Assistant BDS
Liyema Consulting
Johannesburg, South Africa
3d ago
source : Job Placements

Key Responsibilities :

Runs monthly cost updates and / or prepares standard cost data including annual cost role up.

Develops and conducts basic cost audits and cost analysis.

Identifies data analysis needs, and works with appropriate departments to obtain the data on a regular basis

Prepares analysis and drafts presentation materials for review by supervisor.

Assists in the inventory valuation process.

Competencies :

Financial Internal Controls - Leverages internal control framework by assessing internal controls and developing remediation plans to mitigate financial reporting risks and respond to changing business needs.

  • Business Partnering - Collaborates with stakeholders and develops partnerships to drive performance that aligns to organizational goals and strategies;
  • influences the organization by demonstrating knowledge of the business to provide guidance to support the decision making process and guiding the business towards positive results and organizational alignment;
  • evaluates business environment using measures to mitigate risk and capitalize on opportunities.

  • Financial Analysis - Interprets financial data by analyzing trends, variances, opportunities, and risks to provide insight to stakeholders regarding financial impact to drive business improvement;
  • evaluates financial results against targets to communicate conclusions to all stakeholders; ensures the integrity of financial data by investigating variances and determining corrective actions to resolve identified issues.

  • Product Costing - Establishes total material costs to ensure compliance with policies and completeness of the bill of materials;
  • develops labor and overhead rates to ensure inventory cost in compliance with company policies; analyzes the actual cost to understand variances to estimates to improve the integrity of results.

    Action-oriented - Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

    Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

    Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

    Nimble learning - Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.

    Self-development - Actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels.

    Balances stakeholders - Anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders.

    Education, Licenses, Certifications :

    College, university, or equivalent degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent field or studying for accounting entry qualifications.

    Experience :

    Minimal relevant professional work experience in the field of study required.

    Fluent in English : Spoken, read, written. The second language welcomes but is not compulsory.

    Experienced and Demonstrated ability in Excel required.

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