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  • Posted: Mar 2, 2020
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    TransUnion is more than just a credit reporting agency. We’re a sophisticated, global risk information provider striving to use Information for Good. Serving roughly 45,000 companies and more than 500 million customers in 33 countries globally, we’re committed to providing the most complete and multidimensional information available, to help o...
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    Senior Consultant, Financial Planning and Analysis

    What You'll Bring

    • First line of responsibility for all financial inputs into allocated business units:
    • Enforcing compliance with financial and management accounting controls and principles
    • Applying the correct accounting treatment as appropriate
    • Review and management of full P&L results
    • Accounting and management of deferred revenue
    • Approval and verification of cost allocation to relevant cost elements, projects and costs centres.
    • Cost tracking and cost control
    • Providing input into cash flow forecasting
    • Preparation and management of:
    • Budgets, forecasts, quarterly reports, plans
    • Monthly management reporting and variance analyses
    • Reconciliations
    • Projects
    • Audits
    • Ad-hoc requests
    • Assist with / preparation for internal and statutory audits

    Management of business units/ verticals

    • Management of the preparation and compilation of budgets, forecasts, plans and quarterly reporting
    • Partner with business units to develop budgets, forecasts and plans including justification for results
    • Maintain business unit budgets, forecasts and plan in the financial system (Hyperion)
    • Ensure the accounting records correctly reflect the results of business units’ financial position
    • Monitor and report on the financial commitments, risks and opportunities of business units
    • Review results and ensure completeness of cost accruals and make provisions where necessary to ensure financial results are correctly stated for all reporting purposes
    • Develop analyses based on metrics to evaluate financial and operational performance for business units
    • Identification and investigation of potential inefficiencies and risks encountered by the business based on financial and operational performance metrics
    • Prepare and provide meaningful inputs and analyses of variances
    • Work with business units to ensure that P&L results are in line with budgets/ forecasts by implementing corrective action where necessary
    • Management of respective Balance Sheet analyses
    • Key Customer analysis and reportingPreparation of Volume and Product reporting, with required analytics
    • Management of month end close calendar and related processes
    • Prepare and/ or co-ordinate reports required by TU International & Corporate
    • Ensure reporting is timeous, regular and meaningful
    • Ad hoc requests as required

    Management of CAPEX

    • Management of the annual CAPEX budgeting and quarterly forecasting process
    • Review of phasing of spend and ensure reasonableness
    • Ensure correct accounting treatment adopted and applied
    • Review WIP account on a monthly basis to ensure that all WIP is correctly capitalized and depreciation correctly accounted for
    • Quality control review of all CAPEX workflows
    • Follow up on outstanding matters identified in quality control process and ensure timeous close out
    • Preparation of the monthly CAPEX summary and provision of meaningful variance analysis
    • Identify, prepare and evaluate return on investment calculations for projects under consideration
    • Prepare post implementation return on investment calculations and provide the appropriate feedback
       

    Impact You'll Make
    We are looking for a minimum CA (SA) or CIMA or BCOM qualification with at least 3 years’ experience within a commercial environment in a similar capacity. A proven track record of change implementation and process improvement is essential to the role along with a willingness and ability to work in an unstructured environment with fluid change processes. Strong computer literacy and advanced Excel skills are critical to the role. Prior Hyperion experience would be a distinct advantage.

    In addition to the above requirements, the successful candidate will have the following competencies:

    Functional Competencies

    • Knowledge of financial systems (on a technical level)
    • Computerised accounting (PeopleSoft)
    • Operational finance

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    Advisor

    What You'll Bring

    • Develop and maintain key strategic and operational relationships with clients, regulatory bodies, associations and internal stakeholders
    • Keep up-to-date with legislative requirements and association rules that affect TransUnion from a data management, process and product perspective
    • Ensure that the necessary legislative and industry requirements are implemented in order to ensure that TransUnion is and remains compliant
    • Represent TransUnion at various industry forums and work streams to determine and agree Industry and Bureau requirements and activities
    • Consult with the relevant industry bodies to ensure that decisions made are in the best interest of the Industry and TransUnion.
    • Lobby effectively in order to ensure that industry requirements are in line with TransUnion’s current business processes or in order to limit the impact on current business processes and product offerings.
    • Assess the impact of new industry requirements and ensure that they are implemented effectively and in such a way so as to limit the impact on current business processes and product offerings.
    • Identify and manage the implementation of data compliance and governance requirements by raising development requests, Business Cases for Projects etc. Ensure that the design, development, operations, implementation, systems validation training and product output meets requirements.
    • Plan and execute deliverables in terms of business strategic requirements, identify and assist areas within TransUnion to assess impacts and potential impacts of projects and use of data
    • Promote data governance disciplines and purposes to the enterprise by implementing data governance directives and policies
    • Assist Marketing and Sales with revenue generating opportunities / product development and enhancements utilising data from data governance initiatives.
    • Coordinate knowledge sharing sessions internally to ensure that there is sufficient awareness of legislative and association rules and the associated impact on TransUnion and the industry
    • Keep track of TransUnion’s data compliance requirements, and ensure that issues are logged, reported and resolved.
    • Assist in the design and development of all governance reporting. Monitor data stats on a monthly basis in order to identify and track data trends and report anomalies to management and relevant departments. Liaise with the necessary internal departments to identify reasons behind the shifts in the data
    • Meet all compliance and reporting requirements for all regulatory associations, i.e World Bank etc.
    • Respond to queries timeously from the NCR, CBA, CPA, CIO etc.
    • Coordinate and execute data audits with the NCR, Chicago, CBA etc.
       

    Impact You'll Make

    • 4-5 years of relevant work experience in data management and credit risk. Knowledge of TransUnion’s database and products is strongly desired. Must have a strong problem solving aptitude in order to understand impact of regulatory and industry initiatives on data, products and operational processes.
    • SME services and advisory role
    • Must be extremely competent in MS Excel and MS Access, SQL an advantage.
    • Technical aptitude with strong logical, problem solving, and decision-making skills. Proficiency in performing multiple tasks and dealing with changing deadline requirements required.
    • Must have good verbal and written communication skills; strong listening and teamwork skills; and effective presentation skills are also required. Must be focused, flexible, and organized. Travel may be required

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