Manager – Finance and Human Capital


1. About naamsa

naamsa | The Automotive Business Council is a non-profit company [NPC] established and registered to house the activities, assets and reserves of an industry body which represents the collective, non- competitive interests of the new motor vehicle industry in South Africa. All major multi-national automotive corporations operating in South Africa are members of naamsa.


Our vision is to be the most credible thought leader and a respected partner of a globally competitive and transformed automotive industry that contribute to the sustainable development of South Africa. It is our mission to play a transformative role towards a cleaner, safer, and sustainable industry that creates prosperity for the people of South Africa. Our purpose is to responsibly advocate for just mobility solution.

naamsa strives to achieve the following objectives:

  • advocate, lobby, promote, advance, protect and represent the interests of the auto industry;
  • promote trade, foster and stimulate growth for and on behalf of the auto industry;
  • actively participate in conversations and activities that advance the automotive industry’s
  • competitiveness locally and globally;
  • act as a portal for expert knowledge on industry regulations;
  • collect, process, and circulate statistical information and other key industry data in compliance with the requirements of the SA law and in accordance with auto industry’s reporting protocols;
  • proactively communicate the role and the importance of the auto industry in the economic life of SA.
Strategic Objectives

The four defined strategic objectives that naamsa must achieve to bring its vision to life are:

  • Public Policy | shape and influence the operating environment;
  • Transformation | invest in sustainable and value adding initiatives to advance socio-economic progress;
  • Data Management | optimise the stock of knowledge; and
  • Growth | resource for success.
Our Values

The three core principles that guide naamsa’s internal conduct as well as our relationship with our members, government, partners, and other stakeholders.

2. About The Role


Manager: Finance and Human Capital


Reports To

Chief Operations Officer


Purpose of The Role

naamsa seeks to appoint a Manager: Finance and Human Capital who will ensure complete, accurate and timeous accounting process up to trial balance and to perform monthly internal reporting and analysis, support audit preparations and audit fieldwork enquiries. The incumbent will also provide Human Capital support to all naamsa employees and maintain fair and reasonable personnel policies and guidelines.

The three core principles that guide naamsa’s internal conduct as well as our relationship with our members, government, partners, and other stakeholders.

3. Key Responsibilities and Duties

On Financial Management, the Manager assumes the obligation to:

  • maintain internal control procedures over all naamsa business processes;
  • provide financial inputs into the preparation of business plans and company policies;
  • manage all naamsa tax-related issuesand communicate relevant procedures to employees;
  • ensure invoices, collection of revenues, incoming invoices and reconciliations are correctly accounted for and/or are correctly and timeously processed;
  • prepare monthly management accounts and finalise quarterly financial income statements;
  • review books of accounts, monthly management accounts and annual financial statements;
  • propose and implement cost saving strategies;
  • external audits and reviews: assist in the planning, coordinating, and monitoring of the statutory audit of all business units under his/her control;
  • work through the CEO for the appointment of external consultants for financial issues;
  • contribute and provide key financial input into project planning and decisions;
  • submit on time bi-annual returns to SARS through e@syfile and issue annual IRP5’s to staff;
  • timeously process all monthly returns towards the UIF, annual workman’s compensation, medical aid and pension fund allowances and PAYE;
  • prepare and present for approval the annual operational and capital expenditure budgets;
  • work with departmental heads and project managers to prepare project budgets;
  • support with the compilation and management of information to prepare for annual financial statements with external Auditors;
  • punctual and accurate financial record keeping aimed at achieving unqualified audits;
  • manage monthly credit cards reconciliation from all card holders; and
  • compile quarterly and annual accounts and ensure statutory requirements are fulfilled.

On Human Capital functions, the Manager will be expected to support naamsa with the implementation of Strategic HR processes, including but not limited to, strategic workforce planning, talent management, training and development, performance management, and employee relations.

  • ensure that HR processes are aligned to achieve all elements of the naamsa strategy;
  • prepare and distribute monthly staff payslips, process monthly payroll and annual bonusses;
  • support the successful delivery of naamsa HR policies to achieve a high performance culture;
  • ensure adherence to the naamsa Employee Performance Management process that enables all employees to be appraised in a fair and consistent manner.

4. Essential Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Management Accounting, or equivalent with solid academic results;
  • professional qualification such as CA [SA], CMA or MBA
  • 3 – 5 years of experience in a senior position within the areas of finance, accounting, auditing, tax, and internal controls;
  • preferred experience with strong financial practices;
  • expertise in IFRS accounting and internal controls and general tax knowledge;
  • generic familiarity with South Africa’s labour laws and HR practices;
  • exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and
  • strong analytical mindset with the ability to interpret HR policies.

5. Skills and Attributes

  • proven track record and experience in the development of key events communication process;
  • understanding in managing stakeholder relations including coordination of travel arrangements;
  • experience in event finance, invoice management, processing and budget record-keeping;
  • tested ability in building and maintaining a client and/or supplier databases;
  • appreciation to creatively input on designs elements for events and creative execution;
  • ability to develop and continually update event guidelines documents and event procedures;
  • shows a strong understanding of the automotive business and understand factors, trends and issues which could influence naamsa events; and
  • a strong communicator with a clear and concise presentation style, who can convey, with consistency, naamsa’s event vision in a manner that is understandable.

The closing date for your applications is Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 16:00. Late applications will not be considered. Send your comprehensive CV to Mme Theresa NEL:


Thank you for your interest and look forward to hearing from you.


Best wishes,
naamsa | The Automotive Business Council

The most credible thought leader and respected partner for the automotive industry.