Sep 15, 2020

VP - Group CFO Africa

  • TransUnion
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
Accounting Customer Service Finance Information Technology (IT) Management Program Management Sales

Job Description

What We'll Bring:
Dynamics of the Role
Management and oversight of finance and accounting activities for TransUnion Africa at the BU level through subordinate BU level management. Translate strategic objectives into specific department objectives, assist the CEO with the development of the company's annual financial plan and conceptualizes long range plans based on the business needs and directions of the company. Prepare presentations and make strategy recommendations to the African Leadership Team. Develop plans and resource allocation for the accomplishment of objectives. Understand policy making decisions that will drive the general objectives of the assigned business function(s), develop the framework to guide processes and subsequent measures accordingly. Assist in the identification and due diligence efforts for acquisition activity that compliments the BU operations. Functions as a subject matter expert and serves as a resource to internal and external customers who need advice to achieve the goals and objectives of their department.
What You'll Bring:

What You'll Bring:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related studies
  • CA (SA)
  • Third level of management responsibility typically requiring 13-15 years of functional work experience in a corporate Accounting/Finance capacity engaged activities related to one or more of the following: general accounting, cost accounting, tax, financial analysis, or financial audits.
  • Must have at least 8+ years supervisory experience managing a team of accounting or finance associates. Experience working within a global and/or matrixed organisations is advantageous.
  • Must be able to apply knowledge of one or more of the following in completing daily assignments: GAAP, FAS, IFRS, Tax regulations (domestic and/or international), Sarbanes-Oxley.


Impact You'll Make:
Manage Group Finance accounting and finance operations to include the management of the BU accounting management team and associates with diverse experience levels that are expected to utilize and/or maintain one or a combination of general accounting systems. Maintain ledger accounts and related activities for the production of financial statements and related reports. Provide record of assets, liabilities and other financial transactions. Balance books periodically and prepares profit and loss, income and balance sheet statements. Maintain receipts and disbursement reports. Analyze the basic financial (income statements, balance sheets, and statements of cash flow) to identify trends and interpret for senior management. Complete management reporting to measure performance against key objectives and strategies. How You'll Contribute:
  • Communication: Shares and clarifies overall company vision and related department strategies with associates. Regularly communicates through other managers reporting to this position. Communicates with peers from other Business units to understand their needs. Provides continual, constructive feedback on performance results against departmental goals. Promotes teamwork within and across work units.
  • Planning: Defines scope of product/service and plans for resources needed, time and staff expertise, tools, financing to provide an integrated framework in which goals are achieved. Formulates a tangible link between corporate vision and corporate business goals. Balances department goals and overall company objectives, with business unit goals and customer needs and formulates the effectiveness of original plan; stays abreast of corporate goals and continually assesses currency of plan.
  • Mentoring: Defines the specific achievement levels needed for department success; sets baseline expectations, monitors results and encourages group toward high level performance. Envisions ideal achievements and performance results for the department, consistent with the organizational objectives; establishes requirements, delivery criteria and measures for performance. Provides a road map for individual and collective department performance and development. Advances the development of associates by creating an environment conducive to internal, external, cross-functional and on-the-job training. Monitors the delivery of compensation and career opportunities for internal and external equity.
  • Financial Expense: Forecasts, develops and implements departmental budget. Reviews and approves all expenses (internal and external). Negotiate and approve vendor fees. Analyzes budget for variances and takes corrective action as necessary.
  • Customer Support: Directs product/service introduction to the customer. Negotiates customers' expectations of department's services. Translates customer-oriented values, beliefs and needs into meaningful business goals. Predicts and forecasts trends and demands based on historical customer and departmental performance data. Explores customers' ideas and concepts to identify potential new opportunities.
  • Direct and control the forecast and planning process for TransUnion Africa
  • Process Management: Defines a high level framework of processes, linkages, critical success factors and performance measures. Establishes and supports proactive process assessment and formulates preventive measures. Studies best practices; challenges current work models and sets standards for improvement ideas.
  • Administration: Provides direction on and interprets legal and company compliance issues. Develops philosophy on practices and users' tools resulting from department's products/services. Plans for adequate supplies and tools (technical, subscriptions, facility, etc.) needed in the department. Establishes standards for timely delivery of management reports, human resource, accounting and other various administrative activities
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Protecting the health and wellness of our associates and candidates considering a career at TransUnion is our highest priority. In supporting this vision, our recruitment and new hire experience for this role is fully virtual for the time being. Candidates interviewing will get to know our team over the phone and video, and this role will operate virtually upon hire until we return to the office. Even though we're not physically together right now, our goal is to provide you a supportive candidate and new hire experience that will immerse you in our culture and set you up for success at TransUnion.
TransUnion Job Title

VP, Financial Planning & Analysis

Security Clearance

NO Security Clearance

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