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Financial Planning & Analysis

Role: Financial Planning & Analysis

Department: Financial

Location: Centurion, Pretoria

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Job Title / Reporting to:

FINANCIAL PLANNING & ANALYSIS reporting to CFO located in Centurion, Pretoria

Job Purpose:

The FINANCIAL PLANNING & ANALYSIS will be responsible for running the accounting and financial activities of an organisation. They will assist the CFO to analyse the economic stability of the company and provide financial information to other departments and shareholders. The Financial Accountant will be responsible for compiling the month end reports, quarterly budgets, cash flow analysis and any adhoc reporting required by the shareholders.

Key Result Areas: (Major Accountabilities)

  • Preparing the monthly profit and loss, and balance sheet reports after TBs have been finalised.
  • Tax reporting and inventory processing
  • Collecting and analysing data, which is then used in the preparation of weekly and monthly estimates
  • Advising on estimates for project funding
  • Preparing weekly cash flow statements, and controlling expenditure and cash flow for discussion and review with the CFO
  • Assisting with the preparation of year-end accounts and statutory accounts
  • Assisting with quarterly budgets and year-end budget
  • Responding to financial inquiries by gathering and interpreting data
  • Examining financial records to check for accuracy
  • Ensure Revenue and Costs are correctly recognised in accordance with IFRS15
  • Ad hoc requests and reports

Knowledge, Skills, Experience


  • Knowledge of reporting requirements to the shareholder
  • Preferably have experience in reporting to a listed entity
  • Must have variance analysis skills
  • Must have a sound Tax knowledge
  • Caseware experience in compiling financial statements
  • Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel , word , powerpoint etc)
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Knowledge of relevant tax laws

Professional Experience:

  • 2-5 years reporting/ accounting experience
  • 2 years in profits and loss accounts, cash flow statements and variance analysis

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Accounting Science degree or a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting degree preferable
  • Sage/ Pastel/ Oracle/SAP courses preferable

Technical Competencies:

  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to explain technical issues in a concise and non-technical manner to users
  • Ability to work across multiple teams/projects/time zones
  • Ability to learn and master new technologies with a technical and business aptitude
  • Business and technical project experience with strong process analysis, design, systems thinking and documentation skills
  • Excellent MS Office product knowledge (MS Excel Advanced experience)
  • SAP Experience required
  • Strong interpersonal skills with superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Extremely detail oriented and customer focused.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected
  • Professional approach to time, costs and deadlines

Leadership Capabilities:

Change Management

  • Develops workable implementation plans.
  • Communicates changes effectively.
  • Builds commitment and overcomes resistance.
  • Prepares and supports those affected by change.
  • Monitors transition and evaluate results.


  • Exhibits confidence in self and others.
  • Inspires respect and trust.
  • Accepts feedback from others.
  • Gives appropriate recognition to others.


  • Displays willingness to make decisions.
  • Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.
  • Supports and explains reasoning for decisions.
  • Includes appropriate people in decision-making process.
  • Makes timely decisions.


  • Sets and achieves challenging goals.
  • Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.
  • Measures self against standard of excellence.
  • Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

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