Job offer: Manager - Payables.Finance - MTN

Cameroon Desks

  • Highly dynamic and fluctuating Telecommunications industry
  • Highly competitive market with new and established competitors
  • Fast moving industry
  • Legislative changes
  • Changes in the global GSM and ICT market affects developments in future revenue environments.
  • Interdependency of systems and the need to understand other systems.
  • High cross-functional dependency to deliver timeously.
  • Employment Equity and the related shortage of skill
  • Internal client centric organisation

Key Deliverables

Strategic Implementation 
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the functional strategy for the Finance Operations department
  • Develop goals, tactical strategies, and plans needed to achieve the Finance Operations department’s vision, and build the capabilities to enable optimal delivery with input from relevant stakeholders.
  • Align operational planning against the strategic intent of the division with agreed business outcomes.
  • Recommend strategic business opportunities to deliver medium to long-term benefit and growth to the Finance department and add value to its customers.
Accounts Payable (Leases, Utilities, Opex and Capex)
  • Ensure the most efficient process is adopted for automated invoice processing, and payments runs are managed in a way that optimises the working capital profile of MTN SA
  • Ensure that all procure to pay operational processes, procedures and policies are in place, updated and adhered to
  • Ensure that staff do accurate and timely payments (rule based) to suppliers
  • Support the negotiation with vendors to receive better terms and discounts to increase company profit and avoid unnecessary finance charges
  • Automate any manual accounting and financial reporting or analysis with accounting software
  • Assure the review of automated recons to ensure that invoices are properly recorded and matched
  • Compile, analyse, and report financial information to management and government agencies
  • Ensure automated aged creditor reports (with real time visibility) are regularly reviewed and areas of risk are identified and communicated to financial control teams with actions agreed for resolution
  • Support the maintenance of dashboards and reports using Power BI and Tableau that demonstrates key metrics against Payment Term Adherence initiatives
  • Responsible for data aggregation, manipulation, and reporting
  • Oversee system driven issue management & resolution processes, invoice quality and payment administration
  • In-depth understanding of P2P Tech functionality, best practices, and trends in the area of Procure to Pay
  • Propose and lead initiatives to drive improved metric performance and the automation of systems and processes within Procure to Pay
  • Design, create and maintain relevant documentation to support the procure to pay processes including training material
  • Responsible for Data quality control and management/validation, analyze various forms of data (e.g., raw data, base data, and metrics), provide reports and interpret results
  • Responsible for submitting AP funding requests (forecasts) to Treasury and confirming actuals
  • Perform month-end close procedures (Balance Sheet Reconciliations, Working Capital Commentary, Month-End Results Commentary)
Accounts Receivables (BTS and BRC Revenue Leases)

Lease and Revenue Recovery Management
  • Understand leases and associated charges.
  • Drive loading of Revenue Leases and invoice processing.
  • Review revenue recovery reconciliations (revenue recoveries/revenue share).
  • Collaborate with AP Team on creditors' amounts due related to revenue recoveries and revenue share.
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Perform month-end variance analysis on BRC accounts.
  • Issue Statements/Invoices to Lease Customers for revenue recoveries/revenue share.
Customer Interaction
  • Follow up on outstanding payments with customers (recoveries).
  • Liaise with business units on changes in Revenue Leases.
  • Ensure completeness and accuracy of leased items invoiced to Lease Customers.
  • Collaborate with the Real Estate Team regarding revenue recoveries on sub-leases.
  • Review interconnect set-off reconciliations.
  • Ensure timely submission of interconnect charges to and from MTNSA.
  • Coordinate with the revenue team on interconnect charges to be set off.
  • Address queries related to revenue recoveries, revenue share, and net interconnect charges.
Governance and Risk Management
  • Strictly follow and ensure team compliance of relevant policies and procedures.
  • Ensure effective Service Level Agreements strategies are in place to support the business.
  • Implement proper controls and processes to minimise revenue leakage.
  • Ensure proper controls are in place to manage financial and operational risks across the business.
  • Act in accordance with the Delegation of Authority.
Financial Management
  • Contribute to the compilation and management of OPEX budgets related to relevant functional activities.
  • Assist in the forecasting, planning, and development of the department’s budget and business plans.
  • Identify cost efficiencies and best practice related to functional activities.
  • Manage expenditure in line with agreed budget.
  • Continuously strive to identify and eliminate non-contributory expenditure.
Customer Satisfaction
  • Ensure service delivery in line with needs of the business
  • Put contingency plans in place to prevent delays and enhance the customer experience
  • Identify trends and patterns pertaining to customer requests and ensure continuous improvement as an important element of service delivery
People Leadership and Organisational Capability Building
  • Apply best team management practices throughout assigned projects and as required.
  • Guide and enable the upskilling of the team throughout assigned projects.
  • Act as an ambassador and role model for Finance by living the brand values and vital behaviours.
  • Ensure a culture of continuous evaluation and improvement.
  • Drive a culture of high performance, accountability, and consequence management

  • Minimum of 3-year financial degree
  • Fluent in English
  • Relevant certification / accreditation / membership with professional body as required for role
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in financial planning and reporting gathered from medium to large organization
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a similar position, in dynamic and fast-moving industries. Telecoms experience an advantage
  • Lease and utility expense management (advantageous)
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint
  • Financial systems skills – Oracle, Hyperion, ERP, etc (advantageous)
  • Presentation and interpersonal skills

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