Senior Financial Analyst

Cape Town, South Africa

Description

We are looking for a Financial Analyst to join our finance team reporting directly to the Director of FP&A. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with the ability and desire to complete recurring and ad-hoc tasks with minimal supervision.

The Financial Analyst is a key position supporting our fast-growing SaaS business, including financial forecasting, planning, reporting and analysis. Initial responsibilities will focus on providing detailed financial and operational reporting and enhancing/creating key performance indicators (“KPIs”). This position will interact closely with the Head of Finance, Head of Sales and other executives to plan the business and allocate resources for the company’s strategic initiatives. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic, high-growth environment and accelerate our development.

Responsibilities

  • Provide business partnering support for Finance and Sales to help drive strategic decision-making
  • Assist in developing, tracking and analyzing SaaS and other relevant metrics that help drive business success, including ARR, CAC, LTV and S&M efficiency
  • Be a primary contact for Sales leadership on all things related to customer analytics and top line reporting/forecasting; Assist with in-depth periodic customer analysis including bookings, net retention and churn
  • Help prepare detailed budgets and forecasts, including P&L, cash flow, and balance sheet projections on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Perform ongoing variance/trend analysis among actual, budget and forecast targets
  • Develop and maintain financial models, templates and dashboards to track, organize and report on initiatives and key projects
  • Prepare reporting materials for presentations
  • Ensure all off-line reporting reconciles with existing system-based management reporting
  • Fulfill ad-hoc analytical requests as needed

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting, or comparable quantitative field
  • 3+ years’ experience in an FP&A role; preferably investment banking experience and/or SaaS / Cloud industry experience
  • Exceptional skills in MS Excel and PowerPoint is a must, with ability to comfortably use pivot tables and import & manipulate data
  • Proficiency with BI tools to access different data sources such as business support systems (e.g. Salesforce, NetSuite)
  • SaaS business model experience, or awareness of recurring business measurements (ARR, ACV, LTV…) preferred
  • Strong financial modeling skills and quantitative analysis experience; Proven ability to work with large amount of data from different sources, and provide meaningful insights
  • Experience building dashboards using data visualization tools is a plus
  • Clear and effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • A highly motivated, proactive and collaborative work ethic, with the ability to independently move projects forward in a fast-paced environment