Financial Analyst

The Coca-Cola Company - Lusaka, Lusaka

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Financial Analyst

The Coca-Cola Company is looking for a Financial Analyst to provide accurate and data based information on company’s profitability, solvency, stability and liquidity. You will research and analyze financial information to help company make well informed decisions, write reports and monitor financial movements. This position reports to the Regional Finance Director and will be part of the Coca-Cola Global Finance team. This lieutenant will support the manufacturing operations, analyzing data, providing reports and helping with analytics. This position provides financial support to ensure the financial team and Operations delivers on its objectives, will actively participate in monthly/quarterly financial reviews, support annual budgets, develop cost estimates and provide financial advice to the Group. A career at the Coca-Cola Company is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. It's more than working for the global beverage leader; it's an opportunity to be a part of something that impacts the world. From our product portfolio to the planet itself, we offer you not only the chance to build a successful career; we offer you an opportunity to make a difference in the world. As a global icon and keeper of the world's most valuable brand, our boundless opportunities attract the very best experienced professionals, like you. Now more than ever is the time to become part of the Coca-Cola Group. One of the reasons our company continues to thrive after 130+ years is having a company culture that supports and rewards behaviours that lead to growth. Our “Growth Behaviours,” as we call them, are ways of being and working that help to make us successful. Think about how you can bring this to life by sending your CV and Cover letter for your desired role at Coca-Cola.

Key Roles & Responsibilities:
• Consolidate and analyze financial data (budgets, income statement forecasts etc) taking into account company’s goals and financial standing.
• Provide creative alternatives and recommendations to reduce costs and improve financial performance.
• Assemble and summarize data to structure sophisticated reports on financial status and risks.
• Develop financial models, conduct benchmarking and process analysis.
• Conduct business studies on past, future and comparative performance and develop forecast models.
• Identify trends, advise company and recommend actions to a senior financial analyst based on sound analysis.
• Track and determine financial status by analyzing actual results in comparison with forecasts.
• Reconcile transactions by comparing and correcting data.
• Gain and update job knowledge to remain informed about novelty in the field.
• Consult with management to guide and influence long term and strategic decision making within the broadest scope.
• Drive process improvement and policy development initiatives that impact the function.
• Monthly Operations Review Meeting (ORM).
• Timely preparation and submission of account reconciliations through the RMS system.
• Maintain proper filling of reports, and ascertains compliance with the Records Retention Procedures.
• Provides support to the internal/external audits.
• Quarterly volume and gross profit analysis for our non-core brand portfolio; partner with accounting on variance analysis.


Min education
Bachelor's degree
Required experience
5 Years
Not defined

• Minimum HND/Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration {with a major in Accounting, Economics or Finance}.
• Independent and self-motivated with relevant experience in business finance.
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in Accounting and Finance in a manufacturing environment with the complexity of this operation.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Power point, Outlook, etc.) and SAP.
• Proven working experience as a Finance Analyst.
• Hands on experience with statistical analysis and statistical packages.
• Demonstrated success managing multiple activities, projects, priorities, and people in a dynamic, fast-growing, results-driven environment.
• Outstanding presentation, reporting and communication skills.
• Proven knowledge of financial forecasting and diagnosis, corporate finance and information analysis.
• Well informed in current financial subjects, accounting, tax laws, money market and business environments.
• Experience in acquiring data within large multi-system enterprise environments.
• Budget Cycle Knowledge, Self-sufficient and highly detail oriented.
• Experience Costing Manufacturing or Packaging.
• Production Volume Forecast Experience.


About our company

The Coca-Cola Company is a total beverage company, offering over 500 brands in more than 200 countries and territories. In addition to the company’s Coca-Cola brands, our portfolio includes some of the world’s most valuable beverage brands, such as AdeS soy-based beverages, Ayataka green tea, Dasani waters, Del Valle juices and nectars, Fanta, Georgia coffee, Gold Peak teas and coffees, Honest Tea, innocent smoothies and juices, Minute Maid juices, Powerade sports drinks, Simply juices, smartwater, Sprite, vitaminwater and ZICO coconut water. We’re constantly transforming our portfolio, from reducing sugar in our drinks to bringing innovative new products to market. We’re also working to reduce our environmental impact by replenishing water and promoting recycling. With our bottling partners, we employ more than 700,000 people, helping bring economic opportunity to local communities worldwide.

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