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  • Posted: Aug 27, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Clickatell is a cutting edge technology company and global leader in mobile messaging that enables effortless, personalized, and contextual digital interactions between businesses and their customers. Clickatell was the first company to enable a web to mobile app from any website in the world and, harnessing over a decade of insight into the complexities of...
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    Manager Financial Planning and Analysis (FP &A)


    We Are Setting The Pace

    Clickatell is a world-class Chat Commerce company, ambitious to stay ahead of its competitors. We build our own culture in which we dream big and stay busy doing the right things. We need people who can understand the bigger picture and who connect the dots to achieve success. In our agile and demanding environment, you will have to ask the right questions and take the smart risk.

    We call ourselves Champions. Why Champions? Because it’s not only about what they have done, but also for what they are going to do. The way they are going to drive our organization forward and deliver solutions to our customers. Watch this space as we blaze a new path while expanding across the globe.


    The Manager FP&A is a high impact role. Your purpose is to support our Director FP&A and the CFO in ensuring the group’s financial plan is delivered. You will have a key role in reporting, budgeting/planning, and helping the business understand the financial results. The FP&A organisation is at the centre of driving great decisions in the business and this individual will be expected to bring experience and insightful analysis to help drive the business forward.

    This role will be responsible for preparing, analysing, and reviewing results, helping improve the quality and insight of the reporting over time. As Clickatell grows, so will the role and scope and this will not only drive further opportunities for growth, but also the opportunity for the individual to keep improving processes and play an important role in long-term strategic planning.

    We Do The Right Things


    Responsibilities of the Role

    • Lead the development and improvement of monthly Divisional Management Accounts, offering insight into divisional business performance while influencing and supporting business planning, commercial decision making, forecasting and the budgeting processes of the divisions.

    • Responsible for large parts of the annual budgeting process and the quarterly forecasting process as well as leading the preparation and distribution of the monthly Management Accounts.

    • Prepare and manage the 5 Year Projections and Forecasting Analysis model, including external benchmarking and peer performance assessments.

    • Partner and collaborate with divisional C-level leaders to help them understand and use driver-based planning to assess priorities and create important medium to long term cross-functional business execution plans & budgets. Work with the CFO and CEO to help assess the success and areas for improvement from those plans with a view to creating clarity about performance and a culture of collaborative accountability.

    • Ensure all leaders are familiar with their financial targets and the financial performance of their function, including the need for budgetary control and adherence to financial controls.

    • Be a champion of continuous improvement within finance & accounting by identifying opportunities to enhance current systems and procedures, adapting them to keep pace with the changes in the business and its needs.

    • Partner with Treasury and Tax to ensure accurate forecasting of cash, interest, and tax.

    • Review and interrogate business case funding requests (e.g. Capex allocation support). Prepare ad-hoc analysis to assist with commercial business decisions.


    We Are On A Learning Journey


    Requirements of the Role

    • CIMA or CA(SA) qualified.

    • 6 - 8 years’ experience in Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A).

    • 2 + years FP&A Manager experience

    • Ability to collect and analyse information, problem-solve, identify decisions / options and communicate them with partners around the business.

    • Use data analysis to identify issues, spark thinking and propose solutions or options for solving complex problems.

    • Great communication & teamwork skills, and a willingness to help people with or without strong financial skills to understand and manage their budgets and business portfolios.

    • The ability to take a ‘big picture’ view of a situation, to weigh it up quickly, make a logical, sound decision confidently in order to have a positive impact towards achieving the objectives of the organisation.

    • Ability to self-manage priorities and communicate really well in a team environment to help ensure an efficient and enjoyable work environment – should be able to think ahead of what might be needed and help the Director of FP&A achieve great outcomes.

    • Able to work quickly and accurately when creating and reviewing pieces of work and identify errors or inconsistencies.

    • Convey information verbally and in writing to others in a simple and clear way.

    • Technology industry experience would be advantageous.

    • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics (NAV) and IBM Cognos TM1 preferable.


    Why You Should Join


    Perks of the Role

    • Healthcare, Retirement Fund and Risk benefit company contributions.

    • Quarterly performance incentives.

    • Reimbursable Communication allowances for internet and mobile phone bills.

    • Half-day off on your birthday.

    • 5 personal days leave a year, over and above your annual leave.

    • Remote Working (our offices are currently open for essential use only due to COVID-19).

    • Home office set-up with laptop, monitor, chair and UPS.

    • Joining one of South Africa’s few Silicon Valley VC invested businesses during an exciting growth phase for the business and potential for exciting future prospects.

    • Being part of an exciting international and diverse team.

    Stronger Together

    Clickatell is unequivocally committed to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. We believe that we are stronger together and that sameness limits our thinking and our opportunities. You are welcome at Clickatell for who you are, no matter where you come from or what you choose to believe. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. But it isn’t just about a whole lot of different people working together all having their say – it is about us creating a place where we all feel that we belong. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world uses chat technology.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Clickatell on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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