Head of Commercial Finance

Babylonstoren offers an exciting opportunity for a highly talented, driven and passionate Head of Commercial Finance to join our team.


  • CA or CIMA qualification.
  • At least six years’ post-article experience.
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English.
  • Exceptional commercial knowledge and skills in working closely with an operational team to improve performance.
  • Familiar with the latest IFRS knowledge.
  • Experience in an FMCG or manufacturing environment
  • Experience in financial accounting and monthly management reporting.
  • Ability to see the wider picture and implications whilst maintaining an eye for detail.
  • Ability to focus on achieving key objectives to timescale.
  • Excellent numeric, analytical and statistical competencies.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Working knowledge of ERP, SAGE X3 and WMS applications and processing.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Ability to analyse and resolve complex problems.
  • Strong business administration skills.
  • Ability to supervise and develop junior team members.


  • Managing the operating finance function across the business.
  • Managing the finance team.
  • Formulating and implementing the long-term financial strategy of the business as a whole, as well as the respective business units.
  • Overseeing all financial reporting, including management accounts, annual accounts, weekly sales, and cost and stock reporting.
  • Annual business planning and performance monitoring.
  • Working closely with business units to improve performance, including improving sales and margin, identifying cost control opportunities, and eliminating inefficiencies.
  • Ensuring the accuracy of stock across the business.
  • Leading the annual accounts and audit process and serving as the key contact with our external auditors.
  • Implementing and enforcing robust financial control systems and ensuring that these controls are embraced and applied both within the finance team and across the wider business.
  • Integrating front of house, point of sale, e-commerce, stock, and HR systems with our financial systems.
  • Identifying, addressing and monitoring any financial risks to the business that could prevent it from achieving its objectives.
  • Undertaking internal audits on key risk areas across the business and driving improvement.
  • Ensuring that budgets are adhered to.
  • Overseeing company secretarial matters, including board reporting and annual returns.

Please send your CV and salary expectation to [email protected].