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  • Posted: May 26, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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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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    Pan Africa Head of Product Management: Institutional Trade

    Job Summary

    • The Pan Africa Head of Product Management for Institutional Trade will be required to plan, develop and grow the Institutional Trade product propositions. The Product Head will work closely with key stakeholders to articulate the vision/ direction of the product and the product priorities. Build consensus across the organisation on the product direction and priorities and obtain commitment from stakeholders across the group to align behind the product plans. This is achieved by driving, developing and implementing the strategic direction and managing or influencing the execution of tactical activities for the Institutional Trade business across all key markets.

    Job Description

    In this role you will be accountable for;

    • Understand customer needs to develop and drive the customer proposition per segment and product area
    • Own respective product P&L
    • Develop the short and  medium  term  product strategy across segment & sectors for the product environment for the required product set
    • Drive the appropriate use of expert teams in developing plans that will ensure market growth and customer satisfaction. These teams include but are not limited to the research team, other product teams, sales, operations, helpdesk, marketing, legal and compliance, change and technology teams.
    • Develop and grow the market through the development of new revenue generating  products or enhancing existing solutions
    • Work with the FI sales team to determine appropriate product strategy per sector to enable pipeline opportunities
    • Responsible for ensuring that all impacted stakeholders across the Group understand and support the agreed strategies for the area i.e.  Change, IT, Digital Operations, Risk teams, Credit, Segment and Sector, etc.
    • Ensure that the New Product Approval process is followed with regard to any new products or reviews.
    • Ensure the use of industry best practices for product planning, life cycle management, measurement, growth and profitability. This means amongst others, addressing the strategies covering the eight P's of services (Product. Price, Promotion, Place, Processes. Physical evidence, People and Profitability).
    • Ensure that all members of the team understand processes, control requirements and risk management frameworks that have been designed for the area.
    • For audit findings that have an impact on the area,  identify, sign off and ensure implementation required actions
    • During scheduled audits and management assurance reviews, ensure that all information required by the auditors are provided timorously.
    • Allocate duties to team members in order to achieve operational targets including prioritisation and work schedules.
    • Based on gaps identified, motivate requests to the manager for additional resources including people, budget and equipment.

    Send in your application if you have the following:

    • A PostGraduate Degree
    • 10 years (Technical/Managerial) experience specifically in Trade Finance is required. Preference will be given to candidates that have over 5 yrs Distribution experience
    • 10 years’ experience Product Management  in the banking environment

    Education

    • Bachelor Honours Degree: Business, Commerce and Management Studies (Required)

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    Business Enablement Specialist

    Job Summary

    • The purpose of this position is to identify and implement high performance business value creation and transformation opportunities, by delivering business process re-engineering, business analysis, Service levels, process custodianship to internal clients, performance reporting & monitoring against strategic objectives and management of the business continuity plan.

    Job Description

    In this role your key accountabilities will include;

    • Identifying and recommending opportunities to enhance processes, systems and policies and support implementation of new processes, policies and systems
    • Collaborating with the relevant cross functional teams, developers, SMEs, product owners and other stakeholders in the business to gain and in depth understanding of the current business processes 
    • Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of operational delivery, to ensure it meets all client and Business Unit requirements, translating to cost savings and/or revenue generation
    • Optimizing the overlap between business capabilities and eliminate waste in current business processes and operations
    • Regularly interacting and providing insight and influence at all levels from business leaders to frontline staff, in leading and encouraging Business efficiency initiatives and work practices 
    • Performing Business Analysis by investigating technical problems and/or opportunities for system enhancement in detail.
    • Engaging with operational risk and compliance teams to review the new processes from a control and compliance perspective. Improve the control points if required.
    • Setting direct reports quantitative and qualitative performance objectives and ensure individual performance objectives are in place and reviewed to meet organizational and individual needs 
    • Ensuring performance reviews take place with direct reports, identifies poor performance and takes corrective action 
    • Defining, documenting, agreeing, monitoring, measuring and reviewing level of service provision though the SLA process
    • Managing SLM process after SLAs and OLAs are signed as continual process stakeholder engagement and management
    • Be the key contact for CRES, Business Continuity Management and strategic execution efforts across the division.

