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Take a Lot Job Application – Finance Analyst

Website Takealot

Job Description:

Act as a Finance Business Partner to Engineering, Customer Service and Human Resources and work closely with the Executives in these departments to manage cost control and drive efficiencies

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design and build financial reports that facilitate business decision-making and enables the business to meet financial and strategic objectives. This will include monthly tracking of spend against budget and making recommendations for cost control and saving.
  • Consider multiple scenarios and points of view and potential outcomes for recommending actions based on analysis
  • Analyse and provide reporting monthly on the key profitability drivers of the business for each department and make recommendations for driving efficiencies
  • Develop and maintain cross-functional relationships with key business partners to ensure alignment on strategies to maximise financial results
  • Seek out opportunities for automation through review and redesign of existing processes and reports
  • Understand business processes to identify areas for improvement/streamlining through gaining an understanding of dependencies, systems, automation risks and challenges within the finance team
  • Participate in special projects as needed to provide analytical and decision support on new initiatives
  • Evaluate data to make recommendations for continued or new business direction
  • Be the custodian of the annual budget process for these departments and support the executives in preparing robust and accurate 5-year business plans and present these to the Group CEO and CFO
  • Perform analysis to provide insights into areas of risk and opportunity to influence strategies and decisions
  • Be the custodian of the hiring budget for engineering and human resources and prepare reports that assist the department in tracking hiring cadence and spend against budget.
  • Communicate and share recommendations and relevant information; and iterating analysis based on different business scenarios and assumptions

Job Requirements:

  • Work under pressure
  • Ability to present ideas succinctly, in writing and verbally
  • Comfortable with constant change
  • A willingness to get your hands dirty and take accountability, e.g. if you see something isn’t working, get it fixed
  • Basic SQL
  • 3+ Years relevant experience in an analytical/finance role
  • Highly structured thinker with exceptional attention to detail
  • Versatile and with an appetite to learn by doing
  • An understanding of the accounting, decision support models, operations and financial levers that drive profit, loss and customer experience
  • Exposure to existing systems (TM1, Looker, Qlik, Sage)
  • High proficiency in advanced Excel
  • Ability to translate business needs and goals into analytic approach and response
  • Knowledge of accounting, financial reporting and financial analysis acquired through related work experience
  • Relevant financial degree/qualification – CA(SA) or CIMA
  • Deadline driven
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking, using data to inform decisions
  • Ability to work independently, productively, proactively and follow through on all responsibilities to bring projects to a successful conclusion.
  • E-Commerce or Retail experience will be an advantage
  • Strong aptitude to learn new systems
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment

Job Details:

Company: Takealot

Job Category : Retail

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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