Chief Administrative Officer

CFO & HEAD OF HUMAN PERFORMANCE

Cape Town, South Africa

We need you!

We're seeking a Chief Administrative Officer with a special breadth of skills to develop our small but critical Finance, Human Performance and IT functions.

 

You will be expected to play a leadership role across the company as a member of the top executive team and will have a mandate to implement processes that will continuously improve the performance of these key functions. The role demands that you will need to be deeply into the detail one minute then be able to stand-back to think and plan strategically the next, such are the demands in a small but rapidly growing business!

If you are exceptionally driven, proud, proactive, deeply collaborative, pragmatic and at all times commercial in your approach then you’re someone we would like to talk to. You must be able to work hard autonomously but use your experience to judge when, how and what needs communicating across our global teams.

Human Performance

We are a people company, our success is down to the talent in our teams.

 

We have a culture of high performance, where near enough is not good enough. Within the remit of the Human Performance role you will lead from the front helping to source, then own the on-boarding of new staff before driving the internal progression of our existing talent in line with this ambition.

 

You will need to thrive on implementing cultural change and be an exemplar across the young vibrant team we are fortunate to have at Construct. This is a global role so your interpersonal and communication skills need to be top notch for your ideas and expectations to be effectively implemented across all our geographies across the world.

Information Technology

From a technology standpoint you will provide direction and oversight to our IT Operations Manager. There will be an opportunity in this space down the line to develop our infrastructure to support growth.

Finance

The Finance function requires numeracy, strong spreadsheet modeling capability, accounting skills and an ability to clearly articulate insights to non-financial stakeholders to aid the decision making process.

 

Your understanding of commercial drivers will make you a key player in determining our strategic direction, to support this the continuous enhancement of our reporting infrastructure will be required. You will get your hands dirty making bank payments, processing payroll, creating sales invoices and collecting cash from our clients when it is due. You will also be responsible for preparing the group’s trial balance from bank statements each month, working with agencies to ensure all external filings are completed appropriately.

 

You will play a key role to progress the success of the company through using your access to financial and people data to prepare key performance indicators as well as ad-hoc reports to provide commercial insight to facilitate decisions made across the company. You will manage the annual audits in each jurisdiction and will need to be well organised to retain company records.

To Do:

Human Performance:

  • Oversee Recruitment, On-boarding and Performance Management

  • Develop a communications plan, leading communications across the company

  • Building a professional work environment imbuing a culture of excellence

  • Develop and oversee implementation of company policies and procedures

  • Provide guidance to subordinate staff and evaluate performance

Information Technology:

  • Oversee IT operations including inventory management

  • Develop systems and frameworks to support a growing company

  • Provide guidance to subordinate staff and evaluate performance

Finance:

  • Provide input into business and strategic planning

  • Continuous enhancement of our reporting infrastructure, including the integration of Financial and non-Financial KPIs

  • Prepare Monthly Trial Balance and cashflow statements

  • Liaise with external accountants to develop management accounts and ensure external financial and tax filings are made appropriately

  • Organization of company records ensuring practices comply with laws in all our global jurisdictions

  • Accounts Receivable: Invoicing and Cash Collections

  • Accounts Payable: Payments to Suppliers and Payroll

You’ll need to be good at:

  • Have excellent organizational and leadership skills with a proven track record of developing individuals and teams (5+ years management experience)

  • Be a 5 years PQE accountant (or equivalent experience) with strong spreadsheet modeling capabilities

  • Demonstrate a commercial and pragmatic approach to resolving business problems

  • Exhibit outstanding interpersonal and communication skills

  • Be driven, proactive, autonomous, and passionate about driving continuous improvement

  • Have a high level understanding of IT systems and processes, and their foundational role in the success of rapidly scaling business

And enjoy:

Being part of a rapidly growing company, change, and the ability to adapt to change, is inherently part of our culture. We pride ourselves in:

  • Providing a fair compensation

  • Offering unrivaled opportunities to develop

  • Being dynamic and fast-paced; ultimately, we make things happen

  • Being collaborative, co-creating engaging learning experiences together

  • Keeping things straightforward, grounded in integrity, simplicity and fairness

  • Being invested; using our shared passions to achieve outcomes and impact

In return, we’ll give you

 

The opportunity to join a passionate and motivated team with great opportunity for
professional growth. You’ll have the chance to shape your own career path and to help steer Construct’s exciting evolution.

The detail

 

Area

SA (With Global Responsibility)


Education / Experience Level

Qualified Accountant with commercial and data analytics experience and demonstrable leadership capabilities

 

Required Attributes

Resilient, driven, outcome oriented with strong organizational leadership qualities and strong financial skills

 

Role type

Full Time

 

Compensation

Competitive

Reporting Line

To Chief Executive Officer


Start Date

ASAP (we are keen to recruit quickly but will wait for the right candidate)

Interested?

Email CV to: apply@constructeducation.com