Financial Manager Required for International On Line Trading Platform


An opportunity has arisen within a Global Trading Platform for a dynamic financial professional to assume the role of Financial Manager. The role of FM is not a typical one in the sense it will also combine elements of data analysis, KPI analysis, with only a small part of the role relating to strict accounting practices. The successful incumbent will manage the division and be responsible for the analysis, reporting (not strict financial reporting), risk identification, reconciliation, and management of the underlying brands. The position exposes individuals into how Trading Platforms operate, how risk is identified on a brand and client basis, how international payment gateways operate, the monitoring of incoming wire payments, the reconciliation of cryptocurrency deposits, while also being responsible for the broad accounting of the South African entity in terms of payroll, commission calculations, bank reconciliations and basic monitoring of asset registers.

Duties & Responsibilities

Finance Responsibilities

  • Financial analysis and data analysis of underlying brands.
    • Preparing morning reporting pack focussing on top line metrics.
      • Deposits, Withdrawals, PNL, Top client summaries, and key ratio analysis.
    • Identifying trends in trading patterns of clients.
    • Prepare account overviews for top depositing clients.
  • Payment gateway reconciliations
  • Risk Analysis of brands and clients looking into deposit methods, trading history and other metrics.
  • Management of KPI reporting packs relating to sales teams.

Accounting Responsibilities

  • Payroll
  • Commission Calculations
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Overview of financial statements prepared by external accountants and auditors
  • NB. VAT recons, PAYE submissions are done by external accountants so you will be responsible for actioning relevant payments and the overview of year end financials.


Desired Experience & Qualification

  • BCom Finance / BCom Economics / BCom Accounting or similar.
  • BSc Data Analytics with exposure to basic accounting.
  • 3 – 5 years in a senior supervisory position.
  • Advanced EXCEL skills – database knowledge highly advantageous.
  • Knowledge of financial or cryptocurrency markets highly advantageous.
  • Knowledge of trading platforms highly advantageous.
  • Management of a small team, highly advantageous
  • Flexibility

Package & Remuneration

R25 000 to R40 000 per month