Sunday , February 25 2024

Takealot Job Vacancies – Financial Controller

Website Takealot

Job Description:, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Financial Controller to join our Group Finance team in Cape Town.

We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative and hard-working people with integrity to join us. We offer a market related Total Remuneration Package, which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you won’t be bored, as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design and build financial reports that facilitate business decision-making and enables the business to meet financial and strategic objectives
  • Seek out opportunities for automation through review and redesign of existing processes and reports
  • Analyse and manage cost control initiatives in line with budget
  • Understand business processes to identify areas for improvement/streamlining through gaining an understanding of dependencies, systems, automation risks and challenges within the finance team
  • Monthly performance reporting in place for the division with variances highlighted and recommendations made to improve divisions profitability.
  • Consider multiple scenarios and points of view and potential outcomes for recommending actions based on analysis
  • Communicate and share recommendations and relevant information; and iterating analysis based on different business scenarios and assumptions
  • Perform analysis to provide insights into areas of risk and opportunity to influence strategies and decisions
  • Participate in special projects as needed to provide analytical and decision support on new initiatives
  • Develop and maintain cross-functional relationships with key business partners to ensure alignment on strategies to maximise financial results
  • Assist and be actively involved in the annual budgeting process

Job Requirements:

  • An understanding of the accounting, decision support models, operations and financial levers that drive profit, loss and customer experience
  • Ability to translate business needs and goals into analytic approach and response
  • Ability to work independently, productively, proactively and follow through on all responsibilities to bring projects to a successful conclusion.
  • A willingness to get your hands dirty and take accountability, e.g. if you see something isn’t working, get it fixed
  • Strong aptitude to learn new systems
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking, using data to inform decisions
  • Ability to present ideas succinctly, in writing and verbally
  • Versatile and with an appetite to learn by doing
  • Highly structured thinker with exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Work under pressure
  • Deadline driven
  • Comfortable with constant change
  • Relevant financial degree/qualification
  • 3+ Years relevant experience in an analytical/finance role
  • CIMA / CA (SA) Advantageous
  • Knowledge of accounting, financial reporting and financial analysis acquired through related work experience
  • Warehouse cost management experience will be an advantage
  • E-Commerce or Retail experience will be an advantage
  • High proficiency in advanced Excel
  • Basic SQL
  • Exposure to existing systems (TM1, Looker, Qlik, Sage, Oracle)

Job Details:

Company: Takealot

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Cape Town

Application Deadline: N/A

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