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  • Posted: Nov 10, 2020
    Deadline: Nov 25, 2020
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    MultiChoice South Africa's activities involve the operation of Pay-Television and internet subscriber platforms. The MultiChoice South Africa group includes the digital satellite Pay-Television business ("DStv"), which has been in operation since 1995. Other businesses in the group are; M-Net (delivers thematic channels and exclusive content to DSt...
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    Finance Manager – Rights, Reporting and Corporate - SuperSport CA(SA)

    Purpose of the Position:

    •  Responsible for the accuracy of statutory & management reports, content budgets and forecasts, and financial planning. Support the business unit in analysing and improving financial results and analysis for Rights negotiations. Here the most attention will be paid to Sports Rights cost analysis and modelling, financial review of support function budgets, variance analysis, Group Management & Statutory Reporting and compliance activities.

    Key Performance Objectives
    Rights Management

    • Review and management of Rights inventory
    • Preparation of Rights Budget
    • Analysis of Rights Actuals vs Budget, Forecast & PY
    • Sign-off vendor invoices
    • Sports Rights strategy updates and presentations
    • Regulatory reporting input and quota tracking
    • Execution of finance relevant sections for new deals loaded onto Synergy (Fee, License Period and Payment terms)
    • Deal re-negotiation analysis and related financial modelling
    • Inventory assessment and management (past due and expiring content, system costing errors, content aging)
    • Supervise month-end processes in the content financial system (Synergy)

    Perform Financial Planning and Analysis

    • Provide guidance and facilitate the target setting, budget and forecast processes for assigned events, divisions and/or regions and ensure it aligns with Business Unit objectives
    • Budget for Rights and Corporate Support Functions to enable detailed analysis and commentary
    • Review and submit consolidated 24-month Treasury cash flow forecasts
    • Review and submit consolidated 24-month rolling forecasts of the Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash flow statement
    • Prepare monthly reporting pack (financial, non-financial and headcount data, including financial performance and variance analyses of actuals against plans, forecasts, prior periods)
    • Prepare divisional performance reporting for monthly and year to date results against budget and forecasts
    • Provide meaningful ad hoc financial analysis as required

    Business Partnering

    • Support business heads with Finance requirements such as capex planning and investment decisions
    • Provide Finance-related advice and analysis relevant to each division within Connected Video
    • Partner with business heads to drive cost savings initiatives and improve efficiencies
    • Proactively partner with the business to identify and evaluate opportunities to improve bottom line business performance and ensure that change initiatives are implemented
    • Ensure all financial policies and procedure are communicated and adhered to in day-to-day operations
    • Work with shared services on the delivery of in-scope services in accordance with SLA and the improvement of current services
    • Ensure all financial policies and procedures are communicated and adhered to in day-to-day operations

    Support Finance and General Accounting operations and External Reporting

    • Direct all ongoing financial activities associated with month-end, quarter-end, half year and year-end and ensure delivery within set Group timelines
    • Review related month-end calculations as well as entries for accruals and provisions
    • Responsible for the accuracy and quality of the balance sheet reconciliations
    • Review monthly tax schedules for accuracy and completeness
    • Responsible for the approval of purchase requisitions per the delegation of authority framework and confirm validity of the expense and availability of budget
    • Review/prepare schedules reports for half-year and full-year audits/packs
    • Consult with the Shared Services Central Accounting team to prepare and assist with internal and statutory audits


    • Must have a CA qualification

    Experience / Skills

    • Has 6 years of experience (Accounting, Finance or Business Administration);
    • Minimum 3 years people management experience
    • Industry understanding and experience would be advantageous
    • Sound Business Acumen
    • SAP system experience
    • Solid HFM knowledge and experience
    • Sound knowledge of IFRS and Income Tax Act
    • Knowledge of transfer pricing and withholding tax advantageous
    • Intercompany accounting experience is essential
    • Financial Modelling experience
    • Advanced Excel skills
    • Experience managing a minimum of 2 people
    • Fluent in English
    • Good communication, presentation skills;


    • Speed and accuracy with figures
    • Stakeholder management
    • Attention to detail
    • Proactive and ability to plan ahead
    • Ability to prioritise in order to meet multiple deadlines
    • Ability to work under tight deadlines and pressurised situations
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    • Ability to think and move quickly in a dynamic fast moving environment
    • Excellent communication skills- upward, downward and lateral
    • Knowledge of financial accounting theories and ability to apply them proficiently.
    • Technical knowledge of financial accounting systems, process automation, and business intelligence and analytics tools

    Behavioral Competencies

    • Acts with integrity and fairness and high standards of accountability
    • Stakeholder management
    • Analytical thinking
    • Strategic thinking
    • Structured
    • Agile
    • Customer Focused
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Decision Making
    • Critical Appraisal
    • Holistic Thinking
    • Persuading & Influence
    • Coaching

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to MultiChoice on to apply

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