Finance Reporting Specialist
EY
Johannesburg, GT, ZA
6d ago

Financial Reporting Specialist

The Ernst and Young Finance department in South Africa serves EY Africa and reports into EMEIA

The department is led by the Africa Regional Finance Lead. An opportunity has arisen for a Financial Reporting Specialist to join the team.

The incumbent must have the passion, willingness and ability to deal with an extensive number of people at both senior and junior levels that require financial information and reports.

Exceptional client service is required, whilst simultaneously upholding and maintaining appropriate corporate governance standards and principles.

Reporting Relationships :

The position reports to the Financial Reporting Lead. There is close interaction with the Service Line PFBAs, Markets team, the South Africa and Africa Finance team and Country Finance leads in each country.

Your key responsibilities :

  • Preparation of the monthly reporting packs to Exco
  • Complete report presentations in the preparation of the Monthly KPI information.
  • Management of the monthly management reporting process ensuring timeous delivery
  • Responsible for reviewing the drivers used to allocate costs and revenue on a monthly basis to ensure that the allocations remain relevant and applicable.
  • Responsible for liaising with the IT team for regional reporting system requirements.
  • Responsible for managing queries received from each regional Executive and or controller regarding monthly or year to date performance against budget, prior month and prior years.
  • Liaising with regional controllers to identify any material drivers that are affecting performance regarding revenue and costs.
  • Ad-hoc reports and calculations
  • Support and manage the year end external audit process
  • Ensure quality, accuracy and consistency of information received and prepared
  • Review of all reporting deliverables to external recipients ensuring that documents are accurate.
  • Ensure data integrity and efficiency in reporting processes.
  • Ensure consistency in classification and integrity across different reports
  • Data integrity :

  • Obtain KPI information in order to produce financial reports, checking data integrity
  • Interact to obtain variance explanations relating to Opex
  • Budget & Forecasting : Interact to understand basis of preparation of budget and input into budget tool
  • Assist the Financial Reporting Lead with the Forecast, 3 year strategic Plan and the Annual Plan
  • Assist in completing and preparing ADHOC projects when requested.
  • Key interfaces :

  • Responsible for providing information for regions
  • Ensuring correct access for systems are given to relevant persons
  • Ensure that region hierarchy in terms of cost centres is maintained
  • Responsible for the review and managing the preparation of the weekly and monthly flash results.
  • Perform reviews of the full P&L for each region and provide timely feedback to management.
  • Skills and attributes for success :

  • Degree in accounting, finance, business administration or equivalent experience. CA (SA) preferred
  • 3+ years of financial related experience with a focus on financial reporting and analysis, financial planning
  • Advanced Excel and good PowerPoint skills for building financial reports and presentations
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize and work under pressure
  • Focus on quality, professional approach and possible improvements
  • Strong spoken and written English
  • Financial analysis experience will be beneficial
  • Computer proficiency in complex aspects of financial software packages
  • Knowledge and experience in Power BI, SQL, Smart view applications will be an asset
  • What we look for :

    Top performer in this role is a person who seeks challenges and welcomes learning opportunities. The Finance team members need to be ready to address new topics, design and create new models / analysis to provide exceptional client service.

    The best performing reporting specialist is someone with strong technical skills who is curious and seeks opportunities for improvements in order to design useful reports and analysis which can be leveraged.

    Finally, the top performer would be great at time management in order to ensure that various projects are delivered on time.

    What working at EY offers :

    In EY Finance you can count on stable employment and upgrading your career. You will meet people and gain important knowledge and insights that will stay with you throughout your professional life.

    If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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