Cape Town, South Africa





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Be a part of a revolutionary change At PMI, we’ve chosen to do something incredible. We’re totally transforming our business and building our future on one clear purpose – to deliver a smoke-free future. With huge change, comes huge opportunity. So, wherever you join us, you’ll enjoy the freedom to dream up and deliver better, brighter solutions and the space to move your career forward in endlessly different directions. Our new vision means we’re reinventing our financial modelling, planning, and forecasting tools. Join us in Finance and you’ll work across the full breadth of the business, making sure our new commercial model is profitable and sustainable. There’s something new to learn every single day: changes to integrate and challenges to conquer. If you love working collaboratively and taking risks, you’ll be in your element here. Our work spans the globe and includes audit, treasury, internal control, and commercial financial support. Whether your skills are in financial control, planning and forecasting, data analytics or digital risk, there’s space to move your career forward in any number of directions. The Finance Controlling & Planning (FCP) Analyst will contribute to the success of the company by providing reliable and accurate US GAAP accounting, management reporting, costing and budgeting to allow local and regional management to make better informed business decisions. Your ‘day to day’ BUDGETING Independently prepare operating budgets (OB, LRP, and RF) in line with US GAAP, PM standards and quality covering the following: • working closely with business partners in the analysis and preparation of budgets: end-to-end for LOGD and Distribution • centralizing and consolidating inputs from departmental budget proposals into one report ensuring consistency and comparability of these inputs • preparing explanations of variances with prior budgets and actuals • working closely with Finance management in the preparation of budget presentations for regional and corporate management • co-ordinating together with finance controlling and financial planning teams the OB process to ensure package ready for regional/corporate approval BUSINESS DECISION SUPPORT Prepare Ad hoc presentations and analyses based on requests from management. Work closely with Finance management in the review of business plans. Evaluate measures that will improve the long-term profitability of the company. Provide ongoing budget input and co-ordinate the analysis of internal business issues. Fulfil role as key point of contact in market and main face-to-face contact point for financial planning & controlling. PROCESS IMPROVEMENT Ensure that Finance Controlling & Planning as a service department, is responsive and, where required, adapts, or introduces new financial business practices as a result of changes in our environment. Master all IT tools existing and in addition make proposals for either modified tools or new tools to improve planning process. Liaise with IS in implementing such modifications. PROJECT BASED ORGANISATION Support FC&P projects design and deployment, and where applicable other business projects. Support and develop awareness within the organization on key financial processes and respective business impacts through communications, training, and information sessions to increase the financial capabilities throughout the organization. Who we’re looking for • Bachelor's Degree in Finance/Management Accounting or relevant qualification is essential • Chartered Accountant CA (SA), Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA), or equivalent an advantage • Minimum 3-4 years of professional experience ideally in a commercial finance function within a FMCG multinational group • SAP would advantageous • A high level of comfort in Advanced MS Excel • Theoretical knowledge of different financial and analytical techniques • Knowledge in Accounting Principles as well as Financial Analysis (Balance Sheet and P&L) • Strong communication -both oral and written Other Critical Skills • Theoretical knowledge of various financial and analytical techniques • Solid understanding of accounting principles as well as financial analysis (Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statement) • Strong communication skills (both oral and written) • Strong Problem solving • Ability learning on the fly • Ability to work independently & a team • Action orientation • Excellent organisational abilities • Attention to detail What we offer Our success depends on our dedicated employees who come to work here every single day with a sense of purpose and an appetite for progress. Join PMI and you too can: • Seize the freedom to define your future and ours. We’ll empower you to take risks, experiment and explore. • Be part of an inclusive, diverse culture, where everyone’s contribution is respected; collaborate with some of the world’s best people and feel like you belong. • Pursue your ambitions and develop your skills with a global business – our staggering size and scale provides endless opportunities to progress. • Take pride in delivering our promise to society: to deliver a smoke-free future. “PMI is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applications from all members of society irrespective of age, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, religion or belief, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. PMI is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from South African citizens who are members of designated groups who may contribute to Employment Equity within the workplace and the further diversification of ideas. In this regard, the relevant laws and principles associated with Employment Equity will be considered when appointing potential candidates.”