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Financial Data Analyst - Durban

Durban University of Technology

Durban University of Technology (DUT) is located on the warm east coast of South Africa. It sprawls over seven (7) campuses in tropical and picturesque Durban, and in Pietermaritzburg, with its undulating hills that flow over from the Drakensberg Mountain. According to our ENVISION2030 strategy, DUT’s DNA has two strands, namely ‘people-centred and engaged’ and ‘innovative and entrepreneurial’. These are interwoven intrinsically by a number of double pairs consisting of ‘values and principles’ that bind our double-helix together. The extrinsic expression of our DNA is via The DUT-Way; which demonstrates our collective character and behaviour. The University’s ultimate goal is to contribute towards improving the lives and livelihoods of all its people, both internal and external. DUT consistently strives towards excellence and greatness in teaching-learning and in research-innovation; something that has been recognized recently when The Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings placed DUT within the top 500 of universities in the world and within the top 5 universities in South Africa. The enactment of these internationally recognized strengths is demonstrated in our impactful engagement internally and externally in service of our localities, the region and the country at large. Finance Post: Financial Data Analyst X2 Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy, Finance, Economics, or Statistics, (NQF Level 8). 3 to 6 years’ Experience in Financial and/or Data Analytics, Accounting and Reporting. Internship experience in the Higher Education sector is preferred in a data modelling or financial / accounting assistant role. High competency in financial modelling techniques and costing strategies. Strong fluency in excel formulas and functions. Strong analytical and data-gathering skills or data analytics. Experience with statistical and data management tools (SQL, Access, Business Objectives). Advanced proficiency in MS Office. Knowledge of Accounting Management Systems. Cost and financial analysis. Good interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills Summary of Duties: Support the Management Accounting Manager with providing input into the financial component of the Annual Performance Plan by providing the required data and assisting with the design of a financial model to indicate budgetary requirements for the execution of the Annual Performance Plan. Prepare and provide data to support commentary relating to financial trends and forecasts for submission to the Management Accounting Manager. Provide timely proactive analyses, assessments of variances, financial impacts, and risks. Ensure timeous provision of data for the preparation of reports for reporting to various structures as required, in accordance with the reporting schedule for management accounting. Support the preparation and review of monthly variance reports for submission to relevant internal stakeholders for review and commentary. Identify opportunities for process optimization and the elimination of inefficiencies in the management accounting area and contribute towards the same for the finance services. Analyse University costs trends to inform resources allocation and utilized for operations in an organisation. Conduct research and benchmarks to determine the pricing strategy for the services rendered by the University. Track project budgets and analyse changes in university costs. Collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand the business and develop data-driven insights that are both strategic and operational. Maintain professional relationships with stakeholders and handle stakeholder queries efficiently. Communicate the relevant policies and procedures to suppliers and internal stakeholders. Escalate unresolved stakeholder related matters to management where solutions cannot be reached. Provide advice to departments and business partners on data management policy/procedure. Collaborate and support other sections in finance. Salary: Market related Contact Person: Miss ZJ Ngcobo Email Address: HCSRecruitmentdut.ac.za Status of Position: Permanent To Apply: Please complete application form downloadable from DUT careers portal and send together with detailed CV, copies of ID, qualifications, and a covering letter. Please note that you do not have to use more than one method of applying. Kindly note: Communication will be entered into with short-listed candidates only. Only applications made on our application for employment form would be considered. “While DUT strives for equal opportunities, preference will be given to suitable candidates in terms of the University’s equity policy” The University reserves the right NOT to make an appointment. Apply Now
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