Careers at Boschendal

Our team is hard at work creating exciting experiences for our guests and we’re looking for like-minded people to join us. We have our eye on people who are great at what they do and do it with enthusiasm, care, a positive attitude and a generous spirit.

If you have experience in the hospitality or agricultural industry and want to be part of a team seeking new and better ways of doing what we do best, then we’d love to hear from you.

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Senior Financial Manager

This incumbent is a member of the OPCO team and reports directly to the General Manger of Farming, General Manager of Property, and the Group Chief Financial Officer.

As a Senior Finance Manager of the Farming and Property business, your role would be critical in overseeing the financial operations and ensuring the financial health and success of the organization. Your duties and responsibilities would encompass a wide range of tasks, including strategic planning, financial analysis, reporting, budgeting, and compliance.

Place of Work

Farming & Property finance department based in the Cape Winelands.

Key Performance Areas

Duties and Responsibilities

A detailed scoping of duties and responsibilities include:

  • Financial Planning and Analysis:
  • Conduct financial analysis and risk assessments to identify opportunities for cost optimization and revenue enhancement.
  • Provide strategic financial recommendations to the senior management team.
  • Create financial models and projections for business expansion, capital investments, and other strategic initiatives.
  • Budgeting and Forecasting:
  • Lead the annual budgeting process, working closely with department heads to develop comprehensive budgets.
  • Monitor budget performance and variance analysis regularly, providing insights to support decision-making and corrective actions.
  • Prepare accurate and timely financial forecasts to assist in resource allocation and cash flow management.
  • Financial Reporting:
  • Oversee the preparation of financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements.
  • Present financial reports to the Farming and Property executive teams, highlighting key financial metrics and performance indicators.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant accounting standards and regulations.
  • Cash Flow Management:
  • At both a group and business level, monitor cash flow, cash reserves, and liquidity to ensure the organization’s financial stability.
  • Develop strategies to optimize cash flow and minimize the risk of cash shortages.
  • Oversee the management of Farming and Property businesses accounts payable and accounts receivable.
  • Financial Compliance and Risk Management:
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant financial and tax regulations, reporting requirements, and industry standards.
  • Manage financial audits and coordinate with external auditors to ensure smooth and successful audits.
  • Assess financial risks and implement risk mitigation strategies.
  • Financial Strategy and Decision Support:
  • Provide financial insights and analysis to support strategic decision-making and business development initiatives.
  • Evaluate the financial viability of new projects, acquisitions, and investments.
  • Collaborate with other departments to support financial aspects of business initiatives.
  • Team Leadership and Development:
  • Lead and manage the finance team, providing guidance, coaching, and professional development opportunities.
  • Foster a culture of accountability, continuous improvement, and high performance within the finance department.
  • Ensure effective teamwork and collaboration between finance and other departments.
  • Treasury and Banking Relations:
  • Manage the organization’s banking relationships and optimize financing arrangements.
  • Oversee treasury functions, including cash management, debt management, and investment strategies.
  • Asset and Liability Management:
  • Monitor and manage the organization’s assets and liabilities, including inventory, property, and debt.
  • Optimize asset utilization and financing costs.
  • Stakeholder Communication:
  • Communicate financial performance, forecasts, and strategies effectively to internal stakeholders.
  • Engage with external stakeholders, such as regulatory bodies, as required.

Qualification & skills

It is important for any candidate to possess the following qualifications and skills:

  • Recognised Accounting qualifications – CA (SA,) or SAIPA, CIMA ACCA accreditation is essential.
  • Employment Equity candidate is advantageous.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar position within the farming industry.
  • Experience in property is advantageous.
  • Microsoft Office.
  • Advanced Excel with a detailed knowledge of financial modelling, pivot tables, finance formula etc.
  • Experience with Power BI as a reporting and dashboard tool.
  • ERP Accounting systems experience (Microsoft Dynamics NAV preferred).
  • Excellent administrative skills.
  • Excellent communication abilities and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work independently, understand pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented with strong financial acumen and excellent time management skills.
  • Results driven with strong communication skills, proficient in presentation of information to others.
  • A creative and innovative thinker.

Closing date – Friday, 11 August 2023

Should you not receive a reply within two (2) weeks after the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. 


• Elicit and analyse business problems and translate them into business needs.
• Understand and guide the implementation of business rules in the development of the various application systems.
• Assess technical solutions and business processes against business requirements. • Lead in the mapping out of data conversion and reporting requirements.
• Continuously analyse, identify and document areas for improvement in the current business environment. • Manage the execution of business application related projects.
• Business requirements, process, data and project documentation. Produce fit-for-purpose specification documents for business requirements and processes using appropriate tools, while following the guidelines and standards for analysis artefacts.
• Manage the specification, development, testing and production cut-over of changes. • Drive the change management barriers impacting User Acceptance Testing.
• Ensure that application platforms are secure through regular patch management and updates, and ensure platform integrity is maintained.
• Regularly communicate and meet with key business stakeholders, key users and business leads to identify requirements, weakness and opportunities relevant to the business application solutions. • Evaluate benefits and risks of proposed initiatives by conducting impact analysis and/or business cases to justify the proposed changes. Assist to solve and mitigate project risks.
• Operate comfortably with multiple solutions, integrated systems and operational processes and make relevant connections across systems and business divisions.
• Supply users with skills and knowledge of process and systems via training sessions and workshops to develop and enhance a culture of super users.
• Provide insight and drive automation throughout the environment.
• Keep stakeholders informed of progress and challenges in order to manage expectations. Drive root-cause analysis and resolution activities.
• Liaise across teams to co-ordinate interdependencies and resolve issues.
• Provide application support.

Software Development.
Analytical skills.
System Analysis.
Communication skills.
Business Intelligence (BI) Tools.
Business Acumen.
Data Analysis.
Task driven.
Prototyping and Wireframing.
Emotional Intelligence.
Problem solving skills.
Flexibility and
Attention to detail.
Interpersonal skills.
Knowledge of ERP and CRM Systems.
Communication skills.
Creation of Reports and Dashboards.
Team player.
Microsoft Excel.
Organisational and Management Skills


• A minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in driving the successful delivery of business applications, with a focus on Enterprise Resource Planning, Point-of-Sale, Customer Relationship Management, Property Management Solutions and/or Ecommerce solutions.
• A minimum of 3 years work experience in retail, hospitality and/or agriculture/farming environments essential.
• Experience in business process improvement.
• Project management experience: particularly agile, waterfall.
• Experience writing business requirements and/or system requirements (BABOK methodology an advantage)
• Stakeholder management at various levels in the organization, including internal business customers. • Working with databases and APIs.
• Automation is an advantage.
• Exposure to system architecture..
• Matric Grade 12 (Essential).
• Bachelors degree in Information Systems or Business Administration or Engineering or similar field, essential.
• Honours /Masters degree an advantage.

Closing date – 30 September 2023

To apply – email your updated CV to or deliver by hand to the HR Office.
Should you not receive a reply within two (2) weeks after the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

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