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  • Posted: Aug 30, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Deloitte is one of the country's leading professional services firms in Southern Africa, and is dedicated to assisting companies succeed in the business environment- whether it be through our tax, audit, consulting or financial advisory services. At Deloitte, we understand that solutions are not just a static one dimensional report, but rather, an integrated...
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    Internal Client services - Finance - Manager Finance Africa BP

    Job Description

    Main Purpose of Job

    • Provides Finance intelligence to the Service Area Management Team supporting the value chain
    • Focuses on strategic issues relating to Finance that contribute to growth and competitiveness of the business
    • Plays the role of credible advisor and negotiator interpreting Service Area context to align the agendas of the business with Finance
    • Assists with the planning, organizing and managing of the Service Line Project Services and General Accounting function
    • Aligns, implements and embeds COE and SSC driven initiatives and technologies at the Service Area level and in support of the Senior Finance Manager for the Service Line
    • Consolidates P&L finances for the Service Area
    • Gives advice and recommendations to the Service Area management on request or on own initiative pertaining to Service Area finances
    • Responsible for Service Area finances and works together with the COE and SSC teams to ensure smooth finance operations for the Service Area


    Key Performance Area

    1.Strategic Impact

    • Supports leadership in the delivery of services to clients in line with the defined strategic objectives:

    → Provides support to management in the implementation of change initiatives

    → Works with team to complete work by set deadlines advising manager of any issues prior to deadlines

    • Develops relationships with peer group at client to understand their business
    • Raises effective solutions to address issues in area of expertise that may enhance / renew service offerings to client

    2.Client Impact: External / Internal

    • Independently delivers quality work within area of expertise, within deadlines
    • Provides client/s with sound professional advice and support on issues arising within area of expertise without reference to superior
    • Applies solutions to technical issues that arise within area of expertise, with minimal input from management
    • Proactively researches latest thought leadership within area of expertise and share with team as input to improved delivery to clients
    • Communicates regularly with both line manager and client to meet deliverable expectations in specific area of expertise

    3.Operational Effectiveness

    • Proactively identifies technical problems that arise that may affect delivery and propose resolutions to address these
    • Independently delivers on designated tasks within area of expertise
    • Provides line manager with detailed reporting on status of deliverables on a regular basis
    • Manages risk in area of engagement in alignment with Deloitte policies and processes
    • Reviews own work prior to submission to ensure quality and provide guidance to junior team members on quality standards

    4.Development/Growth of Team

    • Shares expertise and knowledge with team members
    • Actively works to address development areas identified
    • Coaches / mentors junior team members of the team
    • May act as counsellor to junior staff within Finance

    5.Budgets / Profitability

    • Effective use of time, equipment and resources

    6.Differentiators for this specific role

    Budgeting, Forecasting and Target setting for the Service Area

    • Manages budgeting and forecasting for the Service Area
    • Finalises budgets and forecasts with Service Area Leader
    • Consolidates and prepares budget and forecast commentary and analysis for the Service Area
    • Facilitates setting targets for Service Area, including productivity and revenue targets down to partner, staff and project level where applicable
    • Submits Service Area budgets and forecasts to the Global Reporting COE and the Africa Reporting COE
    • Provides budgets and forecasts to the Senior Finance Manager for consolidation at a Service Line level

    Financial Reporting for the Service Area

    • Prepares monthly management reports (according to Service Area requirements)
    • Provides Service Area input into the monthly results for Service Line level reporting
    • Reviews the balance sheet and income statement for the Service Area
    • Reports performance against KPIs and North Stars
    • Analyses Service Area utilisation and productivity


    Strategic analyses and driving target achievement for the Service Area

    • Conducts financial analysis and insights
    • Analyses performance and efficiency
    • Provides strategic financial advice
    • Supports the Service Area to manage working capital
    • Interrogates working capital and revenue before and after EM rollover
    • Analyses North Star performance and drive business closer to these targets
    • Drives the core pillars of the Finance 2020
    • Implements cost reduction plans for the Service Area
    • Drives improved profitability

    Assisting with the transactional oversight, including but not limited to:

    • Assisting in leading the Project Services and General Accounting team (resources dedicated to the service line) to ensure accurate processing and reporting 
    • Assisting in building and managing a high performing Project Services and General Accounting team by providing leadership, role clarity, training and career development
    • Assisting in developing an effective Project Services and General Accounting framework, including appropriate policies, processes and procedures; oversee the enforcement in order to establish practice that ensures accountable management of resources
    • Identifies and mitigates risks to protect Deloitte from potential losses relating to incorrect capturing to the general ledger
    • Identifies methods to update, simplify and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the end-to-end client experience through technology and/or process solutions relating to Project Services and General Accounting
    • Assist with monitoring performance against objectives to ensure that teams’ KPIs are achieved
    • Assists in leading the achievement of SLAs and monitoring SLA compliance relating to Project Services and General Accounting
    • Leads in maintaining, amending and communication of general ledger policies and procedures
    • Monitors performance against objectives to ensure that the Project Services and General Accounting teams’ KPIs are achieved

    Approvals, Reviews and Requests & Controls

    • Reviews and approves journals (including manual journals to project codes)
    • Reviews the pricing of contracts and projects
    • Reviews payroll for the Service Areas
    • Approves credit notes
    • Approves purchase requests/orders
    • Approves general journals to Service Area cost centers
    • Reviews and approves payroll report
    • Requests accruals and provisions to be raised
    • Requests new or updates to cost/profit centers and chart of accounts
    • Reviews project spend monthly
    • Implements internal controls where applicable
    • Drives financial disciplines in project accounting
    • Reviews revenue monthly


    • Reviews debtors monthly
    • Assists with escalated debt collection


    • Involvement in Finance Projects driven from the SSC/COE
    • General support to the Senior Finance Manager


    Minimum Qualifications

    • CA (SA)

    Desired Qualifications

    • CA (SA) at one of the big four

    Minimum Experience

    • 8 years in finance

    Desired Experience

    • 3 of those in a management role 

    Additional Information

    Technical competencies


    • Skilled in field with sound industry and business knowledge
    • Demonstrated leadership skills
    • Experienced in communication and implementation of strategy
    • Proven ability to manage and execute projects
    • Experienced in development and delivery of professional presentations
    • Good report writing skills
    • Good financial knowledge


    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills
    • Good mentorship and coaching ability with desire to develop self and others
    • Strong client delivery focus
    • Adaptable, managing change and ambiguity with ease
    • Focus on quality and risk
    • Effective problem solving ability
    • Excellent business acumen

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Deloitte on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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