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  • Posted: May 22, 2020
    Deadline: May 29, 2020
  • MultiChoice South Africa's activities involve the operation of Pay-Television and internet subscriber platforms. The MultiChoice South Africa group includes the digital satellite Pay-Television business ("DStv"), which has been in operation since 1995. Other businesses in the group are; M-Net (delivers thematic channels and exclusive content to DSt...
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    Senior Finance Analyst: Customer Group

    The Organisation
    The Multichoice Group is a broad-based multinational media and entertainment group headquartered in South Africa, Dubai and Netherlands with principal operations in pay television, video entertainment, advertising and content security serving rapidly growing base of 13,5 million households. Eminent brands within the Group include DSTV, GOTv, SuperSport, M-net, DSTVnow, Showmax and Europe based content security leader Irdeto. Key areas of operations are:

    • Storytelling ranging from content creation, production and aggregation including the best global general entertainment, sport and eminent African content library, delivered to customers
    • Pay Television: direct-to-home satellite and digital terrestrial television services;
    • SVOD: subscription video on demand services across multiple online platforms with a focus on library and local content in developing markets, and
    • Advertising: providing dynamic media solutions; handling commercial airtime, on-air sponsorships, content integration, and online sales across a variety of 130+ channel brands on linear TV, VOD, social media, and digital platforms.

    The group’s strength lies in its focus on local language and culture, its entrepreneurial spirit and the quality of its workforce. Multichoice Group has a successful history of identifying trends early, adapting them for the markets in which it operates and leveraging them to maximum advantage. The group generates revenues primarily through subscription model, with a growing contribution from advertising revenue. Its key objectives are to:

    • Expand Pay TV, SVOD subscriber base and Advertising sales
    • Focus on investment and technology
    • Maintain a local approach
    • Provide quality service
    • Attract innovative and motivated employees


    Purpose of the Position:

    • Responsible for the accuracy of management reports, budgets and forecasts, and financial planning. Support the business unit in analysing and improving financial results. Here the most attention will be paid to Stock and Debtors management.

    Key Performance Objectives
    Perform Financial Planning and Analysis

    • Taking overall accountability for the finance management of the Customer Group
    • Provide guidance and facilitate the target setting, budget and forecast processes for assigned divisions and/or regions and ensure it aligns with MCG objectives
    • Present and provide final budgets/forecasts to MultiChoice SA executive team
    • Attend business partner management meetings to present finance results
    • Review and submit consolidated 24-month Treasury cash flow forecasts
    • Review and submit consolidated 24-month rolling forecasts of the Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash flow statement
    • Proactively partner with the business to identify and evaluate opportunities to improve bottom line business performance and ensure that change initiatives are implemented
    • Provide meaningful ad hoc financial analysis as required
    • Attend monthly finance meetings for results review
    • Policy compliance custodian for the division

    Customer Group Specialization

    • Return on investment calculations/advice on investment decisions
    • Inventory Management
    • Debtors Management

    Finance Support and General Accounting operations and External Reporting

    • Adhere to reporting deadlines including month end; forecasts; budgets; half-year and year-end
    • Review/prepare schedules reports for half-year and full-year audits/packs
    • Review related month-end calculations as well as entries for accruals and provisions
    • Review monthly tax schedules for accuracy and completeness
    • Initiation and approval of SGA expenses to confirm validity and availability of budget

    People management

    • Oversee the activities of the team to ensure effective delivery of business outcomes
    • Create effective workforce and recruitment demand plans to ensure that current and future business requirements can be met
    • When required, initiate disciplinary processes for team members calling on support from Human Capital when required
    • Resolve grievances raised by team members and escalate only if required
    • Develop a high performing team by embedding formal performance management process using I-perform system and informal coaching. Encourage frequent knowledge sharing between team members
    • Address poor performance of any team member through the formal Performance improvement programme and ensure that continued poor performance is appropriately dealt with
    • Motivate team members and ensure that their efforts are recognised.


    • BCom Honours or CTA
    • CA (SA) will be an advantage

    Experience / Skills

    • Has minimum 5 – 8 years of experience post qualification
    • Sound knowledge of IFRS
    • Experience managing a minimum of 2 people
    • Hands-on experience with financial and statistical software

    Technical Competencies

    • Advanced Excel skills (creating spreadsheets and using advanced formulas)
    • Financial Modelling
    • Familiarity with finance databases
    • Excellent analytical skills
    • Ability to present financial data using detailed reports and charts
    • Demonstrable strategic thinking skills
    • Confidentiality in handling sensitive financial information
    • Good communication, presentation skills;
    • A team player is cooperative;
    • Is a coach for his team, people manager;
    • Structured, agile, results oriented, customer focused;
    • Acts with integrity and fairness and high standards of accountability;
    • SAP system experience;

    Behavioral Competencies

    • Relationship Building
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Decision Making
    • Critical Appraisal
    • Holistic Thinking
    • Persuading & Influence
    • Coaching


    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to MultiChoice on to apply
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