Manager Finance - Global Business Services Johannesburg

Location: Johannesburg Posted Date: March 20, 2020
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Employer Job Id: 571085710 Careermine Job Id: 1838966


  • The purpose of the role is to lead, develop and manage the performance of the South32 Global Business Services (GBS) Finance Services team to ensure timely and accurate execution of mandated activities; with effective delivery of all relevant functional services, in accordance with the Standards, Policies, Standard Operating Procedures and regional legislation, to all South32 customers. Responsible for strategic direction and relationships with business leaders representing the GBS Finance Function.


  • Serious contenders will have Degree in Business/ Commerce/ Finance or related disciplines with a minimum of 10 years relevant professional experience with at least 5 years of managerial experience;
  • Experience within the Finance function of a large Global organization is essential;
  • Tertiary qualification in Accounting like CA, CIMA will be advantageous;
  • Working knowledge of process improvement processes and methodology is essential;
  • Experience in provision of strategic direction for function is essential;
  • Experience in leading high volume transactional and professional shared services activities, preferably SAP based is advantageous.


  • Effectively manage the teams responsible for Accounts Receivable, Intercompany Accounting; Fixed Assets and Projects Accounting; Payroll Accounting; Cash Accounting; Administration of employee expense management and Bank Payments for the South32 Group;
  • Ensure responsibility for the management of finance master data, including the enforcement of enterprise business rules, data policies and standards;
  • Support the VP GBS by contributing to the formulation of the Global Business Services vision, plan and strategy;
  • Understand and influence the business strategies and goals and assist in translating them into process-driven activities to be executed by the Finance Services Global Business Services functional team;
  • Manage costs and budget and ensure performance targets are met and take accountability for delivering against them;
  • Drive initiatives to improve the overall performance of the Finance Services function by optimising the utilisation of existing processes, practices and systems;
  • Lead, motivate, coach and develop team members to deliver and maintain operational discipline; ensure delivery of service is compliant, timely and customer-focused (meeting SLA's);
  • Build and maintain strong business relationships with all key stakeholders across the Group;
  • Manage, understand, monitor and control risks associated with the functional area and create improvement plans for risks that are not well controlled;
  • Ensure compliance with all internal controls, agreements, systems, standards and procedures as well as legislative requirements and statutory reporting;
  • Manage all periodic and year-end closings, the year-end audit and providing assistance with internal and external audits or governance requirements.

Please apply online by entering the preferred position reference nr at our website Applications close 31 March 2020 at 17H00.
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