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  • Posted: Jan 17, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Absa Group Limited (Absa) has forged a new way of getting things done, driven by bravery and passion, with the readiness to realise the possibilities on our continent and beyond.
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    Specialist: Capital Management

    Job Summary

    To provide support on capital management reporting and analytics.

    Job Description

    This role provides support to Manager: Capital Management to ensure that the capital metrics of the regulated entities across the Group are accurately calculated, reported and managed within the Group’s regulatory requirements and risk appetite.

    Group Audit and Compliance Committee and Board Reporting

    • Prepare the Group’s solvency and liquidity test to ensure compliance with the Companies Act.

    • Liaise with Finance and other stakeholders to collect the necessary information required for committee and Board reporting.

    • Prepare Board papers for the solvency and liquidity test.

    • Prepare the Group and Bank dividend proposal papers for the Financial Director’s report.

    • Prepare the Group going concern papers for the Financial Director’s report.

    • Take the lead in coordinating intergroup financial assistance including getting the necessary approvals and full compliance and documentation process.

     

    Monthly Regulatory Capital Reporting

    • Take the lead in the monthly flash process to enable the management of regulatory capital ratios.

    • Consolidate cluster information for the flash process.

    • Work closely with the capital demand team to get an understanding of the key drivers for the capital demand movements.

    • Provide commentary to management on the drivers of the movements in the Capital ratios/ metrics.

    • Perform variance analysis on regulatory capital metrics to plan and investigate differences to plan.

    • Track the capital adequacy ratios, including leverage, against the board targets and against regulatory minimums.

    • Provide inputs into the Dashboard for Absa Treasury Committee reporting and ensure the accuracy of the data to be presented.

    • Review the BA700 and work closely with the Regulatory Reporting team to ensure the accuracy of the BA700 data.

     

    Monthly Economic Capital Reporting

    • Calculate the Group and Bank’s available financial resources (AFR).

    • Calculate the Group and Bank’s economic capital ratios

    • Ensure the accuracy of the available financial resources and economic capital ratios on various systems including CompassX and the AbsaRisk cube.

    • Load the economic capital data on the AbsaRisk cube and ensure accuracy of the data.

    • Prepare the regulatory capital and economic capital reconciliation and investigate differences.

     

    RDARR Management

    • Perform required duties as the Capital actuals data steward.

    • Maintain the capital process on the Voltron system

     

    Recovery and Resolution Plan

    • Determine the viability threshold for recovery options

    • Prepare capital inputs into the Group and Bank Recovery and Resolution Plan

    • Work with Treasury Risk to determine the capital early warning indicators and point of failure.

    • Keep abreast of regulatory changes and requirements on the resolution regime.

    • Perform the calculations to determine the amount of FLAC required by the resolution authority

     

    Weighted average Cost of Capital

    • Prepare the internal Absa Group and Absa Bank Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) calculation.

    • Populate the funding template including the cost of capital reported to the Prudential Authority.

    • Populate the main features template as required by pillar 3 regulations.

    • Ensure every updated to the main features template is timeously published on the Groups website

     

    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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    Manager: Capital Management

    Job Description

    The role of Manager: Capital Management is available in our Group Treasury Capital Management team. This role provides support to the Head of Capital Management to ensure that the capital metrics of the regulated entities across the Group are accurately calculated, reported and managed within the Group’s regulatory requirements and risk appetite.

    Accountability: Group Audit and Compliance Committee and Board Reporting

    • Prepare the Group’s solvency and liquidity test to ensure compliance with the Companies Act.

    • Liaise with Finance and other stakeholders to collect the necessary information required for committee and Board reporting.

    • Prepare Board papers for the solvency and liquidity test.

    • Prepare the Group and Bank dividend proposal papers for the Financial Director’s report.

    • Prepare the Group going concern papers for the Financial Director’s report.

    • Take the lead in coordinating intergroup financial assistance including getting the necessary approvals and full compliance and documentation process.

    Accountability: Monthly Regulatory Capital Reporting

    • Take the lead in the monthly flash process to enable the management of regulatory capital ratios.

    • Consolidate cluster information for the flash process.

    • Work closely with the capital demand team to get an understanding of the key drivers for the capital demand movements.

    • Provide commentary to management on the drivers of the movements in the Capital ratios/ metrics.

    • Perform variance analysis on regulatory capital metrics to plan and investigate differences to plan.

