Welcome to PEP! PEP is Africa’s largest single brand retailer operating around 1800 stores in Southern Africa. As well as clothing and footwear, PEP sells homeware, FMCG, cellular and airtime products and also offers a range of other services such as cash-backs, Capfin (for loans), funeral policies, cross-border money transfers, selected bill payments,...
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To analyse, understand and report on the costs and performance of the PEP business.
To enhance these business’ understanding of financial performance and key trends through continuous process reviews and improvements.
To be a trusted advisor for the businesses with the finance department.
Monthly financial and management reporting, supporting commentary and schedules
Annual budget and 3 year plan submissions
Responsible for analysing, understanding and reporting on all aspects of gross margin (front margin, supplier rebates, stock adjustments etc.)
Annalise and provide explanations for movements in other P&L balances (such as sales, direct costs, cost recoveries etc.) compared to budget and prior year, as well as non-P&L indicators (such as stock holding and stock turn).
Maintain a thorough understanding of business’ activity and initiatives and impact there-off on financial performance.
Maintenance of healthy relationship with internal customers
Ad hoc assignments and investigations (e.g. Authorising payments)
Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
Post-graduate qualification in the financial field
3 - 5 years relevant retail accounting experience (advantageous)
Commercially astute, articulate, strong technical skills, insightful and an influential leader impacting at both strategic and operational level
Competencies required: Responsibility; Problem assessment; Strong analytical skills; Detail