Point of contact for all Financial Planning and Analytics (FPA) and Reporting requirements from National Finance Manager. Offering strong business partnering to Country/Cluster Directors while leveraging on a team to make a big impact on the business. Lead SEA + FM Information Office & facilitate timely, accurate and insightful information for it. Be a one-point contact for business units across Africa on various information needs.
Financial Planning and Analysis for Cluster mentioned above and driving information simplification and standardization.
Drive performance improvements by partnering and challenging Marketing investments and Overheads investments
Own and continuously improve all processes relating to Forecast and its submission.
Own the end-to-end Reporting and submission of reports while leveraging on team.
Preparation of decks: monitoring and intervening to deliver improved business performance through easier decision making from financial analysis provided.
Entrench Zero Based Budgeting disciplines into organisation
Covers South East Africa (Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique) as well as Future Markets (Export business in Durban)
Lead a team that Own, prepare & submit monthly forecast, with commentary.
Track actuals and hold brand teams accountable for driving reductions and spending efficiently in line with ZBB disciplines.
Track forecast changes and hold brand teams accountable for out of scope plans and planning efficiently in line with ZBB disciplines & ambitions.
Deliver training to teams e.g. SAP, Oracle, S&OP, controls
Simplification & standardization on all month end processes
Benchmarking to identify efficiency improvement opportunities
Perform ad-hoc analysis as required
Understand and implement ZBB (Zero Based Budgeting) recommendations, drive ZBB mind-set in the business
Use the on-line tools to ensure our pricing is aligned to SPI & pricing strategy, identify any deviations and ensure aligned roadmap is in place to address.
Determine the impact of cost moves on category & brand, evaluate and recommend price increases.
Own and continuously improve the end-to-end financial forecasting process from a Finance perspective
Represent Finance in any process improvement initiatives
Preparation of OSR as a check for all reporting and forecasting completed.
Accounting Qualification or equivalent
4 years’ experience within a Financial reporting Team Lead role is essential
Strong analytical skills, Excel modelling skills and attention to detail (accounting and reporting accuracy)
Strong organizational and prioritization skills
Strong engagement, presentation and communication skills
Ability to present complex information in a simplified manner and clearly explain Finance concepts to non-Finance stakeholders
Ability to work fluidly with data and across systems that support the S&OP process (e.g. SAP, cash up tool)
Ability to work collaboratively with other key stakeholders (business partnering)
People management skills
Demonstrate competency at growing people and strong teams