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  • Posted: May 12, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • MTN Group Limited entered the telecommunications scene at the dawn of South Africa’s democracy, in 1994. In 1998, we began our expansion by acquiring licences in Rwanda, Uganda and Swaziland. Since then, we continued to grow, with a view of bringing world-class telecommunications and digital services to markets across Africa and the Middle East. Throug...
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    Consultant: Finance Business Partner – EBU


    Core purpose of the Job

    The Consultant: Finance Business Partner will support 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 support and monitor performance and results of the business, generate in-depth analysis, insight and challenge to support the Senior Manager.


    The urgency for change has become more heightened amidst increased competitive intensity across all markets in which MTN operates. The Consultant: Finance Business Partner must therefore ensure the successful delivery in context of:

    • MTN positioning as the best connectivity provider in Africa and the Middle East
    • MTN to drive financial forecasting, planning and analytics through a business partnering model
    • Rapidly changing ICT environment
    • The geographic complexity of MTN’s foot print across Africa and the Middle East
    • Management of executive and local shareholder expectations across all 22 OpCos
    • Achievement of top quartile operating efficiency and effectiveness through scale and common policies and processes
    • Driving growth through business intelligence and standardization to maximize business impact
    • Management of customer and supplier expectations
    • Enhance MTN position as a leading network and system provider
    • Constant dynamics and local challenges in the economic, regulatory and legal environments

    Key Performance Areas

    The Consultant: Finance Business Partner will be accountable to achieve the following objectives for the Business Vertical the BP is servicing:

    • Assist Senior Manager in 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.
    • Provide analysis and develop insights to business unit on cost leadership initiatives including resource allocations, within the business vertical.
    • Monitor and analyse business risk evaluation and mitigation measures, in conjunction with the risk and compliance function.
    • Provide financial evaluation on various proposals for investments, Capex and Opex items.
    • Apply standard methodology and valuation techniques to determine business case and investment.
    • Monitor performance parameters by applying standard sources for measurement, to evaluate ongoing success of such decisions.
    • Provide analysis on investment and Capex items to assess anticipated risk, and returns to evaluate viability and profitability (as applicable).
    • Ensure compliance to Group Governance protocols and policies (committee approvals, DoA, process etc.).
    • Assist in developing 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 appropriate sources and channels to derive performance-related data.
    • Analyse potential issues and risks to enable ‘early resolution and course corrections’.
    • Monitor, perform deep-dive root cause assessments as a means to improve financial performance.
    • Align with FP&A function on performance management methodology, process and protocols.
    • Develop new / existing product commercial and financial feasibility assessments to arrive at go-no-go decisions and investment potential.
    • Apply proprietary models to evaluate ATB and BTL related expenditures.
    • Assist in product pricing, tariffs, channel evaluations.
    • Develop and report on actual product performance.
    • Develop profitability analysis of potential opportunities.
    • Provide bid calculation tools, and verify alignment with forecasts.
    • Generate ad-hoc analysis to develop revenue, margins and frame contracts

    Key Deliverables

    • Division performance achievement
    • Analysis and Evaluations for Business Feedback
    • Business case vs. benefits analysis
    • Investment returns analysis
    • SLAs on analytical insights
    • Risk and compliance monitoring and reporting

    Role Dependencies

    • Executive: Financial Planning & Analysis

    Job Requirements


    • 4-year degree in Finance
    • CA (SA) / ACMA (CIMA) preferred


    • Minimum 3-5 years’ professional experience
    • Experience in financial planning and analysis, P&L, Operational and Cost Management experience
    • Proven success in delivery of high quality analytics
    • Proven experience in contractual agreements and compliance
    • High commitment to results (self-starting, opportunity grabber)


    • Demonstrates 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
    • Analytics, Report writing and presentation
    • Advanced Excel skills for ‘big data’ analysis
    • Ability to develop relationships and influence
    • A logical and methodical approach to problem solving
    • Takes ownership of work, sets goals/plans, takes initiative
    • Ability to work under pressure and deliver under tight deadlines
    • OpCo Finance unit teams
    • Business Unit Management
    • Finance Operations

    Method of Application

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