    Send in your application if you have;

    • A PostGraduate Degree
    • 5 years' experience working in the general and technology, Consulting and / or financial industry.
    • 4 years' experience in leading large transformational change programmes that create a differentiated product offering and / or customer experience by simplifying and standardizing the way the organization operates.
    • 5 years' experience in process mapping, design and / or re-engineering / Business Enablement and Business performance monitoring and reporting

    Education

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

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    Senior Equity Research Analyst: Mining

    Job Summary

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

    Job Description

    • Research Formulation: Produce complex research reports, recommendations and other insights. | Stakeholder Management: Establish and manage relationships with both internal and external sources of information/industry role players. Facilitate the process of generating and responding to customer needs | Knowledge sharing: Actively share knowledge and upskill team members and business to facilitate a greater understanding of research | : | : | : | : | :

    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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    Controller Finance Policy Gov and Cntrl

    Job Summary

    Overall Job Purpose

    • Financial Control is responsible for ensuring that Absa Africa fulfils its financial, statutory and regulatory reporting requirements, while ensuring compliance with accounting, regulatory and balance sheet control policy. Financial Control comprises the following areas: Accounting Control, Reporting & Analytics, Governance & Controls, Technology Enablement and Technical Accounting. Financial Control serves as the Group’s primary interface with the auditors and regulators.
    • The Governance and controls team is responsible for providing finance management with assurance on the implementation and adherence to the governance and control framework over external financial reporting key risk.
    • This role involves the implementation and monitoring of controls that ensure the integrity of the Balance Sheet across RBB, identify and report risk items in the Balance Sheet across these areas to enable management to make decisions and take actions where necessary. 
    • This role assumes responsibility for execution, change and embedment of risk assessment, testing and monitoring processes. It requires analysing key risk information, identifying financial reporting risk, and providing information to support the assessment of the control environment as well as escalation, via the appropriate governance forums, of significant findings to finance management and the business. Monitors Finance business remediation.

    Job Description
    The RBB Balance Sheet Control team is recruiting for an AVP to join the team.

    Each team member is assigned to a specific segment within the RBB businesses;
    •    Review of the balance sheets to identify errors that require correcting before ledger close
    •    Providing commentary on the movements in the balance sheets for RBB to numerous stakeholders, including Reporting and Analytics, and for commentary provided to the SARB on the BA100 and BA110.
    •    Review and challenge of appropriate substantiation of balance sheet accounts in General Ledger Reconciliation and Substantiation meetings
    •    Review and challenge of financial reporting risk items (including the completeness thereof) such as Items at Risk, Balances not Reconciled and Misclassifications, to ensure appropriate reporting of financial reporting risk to Management

    Key Accountabilities

    Accountability: Understand Absa Africa Financial Reporting processes, systems, controls, policies and frameworks (10%)

    • Develop an appropriate knowledge of the financial reporting systems and processes that operate across businesses within Absa Africa
    • Develop a working understanding of Absa Africa Financial Reporting policies and risk management frameworks in order to assess compliance in relevant areas
    • Provide support for and deliver training on Financial Reporting policies and risk management frameworks
    • Input into the operational planning of assurance and conformance testing plans to support risk assessments
    • Assist business to document action plans for risk mitigation identified during Analytical review, GLRS’s, conformance testing or in the KRI process

    Accountability: Coordination of External Financial Reporting Key Risk (FRKR) Governance and ownership of the Balance Sheet Attestation Tool (i.e. Consigno) across the Group (70%)

    • Ensure the operation of a robust FRKR Governance process, including the review and consolidation of information and the production of management information required for FC attestation, AFRC and other forums (e.g. GLRS’s) across all clusters, countries and entities in Africa
    • Provide appropriate management information to process owners for consideration before communication to Finance Management on the assessment of FRKR, ensuring accurate and validity of information and high quality and appropriate commentary
    • Support Business owner for Consigno and other Financial Reporting attestation processes. This includes ensuring maintenance of required static data (in own or other teams), monitoring of system performance, and co-ordination of remedial actions for system failures and other issues
    • Full understanding of the allocated business or cluster Balance sheet through performing monthly variance analysis and discussions with business. Provide output of analysis to stakeholders including process owners
    • Adhoc projects that require timely and sustainable resolution
    • Produce management information packs and presentations to support the risk assessment of FRKR to Operational Risk Committees, including Risk Scenario’s and other
    • Produce and communicate appropriate Key Risk Indicators (KRI’s) to monitor the level of financial reporting risk and effectiveness of controls, to ensure that the Key Controls are appropriately implemented and understood by stakeholders
    • Ensuring appropriate risk identification and reporting
    • Monitoring and tracking remediation plans resulting from the above
    • Contact point for external and internal audit, documentation of findings and remedial actions, including documentation of remediation
    • Maintain policy training materials and co-ordination of training programs

    Accountability: Provide support to other process executors through motivation and employee engagement (5%)

    • Understanding and managing team dynamics to maximise performance
    • Escalate issues around allocation of resources to process architects tasks to ensure delivery of team objectives
    • Ensure continued development of resources, through couching and mentoring, to empower value added delivery of tasks

    Accountability: Process Execution: Provide inputs and execution of quality control and process improvements (15%)

    • Execution of processes as designed
    • Constantly review, improve and maintain own activities to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of processes
    • Recommend areas for improvement in order to reduce cycle times, improve productivity, create capacity and improve process reliability and customer satisfaction
    • Assist in the implementation of new and/or enhanced processes
    • Identify activity-specific risks and work with Process Owner / Process Architect to mitigate risks
    • Maintain awareness of own activities and the impact thereof on related / inter-dependent activities
    • Actively supports the operational effectiveness of the Consigno system.

