The company is one of the leading telecommunication companies in its industry. The Senior Manager: Finance Business Partner will be responsible to provide financial analysis, support and guidance to designated areas of the business to improve accuracy and efficacy of financial data and systems.
To achieve this, the incumbent will proactively monitor performance and results of the business, provide in-depth analysis, insight and challenge to support and influence core business decisions. In order to improve efficiency and productivity, the Finance Business Partner will steer allocation resources in the right place at the right time, and drive financial efficacy and prudence over costs, revenue and capital, relative to the business.
The Senior Manager: Finance Business Partner will be accountable to achieve the following objectives for the Business Vertical the BP is servicing: - Assist in and oversee the formulation of strategy, budget and planning activities for the business unit whilst ensuring alignment with Group. - Monitor and report on progress of budget, plans and forecasts for the business unit. - Proactively analyse and constructively challenge strategy, budget and plans in context to the operations of the business unit. - Provide insights to business unit on cost leadership initiatives including resource allocations, within the business vertical. - Monitor and proactively advice on business risk evaluation and mitigation measures, in conjunction with the risk and compliance function. - Provide independent evaluation and advisory support on various proposals for investments, Capex and Opex items. - Apply standard methodology and valuation techniques to determine business case and investment. - Establish measurable performance parameters and standardized sources for measurement, to evaluate ongoing success of such decisions. - Proactively analyse, monitor, challenge and advise on investment and Capex items against anticipated risk, and returns to evaluate viability and profitability (as applicable). - Ensure compliance to Group Governance protocols and policies (committee approvals, DoA, process etc.). - Establish performance measures and KPIs at various levels of the business (operations, products & markets, revenue, margins, profitability etc.). - Conduct scenario analysis and modelling to arrive at realistic and planned targets for achievement. - Identify appropriates sources and channels to derive performance-related data. - Proactively analyse potential issues and risks to enable ‘early resolution and course corrections’. - Provide leading practice insights for financial performance improvements and value-driving actions. - Monitor, perform deep-dive root cause assessments and constructively challenge outcomes as a means to improve financial performance. - Support and align with FP&A function on performance management methodology, process and protocols. - Support new / existing product commercial and financial feasibility assessments to arrive at go-no-go decisions and investment potential. - Develop and apply proprietary models to evaluate ATB and BTL related expenditures. Provide advice on feasibility and expected returns. - Provide inputs and extensively participate in product pricing, tariffs, channel policy decisions. - Analyse and report on actual product performance. - Ensure compliance to Group Governance protocols and policies (committee approvals, DoA, process etc.). - Execute profitability analysis of enterprise business opportunities. - Support development of bid calculation tools, and verify alignment with forecasts. - Support ad-hoc analysis to develop revenue, margins and frame contracts. - Ensure compliance to Group Governance protocols and policies (committee approvals, DoA, process etc.). Key Deliverables - Unit performance achievement - Business Feedback - Business case vs. benefits realized - Investment returns - SLAs on analytical insights delivered - Unit risk and compliance targets Role Dependencies - Executive: Financial Planning & Analysis - OpCo Finance unit teams - Business Unit Management - Finance Operations
- Minimum 4-year degree in Finance
- CA (SA) / ACMA (CIMA)
- Minimum of 8 years’ professional experience
- Extensive experience in financial planning and analysis, P&L, Operational and Cost Management experience in a large organisation
- Proven success in delivery of high quality analytics
- Proven experience in contractual agreements and compliance
- High commitment to results (self-starting, opportunity grabber)
- Genuine interest and shows initiative in own professional development i.e. keeping up with best practices, new tools and technologies
- Data gathering, research and analytical abilities to develop insightful conclusions
- Report writing and presentation
- Advanced Excel skills for ‘big data’ analysis
- Ability to develop relationships and influence