Volvo Group South Africa Graduate Business Controller (Internship)

Volvo Group South Africa Graduate Business Controller

DEADLINE: 02 November 2023

Volvo Group South Africa Graduate Business Controller

The main purpose of the job a support function, you will learn to manage different activities in the Business Control and Customs Compliance area within GTO Transport Operations. The position is based in Durban at the Production Logistics (X Dock). The successful candidate will have exposure to various functions within the Business Control and Customs Compliance.

Reporting: This position will report to Director: Transport Operations.

Job Objectives:

  • To support with Management cost control.
  • To support with monthly Financial Reporting i.e.
    • Journal posting and review on SAP accounting system.
    • Reporting financial results on Company’s reporting system (VGCS system).
    • Detailed financial analyses vs Planned/Budget.
    • Preparing and presenting results to Business Control Global Team.
  • To support with preparing financial forecast and budget.
  • To support with equipment investment management.
  • To support with management accounting tools to visualize results and data.
  • To support with other Finance related tasks.
  • To support with cost reports and analyses the cost for accuracy and completeness.
  • To support work with Cash Flow, both actuals and forecasted to present and visualize this in tools like Power Bi, AI, Robot analytics etc.
  • This role also requires you to participate in many areas, but main focus will be Central Business Controlling.
  • Participate in projects to drive progress.
  • Liase with other Finance colleagues for decision making, analysis, reporting and consolidation.

As a successful Graduate Business Controller, you will:

  • Perform current work.
  • Develop the work.
  • Develop yourself.
  • Develop the team.


  • Diploma/Degree in Finance.

Key Competencies:

  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Computer Literacy (Office365 – confident in PowerPoint and Excel advantageous).
  • Power Bi/AI exposure or the interest in visualization tools.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Able to multi-task.
  • Time management as we report globally to pre-defined deadlines.
  • Administration Skills.
  • Ability to work under the pressure.
  • Flexible and with social skills as we interact with many internal and external stakeholders.

Key Competencies:

  • Interpersonal skills – team player with excellent communication skills who is able to work with various departments across the organization.
  • Quality – driven by service and continuous improvement mind-set to enhance the quality of deliverables in terms of accuracy, timeliness and in accordance with policies, guidelines and best practices.
  • Agility – the ability to prioritize, monitor and control operations in a climate of change and to work under pressure.
  • Initiative and responsibility – ability to work on own initiatives and to act pro-actively by identifying opportunities and driving change.
  • IT skills – an interest in IT, strong systems skills and experience as well as an interest for ERP systems (SAP), Microsoft Office especially Excel, etc. Smart view knowledge is a plus.
  • Analytical thinking – ability to understand, structure and think through implementable solutions to business-related problems. Interpret data, draw conclusions and provide guidance by balancing strong commercial acumen with a risk and control mind-set.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE: Volvo Group South Africa Graduate Business Controller


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