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Financial Analyst

Cape Town City Centre Cape Town Cape Town Region, South Africa
Closing date
Jul 18, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Data Analyst
Contract Type
Full Time, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Finance Analyst to join our team in Cape Town.

We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative and hard-working people with integrity to join us. We offer a market related Total Remuneration Package, which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you won't be bored, as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

The position reports to the Finance Manager.

Your responsibilities will include:
  • Implement and manage efficient cash collection processes around the various payment methods used within the organization including external party management.
  • Monitor and follow up on outstanding transaction fee invoices to ensure timely payments. In addition, performing detailed analysis on transaction fees to provide valuable insights on costs and identify costs saving initiatives.
  • Analyze and interpret revenue financial data, prepare reports that summarize findings and provide actionable insights.
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets and financial forecasts.
  • Monitor budget performance and provide analysis on budget vs. actual results.
  • Prepare daily bank uploads and support the cash accountant.
  • Assist the Inventory accountant with various ad hoc tasks to optimally meet inventory requirements.
  • Maintain and update financial databases and systems.
  • Undertake various financial tasks as needed, including data analysis, reconciliation, and financial research.
  • Support internal and external audits by providing necessary documentation and information.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to address any ad-hoc financial requests.
  • Generate results using new or existing tools.
  • Automate existing processes, drive technological improvements, and build future fit efficiencies around cost optimization.
  • Continuous improvement of processes within the department
  • Managing month end processes and reporting

Attributes required:
  • Good communication skills, interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in financial modeling and data analysis tools.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Team player with a collaborative and proactive approach
  • Project management skills
  • Strong ethical standards and integrity.

Qualifications and Experience:
  • BCom, or equivalent tertiary qualifications in Finance
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in a similar role
  • Project management experience.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles and financial regulations
  • Advanced in MS excel advantage
  • Experience with BI tools (Qlik / Power BI / Looker / SQL)
  • Action orientated.
  • SAGE Evolution experience an advantage.

The Environment:
  • employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of being the leading e-commerce company in Africa.
  • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback/new ideas on where we can improve.
  • We are short on ego and high on output.
  • We are doers and not only thinkers, it's all in the execution after all.
  • We love what we do and what we are creating.

We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who:
  • is respectful but forthright
  • is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute
  • is analytical, able to use data to make decisions
  • is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours)
  • is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience
  • is entrepreneurial, thrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster
  • is business SMART. Able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input;
  • is curious and challenge the status quo
  • is innovative and enjoys iteration
  • is collaborative
  • will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for
  • thinks like an owner of the business

If you meet the above you are an Extraordinary Mind so come and join us!

Takealot is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities will be given preference

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