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  • Posted: Feb 1, 2022
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  • Absa Bank Limited (Absa) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited. Absa offers personal and business banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management as well as bancassurance. Barclays Africa Group Limited is 62.3% owned by Barclays Bank PLC and is listed on the JSE Limited. The Group is one of A...
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    Tax Specialist – Group Functions and Oversight - AVP

    Job Summary

    To deliver and ensure statutory tax reporting and compliance for a specific portfolio of companies or specific tax discipline within the Group Tax: Functions and Reporting and provide tax advice where appropriate.

    Job Description

    Key Accountabilities

     Accountability: Financial and management reporting

    • Reporting: Monthly Effective Tax Rate explanations for assigned cluster. Quarterly reporting through tax consolidation of all entities rolling up into ABSA Bank Group Limited (consolidated) as well as AGL (company and SA subsidiaries) consolidated.
    • Providing tax disclosure for ABSA Bank Group Limited (consolidated) and AGL consolidated and AGL Company separately.
    • Preparing and distributing the required BASEL III reporting template and disclosure on deferred tax assets for the Group.
    • Monitoring and consolidation of future tax relief and providing disclosure for Annual Financial Statement purposes.
    • Preparation of assigned Board Packs and minutes.
    • Assist with tax forecasts and effective tax rate attestations.

    Accountability: tax advice

    • Provide advice on day-to-day income tax matters as and when required for portfolio of taxpayers.
    • Support African subsidiaries with tax issues when required.
    • Attend and assist with tax related queries received from business.
    • Manage external professional service providers on tax matters when applicable.

    Accountability: tax compliance and administration

    • Tax accounting of AGL and its subsidiaries, as well as the Absa Bank subsidiaries with the view to assess the Effective tax rate (ETR).
    • Complete and/or review and assist with the lodgement of tax returns (annual income tax and provisional tax) with regards to the portfolio of companies.
    • Prepare CFC templates and do maintenance, returns and provisional tax returns where applicable including external queries on CFC related information and computations.
    • Ensure withholding taxes are effectively managed and tax credits appropriately treated.
    • Update database with payments made to tax authorities and monitor tax status of portfolio.
    • Assist and support business with compliance related matters (e.g. Tax Clearance Certificates, appointment of Public Officer etc.)
    • Attend to SARS queries and assist with VDP’s.

    Accountability: Networking

    • Manage and develop relationships with the key business areas and the group.
    • Maintain and enhance the existing relationship with SARS and External Tax Auditor personnel.

    Accountability: Training

    • Provide training and tax presentations to the relevant business areas on the current tax legislation and updates on changes to the legislation.
    • Complete all training requirements

    Role / Person Specification

    Education and Experience Required

    • B.Com/ BCompt in Accounting/Financial Management plus post graduate qualification in tax preferred
    • 3 years (Tax) experience

    Knowledge & Skills:

    • Knowledge of tax legislation, tax accounting and reporting (Level: Specialist)
    • Knowledge of IFRS (Level: Advanced )
    • Reporting Skills (Level: Expert )
    • Analytical Skills (Level: Expert )
    • Financial and management skills (Level: Advanced)

    Competencies:

    • Innovative problem solving within the parameters of established procedures & policies
    • Analysing complex data
    • Coping with pressures and setbacks
    • Adhering to principles and values
    • Relating and networking
    • Deciding and initiating action
    • Learning and researching
    • Adapting and responding to change

    Education

    Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas: Financial Sciences (Required)

    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

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    Senior Specialist: Business Analysis

    Job Summary

    Leads and is accountable for the business analysis chapter. As the leader of this chapter will serve as the subject matter expert and develop the strategic roadmap for the development of this capability. Is responsible to define standards, ways or work and create appropriate systems to ensure adherence to these standards. Is a taught leader and provides business analysis insights into opportunities. Must be able identify core business problems and translate these strategic opportunities into work items for execution

    Job Description

    • Accountable for planning, management and resource allocation of Business Analysts within the Digital environment
    • Accountable for the operational excellence and puts systems, processes, tools and continuous improvement measures in place to ensure maximisation of key value drivers across 
    • Accountable to break down the strategic outcomes into defined work packages that can be interlocked across various structures
    • Accountable for the creation of enabling documentation templates (Business Requirement Definition, Functional Specification, User Acceptance Test Case)
    • Drives new ways of work by implementing best practices and methods for the functional chapter.  Stays abreast with trends and developments within the Business Analysis world and serves as a professional functional specialist.  Implements the required improvements to improve the maturity of the capability
    • Accountable to encourage experimentation within the team and demonstrate innovative outcomes
    • Seeks to develop others within the function. Ensures adherence too but also contributes towards creating effective standards for the ideation, creation, launch and continuous improvement of digital assets.  Takes end to end accountability to deliver key strategic business metrics through the interlock and collaboration of many functional areas.