    Education and Experience Required

    • CA : 3 to 5 years Post Qualification / Non CA: 5 to 7 years relevant experience

    Knowledge & Skills:

    • Exceptional academic track record
    • Understanding of financial reporting processes and related controls (Expert)
    • Ability to identify control gaps and weaknesses (Expert)
    • Ability to analyse and interpret financial data (Expert)
    • Ability to write concise effective reports (Expert)

    Competencies:

    • Deciding and initiating action
    • Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking
    • Relating and networking
    • Adapting and responding to change
    • Persuading and influencing
    • Creating and innovating

    Education

    • Bachelors Degree 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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    Specialist UI Developer

    Job Summary

    • CTO Risk, Treasury & Finance (RTF) are the Technology partner supporting Credit Risk, Treasury, Finance, Regulatory Reporting, Data and Business Intelligence. We handle the consumption of the Bank’s data for calculation of risk metrics and making the outputs available to business and regulators. Our task is the successful delivery of innovative solutions that enable business efficiency.

    Job Description

    • The Credit Risk IT team is looking for Specialist UI Developers

    Key critical requirements:

    • Min 5 years development experience
    • A Bachelor’s of Information & Computer Science
    • A strong background in Java and related technologies, REST services, J2EE, XML, JSON.
    • Angular 6+ experience with strong TypeScript skills
    • Good knowledge of SQL skills
    • Unix scripting knowledge preferable
    • Strong debugging and problem-solving skills
    • Working knowledge of Git, Confluence
    • Team player with ability to work independently if required
    • Experience working in an agile environment
    • Excellent communication, analytical skills and decision making ability in collaborative environments

    Advantageous:

    • Oracle and PostGresSQL DB experience
    • Understanding of Credit Business and familiarity with financial products
    • AWS experience

    Key accountabilities:

    • 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
    • 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 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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    Junior Administrator

    Job Summary

    • To deliver administrative services through the execution of predefined objectives as per agreed standard operating procedures (SOPs).

    Job Description

    • 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 | Meeting deadlines: Completes tasks timeously | : | : | : | : | : | :

    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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    Adviser Trainee Virtual

    Job Summary

    • To provide holistic financial planning solutions telephonically for clients through regular reviewing the client’s portfolio in order to build a sustainable Virtual advisory practice.

    Job Description

    Adviser Trainee Virtual

    • To provide holistic financial planning solutions telephonically for clients through regular reviewing the client’s portfolio in order to build a sustainable Virtual advisory practice.
    • To establish and maintain a professional relationship with all stakeholders (Client, Bank personnel, Product providers, Virtual Advisors and Virtual Agents) telephonically. 

    Outputs to deliver this accountability:

    • Receive leads data provided by the Team Leader or Campaign Manager
    • If it is a lead, make telephonic contact with the client to set up a meeting within the specified timeframes per the leads campaign agreement
    • Based on the lead provided, assess the client's portfolio and identify possible gaps for which solutions can be formulated, prior to phoning the client
    • Disclose all the relevant information to the client as required by the relevant legislative frameworks (e.g. FAIS Act) at the initial telephone call; to enable the client to make a decision on whether or not to proceed with the transaction
    • Follow all the steps in the designated client engagement process as specified by Absa Insurance and Financial Advisers
    • Provide regular feedback to the Team Leader on actions taken to progress the lead Closing leads appropriately, as per guidelines
    • Provide the correct campaign product information at all times during client interactions
    • Meet agreed sales targets and conversion ratios through contacting the required number of clients daily and making the required number of sales
    • Manage rejections to ensure submitted sales become loaded sales
    • Drive first contact resolution by applying sales techniques and objection handing whilst treating the customer fairly
    • Meet sales and/or growth targets 

    Outputs to deliver this accountability:

