Finance Business Partner

Reference: 9236 SJ
Consultant: Sone Johnson 

Job Description: 

  • Business Partner for the Operations Business Units through providing financial expertise, developing and maintaining a sound understanding of the product offerings and business areas and their respective financial levers
  • Support Operations teams in the relevant Operations Business Units in all financial matters (monthly results, budget, forecasts, projects, profitability)
  • Provide high quality, complete and detailed analysis of results and profitability (margins) compared to forecast in close interaction with the Business Unit Managers
  • Give advice on strategic orientation and projects of the individual Business Units
  • Compute and structure profitability and performance calculations on new activities and initiatives
  • Support Operations teams in standardised and customised pricing approaches per area
  • Take responsibility for the budget cycle for the relevant business areas and manage budget vs actuals on a month to month basis
  • End to end involvement to develop and maintain internal investment business cases in support of the relevant business area (info gathering, planning, cost analysis, benefit quantification, assumptions and recommendation)
  • Ensure the financial models / business cases are prepared in line with External Shareholder strategy / requirements and are financially accurate
  • Responsible for the collation of information from various sources to prepare business plans for Management and Executive review
  • Preparation of overview slides to present the financial model / business plan to Management and members of the Executive team
  • Ensure results (reports and presentations) are professionally and clearly communicated, highlighting key assumptions and potential risks to drive and support business decisions
  • Take responsibility for all financial management elements in relation to strategic partners within the Group, including dashboard reporting and ad-hoc requests from stakeholders
  • Ensure that all requests received from stakeholders are managed and delivered on within the agreed upon timelines
  • Responsible for monthly/quarterly/half yearly/yearly presentations and Management packs for Steer Committee meetings relating to budget and actuals submissions
  • Contribute towards operational efficiency by identifying opportunities for improving data, systems and processes/procedures
  • Take responsibility for monthly Executive Management meetings
  • Support provided on Projects or requests from the business

Qualifications: 

  • Relevant Finance qualification
  • Professionally qualified – CIMA / BCom etc.
  • Minimum 2 – 3 years’ relevant experience in budgeting and financial modelling
  • Proven analytical skills – ability to analyse large volumes of data
  • Advanced MS Excel
  • Advantageous: Exposure to Dynamics and Excel Insights Reporting Tool
  • Advantageous: Retail and/ or Financial Services industry experience
  • Experience engaging with senior Management
  • People Management experience (preferred)

How to Apply: 

  • Email your comprehensive CV to exceedhr@exceed.co.za. 
  • If you are already registered, please forward your CV and the relevant reference number to the consultant with whom you are currently registered in order to avoid duplicity on our system. 
  • We reserve the right to only conduct interviews with candidates of choice. 
  • Applicants who have not received feedback within 30 days from the closing date must please accept their application as unsuccessful.