Overall Objectives

  • Lead the consolidation, review and challenge of the business planning function.
  • Management reporting i.e. the provision of timely, accurate information on local country performance and the associated risks to the executive management team of SASSA.
  • Function as business partner to Sales; Marketing and PRA teams to produce business cases and implement strategy from customer plans, including pricing of product.
  • Provide oversight of Order to Cash (OTC) cycle, related financial controls and reporting.
  • Support statutory accounting processes / accounting as necessitated by business needs.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Prepare timely and accurate business plans and forecasts in line with company goals.
  • Variance analysis compared to business plans.
  • Financial partnering for budget tracking (Sales & Operational Expenditure, “Opex”), profitability analysis and trade-off decisions to ensure affiliate delivers targeted performance.
  • Responsible for the accuracy and completeness of sales reports, price-volume analysis, Opex reconciliation and other income / deductions, “OID”.
  • Respond to financial ad-hoc queries.
  • Analysis of the financials for business cases related to new product launches or any pricing strategy change.
  • Power SAP user for Company Management Reporting Tool; Business Objects.
  • AR analysis of customer aging and adjusting Bad Debt Reserve accordingly if any action needed.
  • Analysis of Sales Return Reserve to make sure affiliate sales reflect the most accurate results.
  • Analysing and reviewing of the Customers’ credit limits, payment history and bad debt provision.

Qualifications and Experience

  • BCom or similar Business Degree
  • CA (SA) an advantage
  • Minimum 4 years relevant work experience
  • Pharmaceutical Industry / FMCG experience advantageous

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