    Education

    Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas: Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences (Required)

    • Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.
    • Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

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    Senior Hadoop Developer

    Job Summary

    We are looking for a skilled Hadoop Developer to help build Big Data infrastructure and storage software. You will be part of a team that is migrating an existing application from MS SQL Server to Hadoop. You will also need to assist in the upskilling of the existing team as they migrate their skillset from MS SQL Server to Hadoop.

    Job Description

    Absa Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB, is a leading South African investment bank with global reach, offering clients financing, risk management and advisory solutions in a wide range of currencies and structures. The firm has a global reach and distribution power to meet the needs of issuers and investors worldwide.

    Responsibilities

    • Migrate existing application from MS SQL Server to Hadoop

    • Design, develop and maintain application in Hadoop infrastructure

    • Develop new enhancements and exports

    • Assist in upskilling the team in the Hadoop ecosystem

    • Evaluate toolsets

    Competencies

    • Ability to research and grasp new concepts at a fast pace

    • Good at troubleshooting issues

    • Planning and organizing

    • Delivering results and meeting customer expectations

    Knowledge and skills

    • Scala/Spark e.g. to be able to call web API from Scala code

    • Hadoop Architecture and Operating System

    • Hadoop SQL (Hive)

    • ETL Development skills e.g. SSIS

    • Expert working knowledge of SQL

    • Understanding and architecting data structures e.g. json, xml

    • Sound and diligent approach to BI/ETL development and testing

    Experience

    • 8 years relevant experience

    • Working experience and knowledge of the Hadoop ecosystem (Hive, HDFS, Spark)

    • Expert knowledge of SQL

    • Development of ETL

    • Strong coding background

    • Java coding skills advantageous

    • Business Knowledge in the Risk and Finance domain will be advantageous

    Education

    • University degree or equivalent

    • Proven technical skills

    Beneficial skills

    • Working understanding of Business Intelligence methodologies and BI software implementations e.g. Qlikview or Power BI.

    • Financial Services / Banking experience

    Education

    Bachelor's Degree: Information Technology

    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

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    Transformation, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist

    Job Summary

    The Manager: Transformation, Diversity and Inclusion (TDI) will execute and deliver the integrated Transformation, Diversity and Inclusion strategy across the CIB Cluster in conjunction with the TDI pillars and Management. Their mandate is primarily to ensure relevant processes and procedures are in place, and have influence to relevant parts of the business whose output directly and indirectly impacts the CIB BBBEE Scorecard. They will align TDI initiatives to support the needs of business. The Manager: TDI will also nurture and advancing diverse representation and increasing an inclusive culture as well as advising and guiding the Employment Equity committee to help them grow into strategic business advisors for the organization.

    Job Description

       Accountability: Drive absa TDI strategy in the CIB cluster

    • Partner, influence and develop the TDI Strategy for CIB and Transformation objectives.

    • Facilitate open and honest discussions about transformation issues to advance TDI objectives

    • Responsible for managing the CIB BBBEE scorecard

     

    Accountability:  Effectively manage Business Interfaces & People & Culture Interfaces

    • Build and maintain strong relationships with the business and develop an understanding of business strategy and objectives, identifying the implications for transformation within the Cluster.

    • Collaborate with the People Leads and/or Partners and COE Specialists to define comprehensive solutions.

    • Provide pro-active advisory support to the CIB Cluster. Act as SME and trusted advisor to BU / CS / ExCo and People & Culture Team.

     

    Accountability: Effectively manage B-BBEE, Employment Equity and Skills Development Compliance

    • Responsible for designing and project managing all aspects relating to B-BBEE, Employment Equity (EE) and Skills Development (SD) compliance. This includes ensuring the business is aligned with the relevant Youth Employment Services (YES) initiatives, primarily through CIB Learnerships and Internship

    • Improving the B-BBEE scoring achieved, assigning transformation targets to business units, monitoring performance against set targets and managing the annual B-BBEE verification process

    • Support recruitment strategic efforts in sourcing and attracting talent from underrepresented groups in line with the company's diversity targets and local employment equity plan.