    • Track the capital adequacy ratios, including leverage, against the board targets and against regulatory minimums.

    • Provide inputs into the Dashboard for Absa Treasury Committee reporting and ensure the accuracy of the data to be presented.

    • Review the BA700 and work closely with the Regulatory Reporting team to ensure the accuracy of the BA700 data.

    Accountability: Monthly Economic Capital Reporting

    • Calculate the Group and Bank’s available financial resources (AFR).

    • Calculate the Group and Bank’s economic capital ratios

    • Ensure the accuracy of the available financial resources and economic capital ratios on various systems including CompassX and the AbsaRisk cube.

    • Load the economic capital data on the AbsaRisk cube and ensure accuracy of the data.

    • Run and review the regulatory capital and economic capital reconciliation and investigate differences.

    Accountability: RDARR Capital Management

    • Perform necessary attestations and process reviews to ensure compliance with the Risk Data Aggregation and Risk Reporting (RDARR) Policy.

    • Perform required duties as the Capital actuals data steward.

    • Maintain the capital RDARR process on the Voltron system

    Accountability: Training and Development

    • Provide training to various stakeholders on request

    • Provide training to the Treasury Young Talent     

    Accountability: Policy Governance

    • Review Capital Risk policy and related standards and ensure the policy is relevant to business activities.

    • Assist in drafting new standards or policies as required by changes in regulatory requirements or business practices and requirements.

    Accountability: Recovery and Resolution Plan

    • Determine the viability threshold for recovery options

    • Review and coordinate the capital inputs into the Group and Bank Recovery and Resolution Plan

    • Work with Treasury Risk to determine the capital early warning indicators and point of failure.

    • Keep abreast of regulatory changes and requirements on the resolution regime.

    • Perform the calculations to determine the amount of FLAC required by the resolution authority

    Accountability: Weighted average Cost of Capital

    • Coordinate and Review the internal Absa Group and Absa Bank Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) calculation.

    • Coordinate and Review the population of the funding template including the cost of capital reported to the PA

    • Coordinate and Review the population of the main features template as required by pillar 3 regulations

    • Ensure every updated to the main features template is timeously published on the Groups website

    Education and Experience Required

    • Charted Accountant or Qualified Actuary or master in business Administration 9MBA) or equivalent NQF level 7 qualification or higher

    • CA/CFA/PRM/FRM advantageous

    • Minimum 3-4 years banking / financial services experience.

    Knowledge & Skills:  

    • Highly numerate individual with a strong quantitative / analytical background

    • Experience with advanced excel and VBA an advantage

    • Risk Metrics and profit calculation and attribution

    • Attention to detail

    Competencies:  

    • Advanced problem solving skills

    • Interpreting trends, analysing data and information to make decisions

    • Taking ownership and working independently

    • Creating and Innovating

    • Teamwork

    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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    NCB - Finance Learner

    Job Summary

    Participate in an internship programme in order to maximise individual and organisational development, through the execution of predefined internship objectives.

    Job Description

    • Workplace experiences: Attend and participate in all workplace experiences against agreed development objectives.
    • Learning: Attend and participate in all training and development interventions against agreed development objectives.
    • Ad Hoc duties: Provide support to customers and team as required to ensure team performance on an ongoing basis.
    • Administration: Effectively fulfil all required administrative duties, including tracking and reporting.

    Education

    Bachelors Degree and Professional Qualifications: 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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    Test Engineer

    Job Summary

    Create & independently drive automation testing frameworks & plans as well as lead the development & delivery of test scripts for multiple technical products / services (across tribes) e.g. web, mobile, SOA applications, etc. QA includes front – end, back – end, integration, performance, scalability and regression testing of various enterprise wide solutions. This entails full responsibility for ensuring that multiple / complex products across an estate are protected through quantifiable test coverage & metrics.

