General Manager: Financial Planning and Analysis, and Business Partnering at MTN

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  • Full time
  • 4 months ago
  • South Africa
  • Salary Rand 60,000 / Monthly
  • Shift Full Time
  • Job Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree
  • Number of vacancies 1 opening
  • Job experience 10 years

Job Description

MTN suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the position of General Manager: Financial Planning and Analysis, and Business Partnering to join our dynamic team.

Duties & Responsibilities

The successful applicant will be responsible for but not limited to the following job functions:

What you’ll do

Strategy Development and Implementation

  • Lead the creation of the functional strategy in line with the overarching business goals
  • Ensure effective implementation of the strategy by means of providing direction, structure, frameworks, models, plans and roadmaps
  • Oversee regular review of the functional strategy and roadmap to ensure its alignment with the changing dynamics of the internal and external ecosystem
  • Develop and manage the execution of the organisational Strategic and Operational business planning and forecasting aligned to Finance and Finco mission and vision.
  • Design and Co-ordinate the cascading of the business plan targets and KPI’s to the relevant business units
  • Consider the future reality and align planning against the strategic intent of the company
  • Develop financial plan for short-term strategic view and ensure organisational alignment to company plan
  • Develop re-forecast on a periodic basis through the year and align to current performance and economic and commercial impacts

Operational Delivery
Functional Leadership:

  • As the functional leader of the business partnering Finance vertical, the General Manager is accountable to:
  • Establish, monitor and align the direction, strategy and results of the function
  • Lead and drive an integrated solution development and problem-solving philosophy within the function
  • Monitor true-value metrics to measure the impact and benefit of the function. Drive continuous improvement across the function

Delivery Leadership:
As the delivery leader of the business partnering Finance vertical, the General Manager is accountable for the following work area outcomes:

  • Contribute to development and implementation of FinTech strategy
  • Act as chief advisor and strategist providing needed support to the FinTech function with respect to the identification of financial risk and long term financial effect of business decisions (through Financial Scenario Analysis)
  • Support Opco’s through modelling and business case process for new projects and initiatives
  • FinTech business performance reporting and management, including the interpretation and making recommendations to FinTech management, Group Exco & Group Board
  • Drive the yearly business planning process to ensure that there is strategic alignment
  • Oversee development of new performance management reports which supports management decision making
  • Regularly review and modify financial scenarios / outcomes and create models for financial planning & analysis across the FinTech Team, including strategic data analysis
  • Ensure coordination with Group Finance in finalising corporate performance indicators and budgets
  • Oversee and manage board submissions as part of Board Packs
  • Support and coach MTN Opco’s throughout the monthly, annual reporting cycle & BP cycle by ensuring that the requirements of the Group and needs and requirements of business units are reconciled
  • Oversee Group Fintech business plan on a monthly and quarterly basis to account for changes and actual performance to plan
  • Evaluate potential impacts of new business opportunities on Business Plan and support the development of correspondent business cases for Exco approval
  • Contribute to the implementation of cost containment strategies in line with business strategy

 Required Knowledge and Experience

We pride ourselves with having the best people, which are our most important assets. Our company has been recognized for having the highest ethics and strives for excellence through distinctly higher standards than the norm.



We therefore urge only candidates with these unique requirements and experience to apply for this stimulating position.


  • Minimum of 4-year tertiary degree (Bachelor’s Degree in a Finance, Commerce, Accounting
  • CA (SA) / ACMA (CIMA)
  • Master’s Degree in a Finance, Commerce, Accounting, or related field (preferred)
  • Postgraduate qualification/MBA/ Certification in Financial business management (Advantageous)


  • Minimum of 10-12 years post qualification experience plus at least 4 years in telecommunications/ Fintech / Mobile Financial Services experience
  • Senior management track record of 5 years or more; with at least 3 years in relevant sector/ industry as per relevant role
  • Experience working in a global/multinational enterprise (understanding emerging markets advantageous)
  • Worked across diverse cultures and geographies
  • Prior experience Financial Services preferred
  • Attitude of Innovation, inventiveness and thought leadership
  • Abreast of global mind-set and best practice
  • Willing and flexible to travel within Africa and Middle East
  • English speaker. French, Portuguese, Zulu, Swahili, and other African languages a plus


Functional Knowledge:

  • Financial Planning and Forecasting
  • Finance Business Partnering
  • Financial Modelling, Analytics and Reporting
  • Corporate Performance Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Budgeting
  • Decision support
  • ROI analysis
  • Financial reporting


  • Business Acumen
  • Analytics and Interpretation
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Organizational Agility
  • Digital mind-set
  • Dealing with ambiguity and complexity
  • Decision Making
  • Conflict Management
  • Negotiation
  • Financial and Numerical
  • Project Management
  • People Management
  • Executive Presentation



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