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Reference : QR2811
Job Title : Financial Analyst
Sector Title : Accounting & Bookkeeping
Area : Johannesburg

Our client is searching for a Financial Analyst who will assist Finance with providing the business with a sound system of performance management that is aligned with the achievement of companywide financial goals and balanced scorecard

Key performance areas
Financial Reporting
Timely and accurate submission of monthly actual reporting
Provide monthly reports Revenue/P&L to management
Budget & forecast variances are analysed and recommendations are made to correct or improve business unit profitability

Management Reporting
Prepare forecasts and budgets
Review financial performance Products Functions accounts KPIs etc
Prepare monthly review decks set & monitor action plans
Identify and report on cost saving initiatives/projects
Cost Centre reporting analysis and management on a daily basis and formal reporting on a monthly basis
Monthly KPI analysis of income statement and liaising with Operations Managers to identify reasons and explanations

Investment Analysis Capex
Support preparation of business cases
Revision of business cases
Submission of large business case to Region/Corporate

Monthly review of Free Cash Flow and Working Capital development

Reconciliations and Journals
Reconciliations of GL account balances to supporting data
Ensuring completeness and consistency of ledger balances through daily scrutiny of the transaction flow through accounts within your control
Preparation and posting of the monthly journals
Maintenance of accrual/ provision balances and ensuring completeness of these

Adhoc financial analysis
Costs variance and trend analysis
Product profitability
Support other functions with reporting

Statutory/Legal compliance/Audit Support and Compliance
Ensure that VAT payments are calculated and claimed correctly
Ensure that statutory returns VAT RSC levies etc are completed for the business and are paid over
Support the year end and interim audit process through liaising with internal and external audit

2 to 5 years experience as an Accountant / Financial Analyst / Controller
Matric Degree in Accounting/Finance/Economics BComm CPA ACCA CIMA
Retail experience will be advantageous
Good Accounting knowledge including IFRS Tax and VAT
Good understanding of Accounting packages
Understanding of the audit process
Understanding of management accounting principles
Understanding of cost accounting & pricing models

Salary Market related

Please forward updated resume in MS Word with your application Note if no correspondence is received within 6 weeks of your application please consider your application as unsuccessful



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