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Jacques Nell

Financial Manager of Vanchem Vanadium Products

Currently resides in: Mpumalanga, South Africa

Born in Witbank South Africa

BComm (Financial Management) - UP
Management Development Program - UNISA

Contact details

O: 0136966174

Business Address

Van Eck Dr, Emalahleni, South Africa, 1045

Professional details

Current Position(s)

Financial Director | Ivanti Resources (Pty) Ltd
Witbank, South Africa | October 2014 - present

Manufacturing and Industrial

Implementation of Financial Systems using Pastel Evolution as well as financial reporting.
SARS reporting

Financial Manager | Galabyte (Pty) Ltd
Randfontein, South Africa | January 2012 - present

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources

Preparation of financials for Galabyte.
VAT reporting to SARS

Director | Rakhoma Mining Resources (Pty) Ltd
Jane Furse, South Africa | November 2011 - present

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources

Financial reporting
SARS reporting

Director | Mbaphansi Resources (Pty) Ltd
Witbank, South Africa | November 2011 - present

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources

Financial reporting
SARS reporting

Alternate Director | Mapochs Mine (Pty) Ltd
Roossenekal, South Africa | 2010 - present

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources

Served on the Board of Directors of Mapochs Mine as an alternate director.

Financial Manager | Finance | South Africa Japan Vanadium (Pty) Ltd
Witbank, South Africa | August 2008 - present

Manufacturing and Industrial

Overall financial management and SARS reporting of the company.

Financial Manager | Vanchem Vanadium Products (Pty)Ltd
Witbank, South Africa | August 2008 - present

Manufacturing and Industrial

Established and implemented the entire financial function for the newly formed Vanchem Vanadium Products (Pty) Ltd. This included creating new policies, procedures, financial reporting (using Pastel Evolution) and implementation of group reporting.
Reporting of financial to the Board of Directors in compliance with IFRS guidelines.
Ensuring taxation matters are aligned with SARS guidelines.
Establishment of an Internal Audit department to ensure good corporate governance.
Implementing a new payroll system and overseeing payroll reporting.

Previous Position(s)

Unit Manager | Finance | Highveld Steel and Vanadium Corporation Limited
Witbank, South Africa | 2005 - August 2008

Manufacturing and Industrial

During this period Highveld was starting to dispose of its Ferro-Alloys and Vanadium Divisions.
I was involved in preparing various exercises and to assist with the disposal processes, and was also involved with the hand-over of the systems to the new companies.
Added to my duties was the oversight of the entire General Ledger System for the corporation.
During 2008 I was transferred to the SAP implementation team. I however resigned before implementation.

Section Manager | Finance | Highveld Steel and Vanadium Corporation Limited
Witbank, South Africa | 2001 - 2005

Manufacturing and Industrial

Head of the Ferro-Alloys and Vanchem Cost Departments.
Duties included reporting of monthly management accounts, forecast and budgeting upto Balance Sheet for the Ferro-Alloys and Vanchem Divisions.
I was also nominated to attend the Executive Committee meeting and to report the financials at these meetings.
Duties further included consolidating the group budgets upto balance sheet as well as the preparations and circulation of the operating budgets to all divisions within the Group.

Senior Accounts Controller | Liaison FInance, Procurement, Stores and IT | Highveld Steel and Vanadium Corporation Limited
Witbank, South Africa | 1998 - 2001

Manufacturing and Industrial

I was given the opportunity to head-up a special project section where I was a liaison officer between Finance, Procurement, Stores and IT.
My duties included new computer solutions as well as the feasibility of an Intranet Site for Highveld. During this period we increased the EDI supplier base as well as the development of an Internet Site.
I was also tasked with the restructuring to the Highveld General Ledger which also involved changes to the budget and actual costing reporting.

Accounts Controller | Finance | Highveld Steel and Vanadium Corporation Limited
Witbank, South Africa | 1996 - 1998

Manufacturing and Industrial

Transferred to head up the new budgeting system of Highveld using Comshare FDC.
During this period I was involved in designing and implementing the budget system for the entire corporation including the various financial reports.
Following the installation I was tasked to rollout the system to perform reporting of actual management accounting results using the FDC system.

General Computer Technician | Exhigh Computers CC
Witbank, South Africa | January 1994 - May 1994

Consumer Goods, Fashion and Retail

Computer Sales, repairs and installations.

Cost Clerk | Finance | Highveld Steel and Vanadium Corporation Limited
Witbank, South Africa | May 1994 - 1996

Manufacturing and Industrial

General management accounting functions for various sections within the Highveld. This included the Steel Plant, Rand Carbide and Transalloys.
During my period in the costing department I started the process of using computers to perform various management accounting tasks.

Serviceman | Military Police and Personnel Corps | South African Defence Force
Pretoria, South Africa | January 1993 - December 1993

Government, Public Administration and Defence

National service year 1993. Basic training done at the Military Police Training Centre in Pretoria. 2nd Phase was at the Personnel Corps in Pretoria and final phase was at the Defense Sports Club Northern Transvaal, Pretoria.

Educational history


Hoërskool Patriot, Witbank, South Africa (1992)


University of South Africa - UNISA SBL

Midrand, South Africa | January 2006 - December 2006

MDP - Operations Management, Economics, Accounting, Strategic Management, Human Resources and Industrial Relations, Marketing Manageme

University of Pretoria

Witbank, South Africa | January 1995 - December 2000

BComm (Financial Management) - Financial Management, Business Management, Accounting



Chess | 1992

Achievement for participating in the A League Team for 2 years

Attendance at High School | 1992

Not 1 day absent from School from 1988 to 1992 (5 years)

media exposure

Witbank News | 2013

Article - Witbank Club had a 'squashing' good year

Witbank News | 2014

Article - Squash district finals

Academic Achievements

Junior Achievers Program | 1991

Elected to participate in the Junior Achievers Program in 1991

Student Council Representative | 1995

Elected to represent the Witbank Campus from 1995 until 2000

Class Leader | 1991

Elected as class leader for both 1991 and 1992 by my fellow students and teachers.

Other Achievements

Improvement in WMPSA Distict Championships | 2013

Increased the district championship participation to 74 entrants and reintroduced the Ladies section.

WMPSA District League and Championships | 2012

Managed the district league and championships.
36 entrant in championships



Institute of Directors of Southern Africa

Member, 2012 - present


Strilitzia Body Corp

Chairman, 2010 - present

Highveld Squash Club

Chairman, 2013 - 2013

Highveld Squash Club

Treasurer, 2007 - present

Western Mpumalanga Squash Association

Chairman, 2012 - present

Highveld Squash Club

Chairman, 2005 - 2008

Other Activities


Social golf player, 1980 - present


Team Captain / Organiser, 1992 - present

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