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Financial Analyst South Africa

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Clicks Group

Clicks Group South Africa South Africa

4 months ago

We are looking to recruit a permanent Financial Analyst within the Finance department. The role will be based at the United Pharmaceutical Distributor (UPD) in Roodepoort Rand Leases and will report to the Finance Manager.

Job Purpose:

To prepare, analyse and review financial performance to support and guide the business in achieving it KPIs, set targets and planned initiatives. Support business in appraisals and evaluations and post evaluations thereof. Review, monitor and enforce financial controls and compliance across the business. Monitor and mitigate risks.

Key Performance Areas:

• Responsible for preparation and interpretation, of management accounts and analytical reviews, including cost and income relationship of financial and non-financial metrics incorporating all drivers of profitability and balance sheet, drawing insight to the factors that influence the financial outcomes to alert and guide business accordingly.

• To plan, budget and forecast by engaging with line... management in the formulation of financial projections within defined parameters thereby aligning to business objectives and monitor business performance to the set financial targets.

• To ensure that the control objectives within business activities, processes and transactional flows comply with defined international standards (e.g. ISAE3402) and within risk and authority matrix, control frameworks and internal audit recommendations.

• To ensure that the business benefit cases are realised, by controlling, monitoring of the business assets and through pre and post evaluation of capital expenditure.

• To identify and apply the appropriate costing technique(s) to a range of service differentiators, e.g. Channel, Customer, Supplier, Product mix, geographical coverage, etc. and recommend areas of remediation or compensating business initiatives.

• To optimize sources and availability of information, both internal and external to derive and monitor key performance indicators (KPI’s).

• To ensure alignment of business processes controls and business rules by contributing to well-defined SOPs / policies that has a direct financial impact on the business.

• To optimise the working capital by ensuring and monitoring that the cash forecast by day is in line with budgets and previous forecasts, through enforcing predictability and mitigating advanced planning of spend across the business (Debtors, Creditors, Capex, Buying) whilst having an understanding of the trading terms that influences working capital.

• To review and identify risks and monitor ongoing mitigation or compensating controls, validating sustainability of the business, through formal reviews and collaboration with each business area.

• To ensure effective people and team development to improve and grow capabilities (talent retention) within finance and drive financial awareness through the business.


• Strong business acumen

• Sound interpersonal and influencing skills

• Strong management reporting, control and risk management skills

• Communication and presentation skills

• •Advanced spread sheet modelling (e.g. Excel)


• Management accounting and analysis

• Knowledge of financial accounting, statutory standards, audit standards, investigative and forensic knowledge

• Knowledge of relevant laws and regulations

• Project management

• Process optimisation and audit trails

• IT systems and process understanding

• Knowledge of the logistics and distribution environment

Personal competencies required:

• Analysing

• Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations

• Presenting and Communicating Information

• Planning and Organising

• Working with People

• Adhering to Principles and Values

• Following Instructions and Procedures

• Adapting and Responding to Change

Required Qualification & Experience:

• Essential CA / CIMA / B.Com

Minimum Experience Required:

• Minimum 5 years’ experience within a high volume FMCG

• Project appraisal and costing experience

• Analysis and interpretation of data / information

N.B: We endeavor to provide feedback to all candidates whenever possible, however, if you don't hear from us within 14 days from the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful
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