    Job Description

    QA Engineering
    • Proactively contribute & participate in the full solution development lifecycle as a member of a squad / multiple squads as the automation testing expert
    • Participate and analyze requirements during the requirements analysis phase of technical product & service development, maintenance & optimization (across tribes & squads)
    • Identify opportunities for automation across the business area’s suite of technical products & services (ongoing)
    • Leverage a solid understanding of the technical solution architecture and infrastructure context to create relevant & holistic automation testing frameworks based on the analysis & opportunities identified
    • Develop and execute automated test scripts using various technologies
    • Be the single point of accountability for testing & testing frameworks, the integrity of their design & their ability to holistically test solutions
    • Provide testing at various levels including: vetting unit tests (for developers), testing user stories, black box testing, scalability and end to end integration testing
    • Align testing frameworks and scripts to User Stories
    • Apply predictive and critical thinking in defining testing parameters (positive & negative)
    • Execute automated test suites and Analyze test results.
    • Develop custom Quality Assurance Metrics and reporting solutions.
    • Leverage solid understanding of CI/CD pipeline to configure test scripts & associated frameworks & integrate test suites into the test management system and custom test harnesses.
    • Create, coordinate, and execute manual application test cases and test plans
    • Review functional specs and user stories to design test cases/scripts and test plans.
    • Create and analyze test data.
    • Collaboratively work with developers to implement test hooks for automation.
    • Operate as a self-starter and possess the technical aptitude in troubleshooting both software and environment issues.
    • Set product delivery goals and achieve scheduled deadlines.
    • Work in ambiguous environments and have the technical curiosity to dig deep into the root of complex issues between multiple software and system layers.
    • Research, self-develop & source new automation testing tools & techniques

    DevOps
    • Follow engineering best practices and provide technical mentorship to other team members
    • Build product engineer capability in automation testing technologies & general automation testing awareness
    • Leverage expertise in various coding languages to effectively design & 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 team from testing features to supporting & being accountable for full product delivery

    People
    • Develop others capability in developing and executing automated test scripts using various technologies
    • Mentor & guide interns & junior automation engineers throughout their development journeys
    • Quality assure the automation testing & manual testing deliverables of the broader technical teams
    • Conduct peer / junior QA engineer reviews, testing, problem solving within and across the broader QA community
    • Provide technical subject matter expertise and support in the attraction and recruitment of QA Engineers for the organization
    • Participate as a subject matter expert in the development & development planning of the broader product engineering team

    Risk & Governance
    • Ensure compliance with the organization Service Engineering, Risk & Governance policies & practices related to development & testing
    • Align all testing frameworks and scripts to Group Architecture and Security guidelines
    • Carry the ‘one stop shop’ accountability for all risk associated with testing design failures following solution deployment
    • Participate in Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Incident Management processes and proactively route cause analyse, mitigate & OR; resolve critical incidents
    • Realign testing frameworks, monitoring tool application & scripts off the back of any risk related activity / incidents

    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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    Analyst Credit Commercial

    Job Summary

    To provide advice and support in banking analytics practice formulation and associated best practice improvement tactics; enabling the provision of specialist expertise.

    Job Description

    • Analysis and Research: - Conducts analysis and research in areas of specialisation/expertise, leveraging a variety of applicable information's sources; - Analyses information, generates and publishes written reports summarising findings and prepares recommendations within area of expertise; - Quality assures analysis and recommendations | Stakeholder Management:: - Establish relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to source information and make recommendations to; - Build relationships with stakeholders spanning the enterprise in order to collaborate and share findings and recommendations. | Control: : Accountable for complying with all risk management, regulatory and compliance frameworks within area of accountability; Where applicable ensures that colleagues managed are aware of and comply with all compliance requirements. | : | : | : | : | :

    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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    Tax Risk Manager: Group Functions and Oversight

    Job Summary

    The purpose of the role is to provide support to the Head of Tax: Group Functions and Oversight as 2IC. Identifying and implementing associated best practice improvements for the income tax compliance and reporting obligations of Absa Group and to ensure the impact of tax legislation is fully understood and implemented within the Group through various processes.

    Job Description

    The role is responsible for but not limited to::

    • Financial and management reporting: Final collation of all tax consolidations and Annual Financial Statement tax disclosure notes. Completion of Absa Bank Ltd tax consolidations, individual tax notes as well as commentary for Management. Review and prepare relevant financial, management and tax transparency reports (ESG / Integrated) for the consolidated Group (IFRS and Normalised).

    • Reconcile, validate and support tax balances through processes and consistant monitoring of Financial Control System (Capone) Tax rules applicable to tax posting.

    • Tax advice and support relating to group-wide functions (for example all divisions of Absa Bank Limited) and other areas which are not specific to a business unit.

    • Participating in / and co-ordinating Group Tax participation in the group-wide direct tax forecasting, reporting and compliance.

