Financial Manager: Distribution Channel

bellville, western cape, south africa

Metropolitan is one of the oldest financial services brands in South Africa. With a 116 year legacy of serving the communities in which it operates, Metropolitan represents true empowerment in serving Africa's people through affordable financial solutions that create financial growth and security.
Metropolitan operates in South Africa, but the brand is also present in 7 African countries including, Namibia, Botswana, Kenya, Ghana and Lesotho.
Metropolitan provides financial wellness solutions that meet the needs of low income clients, including funeral insurance, health, savings, hospital cash-back cover, retirement solutions and life insurance.
www.metropolitan.co.za
ROLE PURPOSE
To manage a team of Finance business partners that provides strategic financial support , quality, accurate analysis and financial reporting such that it supports and enables business performance and decision-making through relationship building, application of financial principals in a professional and ethical financial manner.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND WORK OUTPUTS
Strategic financial support.
Strategic financial reporting and analysis.
Interpretation and explanation of financial analysis, forecasts and scenarios in order to guide business decision making for the segment.
Develop models and tools that will enable the business to understand the required levers for commercial success.
Oversee budgeting practices in line with group standards.
Manage the implementation of segment finance polices, procedure and controls in line with Group Finance frameworks in the distribution function.
Manage the implementation and adherence to financial controls.
Oversee the accuracy, validity and authorisation of journals processed within the area of responsibility.
Manage the resolutions of financial queries.
Investigate, identify and make recommendations to improve cost management.
Advise stakeholders regarding the implement of the preferential procurement process and the implications of non-compliance.
Support the preferential procurement process and provide management information and insights regarding suppliers.
Oversee the delivery of accurate and relevant management reports and analysis that add value and insight for the business.
Oversee the delivery of accurate and timeous segment reporting (including KPI and operational reports), analysis and insights.
Control and track the budget for the various departments within area of responsibility.
Facilitate and manage the budgeting process and evaluate budget information received and discuss errors or omissions with stakeholders.
Keep abreast of trends, legislation and best practices within the financial management field in order to optimise service offering and delivery.
Manage the implementation and adherence to financial controls and ensure that authorisation levels are adhered to and raise any exceptions with the relevant stakeholder.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Degree in Financial Management or Accounting
Registered Chartered management accountant with Charted Institute of Management Accountant OR Registered chartered accountant with South African Institute of Chartered Accountants OR Nearly Qualified Actuary
4-6 years' experience in accounting and/or financial management (essential)
Relevant industry experience (desirable)
DISCLAIMER
Only on-line applications submitted via our careers page will be considered.
Internal Team Members must inform their manager of their application. Your manager must be aware of and support your application.
CONTACT DETAILS
For further information please contact Naazneen Samsodien who is the HC Head dealing with this position at [email protected]
Please submit your application via our Careers page on www.momentummetropolitan.co.za
To apply, please follow the official system application process and get in touch with the PeopleSoft Helpdesk (021 940 5169) if you need further assistance.
Closing Date
30 January 2022
Contact Details
Naazneen Samsodien
[email protected] (The purpose for this email address is solely for queries regarding the advertised position and no emailed CV's will be accepted. Only online applications submitted via our Careers page will be considered.)
All positions will be filled in accordance with our Employment Equity plan.
We also encourage people with disabilities to apply.




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