You are skilled in analysing issues and data systematically, utilizing information to develop strategy and at the same time, you are comfortable being hands-on and doing what needs to be done.
How to learn more and apply: Does this sound like your new challenge? Apply by submitting your resume and cover letter in English via our recruiting system SuccessFactors by no later than the
11th of September 2022. Please note that we do not accept applications through email due to GDPR. We recruit continuously and therefore advise you to send your application to us as soon as possible.
Who are we? Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.