    • Tax Returns and SARS queries / correspondense: Main taxpayer / entity responsibility: Absa Bank Ltd (completion and submission of returns, schedules, payments and replies). Secondary responsibility of review and validation of medium to large returns as identified.

    • Establish and maintain good relationships with all the Absa Group subsidiaries, Financial Control – Accounting Control (Tax Team).

    • Disseminate and implement of new Income Tax compliance requirements.

    • Provide guidance and leadership to AVP’s within the Functions and Oversight Team – including

    Accountability: Provide Tax Advice and Support for Group-Wide Functions to ensure full compliace with the tax laws in a tax efficient manner

    • Give advice on the direct tax treatment (including tax accounting) of income and expenditure flowing from projects and initiatives in group-centre functions in conjunction with other Group Functions and Oversight members.

    • Report on all identified tax risks by questioning and validating risk indicators, considering strategy to suggest optimisation of the tax position.

    Accountability: Tax Reporting and Forecasting

    Prepare / support monthly, quarterly and annual tax reporting, tax consolidation computations and tax contributions reporting (payments included in cash flow) for all direct taxes tracking the activities to ensure compliance with timelines.

    • Review and identify improvements to existing standard operating processes to ensure high quality and consistent control standards for reporting and forecasting through electronic file creation and updating. Managing the standard and improvement of Group wide tax template(s) and inclusion of changes in tax legislation and/or accounting policies as an when required.

    • Review and validate submissions from business unit and country teams, including the US and the UK reporting to the Head of Tax: Group Functions and Oversight on risks and or opportunities for improvement.

    • Suggesting and implementing technology improvements in the standard operating processes used by Group Functions and Oversight.

    • Support and guide the Group Functions and Oversight team in the completion of monthly income tax reporting templates / reports of Absa’s management accounting units / Clusters.

    • Managing the income tax forecasting process by calculating projected tax liabilities and income statement charge, based on forecasted financials. This would include:

      • Proactively contributing to Group Function (Head-Office) business unit interactions and sign-off. As well as collating the Group Tax Attestations for the overall group wide forecast outlook from a tax perspective to enable the Head of Tax: Group Functions and Oversight to attest.

      • Track and report on the opportunities and risks

      • Ensuring forecasted / outlook information is available for provisional tax estimates for Absa Bank Ltd.

      • Tracking Actual results compared to Forecast / Outlook ensuring all deviations are well communicated and understood on a monthly basis.

    • Preparation and review of tax consolidations on all different levels of consolidation on a quarterly basis – including management commentary and analysis of Year-on-Year results.

    • Preparing income tax disclosures for financial reporting purposes both at a consolidated and legal entity level, including the supplementary tax disclosures made by the group in its Integrated Report.

    • Obtaining and compiling the financial information required to ensure the necessary country-by-country table 1 information are available to the convert for annual upload to SARS.

    • Managing the Financial Control tax entry rule system – providing sign-off and guidance (Capone) as well as any Direct Tax Sarbanes Oxley process(s).

    Accountability: Direct Tax Compliance

    Responsible for the income tax compliance and payment processes and systems, ensuring that all activities occur in a timely and accurate manner and identifying and implementing efficiencies.

    • Preparation and submission of the SA direct tax returns of assigned portfolio of taxpayers, and for tax payments/refunds for the same portfolio of taxpayers. This would include a review of the submissions and calculations for the medium/large entities.

    • Preparation and communication for all prior year adjustments to be processed to align the ledger to the final approved and submitted tax return of Absa Bank Ltd.

    • Preparation of reconciliations and underlying supporting schedules for Absa Bank Ltd and providing same with explanations where required to the tax (external auditors) and or SARS.

    • Collation/ tracking of reconciliations for ITR14SD supplementary submissions and fourth schedule paragraph 19(3) responses to SARS for assigned portfolio of taxpayers.

    • Review of tax assessments by checking same against the relevant return submitted and object and/or appeal if/ when required. Track prescription for Absa Bank Ltd and assigned portfolio of taxpayers.

    • Ensuring the tax compliance environment is consistent and effective, identifying any control or process gaps and solutions raising it with the Head of Tax: Group Functions and Oversight.

    • Prepare the response(s) to all Absa Bank Ltd SARS enquiries / audits / disputes and tracking non-routine correspondence with SARS as required. Discuss and arrange review and sign-off by the Head of Tax: Group Functions and Oversight.