    • Do activity planning grid with the team; by identifying the clients to be contacted during a particular period e.g. Campaigns
    • Achieve daily, weekly and monthly new business and retention targets as per PD and as per campaign/ product.(including broker notes)
    • Achieve daily, weekly and monthly activity targets such as number of calls made, number of leads worked and positive strike rate (positive outcome per campaign)
    • Using the leads information provided by the Contact Centre, discuss the client's risk and insurance needs
    • Make use of the Financial Needs Analysis tool (standardised format) provided to conduct a comprehensive risk evaluation for the client
    • Obtain the client's consent to access his/her existing policy information by getting him/her to acknowledge through voice-logging or to sign the relevant documents in order to get a comprehensive view of the client's life assurance (long term insurance and investments) portfolio
    • Discuss various possible solutions and options available with the client and thereafter recommend the most appropriate solution(s) to address any gaps
    • Generate and discuss the appropriate solution in writing (quotation) with the client, complete the necessary product proposal forms and ensure that the client signs the forms to indicate his/her consent
    • Delight the client by being courteous and providing excellent service through prompt response to any queries or issues.
    • Ensure that any documentation requests are dealt with timeously and that call backs are actioned on requested date and time
    • Gather and complete all the necessary compliance documentation (e.g. Client Advice Record, copy of ID, Financial Needs Analysis, FICA)
    • Submit the proposal forms to the relevant product providers for processing
    • Upon inception of the policy and receiving the policy schedule/contract from the product provider/insurer, check that the policy schedule reflects the client's requirements as per the proposal or closing instruction/agreement
    • If not, refer the policy back to the product provider for the necessary amendments to be done Review the client's portfolio once a year and contact the client on a regular basis to discuss potential enhancements and revisions to his/her insurance and/or investments portfolio and identify new business opportunities
    • Assist client at point of contact and if unable to assist, ensure that the client is referred to the correct channel as per the documented process
    • Offer all relevant and up to date information on the product being offered to assist the client in making the most informed choice, such as explaining the types of cover being offered and what the benefits and features are of the product
    • Ensure customer is treated fairly at all times during your interaction
    • Meet and exceed quality assurance requirements relating to customer experience
    • Provide a report back to the Contact Centre Manager and all Bank stakeholders on the strike rate (i.e. number of leads provided that were converted to business)
    • Refer leads for Short Term Insurance to the relevant department; as necessary to grow the book of business
    • Ensure that all Absa Group Compliance exams are completed timeously and the relevant pass mark achieved 

    Outputs to deliver this accountability:

    • Ensure that all Regulatory and Absa Group Compliance requirements are met by following the campaign sales output required to deliver on this accountability
    • Scripts during interactions with the client
    • Report any non-compliance issues such as non-adherence to scripts to line management Comply with regulatory requirements
    • Manage own broker practice

    Outputs to deliver this accountability:

    • Ensure that staff members (Broker Assistants an Interns as relevant) have a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities within the practice
    • Arrange for staff members to receive the relevant training (Absa programs for the Interns) e.g. systems training, Broker Academy training (Interns)
    • Provide coaching and mentoring to the staff with regards to knowledge and skills acquisition Conduct performance development (PD) discussions as required by Absa convention
    • Take the necessary corrective actions in cases of underperformance in consultation with the Regional Leader (Interns)
    • Implement controls with regards to compliant record keeping in accordance with minimum Absa business standards (i.e. FAIS, FICA, FSB and Barclays)
    • Liaise with Absa Brokers' Support staff (Business Analysts) with regards to maintenance of systems and equipment and provision of other services
    • Complete all the required compliance exams in the specified timeframes (e.g. Anti-Money Laundering, Sanctions, BCM, Basic Financial Crime Concepts
    • Provide monthly feedback to the branch and Regional Leader, if a Bank Broker, regarding non-interest income (seat cost) and cross selling opportunities
    • Segment the client base according to profile, income potential and commission income
    • Develop a business development strategy/plan and discuss with Regional Leader
    • Personal Development

    Outputs to deliver this accountability:

    • Attend all the required training to attain accreditation to market the various products (product provider)
    • Attend all the requisite internal training (i.e. Broker Academy, FAIS-related programs/courses)
    • Attain the required FAIS credits in order to achieve Fit and Proper status
    • Ensure that Fit and Proper status is maintained (honesty, integrity, financial solvency
    • Manage own career and personal development
    • Ensure that all personal details such as street address, contact numbers etc are up to date on the Employee Self Service portal (ESS) by updating them on ESS on a regular basis.
    • Comply with house rules
    • Meet required adherence & absenteeism requirements
    • Proactively minimise costs to the organisation
    • Work closely with other members of the unit to delivery outstanding performance
    • Attend team buzz sessions and meetings and contribute fully, including suggestions for ways of improving customer service
    • Support team by sharing knowledge & best practice

    Education and Experience Required

    • NQF level 4: Grade 12
    • 60 FAIS credits at NQF Level 5 or in progress
    • RE5 or in progress
    • Working under Supervision as per FAIS Legislation
    • 1 Year Experience in a similar role

    Knowledge & Skills:

    • Knowledge of the insurance industry
    • Knowledge of financial management
    • Telephone, email and video presentation Skills
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • People Management Skills
    • Entrepreneurial Skills
    • Effective relationship building skills
    • Conflict Handling Skills required

