Business Finance Analyst - Sandton

Job TitleBusiness Finance Analyst
Key Performance OutputsThe analyst is accountable to provide analytical decision support for internal customers (both local and HQ). It includes the coordination/ lead of the advanced planning, reporting and analysis process and provision of high quality financial information to contribute to the successful achievement of business and operating plans whilst adhering to policy guidelines and regulatory requirements.

? The successful candidate will do this by focussing on the following key outputs:
? Partnering with business finance, commercial departments and all groups in providing value added analytical analysis used in driving complete and informed decision making
? Prepare and validate the monthly financial statements. Ensure data integrity of the p/l and balance sheet information and follow up on differences/variances to budget/expectations.
? Support and facilitate management decision-making through the provision of financial analysis, support and advice.
? Ensures that the monthly cost centre reports are available on time, are accurate and complete and works with the business management to interpret them.
? Ensure compliance to regulatory, organisational and audit requirements. 
? Prepare monthly management reports and analysis which includes business P&L’s with actual vs budget vs prior year vs forecast, sales analysis in total and at product level, cost of sales analysis and expenses analysis.
? Manage and report all product inventories. To ensure that we adhere to Inventory Policies and Procedures and that Inventory is correctly stated and accounted for.
? Coordinate the budget and forecast preparation of the relevant business unit by providing the necessary tools and reviewing the plans to ensure that they meet the stated company revenue and profit targets and that they are produced within the stated timeframes.
? Responsible and accountable for the development and maintenance of a finance centre of expertise for routine finance matters (e.g. overheads, processes, cost centre set up, ASL's, transfers, etc.) 
? The development and maintenance of a management accounting system and maintenance of financial reporting systems.
? Leading the annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting processes
? Provides ad hoc periodic reporting 
? Liaise with all relevant stakeholders

Reporting StructureReporting to: Business Finance Manager, significant interaction with Finance Director and marketing and sales departments
Number of Direct reports: None
Minimum Requirements? Essential in this position is working towards a B.Comm (Accounting/ Finance/ Economics/ Business or Analytical emphasis) 
? A minimum of 2 years management accounting/ finance experience preferably in the Pharmaceutical industry or manufacturing industry
Technical Skills? Advanced computer literacy, knowledge of SUN system an added advantage
? Working knowledge of standard financial accounting software/ ERP
? Strong MS Office skills
? Analytical skills and good background on data analysis
? Strong numerical and accounting/ finance skills
? Management accounting/ inventory accounting/ cost accounting
Behavioural Skills and AttributesMulti-tasker with ability to work under pressure, aptitude and willingness to learn, driven to achieve, high levels of attention to detail with focus on quality and accuracy is required in this position as the incumbent will have to timeously provide data, analysis and information for management use. The incumbent will also require accurate data management skills to ensure that all the financial information given to internal customers is authentic and accurate. Team players, ability to work independently, good communicator/ presenter, assertive and able to meet deadlines.Planning and organising is critical in this role in order to sustain a focus on performance and delivery of key objectives while resolving client queries timeously

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