    • Influence and be accountable for alignment between the Employment Equity Plan and the Company's Workplace Skills Plan (including BU Transformation Plans) and annual submission.

    • Build and maintain relationships with internal stakeholders e.g. procurement, finance etc. to ensure that their co-operation can be obtained when required on Transformation matters and interventions

    • On Pan African measures, ensure alignment with country strategies, specifically where these go hand in hand with our selected UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that impact this agenda

    • Establish a good relationship with the Group’s BBBEE Verification Agency, and ensure relevant recommendations and proposals are attended to that are relevant to the CIB Cluster

    • Working with the CIB Exco, represent business and provide inputs into engagement with pro-transformation associations, including BMF, ABSIP, ABASA and other bodies relevant to the financial sector in this regard

     

    Accountability: Execution of Employment Equity statutory duties

    • Consultation with employees on Employment Equity Plans

    • The conduct of the workforce analysis referred to in section 19 The preparation and implementation of the EE plan referred to in section 20 and A report referred to in section 21 Analysis

    • Collect information and conduct an analysis, as prescribed, of its employment policies, practices, procedures and the working environment, in order to identify employment barriers which adversely affect people from designated groups, and profile the workforce within each occupational category and level in order to determine the degree of under representation of people from designated groups in various occupational categories and levels.

    • Prepare and implement an EE plan which will achieve reasonable progress towards EE in that employer’s workforce. Determine the numerical goals to achieve the equitable representation of suitably qualified people from designated groups within which this is to be achieved, and the strategies intended to achieve those goals. Monitor and evaluate the implementation of the plan and whether reasonable progress is being made towards implementing EE.

    • The internal procedures to resolve any dispute about the interpretation or implementation of the plan.

    • Collaborate with and co-ordinate the activities of all persons in the workforce, including senior managers, responsible for all monitoring and implementing the plan.

    • Assist in the appointment of employees from designated groups

    • The first report will refer to the initial development of and consultation around an EE plan.  The subsequent reports will detail the progress made in implementing the EE plan.

    • Compile reports which must be submitted to the Director-General containing the prescribed information.

    • Relevant reporting and publication of report (provide relevant input to Absa Group)

    • Publish a summary of the report required by section 21 in that employer’s annual financial report

    • Preparation of successive EE Plans

    • Before the end of the term of its current EE plan, prepare a subsequent EE plan.

    • Display in every workplace any Regulation, containing a standard notice, in all official languages, summarizing the provisions of the Act.

    • In each of its workplaces, place in prominent places that are accessible to all employees- The most recent report submitted by that employer to the Director-General; Any compliance order, arbitration award or order of the Labour Court Concerning the provisions of this Act in relation to that employer; and Any other document concerning this Act as may be prescribed. Make a copy of the plan available to its employees for copying and consultation.

     

    Accountabilities - Duty to keep records

    • Establish and, for the prescribed period, maintain records in respect of its workforce, its EE plan and any other records relevant to its compliance with this Act.

    • Partner with the CIB Analytics Enablement team to improve data inputs and reporting of relevant BBBEE elements for the business, ensuring alignment with business owners and partners

    • Income differentials

    • Submit a statement, on behalf of cluster to Group, as prescribed, to the EE Conditions Commission, on the remuneration and benefits received in each occupational category and level of that employers workforce.

    • Take measures to progressively reduce disproportionate income differentials subject to such guidance as may be given by the Minister.

     

    Education and experience required

    • B-degree (NQF level no. 6 )

    • Five (5) years broad BEE experience

    • Experience as a technical auditor for a verification agency or B-BBEE MDP and /or professional certification (advantageous)

    • BBBEE scorecard experience

    • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and /or Business Partnering experience

     

    Knowledge and skills: (Maximum of 6)

    • Stakeholder management

    • Financial management

    • Performance management

    • Resource management

    • Influencing

    • Problem solving

    • Data & analytics (advantageous)

    Competencies: (Maximum of 8 competencies)

    • Deciding and initiating action

    • Learning and researching

    • Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking

    • Relating and networking

    • Adapting and responding to change

    • Persuading and influencing

    • Creating and innovating

    • Public relations & crisis management (advantageous)

    Education

    Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas: Business, Commerce and Management Studies (Required)

    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

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    Personal Assistant

    Job Summary

    To deliver Personal Assistant duties and administrative support services to Managing Executive of the Investment Cluster through the execution of predefined objectives as per agreed standard operating procedures,

    Job Description

    Accountability: Diary, Meetings, Events and Travel Management

    • Manage the diary of the Managing Executive, in an efficient manner by using Outlook, to set up meetings requested by the Managing Executive or to accept meetings requested by others where the managers presence is needed.

