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Senior Finance Assistant, Cape Town, SA

About the company

VOSS develops a range of products that are used by the world’s largest communications service providers and enterprises. These market-leading tools are paired with professional services to help our customers achieve the most from their digital workplace platform. We operate in a very dynamic industry and leverage the latest technologies to keep our software at the forefront of the market.

VOSS is a global team with offices in Cape Town, Dallas, London, and Sydney. Our engineers are encouraged to travel and work directly with our customers to gain real-world experience. Read more about VOSS and what we do, on our website.

Purpose of the position

VOSS is looking for an experienced Senior Finance Assistant (Procurement) to support our evolution of the finance team and business growth. Partnering with various departments across VOSS, reporting into the CFO, the candidate must demonstrate a strong ability to problem solve, be a self starter and own the end to end process of procurement and vendor management. You will work closely with the business managers to build departmental budget trackers, identify process improvement and  own the procurement process across the departments working with vendors across the globe. 

Duties and responsibilities

  • Own the internal departmental budget procurement process
  • Working with department heads to standardize the procurement process
  • Drive the internal feedback process
  • Constantly look for innovative ways to automate the internal and external procurement process. 
  • Ensuring the procurement  data aligns with the Financial department data
  • Provide regular & adhoc internal business reports on departmental spend trends and issues
  • Assisting with existing and new vendor engagements – commercials, contracts and process. 
  • Communicating & working with the business departments to drive the procurement of services from our vendors and understand the status/timeline of delivery of services.
  • Partner closely with the business to support their sourcing decisions and vendor partnerships for scale, cost efficiencies, and to ensure a diverse and sustainably focused supplier chain to keep pace with the evolving needs of our business.
  • Ongoing engagement & partnering with business, ensuring strong two way communication of finance requirements from the business and a strong understanding of link between operational drivers and business performance.

Qualifications, Technical Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in numerically focussed subject with 5+ years of relevant finance, commercial and vendor management experience, preferably at a software company
  • Experience with procurement and vendor management process
  • Experience working at a global organization working with different time zones
  • Excellent administrative and time management skills
  • Advanced Excel and Database skills (Smartsheet experience preferable)


  • Ability to demonstrate logical thinking with strong attention to detail
  • Experience working at a software company (between 100-200 employees)Relationship builder – Ability to cultivate strong cross-functional relationships and communicate effectively with team members and business partners
  • Understanding and capable of developing flexible structures and effective processes
  • The ability to manage multiple projects to implement processes and procedures throughout the company.
  • Able to work unsupervised and outside defined scope of the role.
  • Demonstrate commitment and initiative to seek out creative solutions with the aim of continually improving processes and ways of working.
  • Strong business awareness that will enable anticipation & early identification and resolution of issues on a proactive basis.

Driving/Travel requirements

  • Must hold current valid driver’s license and passport.
  • You must have the legal right to work in South Africa.