    Accountability: Regulatory Engagement and Oversight of Tax Developments

    Supporting the Head of Tax: Group Functions and Oversight with legislative changes and assessing the impact to the group to ensure appropriate communication and planning for the group

    • Assist with tracking of legislative changes or case law developments within SA and ensure that the changes are being considered by Financial Control for tax entry processing rules.

    Accountability: Networking

    Responsible for proactively establishing and managing relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure delivery of tax reporting, compliance as well as forecasting.

    • Establish and maintain strong relationships, across Finance (Including but not limited to: Financial Reporting, Control, FSSA and BP&A).

    • Establish and maintain a good relationship with the external auditors by providing workings, supporting evidence, documentation, and explanations.

    • Establish and maintain effective relationships with SARS for Absa Bank Ltd tax matters.

    • Provide tax training to colleagues and encourage knowledge sharing to support with the wider team’s strategy and in delivering the above accountabilities effectively.

    Accountability: People Management Responsible for leading, supervising, developing and mentoring the AVP’s of Group Functions and Oversight team.

    • Supervise and provide guidance to the Group Functions and Oversight AVP’s.

    • Apply the formal performance development, career development plans and coaching agreed upon with the Head of Tax: Group Functions and Oversight.

    • Establish and maintain a succession plan for the AVP’s

    Education

    Postgraduate Degrees and Professional Qualifications: Taxation (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 Project Manager (Personal Lending)

    Job Summary

    Responsible for management of moderate to highly complex programs consisting of multiple related projects. Oversee major projects, providing strategic context, direction and leadership to the teams involved. Monitor project execution plans, resource deployment and overall coordination efforts to ensure projects are completed on schedule and to budget. Role responsibilities include components of: resource management, finance management, quality management and control management.

    Job Description

    Key Responsibilities

    Accountability:  Project Management

    The management of projects, typically (but not exclusively) involving the development and implementation of business processes to meet identified business needs, acquiring and utilising the necessary resources and skills, within agreed parameters of cost, timescales and quality.

    • Takes responsibility for the definition, documentation and satisfactory completion of small- to medium-scale projects.

    • Identifies, assesses and manages risks to the success of the project.

    • Ensures that realistic project and quality plans are prepared and maintained and provides regular and accurate reports to stakeholders as appropriate.

    • Ensures that quality reviews occur on schedule and according to procedure.

    • Manages the change control procedure and ensures that project deliverables are completed within planned cost, timescale and resource budgets and are signed off.

    • Provides effective leadership to the project team and takes appropriate action where performance deviates from agreed tolerances.

     Accountability: Change Implementation, Planning & Management

    Defining and managing the process of deploying and integrating IT capabilities into the business in a way that is sensitive to, and fully compatible with, business operations.

    • Ensures that there is a business perspective on how the new technical capabilities will be delivered to the business, including planning around key business cycles, selecting appropriate customers for migration, etc.

    • Initiates the business implementation plan, including all the activities that the business needs to do to prepare for new technical components and technologies.

    • Drives sites to deliver site implementation plans and align with the overall plan.

    • Tracks and reports against these activities to ensure progress.

    • Defines and manages the activities to ensure achievement of the business case after delivery.

    • Outlines key business engagement messages that need to take place throughout the programme/project.

    Accountability:  Benefits Management

    Monitoring for the emergence of anticipated policy benefits (typically specified as part of the business case for a change programme or project). Action typically by the programme management team) to optimise the business impact of individual and combined benefits.

    • Promotes the change programme vision to staff at all levels of the business operation, brings order to complex situations and keeps a focus on business objectives.

    • Works with senior people responsible for the line business operation to ensure that maximum improvements are made in the business operations as groups of projects deliver their products into operational use.

    • Maintains the business case for funding the programme and confirms the continuing business viability of the programme at regular intervals.

    Accountability:  Stakeholder Relationship Management

    The coordination of relationships with and between key stakeholders, during the design, management and implementation of business change.

    • Develops and manages one or more defined communication channels and/or stakeholder groups.

    • Initiates communications between stakeholders, acting as a single point of contact for defined groups.

    • Facilitates open communication and discussion between stakeholders.

    • Captures and disseminates technical and business information.

    • Facilitates the business change decision-making processes and the planning and implementation of change.

