Financial Controller – Inventory

Full time, Permanent
Port Elizabeth
Posted 3 weeks ago

Contact person for this position:

Amori Prinsloo

A large, well established importer and distributor is seeking an experienced, dynamic and energetic Financial Controller with experience in Inventory to join their fast-growing team.

Minimum qualification and experience:

  • Grade 12 and a tertiary qualification in accounting or finance.
  • Min 5 years’ experience dealing with the financial aspects of inventory, accounts payable and accounts receivable.
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in a similar role supervising a team of clerks.
  • Intermediate to advance excel skills.
  • Experience on systems such as Pastel / Syspro / Macro.
  • Experience reviewing and reconciling general ledger accounts, stock movement, stock balances and pallets.
  • Experience calculating and reviewing inventory cost.
  • Experience in processing stock journals.

Main Duties/Key Results Areas:


  • Successfully lead and motivate a team of clerks.
  • Strive towards creating a work environment where stock controllers can achieve goals and meet objectives


  • Ensure that all stock transactions are processed, and deadlines are met.
  • Ensure that all stock movements are correctly processed on Syspro and any other stock reports or database.
  • Ensure that cost was correctly processed / updated on Syspro and any other stock report or database.
  • Assist with processing if and should the need arise
  • Process stock journals.

Reserving stock:

  • Ensure that stock booked in is reserved and deadlines met.
  • Ensure that stock booked in is correctly reserved on Syspro.
  • Assist with reserving stock if and should the need arise.

Reviewing of Reports and Reconciliations:

  • Ensure that that stock balancing and report deadlines are met (including pallet reconciliations).
  • Ensure that the stock balance reports agree to each other (quantities and cost).
  • Ensure that costing, billing weeks, billing rates are correct.
  • Assist with balancing stock if and should the need arise.
  • Ensure that daily and weekly reports are sent out by the
  • team
  • Analyse reports to ensure that information reported are reasonable.
  • Ensure that reports and reconciliations are reviewed before submission to Managers/Directors.

Stock Queries:

  • Ensure that all stock queries are kept to a minimum by assisting the stock controllers where required.
  • Meet with the stock controllers regularly to discuss and resolve stock queries.
  • Analyse and provide feedback on queries and claims on a weekly basis.
  • Assist in resolving the older outstanding queries / claims still to be finalised.
  • Assist stock controllers with reconciliations stock when required.
  • Ensure that the team is sending out the relevant reports relating to outstanding issues and claims.
  • Ensure that the claims process is being followed by the team.
  • Ensure that all urgent queries are resolved as soon as possible.

Documents and filing:

  • Ensure that the team uploads the necessary documents on the document dashboard and that deadlines are met.
  • Ensure that all stock documents are filled


  • Create LOTS on Syspro
  • Ensure that the stock controllers run the Syspro Balance Functions and assist with this should the need arise.
  • Open new cold stores on Syspro and request contact details and other information required from the relevant parties.


  • Assist with analysis and reporting of LCT’s as and when required.


  • Assist in the training of new employees added to team when required and assist with training team when implementing new procedures, systems or controls.


  • Assist with monthly review of stock controller’s performance.
  • Ensure that the team know what the department goals are and are striving to meet them.


  • General ad-hoc duties as requested by the Inventory Manager from time to time.
  • All and any other related tasks and duties as required by the Employer from time to time.


  • Area:  Port Elizabeth
  • Salary:  R20 000 – R30 000 depending on experience and qualifications


Job Features

Job CategoryInventory
SalaryR20 000 - R30 000
Commencement dateASAP
LocationPort Elizabeth
Contract TypeFull Time

Apply Online

A valid phone number is required.