Financial / HR / Administration

Marketing Accounts Controller: Renowned Global Homeware Brand –  Somerset West

We have a captivating opportunity for an experienced, Senior Marketing Accounts Controller with a solid understanding of Retail Marketing to join the team at a renowned, global homeware brand in Somerset West.

We’re looking for a qualified numbers person who is comfortable bridging the gap between Finance and Marketing. As such, previous advertising agency experience would be beneficial for this role.
As a Marketing Accounts Controller, your main responsibility will be to ensure that all Marketing activities are completed within budget. You will track expenses, monitor spending patterns, and collaborate with different departments to ensure that all marketing projects are financially feasible.

Your role will also require you to communicate with vendors, negotiate contracts, and report on various cost-saving initiatives. Additionally, you will be tasked with the processing of invoices, creation of purchase requisitions and loading payments to vendors.

The Marketing Accounts Controller will monitor the supplier age analysis and to ensure the accounts stay up to date. This is a fantastic opportunity for an Accounts Controller who has some marketing experience, who can understand the different media that they will work with. It is vital that you have a solid working knowledge of the Microsoft Dynamics ERP System as well as MS Office Advance Excel.

If budgets and financial controls make you tick, do not delay in applying for this exciting opening at this sought-after company!


  • Closely monitor and manage all South Africa Marketing department and Global Content Studio expenses to ensure compliance with budget requirements.
  • Develop and implement internal financial controls to ensure efficient use of resources.
  • Provide financial input to relevant stakeholders on potential marketing initiatives.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to help in the development of financial objectives for marketing initiatives.
  • Monitor and report on project spending and variance analysis.
  • Analyse and interpret financial data to identify trends and patterns.
  • Identify cost-saving opportunities and areas for improvement in marketing processes.
  • Negotiate vendor contracts and develop relationships with key suppliers in collaboration with our Traffic and Production Manager.
  • Establish and maintain accurate financial records of all marketing expenses and transactions.
  • Prepare and present financial reports for senior management.
  • Vendor creation, amendments, payment journals and account reconciliation.
  • Purchase Requisitions and Open Purchase Orders.
  • Weekly Age Analysis meeting.
  • Assisting with month end procedures and reporting.
  • Recharge invoicing and asset management.
  • Month-end clearing accounts.
  • Prepaid account reconciliation.
  • Weekly and Monthly reports.
  • Budget setting.


The successful candidate must have/be:

  • BCom Accounting Degree (Preferable)  / Diploma / N6 equivalent
  • 3-5 years’ experience with Microsoft Dynamics ERP system and MS Office Advanced Excel – non-negotiable 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Computer Literate – Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Time management sills
  • Problem solving abilities.

Should you not receive a response within 10 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

City: Somerset West
Country: South Africa
Level of Expertise: Senior
Remuneration: Negotiable
Reference Number: #Mich1618