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Business Controller_ZA

Location: South Africa - Cape Town | Job-ID: 200903 | Contract type: Standard | Business Unit: Finance/Accounting & Controlling



The role:


Commercial planning & controlling of Inventory PnL results, balance sheet evaluation & depreciation for global spare parts and pool inventories, as well as identification, coordination and execution of optimization and development measures with the aim to enable economic growth in an increasingly international environment with efficient spare parts and pool inventories.


Your future Tasks and Accountabilities (% of time)


Planning (15%)


  • Preparation of the monthly PnL forecast.
  • Monitoring and commenting on the development of results between "Actuals", plan and forecast.
  • Annual cost analyses of the installed base to verify costing factors, vs. actual costs.
  • Support management with the determination and definition of area rate card, cross charging rates and charging models.


Controlling (25%)


  • Monthly preparation of global stock KPIs and it’s communication.
  • Analyse, prepare and evaluate PnL results for discussion with management.
  • Identification and highlighting of commercial risks.
  • Deriving commercial control and improvement measures in close cooperation with divisional management.
  • Monthly monitoring of inventory and service cost vis-à-vis the spare part service providers.
  • Support with controlling commercial performance of global spare part providers.
  • Participate in monthly service reviews.
  • Ensuring the resolution of issues identified in service reviews, corrections and clarifications with the involved areas & providers.


Month end closing (25%)


  • Preparation and reconciliation of balance sheet valuations for stock as well as the relevant postings for the month end closing.
  • Support and assistance with monthly and annual financial statements for Finance.


Projects and Deal Support (35%)


  • Participation in larger projects and change initiatives, independent management of defined sub-projects.
  • Support of system and tooling definitions for aspect of stock commercials.  
  • Answering presales and make-or-buy inquiries in respect of most efficient spare parts inventory.


What we require:




  • Economic studies (bachelor's degree) or professional vocational experience of at least three years.
  • Advanced knowledge of finance and accounting.
  • Very good analytical and strong commercial skills to prepare and present financials.
  • High level of self-motivation and independent work style.
  • Ability to make decisions and implement them quickly and sustainably.
  • High problem-solving competence and goal-oriented approach.
  • Entrepreneurial and process-oriented thinking and acting.
  • High reliability, resilience and flexibility.
  • Good time management and self-organization, ability to work in a structured manner even under pressure.
  • High degree of initiative and willingness to provide service.
  • Absolute integrity and diligence.
  • Confident communication with internal and external contacts at all levels.
  • Extensive knowledge of SAP and MS-Office (especially Excel, Powerpoint).




  • German language spoken and written.
  • Basic experience in project management.
  • Sound knowledge of maintenance or service business.
  • Knowledge of data warehouse systems, databases and BI applications.
  • Experience in designing decision papers and presentations at management level.


Critical success factors for this role:


  • Preparing results for worldwide commercial stock performance.
  • Possessing an excellent analytical understanding and ability to present complex facts in a structured way.
  • Coordinating and driving commercial growth together with area management.
  • Partnering with service contract key stakeholders in service management and delivery.
  • Maintaining a solid working relationship with external service partner contacts.



Current information for our applicants

We have made our application and recruitment process virtual, we are excited to bring talent like you on board to join our growing teams within Computacenter. Our recruiters remain available to you should you have any questions. We are looking forward to getting to know you!


About us

Computacenter is a leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services, with about 18,000 employees worldwide and a global revenue of £6.7 billion (2021). We work at the heart of digitisation, advising organisations on IT strategy, implementing the most appropriate technology and managing our customers’ infrastructures.


We offer a friendly, open working environment without too much fuss about hierarchy. We are looking for professionals with diverse competencies, personalities and strengths who want to live our shared value of teamwork and performance.


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