    • Track and monitor the acceptances and declines obtained from the relevant parties that have been invited to the meeting. Where possible, resolve issues independently but where needed escalate any concerns and issues to the manager

    • Liaise with relevant parties to re-schedule any meetings, based on a request from either the manager or the original meeting organiser.

    • Print all documentation relevant to the meetings and prepare daily meeting packs and give them to the manager for their reference.

    • Liaise with the in-house travel agency to make the travel bookings for any domestic and international trips the manager is required to make and in so doing ensure adherence to the required travel approval process.

    • When requested to by the Managing Executive, attend in meetings in order to take the minutes of the meetings. Ensure that the minutes are typed, approved by the meeting chair and distributed to the relevant parties within the agreed time.

    • Arrange any venues and catering for any meeting, as requested by the Managing Executive, and obtain the managers approval on any orders prior to placing them with the suppliers.

    Accountability: Inbox and Email Management

    • Assist manager by being aware of the content for their emails by screen incoming emails and where possible redirecting the email to the relevant direct reports to assist with the query. Follow up for feedback with these individuals, where necessary.

    • Create an online filling system to assist the manager with work prioritisation. File all emails which have already been dealt with, into the correct online folder, and bring the pending emails to his/her attention.

    Accountability: General Administrative Support

    • Acts as the first point of contact for the Managing Executive by answering/screening and/or redirecting the telephone calls received in a professional and efficient manner.

    • Assist visitors by directing them to the correct venue or person that they are looking for or by singing for the package/documentation that is being delivered.

    • Assist with any typing and preparation of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documentation needed by line manager.

    • Set up and maintain a well-ordered filing/retrieval system to store all printed documents away in a secure place e.g., a locked cabinet/office.

    • Take charge of general office administration including ordering of stationery and groceries, restocking printers etc. Ensure that adequate reserve stock is ordered.

    •  Enforce company policy in terms of procedures including travel, cell phone, expense claims etc. (i.e. responsible for controlling signatures, taking policy into account, urgency and effecting timeout forwarding of documents).

    • Retrieve bank property e.g. Cellphones, 3G cards, laptops, access cards etc., from the direct reports, of the manager, who leave the bank and return to the relevant parties.

    •  Assist with any general administration e.g. photocopying, scanning, document binding

    • etc. that line manager requires.

    Accountability: Account and cost maintenance

    • Based on requests from the Managing Executive, request quotes from approved suppliers and generate purchase orders

    • Follow up with vendors for the delivery of items. Check the invoices against items received from vendors.

    • Obtain sign off on invoices from the cost centre owner and submit to accounts payable for payment. Follow up with accounts payable when vendors advise that they have not been paid.

    •  On a monthly basis, review entries passed against the department's cost centre.

    • Investigate and resolve any unknown entries with the Accounts Payable department.

    • On a monthly basis, request team members to submit supporting invoices for

    • corporate credit card expenses. Complete the reconciliations obtain the individuals signoff and submit for processing.

    • On a monthly basis request cost centre reports from Finance. Check the budget run rate and highlight all over and under-spent items to the cost centre manager.

    Education

    Further Education and Training Certificate (FETC): Office Administration (Required)

    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

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    Senior Programme Manager

    Job Summary

    To develop tactical strategy and delivery plans, formulate associated practice/s and to ensure operational implementation and adaption i.t.o. project management methodology, governance and delivery objectives.

    Job Description

    Programme Management: Managing projects with the intention of improving an organisations strategic performance.

    Quality Assurance: Maintain a desired level of quality in a service or product, especially by means of attention to every stage of the process of delivery or production.

    Ensure that timelines are met: Manage team in such a way that deadlines are met

    Managing Others: Take responsibility for the effective management of others.