    Education and Experience Required

    • BSc degree (NQF 7)

    • At least 8 years’ experience in implementing or 10 years’ experience working on complex projects

    • Appropriate professional accreditation in Programme and or Project Management (e.g. Agile, Prince2, Managing Successful Programmes (MSP), PMP - PMBOK certification)

    • Solid direct knowledge of project management methodologies.

    • Project Management experience gained in a complex Financial Service environment, preferable

    Knowledge and skills: (Maximum of 6)

    • Proven Project Management and Change Management skills and expertise

    • Experience of managing activity across the whole of a project lifecycle, using current technology, structured methods and a quality process (e.g. PMP method, Prince2, etc.)

    • Exposure to governance, control and risk management

    • Proven ability to effectively work across teams at all levels

    • Ability to negotiate/influence at senior level

    • Good verbal and written communication skills

    • Good workshop and meeting facilitation skills

    • Good financial Business Case Skills.

    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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    Clerk Administrator Deceased Estates

    Job Summary

    To deliver operations and administration support services through the execution of predefined objectives as per agreed standard operating procedures (SOPs).

    Job Description

    An exciting role that focuses on operational excellence by ensuring seamless and timely processing of deceased portfolios, requiring the paying out of credit balances, issuance of Certificate of Balances (COBs) and closing of deceased accounts thereof. Provide support and guidance to the bereaved family members and executors. Exercise due diligence to mitigate risk, prevent financial loss, and to guard against compliance failure that could result in litigation, financial penalties, and reputational damage. | : | : | : | : | :

    Preparation of deceased files according to instructions within set timelines to meet clients' expectations:

    • Receive initial notification of death from executor by email.

    • Draw enquiries on clients portfolio by using CIF and BTP

    • Place hold by using BTP on all deceased clients portfolio's on notification of death

    • Change the address of the deceased estates portfolio on BTP, to ensure that executors’ correspondence, in future, are directed correctly.

    Accurately and efficiently attend to Generic Administrative functions for Deceased Estates:

    • Prepare the certificate of balance by extracting information on all deceased debit and credit accounts from BTP, annotate balance as at date of death and manually calculate the interest accrued.     

    • Prepare the income tax certificate by extracting information on all deceased debit and credit accounts from BTP; annotate balance as at date of death and manually calculating interest earned, during the current tax year, and for previous tax year certificates extract and print from BTP or archival system.

    • Forward the notification of death received from executor, by internal mail, email and fax, to all the relevant business units (i.e. AVAF, Credit Card, Fund Managers and Wills) within ABSA depending on accounts listed on the deceased clients’ portfolio.

    • Request all outstanding documentation by email from executors.

    • Ensure that telephonic communication with clients is handled professionally at all times and that accurate feedback is provided to the clients timeously.

    • On instruction from the executor, prepare accounts for closure by:

    • Extracting basic enquiries from CIF/ BTP for each account that should be closed,

    • Scrutinize enquiries for holds that prohibit closure and forward request to remove hold to relevant business unit e.g. Cheque book in library hold refer to Collection Branch

    • Security hold refer to Forensics Department telephonically. Bad debt and insolvency hold has to be referred to Third Party Management by Mail Message Service (MMS) on the Online Collection System (OCS) etc

    • Recover service charges from the deceased estate by either debiting the clients account, depending if funds are available, or sending a tax invoice to the executor

    • Transfer available funds from dormant accounts on deceased portfolio to unclaimed funds and inform Unclaimed Funds Department via email

    • Prepare payment for quality assurance and finalisation.

    • Adhere to all risk compliance requirements (e.g. information security) at all times and escalate irregularities to the Team Leader.

    • Analyse client queries e.g. new file, payment and policies to assist client correctly within the Service Level Agreement (SLA).

    • Perform on the job training to ensure operational competence when dealing with clients.

    • Ensure that deceased client’s portfolio is finalised by confirming that all accounts have been closed and closing statements provided.

    • Administer the release of securities and inform customers when the release request has been finalised

    Competencies:

    • Adapting and responding to change

    • Following instructions and procedures

    • Delivering results and meeting customer expectations

    • Coping with pressure and setbacks

    • Planning and organising

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    • NQF Level 6 or equivalent

    Experience  required (Preferred)

    • Computer literate (MS Office)

    • BTP and OCS Experience

    • Basic telephone etiquette

    • 12 months Leanership exposure

    • Deceased estates

    WHAT’S ON OFFER

    • Great Team environment

    • Autonomy to produce excellent results and delight colleagues and customers.

