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Finance Project Analystat CDW Careers (UK)

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Post Date: 
21 Nov 2023
Cape Town, South Africa
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Fixed Term (Full-time)
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The Tactical Solutions Team carries out small and large consulting projects to solve or overcome problems, normally to do with processes, reporting, systems and data.

The team maintains a pipeline of varied projects and selects based on tactical need, strategic importance and urgency.

While carrying out projects, the team needs to:

  • Be mindful of the the business’s next step of implementing ERP and other systems and liaise with relevant data and transformation teams to ensure our work is consisistent with their objectives.
  • Proactively identify process improvements and if they are are quick and urgent, to do them otherwise to log them so they can be considered for the TS pipeline.

The Finance Project Analyst will work under the instruction of the Finance Project Technical Consultant to deliver multiple assignments to achieve these improvements.


A project based role in a dynamic team where the successful candidate will be work on one to three projects simultaneously and will typically do the following:

  • Create efficiencies or solve problems by designing and implementing an end-to-end process including building/rebuilding associated reports and spreadsheets and improving the underlying data.
  • Investigate reporting inconsistencies or other problems causing problems, identifying and proactively engaging with people to create an end-to-end solution that can be handed back to BAU.
    • Produce supporting documentation as part of ensuring that spreadsheets and processes are successfully incorporated within normal BAU.
    • Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues to ensure project work is adopted.
    • Data extraction, cleansing and analysis.
    • Flexibly engage as directed with areas of the business to re-use ideas and processes across the business in line with the Data Strategy.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Highly numerate with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Highly competent general IT skills including picking up unfamiliar systems and ways of working.
  • Advanced Excel
  • Data extraction, cleansing and analysis.
  • PowerBI or database experience preferable
  • Experience of large data sets
  • Experience of finance function in large organisations
  • Accounting qualification preferable
  • Proven track record in problem analysis with the ability to creatively and proactively problem solve.
  • Track record of identifying process improvements and making appropriate recommendations

Personal Attributes

  • Comfortable working with senior and junior members of the organisation.
    • Excellent verbal communication skills and ability to write clear documentation.
    • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, changing environment.
    • Experience working with people of varying degrees of IT literacy and numeracy.
    • Demonstrated ability to build rapport and maintain productive working relationships.
    • Ability to work to tight deadlines and priorities tasks.
    • Self-motivated and confident working independently.
    • Results driven attitude.
    • Ability to think and take initiative with the confidence and initiative to challenge processes as required within remit.


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