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Senior Financial Analyst (Uitenhage / ERP / SAP / HPL)

Uitenhage, Eastern Cape
Reference: LASSFA001
My Client, an international leader in the manufacturing sector is in the process of recruiting a Senior Financial Analyst to join their dynamic team in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape.

Responsibilities include:
  • Supporting the Commercial Product Business Unit (PBU) and local finance management in analyzing the financial impact of the business.
  • Produce reliable financial forecasts (18MRF) and timely reporting and analysis of actual and estimates.
  • Provide required reporting of financials at various levels and ensures accurate accounting and compliance especially at the PBU level.
  • Assimilate information and understand key business drivers.
  • Analyse impact of changes in Price, Management and Legal Costs, cost-to-Serve (CTS), and guide management with information to make sound business decision at PBU/ Brand /SKU level.
  • Summarize and communicate financial and operating results against objectives.
  • Provide qualitative analysis including variance analysis.
  • Track the performance of the business and advise on how to improve on the results.
  • Translate actual results into monthly FY (18 Months) forecast.
  • Deliver variance analysis between forecast versions.
  • Deliver variance analysis between forecast versions which include volume/Price/Mix analysis, sales operations, manufacturing cost, other Cogs and SAG expenses.
  • Provide support and financial guidance for the Commercial organization assuring the appropriate return on the company investments.
  • Assess and agree on the establishment of realistic and challenging financial objectives, budgets, and strategic plans for the Commercial operations with high level of financial forecast accuracy
  • Ensure compliance with financial processes as well as adherence to established corporate policies, internal controls, and statutory requirements.
Knowledge and experience required:
  • Strong knowledge, understanding, and practical skills in relevant systems (i.e. ERP system: Cognos EDW, Hyperion Planning ( HPL) and SAP preferred.
  • Have the ability to analyze data, identify opportunities and propose solutions/alternatives in a pro-active manner.
  • Strong Problem solving skills and mentality
  • Attention to details and accuracy
  • Team player and able to interact with different levels of management
  • Able to interface seamlessly with the Commercial leadership
Education and Qualification required:
  • Bachelor’s required – Financial Accounting
  • 4+ years of experience in financial analytical skills and clear business acumen
  • Ability to analyse and providing explanations on the financial results and forecasting
  • Exposure to a wide variety of finance/business practices in a number of different areas
  • PC literacy – Sound computer skills in Excel & Power-point. (SAP experience advantageous)
Please apply directly, by clicking on the Apply Button below and visit our www.banking-recruitment-jobs.com here for more exciting opportunities.

Lisa Stroud | Senior Associate
CA Global Africa Recruitment
Tel: +27216599200
Email: lstroud@caglobalint.com
Website: www.caglobalint.com
If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.

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