     

    Knowledge and skills required

    • Practical Programme management skills including:

      • Establishing and running effective governance frameworks

      • Ability to setup underlying projects and execution structures

      • Managing across multiple projects and project managers

      • Overall solution and interdependency management

      • Risk management and reporting

    • Solution orientated and willing to get close to the detail when required

    • Knowledge of financial markets and banking products

    • Ability to manage a diverse group of senior stakeholders

     

    Experience level

    • 5 – 10 years of relevant Programme or business transformation experience

    • Must have experience in driving cross business unit or enterprise level programmes

    • Must have experience in mobilising and managing large and complex pieces of work that often incorporate multiple underlying projects

    • Experience in resolving major delivery blockers that are impacting progress, including obtaining the necessary senior support

     

    Educational preferences

    • Bachelor Degree preferable

    • Programme/Project management qualifications preferable but not essential

     

    High level description of the area and/or project

    • Role reports into the Programme Execution Office that forms part of the Retail and Business Banking Change organization

    • Role would be accountable for programme managing large scale and cross business unit programmes, with a specific emphasis on modernizing legacy Banking and Credit Card platforms

    Education

    Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas: Business, Commerce and Management Studies (Required)

    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

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    IBD Risk and Governance

    Job Description

    Seasoned professional to join IBD team as a Manager Risk and Governance. Will focus on operational risk for Investment Banking transactions. Duties will include:

    • RISK IDENTIFICATION: Guide IBD front office and support functions in identifying current and emerging material inherent operational risk exposures.

    • CONTROL EVALUATION: Facilitate the rigorous assessment of the effectiveness of process checks and system controls in place to mitigate the material inherent risks identified. 

    • CONTROL ENVIRONMENT REMEDIATION: Advise on the augmentation of existing controls as well as the design and implementation of new controls required to sufficiently mitigate material gaps.

    • RISK PROFILE REPORTING: Lead in the compilation of the IBD Risk Profile by partnering with risk teams from other control areas that impact IBD as well as with 2nd-line Operational Risk. Escalate above-appetite risk exposure to senior management.  

    This role is suited to an individual with exposure to  strong controls testing, process design and project change management skills. A tertiary degree in Business (or related studies) with post-graduate qualification in Accounting or Risk Management coupled with min 4 years Investment Banking operational risk or audit or experience. In depth understanding of Investment Banking processes essential.

    Education

    Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas: Business, Commerce and Management Studies (Required)

    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

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    Management Accountant

    Job Summary

    To provide and interpret financial information to all stakeholders of the business for informed decision making.The Financial Decision Support function covers the reporting of all financial and management information within CVM Finance – FDS.It involves the analysis and interpretation of this reporting and providing business with meaningful insights to enable decision making. The team provides continuous decision support for Manco and Exco and senior management within CVM as well as the wider RBB Finance and ABSA group function.

    Job Description

    Key Accountabilities

    Financial Reporting and Month End Planning

    • Prepare monthly deck detailing financial and business unit performance against prior month and PY performance benchmarks such as Budget and RAF.

    • Adhering to the Planning cycle deadlines (MTP / STP / RAF) and timeous reporting thereof.

    • Consult cluster heads to discuss monthly performance and provide analysis on portfolio performance

    • Submission of Ad hoc requests on performance management within BU’s and interpretation of financial results.

    • Preparation and analysis of slide submissions into various internal documents, policy translations and governance.

     

    Projects

    • Participate in projects that are focussed on further enhancement of reporting tools i.e. Compass / SAP.

    • Collaborate with IT / Tech / Design teams on delivery of project cost requests and projections.

    • Ad hoc decision support projects as tabled in Exco / Manco / Book of work initiatives.

    • Automate existing process, candidate should have a keen interest and background in enabling technological improvements and build future fit efficiencies around cost optimization.

     

    Analysis of data

    • Pro-actively track and analyse revenue from new initiatives and products

    • Provide analysis on Business performance

     

    Financial Planning and Budgeting

    • Provide analysis and input to various businesses on financial planning and budgeting within the FDS function / Business Partnering.

    • Forecasting RAF, STP and MTP results across the business units timeously and proving financial measures to track performance against initiatives.

