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  • Posted: Jan 13, 2021
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    MTN Group Limited entered the telecommunications scene at the dawn of South Africa’s democracy, in 1994. In 1998, we began our expansion by acquiring licences in Rwanda, Uganda and Swaziland. Since then, we continued to grow, with a view of bringing world-class telecommunications and digital services to markets across Africa and the Middle East. Throug...
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    Specialist: Finance Planning, Reporting and Analysis

    The Specialist - Finance Planning, Reporting and Analysis will play an important role in MTN GlobalConnect (GC) FP&A team supporting financial planning, reporting and analysis. This role will support the Manager in ensuring timely submission of monthly reporting pack to management, Quarterly Forecasting, annual Business plan and managing the fixed asset portfolio amongst many other FP&A activities expected on day to day basis.


    The ability to thrive in a fast-paced and demanding work environment is critical to success in this role. The successful candidate will have a strong desire in adding value to GlobalConnect business verticals and exceed expectations in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

    Key Performance Areas: Core, essential responsibilities / outputs of the position (KPA's)

    The Specialist will be accountable to achieve the following objectives:

    • Support the month end process ensuring all transactions have been validated, posted, discrepancies reconciled, and all pending issues resolved prior to generation of Trial Balance
    • Scan through all GL postings to ensure transactions are properly recorded into the correct GL account and department 
    • Analysing financial and operational results to better understand company performance
    • Support group reporting requirements – Interim, Hard close and year end reporting
    • Provide all required supporting documents to external and internal auditors 
    • Working closely with the Finance & Business unit teams to build their annual budgets and forecasts 
    • Validate supporting documents and create new vendors/customers/partner details in the IFS/ERP system 
    • Maintain and update fixed asset register (FAR) on monthly basis & FAR reconciliations
    • Calculate depreciation every month, update CWIP and follow up with user department for asset capitalization 
    • Validate all Supplier invoices against POs/contracts for all capex related items  
    • Explore continuous improvements in IFS/ ERP to accommodate simplified and effective internal control processes
    • Follow up with Opcos on recovery and ensure working capital improves by coordinating with Finance operations team
    • Provide suggestions for continuous improvements in existing finance processed and procedures 
    • Update all Manco on charges on monthly basis in the ERP system
    • Part of Business transformation project – Boost 
    • Support Manager in preparing Annual statutory Financial Statements of GC 
    • Prepare supporting schedules for IFRS adjustments including IFRS 16
    • Support various Ad hoc projects and initiatives 
    • Escalate issues that will result in severe time, scope, productivity, and cost or resource impact
    • Provide input into all projects initiated within GC 
    • Update financial risk register on regular interval 
    • Provide inputs to and ensure adequate risk mitigation and controls

    Job Requirements (Education, Experience and Competencies)


    • Professional Accounting certification - CA / CPA /ACCA (Part/Fully qualified)
    • Minimum 4-year degree in Finance or Business


    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in similar area
    • Good understanding of IFRS latest pronouncement
    • Initial audit experience would be plus
    • Proven business partnership record & business acumen preferably in telecom space
    • Good exposure in financial accounting ERP systems
    • High commitment to results (self-starting, opportunity grabber)
    • Hyperion / Oracle reporting
    • Fixed asset management 

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to MTN on to apply

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