    • Opportunity to influence and interact with senior management

    • Work in a multi –disciplinary environment

    • Opportunity to discover and learn

    Education

    National Diplomas and Advanced Certificates: 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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    Java Springboot Developer

    Job Summary

    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

    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.
    People
    • Conduct peer reviews, testing, problem solving within and across the broader team
    • Support the people change teams in the development of user material (Customer, Employee & 3rd Party Adoption)
    Risk & Governance
    • Identify technical risks and mitigate these (pre, during & post release)
    • Update / Design all application documentation aligned to the organization technical standards and risk / governance frameworks
    • Participate in incident management & DR activity – applying critical thinking, problem solving & technical expertise to get to the bottom of major incidents

    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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    Lead Platform Engineer

    Job Summary

    Build high-performing, scalable, enterprise-grade Platform services & build capability in others to do the same. This includes but is not limited to applying critical thinking, design thinking and problem solving skills in an agile team environment to solve complex technical problems with high quality solutions & leading all phases of the development lifecycle to deliver against business requirements at an optimal cost to serve.

    Job Description

    Platform Design, Deployment & Optimisation
    • Leads development test and platform management, translating customer, business and technical requirements into components of a service
    • Identify critical design areas, parameters and opportunity areas early in the development process and those that need improvement downstream
    • Stay ahead of the curve on leading practice platform technologies and Incorporate research into solution design and deployment processes
    • Develop lasting, innovative, simple platforms (including architecture when appropriate) to satisfy business and customer requirements and align with the long-term plan for the platform and broader technology objectives of: Self-service, testability, reusability, stability & resilience
    • Apply deep technical expertise, design thinking & problem solving skills to solve complex technical problems and enable the teams to deliver high quality solutions
    • Identify & Select the appropriate internal or external technologies to deliver the platform service
    • Applies excellent judgement and identifies and continuously improves on development practices
    • Develop solution design blueprints and validation collateral and facilitate alignment on solution blueprint and designs across the value chain
    • Lead the planning and design of the platform delivery system and define associated tools, hardware, processes, role assignments, dependencies, and documentation, resulting in a complete platform that meets KPIs
    • Lead the development and deployment lifecycle for ‘platform / platform components as a service’
    • Design & implement test automation and ensure reusability across the teams
    • Lead efforts to validate architectural, product or service solutions and innovations
    • Continually develop initiatives to reduce and optimize operational costs & increase strategic & operational efficiency through solution designs
    • Identify, develop & maintain platform standards and best practices, and drive adoption across multiple service teams
    • Define and implement SLA, OLA & quality metrics, best practices, and patterns to be applied across the platform
    • Strategically & operationally monitor Platform services to standard and proactively identify and mitigate risk
    • Use production performance monitoring and customer data to make / inform technical design and implementation decisions
    • Take full accountability for end-to-end platform quality, completeness and resulting user experience for the life of the product / service
    • Use & test the platform regularly to deeply understand it and discover & implement ways to improve it
    • Resolve issues throughout the life of the platform, including those outside of the immediate area of responsibility as needed; lead discussions with peers to take action to ensure the sustainable success of the platform
    • Provide leadership within the business by developing innovative methods for measuring the customer experience, and use this data to identify and drive platform improvements
    • Leverage systems & processes to measure, monitor and manage the performance of platforms ensuring ongoing optimization & cost to value for our businesses (think bank wide)
    • Translate performance data into insights for technical service & solution improvement and enhancement (across technical teams)
    • Align teams to service Improvement & innovation plan requirements and influence effective implementation
    • Lead the design of process or technology solutions that identify and resolve platform, system, deployment, and environmental issues.
    • Identify new and emerging practices for managing problems within the area and lead the adoption of new practices, across groups or disciplines with the aim of improving analytical capabilities
    • Lead the resolution of service issues by analyzing and prioritizing data from stakeholders and directing efforts or applying deep subject matter expertise to restore service with minimal disruption to the customer and business
    • Positively contribute to the design & evolution of Group Architecture, Infrastructure & associated technical standards for the organization where it makes sense to do so