     

    Role / Person Specification

     

    Education and Experience Required

    • CA(SA) / CIMA, beneficial

    • B.Com Honours (Accounting) 

    • 3 – 5 years banking experience

     

    Knowledge & Skills:

    • Strong financial reporting skills

    • Problem solving and efficiency improvement

    • Client service drive / Business Partnering

    • Strong product knowledge

    • Strong communication skills

    • Analytical and detailed focussed

    Competencies:

    • Personal & Interpersonal Skills

    • Business Skills

    • Technical Knowledge

    • Commercial Effectiveness

    • Control Environment

    Education

    Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas: Financial Sciences (Required)

    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

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    Full-stack Java Developer

    Job Summary

    The Sanction Screening team within CIB Payments is looking for a Full-stack Java Developer to apply critical thinking & problem solving skills to contribute to all phases of the development lifecycle & quickly produce well-organised, optimized, and documented source code to deliver high-performing, scalable, enterprise-grade applications.

    Job Description

    Java Developer - Swift and Sanctions

    Technical skills required

    • 5 - 8 years software development experience

    • Min 4 years Angular 4 - 7 experience

    • Min 5 years JAVA 8 or 11 Programming (JAVA SE 8 /11) experience

    • JAVA Spring and Hibernate Integration 5.0

    • NODE.JS

    • Web Services

    • Micro-Services Architecture

    • Activity

    • Camel

    • Microsoft SQL/PostgreSQL

    • Swift and Sanction knowledge is advantageous

     

    Competencies required:

    • High learning agility

    • Independent self starter that is curious and with the aptitude to solve, find solutions, learn and upskill

     

    Key accountability: DevOps

    • Apply critical thinking, design thinking and problem solving skills in an agile team environment to solve technical problems (Front End, Back End OR Middleware) with high quality solutions

    • Contribute to all phases of the development lifecycle including

    • Evaluate analysis, problem definition, business requirements, solution development & provide recommendations to enable the operational feasibility of solutions

    • Quickly produce well-organised, optimized, and documented source code to deliver technical solutions

    • Ensure designs & solutions support the technical organisation principles of self-service, repeatability, testability, scalability & resilience

    • Apply general design patterns and paradigms to deliver technical solutions

    • Support the development of CI / CD Pipelines (authoring & supporting CI/CD pipelines in Jenkins / similar tools and deploying to multi-site Kubernetes environments – supporting and managing your applications all the way to production)

    • Use & configure modern observability techniques leveraging e.g. aggregated logging via ELK stack, metrics via Prometheus / Grafana / NewRElic and tracing using Zipkin/Jaeger

    • Automate tasks through appropriate tools and scripting e.g. Jenkins, Docker, Ansible, Kubernetes

    • Debug existing source code and polish feature sets.

    • Work with integrated teams and other developers to improve and evolve technical products and services

    • Align all application development & development process to Group Architecture & Infrastructure guidelines

    • Provide input into project & program teams (when required) to plan & manage the development lifecycle e.g. releases, risk management, testing, integration etc.

    • Conduct reviews, performance monitoring & ongoing optimization and maintenance on applications

    • Stay ahead of the curve on emerging technologies and development practices and continuously evolve existing knowledge & skill in preparation for cross domain and other experiences e.g. Secure Side, Testing, Infrastructure solutions etc.

    Education

    Bachelor's Degree: Information Technology

    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

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    Specialist Solution Analyst

    Job Summary

    Work as part of the CIB Absa Access and API Gateway team, leverage specialist analysis & testing tools, frameworks, techniques and practices to elicit, define and organize business requirements. Translate & document business requirements into user stories & specifications (Full Stack, Cross System) detailing integration points, business & associated risk / opportunities to be realised. And following this analysis, work collaboratively within squads during design & delivery activity including assuming responsibility for manual application testing processes, frameworks & outcomes

    Job Description

    Key Requirements:

    • 6 - 8 years business & systems analysis experience

    • Experience in working with multidisciplinary teams

    • Experience in Agile Methodology & working embedded within an Agile team / teams

    • Relevant Degree or Diploma / Information Systems Analyst certification

    • Banking domain experience

    • Expertise in Systems Design & Integration

    • Experience in development / coding to be able to read code to assist in the analysis of APIs or root cause issues, as well as coding queries in SQL or the relevant language (such as Javascript and C#)

    • Expertise in Business Continuity Management & Disaster Recovery

    • Deep understanding of the technical architecture of each of the APIs and applications and how they interact in the CIB Transactional Banking ecosystem.