    Competencies:

    • Achieving personal work goals and objectives
    • Analysing
    • Coping with pressures and setbacks
    • Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking
    • Deciding and initiating action
    • Delivering results and meeting customer expectations
    • Persuading and influencing
    • Relating and networking

    Education

    • Further Education and Training Certificate (FETC)
       

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    Reward Specialist (RBB)

    Job Summary

    • We are looking for an innovative candidate with solid data analytics experience keen to join the RBB Rewards Team as a Reward Specialist. In this role you will face off to in business clients and provide advice & support in the development & implementation of area of specialisation planning and associated service delivery processes, methods and techniques; enabling the effective implementation of the organisation’s remuneration and pay philosophy.

    Job Description

    Key Performance Areas

    • Support and manage operational delivery of Reward – e.g. collate current reward information, compare to peers and market, collate spreadsheet, etc.
    • Support HRBP/Resourcing partners to recommend appropriate pay rates when filling vacancies
    • Manage getting clean data for Reward decisions
    • Support specific Reward projects and initiatives
    • Support delivering the annual pay review e.g. pro-actively check market matching, ensure complete information for decision making, ensure Reward commitments to individuals during hiring are included, etc.
    • Support remuneration market survey matching and maintenance of appropriate matching
    • Assist to develop tool kits for use in business

    Qualifications, Experience and Competence

    • B Degree/NQF6 – preferably in business management or other quantitative studies

    Competencies

    • Strong analytical skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Working knowledge of job evaluation
    • Data base management
    • Proficiency in Microsoft tools – Word, Power Point, Excel
    • Business/Report writing skill
    • Ability to explain Reward approach and relevant policies
    • Customer orientation
    • Learning agility
    • Working well within teams

    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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    Reward Specialist (Corporate Functions)

    Job Summary

    • We are looking for an innovative candidate with solid data analytics experience keen to join the Corporate Functions Rewards Team as a Reward Specialist. In this role you will face off to in business clients and provide advice & support in the development & implementation of area of specialisation planning and associated service delivery processes, methods and techniques; enabling the effective implementation of the organisation’s remuneration and pay philosophy.

    Job Description

    Key Performance Areas

    • Support and manage operational delivery of Reward – e.g. collate current reward information, compare to peers and market, collate spreadsheet, etc.
    • Support HRBP/Resourcing partners to recommend appropriate pay rates when filling vacancies
    • Manage getting clean data for Reward decisions
    • Support specific Reward projects and initiatives
    • Support delivering the annual pay review e.g. pro-actively check market matching, ensure complete information for decision making, ensure Reward commitments to individuals during hiring are included, etc.
    • Support remuneration market survey matching and maintenance of appropriate matching
    • Assist to develop tool kits for use in business

    Qualifications, Experience and Competence

    • B Degree/NQF6 – preferably in business management or other quantitative studies

    Competencies

    • Strong analytical skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Working knowledge of job evaluation
    • Data base management
    • Proficiency in Microsoft tools – Word, Power Point, Excel
    • Business/Report writing skill
    • Ability to explain Reward approach and relevant policies
    • Customer orientation
    • Learning agility
    • Working well within teams

    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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    Equities Franchise (ACS) – AVP role

    Job Summary

    • There is a vacancy in the ACS PC team for the role of Product Controller. The overall responsibility of this role includes, but is not limited to, daily P&L production and balance sheet substantiation, reconciliations, financial reporting, AFS preparation, tax calculations, forecasts and end-to-end legal entity responsibility/process ownership for the Absa Capital Securities (ACS – Institutional Stockbroker) desk, and involvement in broader, floor wide Product Control initiatives. Products on the desk are mainly Equities (shares) and related derivatives. The broker is operationally complex and requires a strong candidate with the ability to navigate within this context.

    Job Description

    Production related responsibilities:

    • Accounting – posting to the General Ledger accurate and timely information, in accordance with IFRS
    • Substantiation of the trading balance sheet – ensuring the full balance sheet can be substantiated
    • Regulatory reporting alignment - ensuring the Balance sheet is aligned to reports send to regulators
    • Data ownership – Ensuring the quality and accuracy of the data going downstream to other infrastructure areas
    • Control environment – Overseeing the control environment in which the business operates
    • P&L review – understanding and providing commentary on the P&L; displaying an understanding of the applicable Greeks (attribution) to explain PnL moves and the respective products on the desk. Being able to relate the said moves to Market trends or behaviour

    In the process of production focus is needed on:

    • Reporting – Ensuring reporting is accurate and timely
    • Control – Ensure a robust control environment and report any deficiencies or issues to managers/relevant stakeholders

