Finance Planning - Umhlanga, South Africa - iKhokha

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Umhlanga, South Africa

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Company Description

iKhokha is one of the fastest-growing fintech companies in Africa. As you'd expect, our pace is fast-moving and ever-changing. We like it that way.
Our office is a high performance environment where we push each other to challenge the status quo. If that doesn't appeal to you, you probably shouldn't work here.

Job Description:

As a Finance Planning & Analytics Analyst at iKhokha, you'll be at the forefront of financial strategy, shaping our path to success.

We're looking for someone who can bring a new level of excitement and insight to our financial team.

Purpose of the Role:

You will be working closely with your colleagues across the business to perform wide ranging financial and commercial analysis on our products, services and distribution channels, including assisting with planning activities such as budget setting and forecasting.

In this way, you will play a role in steering strategic decision making and share knowledge and understanding around areas of improvement

The Deal Breakers _(minimum requirements):_**- 5 years plus experience in a mid to senior finance role.

  • Expert level experience in MS Excel and building financial models along with conveying the important aspects of the models.
  • Intermediate level experience in various ERP systems and PowerBI.
  • Skills and methods for working with Big Data, including the use of SQL queries.
  • Prior experience in working with FP&A software suites, IBM Cognos and AI is advantageous.

What does the role entail? _(Areas of responsibilities):_**
Financial Planning & Analysis:
  • Delve into the detail and understand the relevant drivers of revenue and cost.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to perform wideranging planning and analysis centered around our products, services and customers, meeting the requirements of the business and sharing key insights on how to grow/ improve the status quo.
  • Project feasibility analysis on new products, channels and territories.
  • Source relevant information and assist in building a knowledge base for future analysis. Setup regular reporting to reassess and align business and financial assumptions.
  • Assist with the monthly compilation and analysis of key unit economics measures i.e., LTV's (Lifetime Values), CAC's (Customer Acquisition Costs), CTS (Cost to Serve), Payback periods.
  • Monthly tracking of departmental expenditure against budget and feedback this information to the various teams.
  • Monthly tracking of product and channel level profitability against budget and feedback this information to the various teams.
  • Compiling and sharing monthly insights into merchant statistics.
  • Assisting to validate new pricing proposals for potential customers.

Forecasting and Budgeting:

  • Assist with monthly/ quarterly forecasting including uploading onto the ERP & Cognos.
  • Assist with the annual budgeting process including uploading onto the ERP & Cognos.
  • Prepare and present weekly cash flow forecasting.

Measurement of Business Goals:

  • Track and communicate progress towards key strategic goals.
  • Post Completion audits on projects undertaken to validate actuals vs assumptions and the impact on project feasibility.

Industry Knowledge:

  • Stay abreast of industry trends, market dynamics, and competitive landscape to provide relevant insights and recommendations


  • NQF level 8 qualification in Finance or Business Management.
  • CA(SA), MBA, CFA would be advantageous.
Additional Information

Perks of joining the Tribe?

  • You get to work in a high growth company. Sink your teeth into meaningful work with tangible results you are accountable for.
  • Remuneration & Benefits. We offer Company contributions to Medical Aid and a Group Risk Scheme.
  • Visionary Leadership.
  • Study leave.
  • Access to on demand learning and development.
  • A friendly, collaborative culture and a team of allroundlekker humans (it's true, we surveyed our Employees and they told us so).
  • If you find yourself at HQ, coffee on tap and a selection of hot beverages provided by our onsite Barista.

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