    • Understand data structures of the repositories of the various APIs and how to query the data, including aggregating data across the APIs​

     

    Key accountabilities:

    • Provide gap analysis for new features from a system implementation point of view

    • Provide reports and insights into the data contained in the APIs

    • Proactively surface issues relating to data inconsistencies arising from bugs or legacy data, and a way to resolve the data issues

    • Work closely with Developers and Product Owners to provide insights for systems requirements for upcoming features

    • Understand current technical debt and inefficiencies and provide a roadmap and implementation plan to mitigate

    • Analysis (including Business Case)

    • Solution Design (within DevOps Context)

    • Solution Delivery & Testing (manual)

     

    Education

    Bachelor's Degree: Information Technology

    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

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    Specialist QA Engineer

    Job Summary

    The CIB Payments team is looking for Automation Engineers on a contract basis to assist with designing automation testing plans and develop automation test scripts for multiple technical products / services (pre, during & post deployment) in both ‘Run & Change’ contexts and align to chosen application testing frameworks & guidelines. Testing may apply to all or a combination of the following front-end, back-end, integration, performance, scalability and regression testing of solutions. This entails full responsibility for ensuring products are protected through quantifiable test coverage & metrics. 6 - 12 month contract

    Job Description

    Technical skills required:

    • Java 8+

    • Selenium

    • TestNG

    • git

    • cucumber

    • karate framework

    • jenkins

     

    Beneficial :

    • XML/JSON

    • Webservices

    • SQL

    • IBM MQ

     

    Key accountabilities:

    QA Engineering

    • Proactively contribute & participate in the full solution development lifecycle as a member of a squad / multiple squads as an QA automation specialist engineer

    • Actively participate in daily Scrum and project planning meetings.

    • Participate and analyze test automation requirements during the requirements analysis phase of technical product & service development, maintenance & optimization (across tribes & squads) – using design specifications and technical documentation (e.g. Business Briefs, User Stories, Architecture & Integration documentation)

    • Prepare QA & Automation testing documentation (planning, design, execution and sustainability)

    • Develop automation test plans

    • Develop and execute automated test scripts using various technologies (automated scripts, test harnesses, SQL scripts etc.)

    • Perform various types of automation testing (regression, integration, black box, scalability)

    • Evaluate automated test cases and analyse & report results

    • Facilitate test plan / case reviews within squads

    • Work with product engineers to evaluate software / solution quality & provide recommendations for improvement / enhancement

    • Contribute to the design and selection of testing frameworks for business applications

    • Deliver all automation & technical testing deliverables on time (always)

    • Provide the required project / scrum related information / feedback on deliverables (e.g. progress, tracking, quality etc.)

    • Conduct performance monitoring on applications / components of applications for which you’ve designed and executed test scripts / plans

    • Produce quality and testing outcome metrics and reports


    DevOps

    • Follow engineering best practices and continuously improve on engineering knowledge to successfully shift our QA capability forward

    • Leverage coding language understanding & expertise to deploy testing requirements for specific products / services

    • Understand the full technical solution that is being tested – show interest and capability to run the technical solution & the ability to test the viability of the code being developed

    • Shift from testing features to supporting & being accountable for full product delivery

     

    *Contract opportunity

    Education

    Bachelor's Degree: Information Technology

    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

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    Senior Specialist: Regulatory Reporting (VP)

    Job Summary

    We are pipelining for a Senior specialist role in the Regulatory Reporting team.
    This role is being advertised under an Evergreen requisition which we are using to build our talent pipeline.

    This team is responsible for the production of the BA900 series, the BA610, BA600 and BA 700 series on a monthly and/or quarterly basis. The team also needs to ensure the consistency and overall accuracy of all other financial returns produce by Financial Control, queries, commentary, and supplementary data, submitted to the Prudential Authority (PA).
    Production and presentation of analytics packs, which are presented at the Regulatory Review Committee (RRC) for discussion.
    Design, develop and implement robust review methodologies, analytical tools, and processes to ensure appropriate, consistent, and accurate information is provided in a timely manner.

    Job Description

    Key Accountabilities:

    Reporting

    • Production of monthly and/or quarterly returns and analytical packs to the Prudential Authority

    • Designing, developing and implementing processes and systems which will enable the reporting of data to the Prudential Authority as well as to the Regulatory Review Committee (RRC) and Regulatory Reporting Change Control Committee (RRCCC).

    • Implement controls to provide comfort that reporting is accurate.

    • Responsible for ensuring that all reporting is delivered on time and is accurate Reviewing of reporting and commentary received from Risk and Production areas to ensure that reporting is accurate.

