Financial Business Partner (6 – 7 month contract) (Ref: KK334) (Market Related Salary) – Pinelands, Western Cape

Job Overview

Our client is looking for a Finance Business Partner to join them on a 6 to 7 month contract basis.


The successful candidate will support the business unit activities and influence performance through the responsible gathering of data and information to produce meaningful financial analysis, models, reports and management presentations.


The role provides key support to the Commercial business unit in day to day decision making and identifying areas of improvement / value add.



Developing and maintaining a sound understanding of the company’s product offerings and business areas and their respective financial levers

Being a Business Partner for the Business Units through providing financial expertise, developing and maintaining a sound understanding of the company’s product offerings and business areas and their respective financial levers

Supporting Sales team and being responsible of the business units in all financial matters (results, forecasts, projects, profitability)

Providing high quality, complete and detailed analysis of results and profitability (margins) compared to forecast in close interaction with the Business Unit Manager

Giving advice on strategic orientation and projects of the individual Business Units

Computing and structuring profitability and performance calculations on new activities, products and partnerships

Supporting sales team in standardised and customised pricing approaches per product

Taking responsibility for the budget cycle for the relevant business areas and manage budget vs. actuals on a month to month basis

Developing and maintaining financial models to evaluate and provide recommendations for business development and enhancement opportunities and new deals

Ensuring the financial models / business cases are prepared in line with External Shareholder strategy / requirements and are financially accurate

Being responsible for the collation of information from various sources to prepare business plans for Management and Executive review

Preparing overview slides to present the financial model / business plan to Management and members of the Executive team

Ensuring results (reports & presentations) are professionally and clearly communicated, highlighting key assumptions and potential risks to drive and support business decisions

Taking responsibility for all financial management elements in relation to strategic partners within the Group, including dashboard reporting and ad-hoc requests from strategic partner stakeholders

Ensuring that all requests received from strategic partners are managed and delivered on within the agreed upon timelines

Being responsible for monthly/quarterly/half yearly/yearly presentations and Management packs for Steer Committee meetings relating to budget and actuals submissions

Assisting with due diligence processes for proposed strategic acquisitions

Contributing towards operational efficiency by identifying opportunities for improving data, systems and processes/procedures

Taking responsibility for monthly Executive Management meetings

Providing support on Projects or requests from the business



Relevant Finance qualification

Professionally qualified – CIMA / BCom etc.

Minimum 2 – 3 years’ relevant experience in budgeting and financial modelling

Proven analytical skills – ability to analyse large volumes of data

Advanced MS Excel

Exposure to Dynamics and Excel Insights Reporting Tool (will be an advantage)

Retail and/ or Financial Services industry experience (will be an advantage)

Experience engaging with senior Management

People Management experience (preferred)


Job Detail
  • Salary RangeMarket Related
  • Experience2 Years
  • QualificationBachelor Degree
  • AA/EENo