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Finance Business Partner

Remuneration:Basic salary 
Location:Cape Town, Mowbray
Type: Permanent
Company:Datafin Recruitment


A dynamic financial services group seeks the expertise of a finance business partner to support varying business unit activities and influence performance through the responsible gathering of data and information to produce meaningful financial analysis, reports and management presentations. You should possess a relevant finance degree or equivalent and be qualified as a CA(SA) or CIMA. You also require five+ years of financial reporting and business partnering experience, Advanced MS Excel with exposure to dynamics and Excel Insights tool and report writing and financial modelling.

  • Develop and maintain a sound understanding of the product offerings and business areas and their respective financial levers.
  • Develop and maintain financial models to evaluate and provide recommendations for business development and enhancement opportunities.
  • Responsible for the accuracy and quality of output by establishing checks and balances ahead of submission.
  • Ensure results (reports and presentations) are professionally and clearly communicated, highlighting key assumptions and potential risks to drive and support business decisions.
  • Partner closely with relevant stakeholders and all business functions, to provide support and apply specialist knowledge to challenge assumptions.
  • Influence strategic decision making through relevant financial analysis.
  • Contribute towards operational efficiency by identifying opportunities for improving data, systems and processes/procedures.
  • Support and drive atomisation.
  • Take responsibility for the budget cycle for the relevant business areas.
  • Manage budget vs actuals on a month to month basis.
  • Take responsibility for monthly executive management meetings.
  • Manage and guide the senior financial analyst assigned to a designated business area.
  • Drive continuous improvement and establish a foundation for career development.
  • Keep abreast of developments in analytical tools, techniques and industry standards/best practice.
  • Relevant finance degree or equivalent.
  • Professionally Qualified – CA(SA) or CIMA.
  • Minimum five+ years of financial reporting and business partnering experience.
  • Advanced MS Excel user with exposure to Dynamics and Excel Insights tool.
  • Report writing and financial modelling experience.
  • Experience engaging with senior management.
  • People management experience (preferred).
  • Retail or financial services experience.
  • Business acumen and commercial awareness.
  • Solution-orientated with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Expert attention to detail – high quality and accuracy of output.
  • Deadline driven and the ability to work under pressure.
  • Creative ability to design new reporting to drive business efficiencies.
  • Able to excel in a fast-paced changing environment.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to interact at all levels.
  • Able to influence and persuade.
  • Team player with a make-it-possible attitude.
While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.


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Posted on 13 Jun 12:09

Michelle Roberts

087 351 0743
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