Sr Consultant, Financial Planning and Analysis

TransUnion - Johannesburg, Gauteng

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Sr Consultant, Financial Planning and Analysis

What We'll Bring:

TransUnion Africa is currently recruiting for a dynamic and figure orientated individual to be responsible for certain aspects of the Group Financial Planning and Analysis function to achieve all planning, forecasting, and managerial objectives of the TU Group of Companies. Reporting to the Director – Financial Planning and Analysis, this goal orientated, driven and innovative individual will navigate a multicultural and highly competitive environment while partnering with a number of internal and external customers such as the CFO, Head of Strategy, Group holding companies (Chicago, Corporate and International), the TU Finance team (local and US), and the TU Executive team; to ensure that the Financial Planning and Analysis is managed in a way that exceeds expectations.

What You'll Bring:

  • First line of responsibility for all financial inputs into allocated business units:

  • Enforcing compliance with financial and management accounting controls and principles
  • Applying the correct accounting treatment as appropriate
  • Review and management of full P&L results
  • Accounting and management of deferred revenue
  • Approval and verification of cost allocation to relevant cost elements, projects and costs centres.
  • Cost tracking and cost control
  • Providing input into cash flow forecasting

  • Preparation and management of:

  • Budgets, forecasts, quarterly reports, plans
  • Monthly management reporting and variance analyses
  • Reconciliations
  • Projects
  • Audits
  • Ad-hoc requests
  • Assist with / preparation for internal and statutory audits

Management of business units/ verticals

  • Management of the preparation and compilation of budgets, forecasts, plans and quarterly reporting

  • Partner with business units to develop budgets, forecasts and plans including justification for results

  • Maintain business unit budgets, forecasts and plan in the financial system (Hyperion)

  • Ensure the accounting records correctly reflect the results of business units’ financial position

  • Monitor and report on the financial commitments, risks and opportunities of business units

  • Review results and ensure completeness of cost accruals and make provisions where necessary to ensure financial results are correctly stated for all reporting purposes

  • Develop analyses based on metrics to evaluate financial and operational performance for business units

  • Identification and investigation of potential inefficiencies and risks encountered by the business based on financial and operational performance metrics

  • Prepare and provide meaningful inputs and analyses of variances

  • Work with business units to ensure that P&L results are in line with budgets/ forecasts by implementing corrective action where necessary

  • Management of respective Balance Sheet analyses

  • Key Customer analysis and reportingPreparation of Volume and Product reporting, with required analytics

  • Management of month end close calendar and related processes

  • Prepare and/ or co-ordinate reports required by TU International & Corporate

  • Ensure reporting is timeous, regular and meaningful

  • Ad hoc requests as required

Management of CAPEX

  • Management of the annual CAPEX budgeting and quarterly forecasting process

  • Review of phasing of spend and ensure reasonableness

  • Ensure correct accounting treatment adopted and applied

  • Review WIP account on a monthly basis to ensure that all WIP is correctly capitalized and depreciation correctly accounted for

  • Quality control review of all CAPEX workflows

  • Follow up on outstanding matters identified in quality control process and ensure timeous close out

  • Preparation of the monthly CAPEX summary and provision of meaningful variance analysis

  • Identify, prepare and evaluate return on investment calculations for projects under consideration

  • Prepare post implementation return on investment calculations and provide the appropriate feedback

Impact You'll Make:

We are looking for a minimum CA (SA) or CIMA or BCOM qualification with at least 3 years’ experience within a commercial environment in a similar capacity. A proven track record of change implementation and process improvement is essential to the role along with a willingness and ability to work in an unstructured environment with fluid change processes.

Strong computer literacy and advanced Excel skills are critical to the role. Prior Hyperion experience would be a distinct advantage.

In addition to the above requirements, the successful candidate will have the following competencies:

Functional Competencies:

  • Knowledge of financial systems (on a technical level)

  • Computerised accounting (PeopleSoft)

  • Operational finance

TransUnion Job Title

Sr Consultant, Fin Planning & Analysis


Min education
Secondary school
Required experience
3 Years
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