FINANCIAL ANALYST

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Our multi-national client is looking for a Financial Analyst to join their team. He/she will provide accurate and data-based information pertaining to the company's current financials, profitability, budgets and forecasts. He/she will play a critical role in providing the company with financial data / information for informed decision making.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Preparation of management and board packs.
  • Compilation and preparation of data into structured reports, and presentation of financial results thereof at management meetings.
  • Consolidates and analyses financial data.
  • Interrogation of accounts resulting in variance analysis.
  • Drives the budget process: - provides innovative alternatives and recommendations to reduce costs and improve financial performance.
  • Drives quarterly forecasting - past, future and comparative performance.
  • Identifies trends, advises / recommends actions based on sound analysis.
  • Costing of new business opportunities: - develops financial models, benchmarking, RFQs, etc.
  • Monthly tracker meetings with internal teams.
  • Consults with management to guide and influence short-, medium- and long-term strategic decision making

 

Requirements:

 

  • Tertiary qualification - BCom Degree in Accounting / Cost and Management Accounting / CIMA (or studying towards CIMA).
  • At least 3 years' experience in a similar role - with proven knowledge of financial forecasting and diagnosis, corporate finance and information analysis.
  • Advanced Excel and experience with financial software applications, including statistical packages.
  • Database interrogation experience.
  • Strong presentation, reporting and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Enquiring mind, with a passion to continuously develop understanding of operations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Please note: shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 5 days for interview. If not contacted, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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