Kendrick Recruitment is working with a leading safari company in East Africa, who is now seeking a Financial Planning & Analysis Manager to join their Cape Town Commercial Team. If you have a strong background in financial analysis, forecasting, and budgeting, and you are passionate about making a positive impact on both people and nature, this is an exciting opportunity for you.
The Financial Planning & Analysis Manager will play a crucial role in driving businesse’s financial analysis and forecasting agenda. Responsibilities include providing financial analysis, forecasting, and budgeting support to the business, analysing financial data, creating financial models, and providing recommendations to management for decision-making. The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of financial principles and accounting systems, excellent analytical skills, and the ability to present financial data and analysis in a logical and concise manner.
Take ownership of forecast/budgeting, performance, and variance analysis, providing qualitative and quantitative analysis and insights to guide strategic decisions.
Analyse financial data and create financial models to support decision-making.
Provide input and analysis into pricing and other commercial decisions.
Prepare and maintain detailed financial forecasts and budgets.
Provide regular and ad-hoc financial analysis and reporting to management.
Identify trends and variances in financial performance and provide recommendations for improvement.
Assist in the preparation of board presentations and other financial reports.
Collaborate with other departments and functional teams to gather information and support decision-making.
Continuously improve financial planning and analysis processes.
CA/CIMA/ACCA/ACA qualified (or equivalent).
3+ years of experience in a similar role.
Proven track record of developing and implementing budget/forecasting models, including cash flow management.
Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
Advanced financial modeling skills.
Good knowledge of accounting principles.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, with some experience in PowerPoint.
PowerBI experience will be beneficial to the role.
Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to challenge existing processes and ways of working.
Analytical and detail-oriented individual with a strong understanding of financial concepts and the ability to communicate effectively with non-financial stakeholders.
Proactive with the ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines.
Flexible and open to innovation, embracing change positively.
Positive attitude and passion for the role, exhibiting enthusiasm and a can-do attitude about work and deliverables.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply please send your CV, references and profile picture today… Good Luck!