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Principal Specialist: Finance Business Partner - Decision Support

Employer
Tower Group
Location
Johannesburg Johannesburg Gauteng, South Africa
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Dec 2, 2021

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Job Role
Finance Business Partner
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Principal Specialist: Finance Business Partner - Decision Support
Tower Group

Johannesburg, South Africa

500 - 500

Mid Senior

2 to 5 years

Basic

Contract
Skills
Finance Telecommunications
Description
Role Purpose:
  • To provide the Business Unit IoT and C&H teams with finance support on financial performance and reporting.
  • To provide the Business Unit IoT and C&H teams teams with financial impact assessment on product launch decisions as well as post implementation reviews and on-going product performance and profitability analysis.

Key Accountabilities:

Strong finance support business partner to IoT and C&H teams
Provide financial modelling, business decision support and cost/benefit analysis to relevant stakeholders within the IoT & C&H teams.
Prepare detailed business cases to assess the profitability of changes to the pricing of existing products and services and recommended pricing of new products and services.
Assist the Commercial team with pricing decisions by providing pricing insights and analysis on fixed line customer specific deals.
Conduct post implementation reviews to measure achievement of projects compared with the business plan and table recommendations.
Adhoc projects -LRP budget forecast, CIRB submissions, annual demand planning, and training product team on business case development.
Support IOT subsidiaries with BC's,pricing and quoting tools on Centre of Excellence (COE) propositions
Provide Pricing and Support to the IOT COE Division
Manage relationships between LOB and Central Commercial Management
Work with BDM's & SA's to develop commercial contract for COE offerings

Leadership and teamwork
Create positive working relations between the finance team, SA Finance and key internal stakeholders e.g. product, wholesale, sales and commercial teams
Work collaboratively with the teams and Finance Business Partner team members to deliver requirements

Communication
Written material must be of the highest quality with clear insights and actions for management
The ability to communicate and present effectively at a senior level is essential
The ability to prepare and present performance to sales team and regional teams

Knowledge and experience
Develop knowledge of key mobile products
Develop knowledge of key channel and distribution agreements
Deep understanding of the business drivers and sensitivities

Innovation and change
Simplify and standardise modelling, reporting and processes wherever possible whilst ensuring that the requirements of the business are delivered
Look for new and innovative ways of working to strive for continual improvement

Typical Outputs

1. Business decision support
Provide accurate and up-to-date financial models that support the launch of new products
Provide financial models that assist with the repricing of existing products taking into account costs and elasticities
Provide financial models and analysis to support various funding initiatives using structured financing products
Build business case scenarios to address changes in the in telco industry and regulatory environments
2. Sales channels performance analysis and reporting
Provide accurate and up to date financial models for the evaluation of channel distribution deals and commission structures
Prepare financial analysis and advice for ad-hoc proposals as required by the sales team to support negotiations
Work together with the Business Intelligence team to create reports for sales channel performance analysis
Work together with the Business Intelligence team to refine the enterprise profitability tool and do margin analyses by customer
Create / update reporting templates for sales channels performance
Partner with commercial management to ensure alignment on channel performance reporting and analysis
3. Monthly operational reporting and budgeting support
Support team with month end reporting process and explain variances between actual and forecasted figures
Support team by providing detailed models and data for budgets and forecasts
Support team and Finance with ad-hoc management information and analysis

Skills Requirements

Strong financial management skills
Strong analytical skills
Knowledge of the company and industry
Compelling communication skills
Commercial acumen
External perspective and deep understanding of competitive environment
Multiple-stakeholder management ability
Motivating and developing others

SQL and Excel

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Statistics, Applied Mathematics or Data Science. CIMA advantageous.

Experience

At least 2 years advanced modelling and financial management experience
Proven ability to communicate financial results to SLT
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