    Key Accountabilities:

    • P&L production and BS substantiation
    • Reconciliations including timely resolution of breaks/issues
    • Financial reporting, including but not limited to monthly management packs & AFS preparation
    • Interaction with key stakeholders
    • Process Owner
    • Tax calculations & return submissions (VAT, STT, Income Tax)
    • Other legal entity related responsibilities (Regulatory, compliance etc).
    • Strategic and/or Project and /or Change related Initiatives

    Education and Qualification

    • B Com degree/similar qualification in a financial/related discipline
    • CA or CFA qualification/candidacy is a plus
    • Financial Accounting (including IFRS) knowledge
    • Experience/familiarity with Tax is an added advantage
    • Investment banking or Product Control experience
    • Product specific knowledge is an added advantage
    • Individual must be strong with regards attention to detail/accuracy, and able to operate within a complex environment
    • Experience in creating and maintaining an effective control environment
    • Experience with Projects and / or Strategic Initiatives and / or Change Management

    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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    AVP: Controller Product (Prime and Equities)

    Job Summary

    • There is a vacancy in the Prime and Equities PCT team for the role of Product Controller. The overall responsibility of this role includes daily P&L production and balance sheet substantiation, and/ or responsibility for process ownership within the prime and equities desk, and / or involvement in broader, floor wide Product Control initiatives.

    Job Description

    Production related responsibilities:

    • Accounting – posting to the General Ledger accurate and timely information
    • Substantiation of the trading balance sheet – ensuring the full trading balance sheet can be substantiated
    • Regulatory reporting alignment - ensuring the Balance sheet is aligned to reports send to regulators
    • Data ownership – Ensuring the quality and accuracy of the data going downstream to other infrastructure areas
    • Control environment – Overseeing the control environment in which the business operates
    • P&L review – understanding and providing commentary on the P&L.
    • In the process of production focus is needed on:
    • Reporting – Ensuring reporting is accurate and timely
    • Control – Continue to implement the on-going control environment and report any deficiencies or issues to managers

    Key Accountabilities:

    • P&L production and BS substantiation
    • Interaction with key stakeholders
    • Process Owner
    • Strategic and/or Project and /or Change related Initiatives

    Education and Qualification

    • B degree/similar qualification in a financial/related discipline with 5 years relevant experience or CA(SA) with 2 years PQE experience
    • Investment banking or Product Control experience
    • Product specific knowledge
    • Experience in creating and maintaining an effective control environment
    • Experience with Projects and / or Strategic Initiatives and / or Change Management preferred

    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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    Data Analyst

    Job Summary

    • To provide specialist advice and support on data analyst delivery, methods and techniques; enabling the construction, maintenance and expansion of data analysis..

    Job Description

    • Data Capabilities: Build analytical tools to generate insights, recognise patterns and predict behaviour | Business Partnership: Present insights/tactical plans to business areas to enable enhancements, new initiatives etc within the specific business being supported, to ultimately enable a better customer experience | Data Governance and Control: Ensure accuracy of Data collected and ensure Data governance required are met and adhered to

    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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    Senior Manager: Risk - Technology and Cyber Risk

    Job Summary

    • Drive Risk, Assurance and Compliance objectives; developing, implementing and maintaining risk and compliance (Risk, Audits, Regulatory etc.) initiatives, in line with Absa guidelines.

    Job Description

    The role reports to the Home Loans CIO and your accountabilities will include the following:

    • Internal and External Audit involvement during planning stage of all audits in the area. Review audit reports and factual accuracy of reports and that correct action owners were identified. Review the feasibility of agreed actions. Facilitate closure of audit findings
    • Maintain a list of all applications managed by the area's Head of Technology classify them according to risk exposure
    • Roll out Risk and Control Assessments (or equivalent) and capture and maintained the results on the relevant system
    • Act as a liaison between Business Risk and the technology teams to ensure that Resilience risk is adequately considered in the overall risk profile for that business
    • Assist in rating Resilience risk through the use of Absa RICM and the related impact thereof
    • Remediation tracking by recording remediation plans on the relevant system and facilitate closure for all risk and control weaknesses identified
    • Track and monitor the adequate on time remediation of observations raised by assurance providers, relevant to the portfolio, including the production of the closure or milestone conversion documents .Ensure this is done through progress tracking with control owners, status reporting to stakeholders and obtaining assurance for adequacy of remediation activities
    • Engage with technology management and senior management to discuss and manage overall progress against remediation plans
    • Ensure that all closure and/or conversion documents are reviewed by the appropriate stakeholders before being submitted to Absa Internal Audit
    • Ensure accurate delivery on special risk and compliance projects initiated in Absa Group (e.g. CSO & DIT)
    • Identify all high/medium risk projects in the area and track RAG status from a risk perspective. Be involved in project assurance reviews where required