    Accountability: Financial & Cost Optimization, Risk & Governance
    • Take full accountability for delivering an optimal Platform Engineering cost model
    • Analyse operational cost data, identify cost-savings & efficiencies and influence the business to adopt these efficiencies across multiple service teams
    • Understand & contribute to the delivery of an optimal cost : serve of Platforms as a service
    • Create business cases & solution specifications for various governance processes (e.g. CTO approvals)
    • Participate in incident management & DR activity – applying critical thinking, problem solving & technical expertise to get to the bottom of major incidents
    • Hold accountability for all risk associated with platform engineering decision making
    • Apply & maintain all Group risk (e.g. Architecture, development etc.), governance, compliance & regulatory standards and frameworks
    • Update & or develop & maintain all application documentation as per the organization technical standards and risk / governance frameworks

    Accountability: People
    • Cascade platform direction across teams and ensure team alignment on platform direction, performance objectives, plans and prioritization
    • Build / contribute to a high performance team environment & culture through self-directed teams by driving performance management & measurement that is aligned with agile working practices (including daily, weekly, etc. sprint routines, regular & honest feedback etc.)
    • Assume one stop shop accountability for the right people in the right teams to deliver on our platform strategy (always!)
    • Leverage coaching techniques in all squad related activity to drive a higher quality design and deployment of technical products and services
    • Seek out opportunities for collaboration across groups, ensure that cross-team commitments are set, and achieves scale in team work efforts by enabling the work of others
    • Proactively lead the implementation of agile practices, remove barriers to success and ensure seamless delivery in a continuously changing work environment
    • Identify and develop needed skills (self and others) in a way that is best-suited to the service design and that maximizes delivery efficiency
    • Coach & mentor other engineers & support engineering teams on technical solutions and problem resolution
    • Conduct peer reviews, testing, problem solving within and across the broader team
    • Cascade platform performance feedback and ensure capability development across teams to enable efficient & effective platform service delivery
    • Support the people change teams in the design of adoption processes (Customer, Employee & 3rd Party Adoption)

     

    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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    Full Stack Product Engineer

    Job Summary

    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

    Role Description
    This role provides an exciting opportunity within the Chief Technology Office - Artificial Intelligence team. The Fullstack Engineer / Developer serves as a development and support expert with a responsibility for the design, development, automation, testing, on-going support and administration, along with documentation of their delivery. The position balances a fast-paced work environment with the expectation of the completion of work activities meticulously and effectively; working independently within our highly collaborative integrated teams; creating new code with ensuring it doesn't disrupt previous versions. The ideal candidate is required to be passionate about solving complex technical problems across all levels of software architecture, development, and debugging.

     

    Technologies/skills:

    • 4+ years' relevant experience

    • C#.NET, ASP.NET MVC 4+ (dotnet core a plus)

    • WEB API

    • Angular

    • RESTful services

    • SCSS/LESS/TypeScript - having worked with preprocessor languages

    • UI charting (D3/highcharts/etc.)

    • Experience with material design is a plus

    • Experience with application dev in AWS is a plus

    • Attention to detail for UI design

    • Understanding large scale systems

    • Familiar with Agile methodologies

    • Experience and knowledge on CI/CD and tooling used ¡V Azure DevOps, Jenkins

    • Preferred: Experience with some of the following: SQL, Apache Hadoop, Spark, AWS, Kubernetes, Linux, Bash, version control tools, continuous integration tools

     

    You will have the opportunity of working directly across the firm with developers, operations staff, data scientists, architects and business constituents to develop and enhance the Big Data service.

    • Development and deployment of data applications

    • Design and Implementation of infrastructure tooling and work on horizontal frameworks and libraries

    • Creation of data ingestion pipelines between legacy data warehouses and the big data stack

    • Automation of application back-end workflows

    • Building and maintaining backend services created by multiple services framework

    • Maintain and enhance applications backed by Big Data computation applications

    • Be eager to learn new approaches and technologies

    • Must be a clear methodical thinker with good problem solving skills

    • Strong programming skills with drive and strong work ethic

    • Background in computer science, engineering, physics, mathematics or equivalent

    • Worked on Big Data platforms (Vanilla Hadoop, Cloudera or Hortonworks)

    • Experienced and technically strong UI developer (Angular) that is backend (C#) savvy

    • Preferred: Experience with Scala or other functional languages (Haskell, Clojure, Kotlin, Clean)

    • Preferred: Experience with some of the following: Apache Hadoop, Spark, Hive, Pig, Oozie, ZooKeeper, MongoDB, CouchbaseDB, Impala, Kudu, Linux, Bash, version control tools, continuous integration tools

    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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