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Group Treasury Analyst

ROLE PURPOSE:

To provide support to the Group Treasury Executive and Group Treasury Controller of the Aspen Finance (Pty) Ltd ("AF") that assist them in discharging their responsibilities with respect to:

  • Non-treasury related activities, specific to AF’s operations and treasury-related operational and;
  • Treasury-related operational, monitoring and funding activities.

SPECIFIC OUTCOMES / ACCOUNTABILITY:

Non-treasury activities specific to AF 

Preparation or review of:

  • AF’s monthly trial balance (which is currently Excel-based, but is earmarked to transition to a SAP environment by 30 June 2020)
  • AF’s monthly VAT return
  • AF’s annual financial statements
  • AF’s periodic financial budgets/ forecasts
  • Notices with respect to debt funding facilities transactions
    • Processing or approving of:
  • New beneficiaries on AF’s online banking platforms
  • Payments on AF’s online banking platforms
  • Invoices which AF issues to its intragroup customers
  • Accounting for AF’s transactions

Operational treasury activities 

  • Execution or confirmation of treasury-type trades (i.e. FX, fixed income)
  • Processing or approving of settlements of treasury-type trades
  • First-line of review on third-party interest coupon advices
  • Review of the Group’s South African business’s monthly borrowing costs and related cash flows
  • Monitoring of the Group’s South African and European cash pools
  • Maintenance of the South African business’s loan asset book, and review of related monthly invoices
  • Preparation of hedge accounting models and journals
  • Serving as a super-user with respect to the Group’s treasury management system (“TMS”)
  • Processing of new facilities and transactions to the Group’s TMS
  • Preparation of applications to, and other correspondence with, the South African Reserve Bank

Monitoring treasury activities

  • Assisting the Group Treasury Controller with the preparation of periodic Group-level summaries (through the use of Excel-based reporting templates) of, inter alia, the following areas:
  • Foreign exchange rate risk
  • Interest rate risk
  • Liquidity risk
  • Counterparty risk
  • Cash optimization
  • Loan undertakings
  • With respect to Group Treasury Committee meetings (which occur c. 5 times per annum),
  • Assisting the Group Treasury Controller with the preparation of the meetings’ information packs

Funding activities 

  • Assist in the coordination of minor tasks necessary for the facilitation of new debt funding facility agreements, or amendments thereto

Other items 

  • Assist in the coordination of intragroup dividend and other capital flows
  • Assist in coordinating cash flows relating to capital transactions across the Group

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT 

  • Performance discussions are held to identify learning requirements
  • Training or solutions are provided for developmental needs
  • Provide ongoing assessment and feedback of development of self

Job requirements: 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

  • CA (SA) or equivalent
  • Accounting articles experience (preferably with financial services or treasury-type multinational clients)

COMPETENCIES: SKILLS, ATTRIBUTES & KNOWLEDGE:

Excellent understanding of :

  • Financial accounting
  • Internal controls

Moderate understanding or skill level in:

  • Corporate-treasury concepts and related financial instruments (including hedging instruments, loan agreements and guarantees)
  • South African exchange control regulations
  • Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook skills with the ability to apply these tools to a range of different scenarios
  • South African company law and corporate processes
  • Well-organised and methodical approach to tasks
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Adherence to deadlines, and proactive management of stakeholder expectations in relation thereto

Ability to:

  • Simplify complex and unstructured problems
  • Work under pressure
  • Strong business acumen
  • Adaptable/ flexible
  • Approachable
  • Team player
  • High level of integrity
  • Innovative
  • Empathetic
  • Prudent
  • Efficient
  • Professional

ASPEN COMPETENCIES: 

Business 

  • Performance Driven: employees that has the ability to operate with a high level of energy, whilst remaining focused on the required outcomes. They have a ‘can do attitude’ and the courage to enter unknown territories
  • Accountability/Ownership: Employees readily accept responsibility, own decisions and achieve results despite adverse conditions. They deliver on commitments, usually on time and respectful of others time 

People 

  • Dealing with ambiguity/Embrace change: Ability to comfortably initiate change and overcome obstacles operating with a high level of flexibility. Show resilience in the face of constraints, frustrations or adversity 

Self 

  • Continuously grow and develop: Staying competitive means continually increasing knowledge, skills and capabilities. Learn from mistakes and continually strive for excellence
  • Takes Action with Integrity: Aspen employees must internalise the principles of the Aspen Code of Conduct and demonstrate integrity, fairness, accountability, respect, transparency and sincerity

Reference Number: 

GRAHOLD1

Company: 

Aspen

City: 

JHB North

Country: 

ZA

Salary: 

Market Related

Job Type: 

fulltime

Industry: 

Pharmaceutical And Medical/Healthcare