Chief Financial Officer (Five Year Fixed Term Performance-Based Contract)

South African National Space Agency (SANSA)

Gauteng, South Africa

5 YearsContract

Aug 19

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) is a public entity under the National Department of Science and Innovation.SANSA has a mandate to drive the promotion and use of space and cooperation in space-related activities. To achieve this mandate, the Agency fosters research in space science and technology, advances space engineering programmes, and supports the creation of an environment conducive to industrial development in space technologies within the framework of national government policy. More information about the organization can be found at is committed to attracting, developing and retaining employees who are passionate about the success of the national space industry. Personal growth, which is one of our values, encourages employees to invest time in education and training through bursaries and training courses offered to them. SANSA thrives on our employees creativity, competencies and expertise, and on their ingenuity to succeed in a high performing environment. If you aspire to the SANSA values of Service, Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Personal Growth and Excellence, and living these in a fast paced and innovative environment, then SANSA could be the place for you. The following opportunity exists in the Head Office situated in Pretoria, Gauteng to be filled by an individual with the relevant skills, drive, competencies, qualifications. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the CFO will be responsible for setting, driving and monitoring the achievement of the SANSA Financial Strategy. They will direct all the financial activities, such as planning, procurement, and investments for the organisation and making decisions based on the organisations financial stability and growth. The CFO's accountabilities include tracking cash flow and financial planning as well as analysing the organisations financial strengths and weaknesses and proposing corrective actions. The CFO provides strategic financial leadership and manages the financial health and governance of the organisation through the adoption of appropriate accounting standards; development of appropriate accounting policies and diligent management of financial data and procedures for the maintenance of the SANSAs fiscal records and the preparation of its financial reports.Key areas of responsibility will include but not limited to: Developing and implement the SANSA financial strategy and approach as aligned to the overall SANSA strategic plan Directing and overseeing all aspects of the finance functions (accounting, tax, capital management etc.) ensuring healthy financial management Taking full responsibility for the Supply Chain Management functions, i.e., demand management, acquisition management, and disposal management Assume overall accountability for managing all financially related governance compliance activities and ensure that the company complies with all legal requirements Build and maintain effective relationships in order to support and promote the organisation across the Public and Private sector.

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South African National Space Agency (SANSA)

We're South Africa's government agency responsible for the promotion and development of aeronautics and aerospace space research.