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Financial Planner & Analyst (remote)

Finovate People Ltd
Bloemfontein Bloemfontein Mangaung, South Africa
Closing date
May 31, 2024

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Full Time
Our client is looking to recruit a Financial Planner & Analyst to join their team remotely from South Africa as soon as possible.
About the company: Our client is a hospitality group of independent craft breweries, food markets, and food and beverage concepts. They produce beer at four sites in London, United Kingdom, as well as, most recently, opening up Austria's first street food market.
This growth means they are now expanding the team and require a full-time Financial Planner & Analyst that will help drive the financial performance of the businesses whilst supporting strategic decision-making. The role will provide someone with the opportunity to get involved in a fast-moving, ambitious company with exciting growth prospects.
They are seeking a proactive and detail-oriented Financial Planner & Analyst expert to take ownership of critical financial functions including budgets, forecasts, and KPI analysis. In this role, you'll play a pivotal part in assessing key variances, developing insightful reports, and providing strategic recommendations to senior management.

Conduct in-depth financial analysis to support strategic initiatives, investment decisions and business case evaluations
Assess the financial viability of new sites/projects, evaluate potential risks and opportunities, and provide recommendations to drive growth
Develop and maintain bespoke, sophisticated financial models to support long-term strategic planning, sensitivity analysis, and scenario planning (including pricing and profitability)
Collaborate with other departments to understand and build a solution to their goals, challenges, and financial requirements
Own and manage several 3-5 year business plans/financial models for multi-entity/currency group
Extracting/compiling relevant data to devise detailed cash forecast (4-52 week)
BAU Reporting and Analysis (not limited to): Product blend analysis/variance, Loss/gain analysis, Pricing analysis, COS analysis
Analyze and manage weekly suite of flash reports (to include but not limited to):

Sales Charts
Cash movements
Consolidating GP/COG performance
Consolidating some staff salary performance as %
Churn/staff turnover
Sales per employee (or similar)
No of transactions / spend per bar transaction.

Assist with non-finance staff development:

Understanding budgeting/analysis
Understanding of policies
Training of reading reports
Derive KPIs
Finance policies (expenses policy, overseas etc.)

Assist the wider finance team
Other ad hoc tasks as instructed and/or due to changing requirements of the business.

Experience (Essential):

Strong working knowledge and experience of accounting system(s), BI and consolidation tools.
Strong Excel skills - Intermediate to Advanced (will be tested before hire)
Dealing with stakeholders at senior and board level.
Ability to impact and influence change at a senior level.
CIMA/ACCA (or equivalent) qualification. Strong QBE candidates considered.
5+ years' experience in a similar role.
Experience of working within a fast-paced SME business and/or business with multi sites.
Interest within hospitality, food and beverages and/or retail industries.


Working knowledge and experience using Xero
Understanding of UK VAT and PAYE/payroll.

The position fully remote (working remotely from South Africa for an international company)
Location: South African based
Salary: R40 000-R50 000 CTC per month.
Starting date: As soon as possible.
Please apply online if you meet the above-mentioned requirements.
Please assume that your application was unsuccessful If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks.

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