Financial Controller Job in South Africa
DiDi Global , South Africa

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Experience
1 Year
Salary
0 - 0
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Requires Traveling
No
Career Level
Telecommute
No
Qualification
As mentioned in job details
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Feb 20, 2021
Last Date
May 20, 2021
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Job Description

Didi Chuxing (DiDi) is the world’s leading mobile transportation and convenience platform. The company offers a full range of app-based transportation and life services for over 550 million users across Asia, Latin America, Australia, and Russia, including Taxi, Express, Premier, Luxe, Bus, Designated Driving, Enterprise Solutions, Bike Sharing, E-bike Sharing, Automobile Solutions, Food Delivery, and Payment. Tens of millions of drivers who find flexible work opportunities on the DiDi platform provide over 10 billion passenger trips a year. DiDi is committed to collaborating with policymakers, the taxi industry, the automobile industry, and communities to solve the world’s transportation, and environmental, and employment challenges with localized smart transportation innovations by leveraging its AI capabilities. By continuously improving user experience and creating social value, DiDi strives to build a safe, inclusive, and sustainable mobile transportation and convenience ecosystem for cities of the future.DiDi uses technology to improve mobility in our world. As such, we always look for people from every background who want to support our vision, through equal opportunity and nondiscriminatory, fair and impartial treatment, completely free of prejudice related to race, nationality, religion, gender, ethnicity, age, political affiliation, sexual preference, marital status, disabilities or family responsibilities.For more information, please visit: www.didiglobal.com/news
General DescriptionsDiDi Global is looking for a senior financial manager / financial controller to manage the end-to-end operations of its new business in the Middle-East, Africa and South Asia Region (MESAS). This role reports to DiDi’s Asia-Pacific Financial Controller. Close liaison with Finance, Operation and Business Development Team is required. This role is expected to manage a small team potentially in different cities across the region.Candidate is expected to station in one of the countries in the region. Proficiency in English is mandatory.Job Descriptions1.Financial Budget, Forecast, Business Case Formulation Support annual financial budgeting exercise and subsequent budget updates Support monthly closing and forecasting exercise in collaboration with Operation and Business Development team; Preparation of business cases accordingly to product development and operating strategy Support internal reviews of local regional office and Beijing HQ Engage with Strategy team to decide multi-year roadmap; Analyze market competition and provide directions for reasonable targets to achieve Conduct long and short term financial analysis / planning to support business strategy and decision making2.Business Partnering Accurately translate business initiatives into business case by interlocking among Business Development, Operations and back-end functions like Legal, HR, Treasury, Tax and Accounting Validate business case with careful analysis, identity key risks, size impacts and provide recommendations to drive financial performance and achieve targets Consolidation of discount / rebate scheme; Release periodic efficiency report; Perform reconciliation among internal systems and reports from external partners Control sales and marketing expense; Conduct analysis on expense structure to ensure spending effectiveness and productivity3.Reporting and Management Presentation Preparation of Pamp;L, Balance Sheet, Cash-Flow analysis Responsible for preparing regular and ah-hoc performance review presentation Respond to queries from HQ FPamp;A Team and other business partners Establish the needed framework / mechanism to respond to repeated queries / areasof-interest in an efficient manner Participate and drive ERP automation / measurement standardization projects4.Cash Management and Expense Control Prepare cash-flow statements and manage cash burn Manage cash injection statutory process Approve expense according to policy; Perform periodical review of procurement policy and refine delegation-of-authority Justify expense efficiency and analyze return-on-investment; Propose path to improve efficiency
