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Finance Manager

Hourly Rate: R 300 ph

6 years experience


About Leslie

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I am a young professional in the banking industry; I am passionate about Finance, Accounting, Financial analysis, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics and working with large data. I have worked in Corporate and Investment Banking finance for Standard Bank over the past 6 years. I hold a B Com Degree in Econometrics from the University of Pretoria, majoring in Economics, Statistics and Mathematics. I am proficient in Microsoft Office Suit (Advanced Excel, Power Point…), Power BI, SAP, Financial Modelling, Financial Analysis, data analysis, I have strong analytical skills, I work well as an individual, I am a team player, I work well under pressure to meet deadline, I pay attention to details and I also embrace diversity in the workplace. I have good stakeholder management skills; good communication skills (oral and written), I am always seeking opportunities to learn new things and always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that the business functions optimally. My role and responsibilities as a Product controller involved: • Finance business partner for Transactional Products and Services, focusing on Cash Management Products • Reporting of daily, weekly and monthly profit and loss • Preparing and interpreting monthly reports • Forecasting of revenue numbers • Balance sheet substantiation • Keeping an accrual schedule and ensuring that fees are recorded correctly in the income statement • Posting of journals in the general ledger (SAP) • Ensuring that the sub ledger and general ledger is always correct and up to date • Performing all necessary product and intercompany reconciliations • Creating monthly performance packs to report to the product managers • Creating and updating Power BI dashboards for product managers Over and above the listed responsibilities, as a Product Controller I am the point of contact for product managers, internal and external auditors. I manage cross function relationships to ensure effective business partnering and I get involved in projects aimed at improving the products offered to clients, projects to update our internal processes to accommodate industry changes and updates. During these tough global economic times I was involved in a project to cut down costs across all our product offerings as a way of improving profits for the business. Outside of the corporate environment I like to spend time with my family (wife and son) and friends. I have a keen interest in football, cricket and video gaming (Xbox and PlayStation), I enjoy recreational activities such as playing indoor soccer, hiking, go-carting, mountain biking and I am a car enthusiast.

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