     

    Accountability: Analytics

    The role will support senior internal stakeholders in the business and provide analytic insight based on business understanding to senior stakeholders.

     

    Specific accountabilities include:

    • Designing, developing, and implementing analytical tools which will provide comfort that internal and external reporting is accurate (including scenario analyses to anticipate and challenge reporting results);

    • Ensuring that team members have a detailed understanding of products and businesses to enable relevant design and interpretation of analytics to enable accurate timeous commentary on reporting

    • Provide input into regulatory reporting deliverables using business knowledge obtained through analytical processes

    • Provide commentary; and continuously evaluate the control framework and enhance it as appropriate.

     

    Accountability: Technical Authority

    • Maintain a high level of knowledge of the technical subject matter. Specifically, a good knowledge of the following is required:

      • Regulatory Reporting including new developments and impact analysis

      • Banking (Retail, Wealth, Investment Banking, Wholesale Banking, Treasury);

    • Provide review and sign-off of team deliverables;

    • Perform and present financial analysis; prepare and present commentary;

    • Design, develop and maintain analytical processes and tools to ensure that it delivers accurate information;

    • Interact with senior leaders in the firm and the Prudential Authority;

    • Engage with outside key partners (e.g. auditors) where required; and

    • Identifying and/or implementing projects by the teams necessary in improving wider risk and return production environment.

     

    Project & Staff Management:

    • Providing leadership to junior team members in implementing and improving reporting processes;

    • Ensure that assigned projects are planned, staffed accordingly and successfully implemented within greed timelines. Communicate if risks arise to successful implementation of assigned projects, and finalise and propose alternatives;

    • Assist in embedding informal coaching in the team.

     

    Role / Person Specification:

    Education and Experience Required

    • B degree/similar qualification in a financial/related discipline or CA(SA)

    • Non-CA with 8 to 10 plus years relevant experience or CA with 6 to 8 plus years PQE

    • Regulatory Reporting experience essential

    • Management experience preferable

    • Business experience in a Banking environment gained from a Finance or Product

    • No criminal record

     

    Knowledge & Skills: (Maximum of 6):

    • Knowledge / awareness of Basel and new regulatory developments and Banks Act and Regulations, Absa policies and standard requirements regarding regulatory reporting.

    • Strong problem solving and analytics skills

    • Banking Product Knowledge.

    • Strong reporting writing and presentation skills.

    • Exceptional interpersonal and team-working skills and the ability to communicate at all levels;

    • The ability to work in a pressured and unstructured environment and to cope with the demands of working to tight deadlines.

     

    Competencies: (Maximum of 8 competencies):

    The position requires a technically minded accountant with a passion for investment banking.

    • Analysis skills & technical ability;

    • Judgment / decision making – demonstrates logic, rationality and objectivity in decision making whilst balancing speed vs. thorough approach;

    • Integrity – consistent, earns trust, fights fair, uses the facts;

    • Team player – approachable, establishes collaborative relationships;

    • Oral and Written Communications - fluency, clarity, precise, well organised communications;

    • Resourcefulness – action oriented, goes “beyond the call of duty” to solve problems;

    • Adaptability – adapts quickly to change and copes well with complexity;

    • Experience – Designing and implementing project or system solutions

     

    Mental & Environmental Demands

    Special work requirements:

    • Deal with uncertainty and high pressure.

    • Network effectively

    • Obtain co-operation

    • Able to interact with all levels of staff.

     

    Most complex decision that can be taken without referral to the manager:

    • Authorities for this role will be established in line with existing FC decision making mandates

     

    Business change accountability:

    • A high degree of business change implementation will be expected from the successful candidate.

    • Responsible to analyse problems, design the solution and implement changes. Ensure that staff impacted on and stakeholders are informed, considered and motivated to embrace the changes.

     

    Finance/Resource accountability:

    • Manage status of projects deliverables & reporting deliverables according to set date schedule.

    • Manage the effort and deliverables of project resources and ensure deliveries are tracked and reported.

     

    Communication and Interaction required:

    • Staff in own area (manager, subordinates, colleagues) 50%

    • Staff outside own area 30%

    • External Customers 5%

    • Regulators/Government Agencies 10%Other (e.g. Industry Forums/Associations) 5%

     

    Please apply to this role should you fit the above requirements

    Education

    Postgraduate Degrees and Professional Qualifications: Financial Sciences (Required)

    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

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