5.Compliance and Risk Management Identity risk factors in new business initiative and historical handlings Serve as the leading focal in liaison with other Finance functions including but not limited to Accounting, Tax, Treasury / Payables, Internal Control, to ensure statutory compliance requirements Enforce Business Control policy and ensure actions comply with established delegation of authority or approval process Engage annual financial audit with external auditorsQualifications1. University graduate in the domain of Finance, Accounting, Commerce or related disciplines 2. Minimum 8-years relevant experience in the domain of financial analysis or controllership; Candidate with lesser experience could be considered at a lower rank3. Prior experience with management consulting, Big-4 or MNC is preferred4. Passionate about technology and innovation; Basic understanding over transportation industry, platform / sharing-economy is preferred5. Experience in conducting business in major market in the region (e.g. Egypt, UAE, South Africa, Nigeria) is a strong plus6. Knowledge on Islamic Finance, in accordance with Sharia or Islamic law, is a strong advantage7. Prior working experience in hi-tech industry is an advantage8. Proficiency in Chinese or Modern Standard Arabic is an advantage but not mandatoryOther Requirements1. Fundamental knowledge on indirect tax like GST, and US GAAP2. Ability to work on multiple tasks at the same time independently under conditions of uncertainty, ability to manage multiple and changing priorities3. Demonstrated integrity and professionalism4. Occasional travel between China and MESAS countries, and among cities in the region, is expected5. Proficiency on Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint is a mustegion (MESAS). This role reports to DiDi’s Asia-Pacific Financial Controller. Close liaison with Finance, Operation and Business Development Team is required. This role is expected to manage a small team potentially in different cities across the region. Candidate is expected to station in one of the countries in the region. Proficiency in English is mandatory.Job Descriptions 1. Financial Budget, Forecast, Business Case Formulation l Support annual financial budgeting exercise and subsequent budget updates l Support monthly closing and forecasting exercise in collaboration with Operation and Business Development team; Preparation of business cases accordingly to product development and operating strategy l Support internal reviews of local regional office and Beijing HQ l Engage with Strategy team to decide multi-year roadmap; Analyze market competition and provide directions for reasonable targets to achieve l Conduct long and short term financial analysis / planning to support business strategy and decision making 2. Business Partnering l Accurately translate business initiatives into business case by interlocking among Business Development, Operations and back-end functions like Legal, HR, Treasury, Tax and Accounting l Validate business case with careful analysis, identity key risks, size impacts and provide recommendations to drive financial performance and achieve targets l Consolidation of discount / rebate scheme; Release periodic efficiency report; Perform reconciliation among internal systems and reports from external partners l Control sales and marketing expense; Conduct analysis on expense structure to ensure spending effectiveness and productivity 3. Reporting and Management Presentation l Preparation of Pamp;L, Balance Sheet, Cash-Flow analysis l Responsible for preparing regular and ah-hoc performance review presentation Respond to queries from HQ FPamp;A Team and other business partners l Establish the needed framework / mechanism to respond to repeated queries / areasof-interest in an efficient manner l Participate and drive ERP automation / measurement standardization projects 4. Cash Management and Expense Control l Prepare cash-flow statements and manage cash burn l Manage cash injection statutory process l Approve expense according to policy; Perform periodical review of procurement policy and refine delegation-of-authority l Justify expense efficiency and analyze return-on-investment; Propose path to improve efficiency 5. Compliance and Risk Management l Identity risk factors in new business initiative and historical handlings l Serve as the leading focal in liaison with other Finance functions including but not limited to Accounting, Tax, Treasury / Payables, Internal Control, to ensure statutory compliance requirements l Enforce Business Control policy and ensure actions comply with established delegation of authority or approval process l Engage annual financial audit with external auditors Qualifications 1. University graduate in the domain of Finance, Accounting, Commerce or related disciplines 2. Minimum 8-years relevant experience in the domain of financial analysis or controllership; Candidate with lesser experience could be considered at a lower rank 3. Prior experience with management consulting, Big-4 or MNC is preferred 4. Passionate about technology and innovation; Basic understanding over transportation industry, platform / sharing-economy is preferred 5. Experience in conducting business in major market in the region (e.g. Egypt, UAE, South Africa, Nigeria) is a strong plus 6. Knowledge on Islamic Finance, in accordance with Sharia or Islamic law, is a strong advantage 7. Prior working experience in hi-tech industry is an advantage 8. Proficiency in Chinese or Modern Standard Arabic is an advantage but not mandatory Other Requirements 1. Fundamental knowledge on indirect tax like GST, and US GAAP 2. Ability to work on multiple tasks at the same time independently under conditions of uncertainty, ability to manage multiple and changing priorities 3. Demonstrated integrity and professionalism 4. Occasional travel between China and MESAS countries, and among cities in the region, is expected 5. Proficiency on Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint is a must

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