Finance Project Analyst
takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talentedFinance Project Analystto join our team in Cape Town. We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative and hard-working people with integrity to join us. We offer a market related Total Remuneration Package, which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you wont be bored, as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great. The position reports to the CFO.Your responsibilities will include:Investigation of existing end-to-end processes to gain a deep understanding of the financial touch-points and make recommendations for improvementsSeek out opportunities for automation through review and redesign of existing processesAutomate existing processes, drive technological improvements and build future fit efficiencies around cost optimization.Document business processes, identify and execute change in areas for improvement/streamlining through gaining an understanding of dependencies, systems, automation risks and challenges within the finance teamParticipate and lead projects that are focussed on further enhancement of finance/business processes, acting as the primary point of contact representing the Finance teamCollaborate with IT / Tech / Design teams on delivery of project cost requests and projections Attributes required:Ability to work independently, productively, proactively and follow through on all responsibilities to bring projects to a successful conclusion. A willingness to get your hands dirty and take accountability, e.g. if you see something isnt working, get it fixed Strong aptitude to learn new systems Strong analytical and critical thinking, using data to inform decisions Ability to present ideas succinctly, in writing and verbally Versatile and with an appetite to learn by doing Highly structured thinker with exceptional attention to detail Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment Work under pressure Comfortable with constant change Qualifications and Experience:3+ Years relevant experience in an analytical/finance role Knowledge of accounting, financial reporting and financial analysis acquired through related work experience E-Commerce or Retail experience will be an advantage High proficiency in advanced Excel Basic SQL Exposure to existing systems (TM1, Looker, Qlik, Sage) The Environment:takealot.com employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of takealot.com being the leading e-commerce company in Africa. We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback/new ideas on where we can improve We are short on ego and high on output We are doers and not only thinkers, its all in the execution after all We love what we do and what we are creating We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who:is respectful but forthright is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute is analytical, able to use data to make decisions is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience is entrepreneurial, thrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster is business SMART. Able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input; is curious and challenge the status quo is innovative and enjoys iteration is collaborative will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for takealot.com thinks like an owner of the business is SMART, has INTEGRITY and is HARD WORKING If you meet the above criteria and are an Extraordinary Mind, come and join us! Takealot is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities will be given preference.