Aqunion is a leading abalone farming & processing business in South Africa; supported by sound leadership with great passion for continuous improvement and excellence.

Well known for our good retention strategy, Aqunion offers market related salaries and a healthy working environment. As a learning organisation with extensive industry knowledge and a culture of innovation we are committed to providing equal opportunities to all our employees.

FINANCIAL MANAGER (EE/AA Candidates only), Hermanus - Western Cape

Aqunion (Pty) Ltd is a dynamic, growing company that farms South African abalone for the Asian market. The company currently has two farms and a processing facility in the Overberg Region. We have a position available for a Financial Manager to be based in, or around, Hermanus.

The primary purpose of the position is to contribute to the overall success of Aqunion by effectively managing all financial and distribution controls in line with recognized accounting standards and procedures and by providing appropriate financial advice for improving and growing our business. As Financial Manager you would be a key part of a dynamic and passionate team that aims for excellence.

 Key Performance Areas for this position include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Oversee accounting staff to manage and maintain customized financial management & accounting templates throughout the company’s sites and departments to allow for standardized and uniform monthly management reporting;
  • Prepare and present monthly financial information to all levels of management within the group;
  • Work with management to identify and assess opportunities to improve the company’s financial health, including assessing investments
  • Work with management to ensure that proper pricing strategies are in place and manage costs within the company by reviewing actual performance against the budgets;
  • Assist the financial team and management to ensure timeous preparation of uniform budgets and manage the process throughout the company’s various departments;
  • Do research into market related factors and other non-financial factors which may impact the group;
  • Evaluate and advise management on the financial implications of strategies and behaviors;
  • Payroll support and timeous submission of VAT & payroll returns and preparation of related reconciliations.
  • Overseeing and planning the annual external audit in conformity with IFRS and the Companies Act.
  • Assist in annual B-BBEE audit.


  • A minimum of 3 years work-based practical experience;
  • Relevant qualification (CIMA, BComm or other), a postgrad qualification will be advantageous;
  • Registration with a professional board will be highly advantageous;
  • Understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards;
  • Understanding and knowledge of legislation and other regulatory aspects related to the business matters (e.g. Companies Act, B-BBEE Act, Income Tax Act, Value Added Tax Act, etc.);
  • Strong skills in negotiating, relationship building and problem solving;
  • Results oriented and the ability to meet deadlines on assignments;
  • Advanced computer skills and proficiency in MS Office;
  • A valid driver’s license and own transport
  • Fully bilingual (fluency in English).

A market related remuneration package is offered and the company supports the Employment Equity legislation.

Please forward application by email to Please state your expected remuneration package per annum in your application.

Closing date:  10 September 2018

Commencement: As soon as possible.


If not contacted within 14 days after closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.