Finance Director- Africa - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

South Africa

South Africa - Gauteng, Gauteng

Job Summary

AECOM are looking to appoint a Finance Director for our Africa region. Reporting to the MEA SVP for Finance and working as Finance business partner to the Africa Managing Director, this role will be responsible for all financial performance and reporting as well as setting short/long term financial targets and performance metrics. The Regional Finance Director shall work with the regional operations leadership team to drive financial performance across the Africa region and support the drive to efficiency within the finance organization, whilst maintaining a strong business partnership.

Job Duties:

  • Finance Leadership: Responsible for key accountabilities including the monthly close process, business analysis, and the management and driving of the working capital for the region.

  • Management of Business Risks: This role will be intimately familiar with the operation of the business and with the economic commercial environment of the region and will keep the senior management informed on the issues facing the business while anticipating and preventing unexpected situations.

  • Playing a “Hands-on” Role & Ensuring Strong Collaboration: Will be sufficiently agile to operate as leader while also getting involved in the details of the work. You will be expected to take a proactive approach in helping the business to solve problems.

  • Strategic Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting: Working in collaboration with operational stakeholders and FP&A, this role will be responsible for developing strategic plan commitments for the region, providing input into budgets and managing forecasting processes.

  • Project Accounting Management: The role will be responsible for Project Accounting to ensure timely and accurate preparation and upload of estimates at completion (EAC); validate the accuracy of revenue recognition at month end; co-ordinate responses to client audit requests; and review significant project results and variances.

  • Working Capital Management: Responsibility for driving working capital management and reporting, through the achievement of cash flow objectives, engage in capital expenditures and seek to find cost effective solutions, to ultimately instill a culture of cash.

  • Application of sound commercial judgment: The role will need to apply commercial and financial acumen to ensure that the correct controls and processes are in place to enable contract profitability and healthy cash flow.

Minimum Requirements

  • 15+ years’ demonstrated experience; the last 3+ years in a senior position including team management experience.

  • Experience in engineering, construction and/or the professional services industry is essential.

  • Understanding the Business: Knows the business and the mission-critical technical and functional skills needed to do the job; understands various types of business propositions and understands how businesses operate in general; learns new methods and technologies easily.

  • Action and Outcome Orientated: Approaches the role with drive and energy with an eye on the bottom line; not afraid to initiate action before all the facts are known; drives to finish everything they start.

  • Highly Organized: Is well organized, resourceful, and planful; effective and efficient at coordinating multiple resources to get things done; can work on multiple tasks at once without losing track; foresees and plans around obstacles.

  • Strong Interpersonal Skills: Warm, friendly, and interpersonally agile; easy to approach and talk to; relates well to all kinds of people and builds solid professional relationships.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or a related subject

  • CPA and/or CA or suitable industry experience

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Finance and Accounting

Business Line Geography OH

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country South Africa

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 230988BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.