    Education/Qualification

    • Degree in Information Systems/ Risk Management/Audit/or equivalent Advanced Diploma
    • CISA/CISSP/CISM/CGERT/PMP or any other IT Governance related qualification
    • 3 - 4 years’ experience in a technology risk/cyber security/audit environment
    • 2 - 3 years exposure to risk management practices and a good understanding of control structures
    • 1 - 2 years job relevant experience in a corporate environment (preferably Banking environment)
    • Solid knowledge on the understanding and application of risk, compliance and control measures for Technology & Cyber Security. Business organisation and industry understanding.
    • Strong understanding of Technology & Cyber Security operations, processes, risks and controls
    • Strong interpersonal, communication, facilitation and negotiation skills
    • Self-confidence and assertiveness/persuasiveness
    • Take ownership of the assigned portfolio with proactive response to potential risk matters

    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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    Support Engineer

    Job Summary

    • Work as part of an agile team to provide application support for specified tech products & services. This includes first line support & basic optimization, administration, configuration, maintenance & trouble shooting / problem solving with end users of these tech products & services.

    Job Description

    Devops & Support

    •  Apply problem solving skills to solve technical problems on existing applications
    •  Take ownership for developing advanced design thinking and problem solving skills in preparation for greater complexity / changing / evolving tech
    •  Implement configuration, optimization (e.g. upgrades) & maintenance activity (e.g. regular maintenance patches) for enterprise wide applications
    •  Schedule and oversee planned maintenance tasks, such as backups and performance tuning, in production for tech products & Services
    •  Provide inputs into application documentation for end users
    •  Leverage application documentation to guide users through application support processes
    •  Leverage knowledge gained on support / trouble shooting processes to make recommendations for user documentation and or application changes / enhancements
    •  Execute unplanned maintenance tasks, such as disaster recovery procedures, for production IT services to prevent and to minimize issues
    •  Follow governance & risk procedures for all application support e.g. upgrades, maintenance etc.
    •  Work as part of an integrated application / product / service team throughout their lifecycle and assist in the application-related aspects of designing, testing, operating and improving technology products & services
    •  Identify stakeholder & communication dependencies / interdependencies & requirements in all application support processes & ensure these are followed prior to any application support implementation
    •  Proactively identify any risks ahead of application support processes e.g. changes, optimization, maintenance, batch uploads etc.
    •  Develop and maintain knowledge in application functionality, user workflow, and business processes to improve level of support provision on an ongoing basis
    •  Develop sufficient knowledge of application infrastructure (server, network, security) to improve application support inputs
    •  Compile and maintain inventory of applications and related details
    •  Meet all SLA requirements associated with application support being provided
    •  Follow identified risk, governance & control procedures for all application support provided e.g. backup, documentation etc.
    •  Maintain awareness of application risks and opportunities for improvement

    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 Big Data Engineer

    Job Summary

    • A Hadoop Engineer is a professional responsible for programming Hadoop applications and knows about all the components or pieces of the Hadoop Ecosystem , understands how the Hadoop components fit together and has the ability to decide on which is the best Hadoop component for a specific task.
    • The Data Operations team within CTO, is looking for a highly talented Hadoop Engineer to join their team in Johannesburg. 
    • The Data Operations team is responsible for supporting all the Applications on the Hadoop ecosystem. This role expands in maintaining changes on datasets and optimisation activities on all Applications, including new development.
    • They therefore need to understand basic programming to enable them to manage Big Data and to transfer all data to Hadoop.

    Job Description

    Play a lead role in the Data Operations Team

    • Prioritise tasks assign to the team.
    • Give input and quality assure the tasks allocated to the team.
    • Give input and feedback to team members on progress of tasks.
    • Identify optimisation opportunities.
    • Improvement on recovery time in case of prod failures.
    • Test prototypes and oversee handover to the operational teams.
    • Attend and contribute to regular project meetings.
    • Responsible for the actual coding or programming of Hadoop applications.
    • Propose best practices and standards.
    • Maintain security and data privacy.
    • High-speed querying.
    • Translate complex functional and technical requirements into detailed design.

    Job Experience & Skills Required:

    • 5 years' relevant Hadoop experience
    • Min one year experience with Scala programming language (advantageous)
    • Familiarity with Hadoop ecosystem and its components.
    • Good knowledge of the concepts of Hadoop.
    • Solid experience in a working environment in Big Data development utilising SQL or Python.
    • Experience in Big Data development using Spark.
    • Experience in Hadoop, HDFS and MapReduce.
    • Experience in database design, development and data modelling.
    • Data architecture and security.

