Financial Analyst Looking for the next step in your career? Enjoy a challenge? Do you have an ambition for innovation? Want to make a difference? If you join our growing global team, you’ll be working for an industry leader with offices across five continents, in over 47 countries and more than 28 000 employees. You will work with some of the leading world brands across the Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies – who are all relying on Dimension Data to help them use the power of technology to achieve their ambition in this digital era.You’ll be part of a team who’s passionate about making a difference to the way technology shapes how we live and work – whether it’s protecting the rhino, connecting the G20 Summit, or revolutionising cycling, giving you the opportunity to do great things. You’ll be joining a Global Top Employer, recognised for investing in talent because people are at the heart of our success. You provide the skills, passion and ideas, and we’ll provide the platform to realise your ambitions.Great talent. Great teams. Great work. Great opportunities. Want to be part of our team? The Financial Analyst operates in medium to high complexity environments and takes their instructions from the Regional Finance Manager in the business. The primary goal of the Financial Analyst is to perform accounting for the regional headquarters, gather and analyse financial data. What you'll be doing Budget compilation The Finance Analyst supports the budget process and prepares and submits the annual budget with input from the Regional Finance Manager. They manage the expenditure against the budget and ensures that provisions are made for accruals to ensure adequate cover. They ensure that the budgetary process is used to track and report on all expenditure. Conduct analysis These individuals extract data from financial reports to conduct financial, statistical and analysis and identify financial discrepancies and recommending appropriate solutions. They utilise a range of software programs to analyse the reports they obtain from various departments within the business. They research and analyse costs of projects, departments and future ventures to provide information and insights about expenses and determine profitability margins. These individuals analyse business controls and recommend solutions to establish adequate controls within generally accepted accounting principles. Cost management and Forecasting They contribute to the monitoring and controlling of expenditure by approving or denying requisitions based on whether the items are in budget. They conduct budget and expense analysis and report on variances ensuring that the projected budget is met and assist with cost reduction initiatives. These individuals maintain, reconcile and review monthly account analysis for balance sheet accounts and conduct revenue, cost and forecasting for their business unit to provide planning, profitability and pricing analysis to current and future projects. Prepare reports The Financial Analyst prepare a variety of financial reports based on their analysis and may be required to conduct presentations on their findings and recommendations to the relevant internal stakeholders. Projects These individuals may be required to work on a variety of projects as prescribed by the business or organisation in their area of expertise. Behavioural skills This individual displays excellent attention to detail and exhibit good interpersonal skills. They have good verbal and written communication skills and can establish cooperative and working relationships with others in the business. They are analytical in their approach and are proactive individuals who are able to work independently. These individuals display the required knowledge and expertise of generally accepted accounting principles and are able to interpret these to facilitate good decision making. Key Roles and Responsibilities In this position you will be required to: 1. Extract data from financial reports to conduct financial and statistical analysis and identify financial discrepancies and recommend appropriate solutions. 2. Contribute to the monitoring and controlling of expenditure by approving or denying requisitions based on whether the items are in budget. 3. Prepare a variety of financial reports based on their analysis and may be required to conduct presentations on their findings and recommendations to the relevant internal stakeholders 4. Work on a variety of projects as prescribed by the business or organisation in the area of expertise. Requirements: Education, Training and Experience General Qualification in Finance / CA or CPA preferred 3 – 5 years’ working experience At least 3 years’ working experience in a related environment What would make you a good fit for this role? Join our growing global team and accelerate your career with Dimension Data. Apply today. Diversity in Dimension Data Dimension Data is an equal opportunity employer with a global culture that embraces diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be unfairly discriminated against on any arbitrary ground including race, colour, sex, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other protected category.