Financial Analyst

Financial Analyst | Permanent | Cape Town based

We are looking for a dynamic, professional and proactive Finance Analyst to support the Group Finance Manager on a permanent basis.

The main objective of this role is to be able to take financial data, understand and interpret the information which will then be used to make business critical decisions.

The successful candidate will be exposed to various stakeholders in the business, will be the information mediary between the SIH group/ the portfolio of business and will have the opportunity to interact with some of the most successful entrepreneurial ventures in South Africa.

Key Accountabilities of the Role:

  • Analyse and interpret financial statements
  • Analysing new and existing business plans
  • Retrospective analysis on financial forecasts
  • Challenging businesses on forecasting and expenditure
  • Taking on auditing responsibilities across the group

Key experience and skills required for the role:

  • At least 6 months experience in corporate environment (Desirable)
  • Up to date knowledge on IFRS
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge
  • Good understanding of financial statements
  • Strong analysis skills
  • Strong excel skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Strong team player
  • Ability to work under high pressure
  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to adapt to change easily
  • Be solutions orientated
  • Constantly thinking of the bigger picture and how to simplify and streamline interdepartmental processes and relationships (process improvement)
  • Can hit the ground running

Educational Qualifications:

  • Matric
  • BCOM Accounting or similar
  • Ideally having completed 2nd or 3rd year Accounting

Remuneration & Duration of Contract

  • Salary Dependent on level of experience
  • Permanent contract, with 3 month probation period

 How to apply

We invite all suitably experienced applicants to send a concise CV to: [email protected] with the subject heading “Financial Analyst”

Closing date for application: Monday, 21st March 2016

Only suitably qualified/shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from us within 2 weeks of submission, please consider your application unsuccessful.