Senior Commercial Finance Analyst | IT Recruitment

Role Purpose:

To perform commercial reporting analysis and by providing in-depth financial analysis for the purpose of strategic and tactical decision-making. As the company goes through capitalization the Senior Financial Analyst will perform a significant role in helping the company execute financial analysis and investment functions to maximize profits. It is an important part of the company governance and EPMO process to evaluate the company projects.

 

Qualification/s:

  • BCom Hons in Economics (with strong accounting background) with coding experience OR
  • BCom Hons Accounting Finance/Financial Management with coding experience OR
  • BCom Hons Data Analytics/Engineering/Statistics/Applied mathematics with experience

 

Experience:

  • Min of 5 – 6 years’ experience in financial management environment, including project evaluation or Corporate Finance.
  • Inclusive of 3 years data/financial analytics experience

 

Key Performance Objectives

Business Case Preparation and Evaluation

  • Prepare business cases for company initiatives that are key to the operational plan of the company- engage with relevant executives and agree scope and expected outputs of the project- define project plan for relevant departmental team and provide close oversight and coaching in achieving objectives. Present results to Commercial Finance management and Executive Management in relevant department.
  • Responsible for the financial analysis and evaluation of project-based investment opportunities on emerging innovation and corporate development opportunities
  • Evaluate projects and business cases relevant to all functional areas of the company, submitted to Finance department for approval, considering its strategic and financial implications to the company, and prepare its financial evaluation (cost of capital, financing mix, cash flows, NPV) by applying capital budgeting analysis.
  • Define and explain inputs (revenue, costs, and profit estimates) required from each department and engage with respective departments in developing accurate business cases to approve or reject project initiatives.
  • Assist in the development of financial models incorporating key activity drivers that substantiate financial results (income, investment, expenses, cash flow )

Financial Analysis

  • Developing financial models through benchmarking and process analysis to determine profitability of products
  • Prepare financial analyses (including financial models), aimed at understanding the current and expected performance of various products, promotions, and deals.
  • Product profitability, sensitivity, and scenario analysis
  • Identifying areas of commercial risk and opportunity, through financial analysis and insight, ensuring these are swiftly identified and acted on by the business functions.
  • Develop and provide regular reporting and presentations to monitor performance against business case objectives.
  • Review the financial reports, identifying and correcting inconsistencies between different data sources, identifying trends, providing appropriate commentary, and ensuring an appropriate level of insight on the performance of the company
  • Product, and Profitability deep dives to provide management with detailed analysis and feedback.

Finance Business Partner Support

  • Improving the understanding of the impact of financial business decisions on business performance and company outcomes.
  • Providing analysis and delivering insight that links financial reports to business strategies.
  • Providing effective commercial procedures, or initiating change, to ensure key operational, commercial, and financial targets are delivered.
  • Building partnerships and maintaining strong relationships with all stakeholders their teams.

 

Leadership and teamwork

  • Building partnerships and maintaining strong relationships with all stakeholders their teams.
  • Proactively contribute to team effectiveness
  • Consistent execution of the business plan
  • Taking ownership and accountability for delivering the required goals and improving the team contribution through effective processes.
  • Delivers against the needs of customers both internally and externally with integrity and ethics.
  • Supports and drives change.
  • Actively engage employees to maximize operational excellence
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