Finance Business Analyst

at Work-Force
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted Nov 5, 2020
Category Accounting Finance Jobs
Job Type Full-time

Description

Duties

Key performance areas:

    Responsible for developing and maintaining the management reporting templates, project manager/assist in projects that require new financial systems (including SAP) or changes to existing systems.
    Ensure the transition of the finance team onto the SAP system and support with onsite SAP FI/CO support.
    Highlight potential cross-functional risks and opportunities to the Finance Teams and suggest initiatives to mitigate risks and capitalise on opportunities - including identifying and implementing process improvements.
    Facilitate working sessions and workshops between finance, operations and shared services teams to ascertain and document business requirements.
    System enhancements:
o    Defines application problems by conferring with clients, evaluating processes and procedures.
o    Proposals and implementing enhancements or changes to the system
o    Ensuring that the system is upgraded on a regular basis, and results are validated by testing programs
o    Develops solution by preparing and evaluating alternative workflow solutions
o    Controls solution by establishing specifications, co-ordinating production with programmers/business analysts and third party suppliers.
o    Maintain and build new templates for the management reporting system (Finnivo)
    User Support, by ensuring operational implementation by training all super users and providing support

The successful candidate must have:

    Matric with a B.Com Degree with Accounting
    Minimum of 3 - 4 years’ experience as a Finance Business Analyst, Business Partner or Super User / Subject Matter Expert (SME) with at least 2 years within a Retail Environment.
    Must be highly proficient in the latest versions of MS Office/Google Suite: including Word/Docs at and advanced level in Excel/Sheets at an advanced level
    Be highly proficient in testing methodology
    Business Analyst exposure: system analysis; business process development, including the facilitation of workshops; preparing documentation; Coordination of quality assurance and testing.
    Experience writing business requirements, system requirements and functional specifications
    Experience with Finance monthly processes
    Experience with SAP Finance system will be advantageous
    System support exposure: maintaining an incident management process; analysing the nature of incidents; liaising with system developers in order to resolve incidents.
    Experience in:
o    Providing user support
o    Analysing business processes
o    Data analyst experience (as an example, during a systems migration project)
    Thorough understanding and working of financial business fundamentals
    Strong logical thinking and analytical ability with excellent numerical skills.
    Ability to be accurate and pay attention to detail.
    Excellent planning, organizing and time management skills.
    Ability to multi-task and to deal with complexities, use initiative to solve problems.
    Ability to work independently, as well as be a team player.
    Ability to implement business solutions and provide the necessary change management
    Experience in project Management advantageous
    Exposure to successful technology implementation and process projects advantageous

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