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  • Posted: May 12, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • 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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    Manager: Group Capex Utilization and Monitoring

    Core purpose of the Job
    The Manager: Group Capital Utilization and Monitoring role is accountable to execute and support achievement of the Group Capital Management Strategy with the objective of actively managing capital performance and achievement of desired capital returns for the Group.

    The key responsibilities of the role include:

    • Capital Optimization– Effective optimization of MTN Group Capex allocation and utilization through proactive monitoring, analysis and timely reporting to ensure timely decision-making and course corrections as needed
    • Information & Analytical Insights– Leverage underlying data to generate strategic and financial reports, performing frequent forecasting and variance analysis to monitor progress and Capex utilization and performance
    • Investment Review– Support Group investment/capital opportunities and proactively monitor performance such initiatives. Evaluate portfolio impact of investments/capital allocations on the overall Capital Strategy

    The role will report to Management Role: Capex Allocation and Profitability Analysis

    Key Performance Areas

    As part of the Group Capital Management team, the role is responsible for monitoring the performance of allocated Capex across the Group and ensuring strategic alignment to goals, performance thresholds and compliance to Capital Management guidelines/policies. Key activities include:

    • Support development and preparation of Capex strategy, associated business planning guidance, evaluate major initiatives for the fiscal, and clearly define capital allocation prioritization rules
    • Assist in defining measurable and actionable Capex performance metrics and thresholds (Group, Opco and Consolidated Portfolio), aligned to strategic objectives, that can be used to assess strategic potential, determine project return, and identify risks
    • Support in preparation of monthly/periodic Group capital utilization and performance reports to enable Group Capital Management Committee in decision making and progress monitoring
    • Review Opco business plans to validate capital decisions against scenarios (what-if analysis), and provide recommendations on adjustments (if required)
    • Proactive capital expenditure analysis and scenario modeling, to support forecasting and budgeting activities. Provide inputs and recommendations based on internal/market adjustments to enable timely strategic decision-making
    • Work closely with the respective Group finance operations, finance business partnering and FP&A teams to establish clear capital cost and revenue allocation principles, agreements and conditions to ensure accurate and consistent financial reporting over the capital.
    • Monitor, review and analyze financial performance and control metrics for group Capex projects such as financial Capex metrics, profitability and returns analytics and where applicable tactical high-risk control verification (may include fixed asset reconciliations, Capex work-in- progress calculations, Open PO recons) to support business decisions, course corrections and recommendations for improved capital utilization and returns management
    • Prepare and support Group Capital management forecasting, predictive analytics and dashboarding to support Executive Management/Committees. Identify and report on leading and trailing indicators, performance trending analytics, benefits realization potential vs. actuals, post completion reviews (PCR) and recommend remedial action
    • Provide SME support and guide Regional and Local Finance teams to execute consistent capital allocation, utilization and monitoring practices. Share best practices, insights and expertise support as required.
    • Proactive internal and external benchmarking (Projects, Regions, Opcos, Competitors, Industry standards) to identify areas of capital structuring, utilization and performance improvements.
    • Proactive ‘continuous learning’ and improvement-based evaluations of completed Capex/investment projects to understand and implement improvements to support capital management decisions and operations
    • Facilitate interactive data, information sharing, and collaboration throughout the capital allocation process across OpCos
    • Configure workflow to enhance quality and timeliness of Capex decision making, enforce accountability and controls, underlying data model/ strategies for centralization/consolidation/analysis of data in a “single source of the truth” repository, across the Group
    • Report on a monthly/periodic basis to the relevant stakeholders relating to progress made within the division and in accordance with the measurement metrics set by the organisation
    • Work closely with other Supply Finance business partners, Treasury and FP&R teams to understand the state of business across various dimensions and provide recommendations on Capex Monitoring strategies to the senior management
    • Support audit requirements and closure of audit open points at any point of time, as they relate to capital management activities, processes and findings
    • Support Internal finance projects especially related to streamlining and or improving processes and systems
    • Ensure open communication channels within the team and implement change management interventions where necessary

    Job Requirements

    Education:

    • Minimum of 3-year tertiary degree
    • Qualified Chartered Accountant/Chartered Finance Analyst/Relevant Financial Management Professional Qualification (preferred)
    • Relevant certification / accreditation / membership with professional body in Finance, Accounting, Corporate Finance bodies

    Experience:

    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in management of Business Finance Operations/Capital performance management/Capex or Investment Valuations
    • Worked across diverse cultures and geographies advantageous
    • Experience working in a small to medium organization

    Functional Competencies:

    • Capital Management and Allocation
    • ICT Business Unit Operations
    • Business benefit/Returns modelling
    • Cost Modeling, NPV Assessment
    • Capital Spend Management and Value Tracking
    • Corporate Performance Management
    • Financial Planning, Forecasting and Reporting
    • Investment/Deal Evaluation and Analytics
    • Governance and Internal Controls

    Behavioral Competencies:

    • Leading with Care
    • Empathy
    • Accountable
    • Adaptable
    • Agile
    • Communication
    • Culturally aware
    • Gets work done
    • Innovative
    • Inquisitive

    Skills:

    • Organizational Agility
    • Digital Mind-set
    • Dealing with ambiguity and complexity
    • Entrepreneurial approaches
    • Conflict Management
    • Negotiation skills
    • Collaboration and Team Dynamics
    • Intellectual curiosity

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to MTN on group.mtn.com to apply

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