Regional Analyst Ops Co-ordinator

Gauteng, Full Time

Key Responsibilities
Strategic & Financial Results

Ensure a cost effective and efficient financial support platform to provide a value-adding business control function.
Assistance with year-end activity and associated tasks for financial reporting.
Assist with interim tasks. (Quarterly and bi-annual)
Timely submission of publications with minimal queries.
Support the strategic business control team with insights for month end, budgets and rolling forecast.
Co-ordinate the Regional business planning process in line with global principles and value creation.
Assist in Co-Ordinating the Capex and Fixed expense budget and forecast process within Sales, Marketing & Distribution
Assist Head Office Finance in managing Gross to Net Revenue, including scenario planning and execution as well as the budget control thereof.
Circulate guidelines on the preparation of budget and forecasts to the respective stakeholders and support the management of deadlines accordingly.
Evaluate validity and accuracy of detail budget working papers.
Assist and guide cost centre owners with financial information, proper variance declarations.
and the interpretation of expenses in Sales, Distribution and Marketing
Ensure that the volume for budgets and forecasts are compiled in accordance with actual trends and future developments, this should be circulated to DC & TX managers in a timely manner.
Highlight areas of concern in OPEX or variances and recommend corrective action where applicable. (Risks and Opportunities)
Assist the Sales team in ensuring and managing and improving customer profitability and Gross Profit

Operational Results

Responsible for the operational cost management of the sites
Maintain discipline for financial processes and procedures within the regional Sales, Marketing and Distribution environment.
Conduct Regional Audits and prepare audit reports indicating irregularities, weaknesses, and risks.
Understanding the operational costing models and supporting the final sign off with Logistics and Regional Operations Managers’ by ensuring variances or queries are flagged timely.
Ensure accuracy of Master data for regional Sales & Distribution
Tracking and Reporting of the Marketing Funds Management as well as campaign phasing
Report on the status of the capital budget and manage and co-ordinate asset verification.
Analyze previous months / year expenses to ensure the completeness of budgets.
Assist with managing the insurance claim process and the associated monthly accounting of insurance related items.
Prepare the various Sales, Marketing and Distribution KPI analyses and evaluate trends.
Assist business with accounting related queries, month end processes, compiling journals & commentary.
Perform financial analysis and generate insights which support business decision making
Ensure site complies with ICC (Internal controls), self-assessments, stock takes and internal audit programs.
Ensure proper control exists with regards to findings from investigations and the associated recommendations
Manage ad hoc commercial requests across the Regional Sales, Marketing and Distribution functions.
Co-ordinate and evaluate monthly Internal Control Checklists
Assist external and internal auditors during audits.
Ensure capital workflows are completed accurately and follow the correct authority matrix for approval.
Drive a strong corporate governance foundation across the region through business partnering.

Customer & Relationship Results

Build effective relationships with external and internal stakeholders.
Assist with training and finance capability development of key stakeholders.
Drive outputs for the Performance score card
Business Partnering
Feedback to other corporate functions within SA
Perform the stand in function for Regional Analysts within the Gauteng and Far North structure.
Stand in for the Business Control Manager when required to ensure business continuity.

Innovation & Improvement Results

Conduct analytical reviews, do feasibility studies, and make proposals for improvement.
Drive cost efficiencies
Identify improvements linked to systems, people, and processes.
Conduct regular trade visits and site visits to support innovation.
Implement innovation projects and drive the associated change management

Education and Experience

Relevant post graduate Commercial/ Financial qualification
At least 5 years relevant work experience (FMCG will be an advantage)
Managerial experience would be advantageous
Project management and change management experience would be advantageous.
Fully computer literate in SAP and MS Office (advanced Excel skills)
Experience in financial reporting software packages, SAP, CIL and BIP will be beneficial.
Good communication skills, both verbally and written
Ability to work independently and under pressure.
Must be innovative and self-driven.
Attention to detail and analytical abilities are essential.
Strong decision making and problem-solving ability.
Opportunity seeking attitude with sound business skills and judgement.
Takes initiative, strong work ethic.

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