Financial Director at Bell Equipment

  • Finance Jobs In South Africa
  • Full time
  • 10 months ago
  • South Africa
  • Job Qualifications Bachelor
  • Number of vacancies 10 openings
  • Job level Officer

Job Description

Are you seeking a rewarding career that offers growth, challenge, and a dynamic work environment? Look no further than Bell Equipment, a leading global company in the construction industry. With a strong commitment to innovation, excellence, and employee development, Belle Equipment presents a multitude of exciting career opportunities for individuals with diverse skill sets and a passion for success.

Unleashing Your Potential at Bell Equipment

At Bell Equipment, we believe that our employees are our greatest asset. We are dedicated to providing a supportive and inclusive work environment where talents are nurtured and ambitions are realized. With a wide range of career paths and development programs, we empower our employees to unleash their potential and excel in their chosen fields.

Join Our Dynamic Team

As a global company, Belle Equipment offers a diverse range of job roles spanning across various departments and disciplines. Whether you are an experienced professional or just starting your career journey, there are abundant opportunities for you to join our dynamic team. Here are some key areas where you can make a significant impact:

1. Engineering and Innovation

Are you passionate about designing and building cutting-edge machinery? Join our engineering team and contribute to the development of state-of-the-art equipment that sets industry standards. From concept to implementation, you will be involved in every stage of the product lifecycle, driving innovation and enhancing our product offerings.

2. Sales and Marketing

Are you a persuasive communicator with a knack for building relationships? Consider a role in our sales and marketing department, where you will play a pivotal role in promoting our products and services to clients worldwide. Develop strategic marketing campaigns, engage with customers, and help drive the growth of our business.

3. Operations and Supply Chain

If you have a talent for managing processes and ensuring smooth operations, our operations and supply chain department is the place for you. From logistics to inventory management, you will be responsible for optimizing efficiency and delivering exceptional service to our customers.

4. Finance and Accounting

For those with a strong analytical mind and a passion for numbers, our finance and accounting department offers exciting opportunities. Join our team to handle financial planning, budgeting, and analysis, ensuring the financial stability and growth of our organization.

5. Human Resources

Are you adept at finding the right talent and fostering a positive work culture? Consider a career in our human resources department, where you will play a crucial role in attracting, developing, and retaining top talent. Help shape our organization’s success by creating a thriving work environment.

Financial Director

Applications for the following position are invited from suitably qualified interested parties. 

Due to the expansion of activities and growth of the operation a new Financial Director position has become available.

Short Description: Reporting to Regional Financial Director, the Financial Director will be a key member of the Bell Equipment (Deutschland) GmbH (BG) leadership team and will work as business partner to the Board of BG. You will be fully responsible for the financial management of the BG and will operate within the framework of the Bell Group’s policies, procedures, controls frameworks and schedule of authorities. BG is comprised for the following divisions: Sales and Distribution, European Logistics Centre, and the Kindel Assembly Plant.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategy and Business Management

  • Provide expert insight and direction to BG on all financial matters to ensure decisions are based on data with financial integrity.
  • Contribute to strategic plan development for BG and the development of the group approved strategy for BG.

Policies, Procedures and Controls

  • Manage compliance by BG with group policies and procedures, controls frameworks and schedules of authorities.
  • Maintain good relations with and support internal audit and external audit at BG.
  • Timeously address control deficiencies identified by external and internal audit at BG.
  • Report compliance to impacted Stakeholders.

Analysing, Recording and Reporting for BG

  • Manage BG reporting in compliance with the group requirements, format, and deadlines and in accordance with IFRS and the group accounting policies as well as in accordance with local reporting standards for local reporting and statutory purposes.
  • Ensure that BG maintains monthly working paper files and reconciliations of a high standard. Review these files monthly.
  • Review and approve monthly results and group reporting packs of BG prior to submission to group for consolidation and ensure any Group Finance queries are investigated and cleared timeously.
  • Manage all financial accounting and transaction processing activities of BG, in particular the product costing function and variance analysis at the Kindel Assembly Plant.
  • Review and analyse business performance and report high quality financial information efficiently, effectively, and timeously to business and relevant stakeholders.
  • Oversee tax compliance for BG
  • Provide input into group results reporting as and when required.

Risk Management

  • Identify and manage risks timeously
  • Measure and report risk exposure within group framework

Finance Team Management

  • Ensure that BG is resourced with adequate and appropriately skilled financial staff.
  • Manage the performance of the BG finance workforce against approved KPA’s which are aligned with the group financial controls frameworks.

Budgeting and Forecasting:

  • Identify opportunities for improved financial performance.
  • Prepare financial forecasts as required by reginal and group management.
  • Manage the budget process for all BG divisions, including reviewing and approving budgets, in line with the requirements of the group budget process.

Working capital management:

  • Manage liquidity of BG and its investment in working capital
  • Oversee credit management for BG
  • Manage BG interaction and co-operation with group treasury function.

Stakeholder Management:

  • Manage relationships with group functions.
  • Manage BG financial institution relationships and adherence to covenants.
  • Manage regulatory, compliance bodies and external audit relationships.
  • Manage BG corporate governance jointly with BG Managing Directors
  • Participate in managing employee stakeholder relationships.


  • Professionally qualified accountant
  • 5-10 years experience in a similar environment
  • Hands on approach – must be willing to travel frequently between BG divisions.
  • SAP experience an advantage.
  • Sound financial management, budget, working capital and cash flow management experience.
  • Strong German GAAP and IFRS knowledge and experience.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Sound people and communication skills.
  • Positive attitude and team player at both regional and group level


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