Woolworths Vacancies 2024 – Finance Business Partner

Website Woolworths

Job Description:

To provide the business with commercial thought leadership, insightful financial & commercial analysis, accurate financial reporting and robust financial, commercial forecasting models & business cases.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Management and financial reporting (not financial accounting) across various dimensions, including weekly and monthly performance reporting, which includes being part of month end close process
  • Monthly financial reporting to shareholders
  • Ongoing analysis of key driver performance, including costs
  • Understanding and explanation of variances to budget across both portfolio growth, revenue and costs.
  • Ongoing engagement & partnering of business stakeholders, ensuring strong 2 way communication of finance requirements from & to the business and a strong understanding of link between strategic & operational drivers and business performance
  • Delivery and support of annual planning process including:
  • Annual medium term plan and annual short term plan processes
  • Value adding finance & commercial input to support translation of strategic objectives into KPI’s, financial targets and forecasts
  • Support and deliver periodic re-forecasts ensuring that latest operational drivers are understood and considered in highlighting risks & opportunities
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the WFS strategy and build robust models and business cases to support and enable value adding recommendations/insights for both short term and long term initiatives and projects
  • Follow up on approved business initiatives to assess and report on performance against financial KPI’s
  • Supporting cost centre owners to make informed financial decisions for initiatives aligned to WFS strategy and operating plans
  • Supporting cost centre managers to make informed financial decisions with regards to their annual budget and revised forecasts
  • Build and maintain financial models which accurately forecast project and business performance
  • Support and drive business case, investment & capital allocation governance in the business

Job Requirements:

  • Business and commercial understanding including analytical ability to identify key value drivers and measures of success
  • Financial modelling skills including building of robust financial models based on business value drivers, including income statements, cash flows, balance sheets, financial metrics and KPIs
  • Understand and apply financial accounting principles and concepts including knowledge of IFRS; specifically as it relates to project finance, digital & other capital expenditure
  • Understand financial processes and systems (General Ledger, Sub-ledgers and Budgeting etc.)
  • Advanced Excel & PowerPoint skills
  • Ensuring all business processes are considered when presenting financial outcomes to multiple stakeholders in the business
  • Strong business partnering skills
  • Strong communication skills to support effective stakeholder communication
  • Strong written & presentation skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Team player
  • Time management skills to effectively deliver multiple tasks to deadlines
  • Relevant Financial qualification e.g. BCom Finance/B. Bus. Sci./or equivalent
  • CA (SA)
  • Minimum of 2 years (post-articles) experience with Financial/Management accounting experience and/or financial reporting and/or advisory experience.

Job Details:

Company: Woolworths

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Bellville

Application Deadline: N/A

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