    The following additional knowledge, skills and attributes are preferred:

    • Good knowledge in back-end programming, specifically java.
    • Experience with development in a Linux environment and its basic commands.
    • Ability to write reliable, manageable, and high-performance code.
    • Should have basic knowledge of SQL, database structures, principles, and theories.
    • Knowledge of workflow/schedulers.
    • Strong collaboration and communication skills.
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

    Education

    • Bachelor's Degree: Information Technology (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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    Internal Auditor: Wholesale Credit Risk

    Job Summary

    To monitor the risk profile of the business and execute audit assignments in accordance with the Group Audit Plan and Internal Audit methodology, relevant policies, procedures and quality standards.
    Job Description

    • An exciting opportunity has become available in the Wholesale Credit Risk Internal Audit team. This role will provide you with a platform to execute audit assignments in accordance with the Group Audit Plan and relevant policies, procedures and quality standards while engaging with stakeholders on various levels. If you are a team player with strong attention to detail and a good understanding of credit risk and previous banking audit experience, we look forward to hear from you!

    Audit planning

    • Participate in the 6+6 audit planning cycle, provide input by taking into account the risk and control profile, business strategy and material risks affecting the business.

    Assurance

    • Develop an in-depth knowledge of the Group and the various business areas and use this knowledge to execute on assurance responsibilities.
    • Actively participate in all the audit phases - planning and scoping (identification of risks and controls), fieldwork (execution of design and operating effectiveness assessments) and reporting (ensure audit observations and planned actions are agreed with management for factual accuracy).
    • Ensure delivery adheres to the audit methodology and quality standards.
    • Identify opportunities for using Data Analytics and enhanced automated auditing techniques.
    • Prepare audit observations and make sure that they are concise, factually accurate and cover all of the significant issues. The observations must be insightful, address the root causes, and have agreed actions that fully mitigate the risk.

    Teamwork

    • Engage proactively with Internal Audit colleagues during assignments and request technical assistance where required and based on knowledge of business areas, provide guidance to other auditors and peers by sharing best practice so that their work meets and sometimes exceeds quality standards

    Relationship and Portfolio management

    • Business Monitoring and stakeholder engagement - Develop and maintain relationships with business (including 1and 2 Line of Defense) and actively monitor the risk profile of the business to inform audit planning, reporting and audit delivery. Support the Combined Assurance effort across the 3 LOD to strengthen the control environment.
    • Provide input into Risk and Committee reporting, clear messaging and impact on the risk and control environment of the business.

    Knowledge Management

    • Display professional skepticism and apply a residual risk lens to potential audit issues with management and in final reporting.
    • Continuous upskilling on both technical and other core competencies.
    • Keeping up to date with industry trends, regulatory changes and professional standards.
    • Based on knowledge of business areas, provide guidance to other auditors and peers by sharing best practice so that their work meets and sometimes exceeds quality standards

    Education and Experience:

    • 3 to 5 years audit experience in Credit Risk
    • Financial risk management experience
    • Financial modelling experience

    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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    Officer: Service Consultant-2

    Job Summary

    • The purpose of the role is to execute all clients’ requests within Wholesale Operation segments. To accurately and effectively administer capturing and maintaining of various products. To confirm that all requests comply with policy, procedures and audit requirement at all times, as well as providing administrative support to frontline staff.

    Job Description

    Your key accountabilities in this role will include:

    • Index, Fulfil and Dispatch client requests as per instructions from Client, Auditing Companies, Frontline Bankers and/or Frontline Service Managers.
    • Complete all requests allocated to you timeously and effectively with zero comebacks as the norm.
    • Ensure quality and accurate processing of client requests according to Quality Assurance standards.
    • Ensure all relevant updates are captured on operating systems.
    • Monitor work queues daily to ensure all work received is completed within SLA.
    • Ensure client receives feedback on escalations received.
    • Captured daily work completed on operating systems.
    • Ensure all administrative and processing activities comply with ABSA risk, policies, procedures, as well as legal and regulatory requirements to prevent fraud and losses.
    • Adhere to all processes in the Client Service Centre Support and identify opportunities to improve processes.
    • Ensure that changes to processes are effectively incorporated into all administrative activities.
    • Report and escalate all system related issues.
    • Establish and Maintain good professional relationships with all internal and external stakeholders.
    • Provide excellent customer service and impeccable telephone etiquette.
    • Adhere to the Service Level Agreement (SLA) provisions and turn-around times of handling and finalising client requests and queries.
    • Work closely with the other members of the Servicing Unit to deliver outstanding performance.
    • Take responsibility for routine duties on a regular basis with other members of the  team.
    • Send us your CV if you have an NQF level 4 Grade 12 and 2 Years General Banking experience

    Education

    • Further Education and Training Certificate (FETC): 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

    Method of Application

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

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