Corporate Finance and Project Analyst

Full time Express Fourways
  • Post Date : January 7, 2022
  • Apply Before : February 7, 2022
  • Salary: Negotiable
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  • Experience 8 Years +
  • Qualifications Master’s Degree

Job Description

The Corporate Finance and Project Analyst will be responsible to manage and monitor the implementation of strategic plans and financial solutions to complex and high value commercial decisions, including the conducting of due diligence analyses for merger and acquisition and other projects for the company Group internationally. The role will be responsible to collect, monitor and create financial models and analyse financial data to aid effective decision-making with the aim of improving the financial status of the business by investigating business growth and expansion opportunities, and optimising company resources.

In addition the Corporate Finance and Project Analyst will be responsible to support the treasury function and the Group Finance reporting team in the accurate and timeous preparation and delivery of consolidated financial and management reports for the company Limited Group.

The role will achieve these objectives by partnering with the company leadership, finance teams at a central and operational level, and through dealing with external stakeholders and banking authorities. This role will also be required to ensure all technical solutions and specialised projects are in line with policy, frameworks and tools based on researched leading and industry practice and relevant statutory regulations

Job context

Key stakeholders:

  • Internal: CEO; CFO; COO, Central Hospitality Teams; Central Gaming Teams; Central Business Support Team; Central Finance and Tax Team; Group Internal Audit, Unit GMs; Unit Financial Operations Managers & Teams; Finance Shared Services team
  • External: Banks, Vendors; Suppliers; Regulators, SARS

Job Scope & Responsibilities:

  • Assess and benchmark the market and competitors’ trends and strategies to identify key growth opportunities and threats to company operations
  • Support Chief Financial Officer and Group Financial Manager in identifying and executing growth initiatives and strategic acquisition and merger opportunities
  • Conduct Financial Viability and Feasibility Studies of new opportunities for start-up projects and new product innovation in various areas (includingdue diligence, resourcing, etc.)
  • Provide analyses to support decision-making, including presenting economic outcomes, identifying the key value drivers, benefits, sensitivities and risks, accounting and fiscal implications
  • Prepare and/or review financial models and provide analytical support for merger & acquisitions, statistical analysis and transaction summaries
  • Develop plans, frameworks and tools to deliver the objectives, budgets, forecasts, and financial reporting for M&A and efficiency projects across the company group
  • Monitor and track all budgeted project expenditures and report on progress and future implications
  • Draft situation analyses, pitch materials, information memoranda, investor presentations and term sheets
  • Manage due diligence processes and requests by working closely with other departments, investors and other 3rd parties
  • Monitor and track all budgeted project expenditures and prepare for financial reviews to report on progress and future implications of various commercial projects
  • Contribute towards the analysis, consolidation and management of monthly, quarterly and annual Group financial reporting including budgets, forecasts, Capex, Exco and Board reporting & controls as required
  • Assist with Investor presentations and Integrated Annual Report and respond to queries from investors and analysts
  • Report on the interim and year end profit and dividend announcements
  • Interpret results and commentary on financial results and prepare reports for distribution to investors and analysts
  • Compile and provide board packs and reports in line with management requirements that assist stakeholders in making relevant decisions e.g. trend analyses on performance in different areas of the business for specific timeframes
  • Provide expert insight to top management on project results, challenges and progress; as well as opportunities for financial optimisation in the business
  • Actively engage internal and external stakeholders to build relationships and professional thought leadership networks on financial reporting and treasury requirements
  • Support the central treasury function as required

Job Complexity


  • Professional with knowledge and expertise in corporate finance practices and sophisticated concepts and principles.
  • Short to medium term planning (12 – 24 months) involves conducting the planning of employment activities to meet and optimise new business targets and growth
  • Organise, plan and prioritise tasks for self and team to ensure that work gets done efficiently;
  • Represent the company to internal and external stakeholders, interacting with stakeholders and team members – influencing, motivating and encouraging specific behaviour


  • Makes complex decisions based on broadly defined policies and objectives
  • Applies judgement and adapts solutions through analytical, interpretative, evaluative and innovative thinking
  • Commits to calculated risks and action after considering alternative courses of action that are based on logical assumptions and factual information and that take into consideration resources, constraints, and organisational values
  • Deals with complex problems with multiple causes and effects, based on discrepancies in information and multiple components


  • Responsible for providing input into strategic plans in the short and medium term
  • Supports and monitors financial targets, frameworks and objectives
  • Applies knowledge and exposure of leading practice to business operation and to leverage new approaches and tools to optimise financial performance
  • Optimise and streamline existing systems and processes to support the business strategy in terms of cost efficiency, managing risks and improving the service offering;
  • There are guidelines/ policies and procedures in place to be followed, but the incumbent needs to constantly consider ways of improving sustainability, business growth, reputation and profitability


  • B.Com Honours (CTA) with Articles
  • Registration as a Chartered Accountant


  • 8 years’ experience in a general financial management environment; with a track record in the consolidation of financial results
  • Understanding of central treasury functions including detailed negotiations and relationships with banks
  • Broad range of Commercial experience and a proven technical background in financial analysis
  • Experience in financial modelling and preparing valuations
  • Experience in project management and mitigation of risks
  • Strong understanding of financial management, regulations and the legislative environment

Legislated Accreditation/Registration:

  • SAICA registration

Work conditions and special requirements:

  • Travel may be required
  • May be required to work outside of normal working hours, in line with operational requirements (including weekends, public holidays)

Core behavioural competencies:

  • Conceptualising
  • Analytical skills
  • Influencing Skills
  • Managing Risks, Results and Relationships
  • Innovating
  • Decision-making
  • Emotional Maturity
  • Delegating and empowering

Technical / proficiency competencies:

  • Knowledge of financial modelling and valuations
  • Knowledge of statutory legal and tax requirements
  • Strong technical knowledge including IFRS developments
  • Strong knowledge of accounting systems
  • Trend Analysis
  • Financial reporting
  • Hospitality & Gaming Revenue analysis
  • Knowledge of the Company’s Act
  • Project Management
  • Integrity
  • Computer Proficiency in MS Office (Advanced Excel); Cognos or similar, IFS (advantage)
  • Business acumen
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