Senior Financial Accountant Budgeting & Forecasting (116380)

Gauteng Gauteng, 1610 South Africa, South Africa
Closing date
Mar 30, 2023

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Job Role
Financial Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time
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Closing Date: 29 March 2023

Senior Accountant |Budgeting & Forecasting_80010727

Org Structure No:



Energy Business

Business Unit:

Energy Biz - Finance & IM

City / Town:

Sandton, Gauteng

Short Description / Purpose of Job

Manage and provide a comprehensive management accounting service which facilitates the decision-making process related to business direction and participate in the day-to-day execution of financial related activities.

Provide a continuous input into financial and business decision-making at a tactical/ operational level.

Recruitment Description / Key Accountabilities

Identify KPIs to measure the consolidated Business Performance and create dashboards to make performance visible.

Perform the Scenario planning, budgeting and forecasting process for the BU to enable the business to make financially prudent decisions.

Provide input into target setting, guide the business unit financial teams and coordinate key role players including non-financial teams.

Prepare scenarios to gauge the impact of current business results towards the approved budget.

Prepare monthly and rolling forecasting.

Coordinate CWR Reporting, including Reconciliations.

Analyse and validate the business unit budget / forecast results against set targets.

Prepare a monthly report to the BU EXCO identifying key results, variances and opportunities to the forecast.

Use data analytics and scenario planning to analyse the results, identify trends and anticipate movements in the results.

Analyse business performance to support strategic decisions.

Analyse and evaluate the impact of key economic indicators changes on profit expectations.

Perform variance analysis against annual budget, prior year, previous month and forecasts.

Prepare key deliverables to the Group FP&A team (PVPY, Quarterly BPM, Analyst book information, key projects templates, Roadshow files etc).

Prepare financial presentations, forecast, and scenario analysis for the strategy conferences.

Maintain internal controls over financial reporting.

Formal Education

University Bachelor's Degree in the Finance related field

Min Experience

6+ relevant years

Certification & Professional Membership



Business Acumen: An intuitive and applicable understanding of how a company or unit makes money. Displays a thorough understanding of what drives profitability. Maintains a market-focused approach to business. Keeps an overall big picture understanding of the business and its interrelationships enabling a person to make better business decisions. The ability to make good business judgments and quick decisions in a manner that is likely to lead to a good outcome.

Critical reasoning: The action of critically thinking about something in a logical, sensible way and taking all factors into consideration.

Data Management: Knowledgeable of the theory, purpose, architecture and design of the management, administration and relationships of the organization's data.

Financial Management: Demonstrated knowledge and application of Financial Management, the strategic and functional management of the set of processes, customs, policies, laws, and institutions affecting the way the company's finances are directed, administered, and controlled.

Reporting: The ability to access information from databases, forms, and other sources, and prepare reports according to requirements.

Self-Mastery: Takes accountability for driving own growth through developing self-awareness, reflecting, seeking feedback and self-correcting

Strategy: The direction and scope of an organization or subject (e.g., information technology, transportation, finance, marketing, product) over the long-term which achieves advantage for the organization through its configuration of resources within a challenging environment, to meet the needs of markets and to fulfil stakeholder expectations.

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