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Job Reference: G4S/TP/3620871/127132
Number of Positions: 2
Job Category: Accounting/Finance/Insurance/Commercial
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: Market Related
Location: Centurion
G4S Region:
Country:South Africa

G4S Business Unit:South Africa - Secure Solutions
Closing Date: October 25, 2018
Package Description: Remuneration and benefits will be commensurate with the seniority of the role and in compliance with company remuneration policy and practice.

Job Introduction:

The review and analysis of labour costs from actual operational trading and for prospective clients and calculating of costing for tenders and national quotes

Role Responsibility:

1.  Analysing wages, cost lines and overtime


  • Conduct monthly reviews of wage cost
  • Analyse cost trends and submit proposals around cost control
  • Analyse and verify actual results for variances to previous reporting periods, or to identify inaccuracies
  • Report on all discrepancies


2. Updating of wage models and monthly sales prices

  • Prepare Monthly sales prices and communicate to sales teams
  • Updating and maintaining wage models with SD increases 


3. Prepare quotes for national tenders and assist regional sales teams with quotes 


  • Act as a liaison between the national bid manager and FM’s
  • Investigate potential cost saving initiatives to reduce tender pricing
  • Provide feedback to sales director and sales team 


4.  Assist with budget and forecast process 


  • Compare budgeted/forecasted results to actual or expected results in order to identify inaccuracies 


The Ideal Candidate:

Knowledge :

  • Knowledge of Financial principles and practices
  • Knowledge of financial controls and audit standards
  • Knowledge of how to perform and review reconciliations
  • Knowledge of how to implement financial controls


Skills :

  • MS Office Computer skills (Excel Advanced)
  • Analytical skills
  • Working with complexity
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Managing conflict
  • Delivering strategy
  • Delivering performance
  • Managing professionally 


Attributes :

  • Awareness of the market environment
  • Acting professionally
  • Driving change
  • Leading people
  • Customer thinking
  • Collaborating and coo-operating


Minimum qualification & experience :

  • Grade 12  plus a 4 year financial qualification
  • Bachelor Degree 
  • 2 to 5 Years management accounting experience and staff management experience would be deemed suitable for the level of the position

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