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6 Jul 2022

PermanentJob for Logistics Business Controller Needed

BLACK TIE RECRUIT – Posted by JobPlace24 KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Job Description

Job for Logistics Business Controller Needed

Location: KwaZulu-Natal
Job Type: Permanent
Company/Employer: BLACK TIE RECRUIT
Job Title: Job for Logistics Business Controller Needed

Vacancy Details

Our client is looking for a Logistics Business Controller to join their team in Durban.

The candidate main purpose will be to financially analyse, provide guidance to and support the cold stores and transport department; analyse business development processes / continuous improvement; prepare and analyse financial budgets and plans; analyse and prepare financial and operational reports by investing in own personal development and living the company values.


  • This is a list of all the Outputs listed in this position profile.
  • Financially analyse, provide guidance to and support the cold stores and transport department
  • Investing in personal development
  • Analyse business development processes / continuous improvement
  • Living the Company Values and adhere to all the policies and procedures
  • Prepare and analyse financial budgets and plans
  • Analyse and prepare financial and operational reports
  • Provide input to the Logistics strategy when required.
  • Reviw management accounts prepare each business Actual vs budgets & reviewing the same with each department and group manager, monthly.
  • Discuss and explain to each manager the various accounts in detail and establish possible solutions or provide ideas on managing the revenue and costs and any deviations from the budgets.
  • Ensure every customer and new customers has a complete credit application, maintain it electronically.
  • Forward debtors overdue report & identify problematic accounts.
  • Ensure all suppliers invoices are received and paid timorously.
  • Review and assist branch Accountants with the preliminary financials monthly.
  • Verify the entries for accuracy (amounts and relevant GL account) ongoing.
  • Control the expenditure continuously, to ensure the most cost- effective suppliers are being used. Review each business unit expenses weekly.
  • Provide guidance and financial and operational support to all departments, such as developing Excel reports when required.
  • Provide a channel to the Finance department at the Branch or Head Office, by assisting with requests such as supplier payment, credit card top ups, finance related to sale or overhead entries.
  • Always maintain channels of communication and exchange of information to Directors and other Managers
  • Review and implement Standard operating procedures for each task.
  • Identify areas or systems for improvement and implementing corrective measures.
  • Warehouse invoice control
  • Various transport reports, using excel to speed up the process in summarizing the data for billing or analysis.
  • Conduct random audits, investigation various procedures or GL account for accuracy, possible irregularities
  • Analyse, share and explain monthly the economic situations and how the financial indicators such as the exchange rates and crude oil effects the business.
  • Prepare yearly budgets for each business with each manager.
  • Review and establish the revenue per customer annually.
  • Formulate cost models to assists with the overheads as agreed monthly and yearly.
  • Assist with yearly rate review for each customer.
  • Perform Financial analysis for each cost center monthly.
  • Discuss the year to end results with possible recommendations to achieve the targeted profit before tax or/and foresee the shortfalls.
  • Develop reports to assist all managers on the financial or operational performance:
  • Weekly/monthly – transport Dashboards (Distribution & Port ops) each manager can understand the internal sales/volume vs 3PL, performance and utilization per fleet #.
  • Warehouse forecast sales – Weekly, so that the manager can gauged their sales for the following weekly and plan accordingly.
  • Target sales (Warehouses, to establish their shortfall on a weekly, monthly and year to date)
  • WH billing report (weekly) – To show Warehouse managers the volume being handle /stored by each customer per warehouse, weekly, monthly and year to date with their relevant rates.
  • Shoprite distribution stats, for KZN and inland (Monthly and year to date)
  • Forecasting biweekly and monthly (per month and full financial year)
  • Distribution fuel tracking by fleet #, monthly.
  • Prepare and analyse when required various Business case studies, for Capex investment or new business,
  • Creating Cash flow, 5-to-20-year income statement, amortization schedules, income, and overheads calculations. NPV
  • Analyse the distribution cost per vehicle (ton), region, route category and customer quarterly, mid-yearly and annually.
  • Develop standard cost for Distribution vehicle per kg and Warehouse labour or any future related aspect as and when required.


  • Ensure achievement of own performance objectives.
  • Attend scheduled training as agreed.
  • Ensure completion of any assessments to evaluate understanding.
  • Fill in attendance registers when required.
  • Required Skills
  • accounts : 8 to 9 years
  • logistics business controller : 8 to 9 years
  • Candidate Requirements


  • Minimum: NQF level 7 Degree in Financial Management or related.
  • Preferred: NQF level 8 Honours in Financial Management or related OR NQF level 9 Masters’ Degree.


  • Minimum: 10 years’ experience within financial and operational logistics industry which includes at least 5 years on a Snr management level.
  • Preferred: More than 10 years experience within financial and operational logistics industry which includes at least 5 years on a Snr management level.
  • Accreditations:
  • SAIPA – South institute of Professional Accountants (preferred) + SAIBA – South institute of Business Accountants (preferred)
  • Knowledge/ Understanding:
  • What should this position know that is not included in the qualification
  • Understanding of Financial Statements
  • Knowledge of International Accounting Standards
  • Knowledge of International Reporting Standards


  • Strategy and operational planning experience
  • Financial control and reporting skills
  • Reporting and analysis skills on a Snr level
  • Budgeting skills
  • ERP systems experience
  • Experience in the National Credit Act
  • MS Office on an Advance level
  • Supply chain experience


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