Financial Director

Job Description

Reports to Managing Director

Direct Subordinates (Job Titles) Finance Manager Treasury Manager, Chief Accountants

Working Relationships

Internal: Senior Management team, Head Office Finance personnel, Financial Managers, own staff, regional management and supervision

External:  Auditors, customers, suppliers, various consultants.

Main Purpose of Position:

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Financial Director coordinates the provision of effective financial support services within the business, in compliance with legislation and Company policies and procedures.

Key Performance Areas:

Ensure business compliance with Company Financial policies in respect of budget processes.

  • Preparation and timeous submission of the region’s annual budget for Head Office approval, conforming to defined budget guidelines and principles.
  • Maintenance of expenditure within approved levels by ensuring compliance with budgetary control procedures.

Ensure business compliance with Company accounting and administrative practices, in conformance with legislation and generally accepted accounting practice.

  • Timeous and accurate processing of decentralized accounting transactions on the G4S ERP system, maintaining accurate and detailed records with supporting source documentation.
  • Management of the regional Accounts Receivable function, implementing effective credit control measures to ensure that cash flow is maximised.
  • Preparation and timeous submission of accurate forecasts of monthly results, facilitating implementation of proactive measures to obviate unacceptable outcomes.
  • Analysis and evaluation of monthly accounts, reviewing actual performance against budget, identifying trends and highlighting variances, providing accurate management information to the Managing Director
  • Implementation of cost saving initiatives
  • Effective coordination of litigation, insurance and other claims.

Development of the business’ financial department personnel

  • Effective management of subordinate personnel in terms of:
  • Performance Assessment
  • Skills Development
  • Career path planning



  • Company law
  • Security industry legislation
  • G4S Finance Policy and procedures
  • Knowledge of local tax law
  • Compliance with all statutory, tax and compliance obligation 


  • Leading People
  • Managing Professionally
  • Managing Conflict
  • Communication (Written and Verbal)
  • Computer literacy
  • Accounting and auditing skills


  • Customer Thinking
  • Collaborating and Co-operating
  • Relationship Building
  • Innovation

Minimum qualification

  • Relevant B degree in Financial Management or Accounting (postgraduate degree highly advantageous)
  • Qualified Chartered Accountant
  • Minimum 5 years’ senior management experience in Accounting and or Finance

Kindly note, by registering your details for this Expression of Interest Role you indicate your interest in a potential, future relevant role with G4S and that this is not an active vacancy. G4S recruit throughout the year, and job roles will become live at different times in different locations. By applying you will be considered for all suitable roles when they open.