FP& A Analyst - Africa

Finance | Kempton Park, South Africa, South Africa
Job Details Apply
Job Details


Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you! For more information, please visit us at www.xylem.com​.


We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.


The Role:  FP& A Analyst


The main purpose of this position is the responsibility of the planning and analyses function with regards to:

  • Customer and Margin analysis.
  • Sales analysis
  • Power BI oversight ensuring data is accurate
  • Annual Budgeting and Quarterly Forecasting
  • Commercial Business partnering,
  • Submission of quarterly reports,
  • Compiling and presenting monthly Growth development plan bowling chart
  • Monthly Price realization analysis
  • Resource to the FP&A Manager - Africa



% time

Customer and margin analysis


Budgeting and forecasting


Quarterly and monthly reporting as per group requirements


Business Partnering and Support


All Other Activities to support the FP&A Manager - Africa



Customer and margin analysis

  • Analyze margins on open orders on a weekly basis
  • Analyze low margins, negative margins and high margins per customer and product on a weekly basis, and correct as necessary
  • Track factory credits for low margin products.
  • Ensure discount structures and pricing is authorized per the Delegation of Authority and contract.
  • Review transfer pricing on products

Budgeting and forecasting

  • Assisting the FP&A manager with compiling budget templates for the Sales teams
  • Review of budget submissions for sales and orders for reasonability
  • Input of budget sales and orders onto financial system
  • Allocation of sales and order budgets to product groups
  • Calculation of margins per product group
  • Balance sheet and P&L budgeting
  • Loading of budget and forecast data on Onestream

Quarterly and monthly reporting as per group requirements – per agreed timelines.

  • Analyze sales and margin variances to budgets/ forecast and prior year for monthly Flux file.
  • Provide input into monthly MBR, budget and forecast Decks.
  • Prepare and present the monthly GDP file
  • Prepare price realization template and investigation negative price realization.
  • Prepare quarterly sales and order variance analysis reports
  • Prepare quarterly analysis of direct and indirect customers for sales and orders.  
  • Prepare and present quarterly margin analysis per customer per region.

Business Partnering and Support

  • Assist in setting up rebate structure for distributors.
  • Ad hoc business support as requested
  • Creating systems and processes to streamline reporting and analysis on Power BI

All Other Ad hoc Activities

  • Other ad hoc analysis and reporting as requested by Leadership Team members


Minimum Qualifications

  • CA (SA) -not negotiable

Minimum Experience

  • 3 years in a Multinational organization (not negotiable)
  • Experience in analysis across multi-currency ERP’s and multiple countries
  • 5 years post-qualification experience in FP&A  function
  • Experience in business systems implementation
  • Preferred – manufacturing experience

Key Skills and Competences

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint. OneStream/ Iscala/ SAP
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized.
  • Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Profound analytical skills for identifying and solving problems
  • Clear communication and synthesis skills
  • Deadline driven and ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to manage and control staff compliment from different backgrounds


Apply Now