Head of Shared Services (Life Cycle Lead / Credit Control / Accounts Payable)– Johannesburg, South Africa

Southern Africa
Posted 4 months ago

Reference No. MTADV01

Reference Number: MTADV01

Our client, a listed company in the education sector, dedicated to providing quality learning experiences to students throughout South Africa. As they continue to expand their presence, they are seeking an ambitious and motivated Shared Services Manager to join their team and lead the financial operations division. Are you a highly skilled finance professional with a passion for the education sector? Are you experienced in managing financial divisions, analyzing accounts, and driving process improvements? Do you possess exceptional project management skills and a strategic view of business operations? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!


Job Description:

Seeking a motivated and experienced shared Services manager to lead the financial operations in the education sector. As the Shared Services Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the credit controllers and shared services financial departments, managing all financial divisions and accounts, analyzing accounts, and driving process improvements. This role requires a strategic mindset, exceptional project management skills, and a strong focus on compliance with financial regulations and company policies. You will play a key role in ensuring the efficient processing of student finances throughout their life cycle.



Team Leadership:

  • Oversee and manage the credit controllers and shared services financial departments.
  • Provide guidance and support to the team members, fostering a collaborative and efficient work environment.
  • Lead by example, promoting a culture of excellence, accountability, and continuous improvement.


Financial Management:

  • Manage all aspects of the company's financial divisions and accounts.
  • Analyze financial data and perform regular reconciliations to ensure accuracy.
  • Monitor cash flow and implement strategies to optimize working capital.

Process Improvements:

  • Identify opportunities for process optimization and efficiency enhancement within the financial systems.
  • Implement strategic improvements to streamline accounts payable processes.


Project Management:

  • Lead and execute financial projects, collaborating with cross-functional teams to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Monitor project timelines, budgets, and deliverables to ensure successful completion.


Strategic Business Perspective:

  • Provide a forward-thinking, strategic view of the business and its financial operations.
  • Offer insights and recommendations to support decision-making and achieve financial goals.



  • Ensure compliance with all financial regulations, standards, and company policies.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of financial transactions.


Student Finance Life Cycle:

  • Oversee the entire student finance life cycle, from billing to payment processing.
  • Ensure timely and accurate processing of student payments and related financial matters.



  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field.
  • Proven experience as an Accounts Payable Manager or in a similar financial management role.
  • Strong financial acumen and analytical skills.
  • Excellent leadership and team management abilities.
  • Exceptional project management skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks effectively.
  • Strategic mindset with a focus on achieving business objectives.
  • Proficiency in financial systems and relevant software applications.
  • In-depth understanding of compliance regulations in the finance sector.
  • Experience within the education sector or a related industry is a plus.


Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Competitive salary package commensurate with experience.
  • Opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the education sector.
  • Collaborative and supportive work environment.
  • Career growth and development prospects within a listed company.


If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Matthew Taylor at mataylor@caglobalint.com


Please visit www.caglobalint.com for more exciting opportunities.


Matthew Taylor

Recruitment Consultant

CA Finance

CA Global will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.



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