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Manager - Finance Business Partner

Central Johannesburg Sandton, 2196 Johannesburg, South Africa
Closing date
Jul 8, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
About Orica

At Orica, it's the power of our people that leads change and shapes our futures. Every day, all around the world, our people help mobilise vital resources essential to progress. Established in 1874, we have grown to become the world leader in mining and civil blasting with a diverse of team of more than 13,000 across the world.

It's an exciting time to join us - we are shaping the future of mining through digital and automated technologies, embracing new ways of thinking, pioneering innovation and reimagining the way we work.

About the role

The Manager - Finance Business Partner Commercial partners strategically with key internal stakeholders or functional teams and relevant leadership team across Africa, to drive accountability of business performance and to provide financial analysis, insight into underlying performance and support.

What you will be doing


Maintains a business partnership relationship with the Business VP and leadership team

Accountable for control of profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow and analysis, visibility and insight into underlying business unit financial performance

Provides business support on decision making, target setting, investment and performance.

Provides clear decision support including analysis of strategic options utilising established KPIs and benchmarks

Translates the strategic and operational plans into budgets and plans that improve performance and delivery.

Ensures Management understands standard Monthly performance reporting including variance from plan and forecast

Provides analysis and guidance to Management to optimise Business's balance sheet (capital efficiency & TWC optimisation)

Evaluates and analyses investment opportunities (capex, leasing and opex) utilising standard systems & metrics

Evaluates and analyses customer tender opportunities utilising standard systems (eg. GQOMS) & metrics

Conducts regular Customer & Product Profitability Analysis utilising standard tools. Provides insight into improvement opportunities

Leverages benchmarks to drive cost & process efficiency improvements

Ensures costs are properly accounted for and draws upon SSC's & COE's for central services, and finance service level agreements are met

Educates stakeholders on standard systems and metrics.

Regional & Group Planning

Key contributing member to the Orica mandated 5 year plan process including preparation and analysis

Key contributing member to the Orica mandated annual budget process including preparation and analysis

Key contributing member to the Orica mandated financial forecasting process including preparation and analysis

What you will bring

Relevant tertiary qualification in Finance/ Accounting or Business discipline

Professional designation CA, CMA, or CPA

Experience in a large, global business and commercal business partnering

Strong people leadership experience

10 years post graduate experience in accounting or finance (or related discipline)

Excellent knowledge of related standards

How you shape and influence others

Demonstrates courage, models resilience and flexibility

Possess unquestioned reputation for integrity, ethics, personal values and solid character

Builds the trust of others

Strong stakeholder management, interpersonal and communication skills

Strong attention to detail, with a high level of accuracy, integrity & accountability

Work effectively across business unit boundaries to develop and align diverse stakeholders

High level decision making & problem solving skills

What we offer

As part of a truly global company, you will have the ability to grow and learn in a diverse, collaborative culture. We foster relationships and learning through connected global and local teams, promote flexible and diverse career paths and support the development of your knowledge and skills.

You will be paid a competitive salary, learn from talented individuals across multiple disciplines and be able to thrive in a safe workplace within a collaborative culture. Ignite your career at a place where your distinct potential can find its home.

We respect and value all

Orica promotes and fosters a culture of inclusion and Equal Opportunity Employment everywhere we operate. We treat our people and applicants with fairness, dignity, and respect, getting the best of everyone's contributions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, nationality, age, military or veteran, marital or disability status.

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