Financial Analyst

GOVERNMENT TECHNICAL ADVISORY CENTRE (GTAC)
REF NO: G018/2017 Term: 3 Year Fix-Term Contract
SALARY : R779 295R917 970 per annum (All-inclusive Package), Level 12
CENTRE : Pretoria
CLOSING DATE : Monday, 11 September 2017

REQUIREMENTS :
To be considered for this position, the applicant must have a completed Post Graduated Degree/ diploma in Accounting or Finance.
Minimum 5+ year experience reporting, consolidation and financial analysis.
Good knowledge of Statutory Accounting Principles.
Broad knowledge of public service legislation.
Experience in appraising, negotiating and closing Project Finance, Corporate Finance and Structured Finance transactions.
Strong accounting background and credit and risk analysis skills.
Must be able to comprehensively analyse financial statements.
Must be able to independently conduct financial model reviews and analysis.
Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Knowledge of Statutory accounting principles and of relevant legislative framework and accounting practice (PFMA, Treasury Regulations, GRAP).
Good communication skills.
Policy development skills.
Good problem solving skills.
Good business writing skills.

DUTIES :
Analysis of financials of corporates, NPCs and government departments/ SOEs including analysis of key financial ratios.
Knowledge of financial instruments used in enterprise development.
Appraising new investment proposals (due diligence) and opportunities.
Commercial analysis, financial modelling and analysis, risk and institutional analysis.
Prepare appraisal/credit reports for submission.
Determine optimal funding structure, grant amount and usage of thereof in line with the Jobs Fund mandate.
Negotiate project documents.
Prepare disbursement request reports for submission.
Oversee disbursements to approved projects as well as monitor project progress post investment.
Prepare complex financial reports as mandated by the immediate supervisor.
Assist staff in compiling data and interpreting legislated financial reporting requirements and regulations.
Review and verify statistical and financial information.
Research and design of financial term sheet for funding rounds.
Determine cost of operations by establishing standard costs.
collecting operational data.
Identify financial status by comparing and analyzing actual results with plans and forecasts.
Guide cost analysis process by establishing and enforcing policies and procedures.
Provision of trends and forecasts.
Provide explanation on processes and techniques and recommend 13 actions.
Improve financial status by analyzing results and monitoring variances.
Identify trends and recommend actions to Jobs Fund management.
Recommend actions by analyzing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses.
Analyzing current and past financial data and performance.
Review JF policies for alignment with accounting standards.
Identify trends in financial performance and providing recommendations for improvement.
Coordinate with other members of the finance team to review financial information and forecasts.
Provide financial models and forecasting.
Evaluate projects capital expenditures against JF value for money frameworks.
Examine accounting data for accuracy, appropriateness and documentation.
Audit documents submitted for payment for compliance with Jobs Fund guidelines.
Assist Jobs Fund staff in interpreting laws, rules, and regulations, and clarifying procedures.
Prepare and maintain mandated documents as required.
Maintain communication with staff regarding financial matters.
Provide information and technical support in the development and revision of policies and regulations.
Assist in the development of office systems and procedures.
Promote knowledge management by sharing of technical financial information.
Reviews proposed contracts for adherence to Jobs Fund policy, existing laws and regulations.
Provides support to Jobs Fund staff or programs as a fiscal advisor when necessary.
Support the Finance Manager in developing and implementation of the risk management strategy for the Jobs Fund and the implementation thereof into the GTAC risk management.
Risk management benchmark research into the implementation in similar funds/ institutions/ programmes.
Support the training of risk owners and function in the effective management of risk.

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