Senior Finance Manager

Remuneration: Market Related
Location: Cape Town
Education Level: Degree or Diploma
Job Level: Snr
Position Type: Permanent
Reference: SFD

John Brown Media

John Brown South Africa (Pty) Ltd is seeking to appoint a Senior Finance Manager. The position is based in Cape Town and will report directly to the Managing Director and also have a dotted reporting line to the CFO’s in South Africa and London. John Brown Media was acquired by the Dentsu Aegis Network Group in 2015.

Company Description

John Brown Media is part of the global John Brown Media Group. Our clients include Pick n Pay, BMW/Mini, Discovery, Life Healthcare, Old Mutual and Spur locally and Waitrose, John Lewis, Orange, RBS Bank and Hannafords globally. We have offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg and seven other countries globally. We are a leading Content Marketing Agency and our services include print and digital content across multiple channles and platforms. The position will act as a business partner to the Managing Director and an understanding of media/publishing and commercial industries is a distinct advantage.

The Senior Finance Manager is the most senior financial appointment within the John Brown SA Business and he/she will be responsible for the co-ordination of the finance function and all related finance matters.

The Ideal Candidate

The Senior Finance Manager will be a seasoned Finance professional. You will have strong analytical and strategic planning skills combined with a grounded, commercial outlook. You will have excellent people leadership skills, with an ability to build excellent working relationships across the business and with a wide range of stakeholders.

Primary Responsibilities:

Finance and operations:

Statutory and regulatory compliance:

Client reporting and profitability:

Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment: 

Ad hoc/Project work:

Primary relationships

This role is pivotal to the finance function and has full responsibility for the financial reporting of the company’s results to all internal and external stakeholders from original transaction through management accounts to full statutory accounts.

Key relationships to manage include the UK and SA based Finance teams, Local Senior Management and external auditors, bankers. The role is broad and encompasses tax compliance and planning, full cash and treasury management together with company secretarial and audit responsibilities.

The person will be responsible for first line management of the Accounting and Finance team.

Key Accountabilities:


Please forward a detailed CV to 

CLOSING DATE: 14 December 2018

Reference number: SFD (to be stipulated in the subject line)


Please note that if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. John Brown South Africa reserves the right not to fill the position.