Financial Business Partner Lead Job in South Africa

RMB - Rand Merchant Bank is a division of FirstRand Bank Limited, a fully integrated financial services group in South Africa, distinguished by our traditional values and innovative ideas. We have adapted investment banking solutions to suit your personal financial needs and this, together with an entrepreneurial approach, attracts like-minded, discerning clients.

Financial Business Partner Lead – JHB

Job Description

To provide financial leadership and guidance to Finance Business Partners to drive the businesss financial objectives by providing accurate value-added financial management information and analysis 

  • Provide input into the budgeting process and monitor utilization for the financial year according to the operational plan.
  • Produce or review budget reports to make sure they accurately reflect work activity.
  • Ensure financial documentation is maintained to support accurate record keeping and future legislative requirements.
  • Escalate potential budget risks that may lead to increased costs or financial losses.
  • Present work proposals on planned activities that will require financial resources.
  • Allocate and approves expenditure Collate, analyze and evaluate data and information to forecast expenditure and cash flow trends and make recommendations to improve budget.
  • Deliver against operational and cost targets.
  • Prioritize resource allocation to minimize and reduce wastage.
  • Monitor costs for the financial year according to the operational plan.
  • Allocates and approves expenditure.
  • Review cost reports and resolves or explains variances to the budget.
  • Identify, control and escalate potential risks that may lead to increased costs.
  • Manage costs or expenses within approved budget to achieve cost efficiencies.
  • Build relationships that allow for the managing of expectations; the sharing of knowledge and diverse insights; and the creation of buy-in.
  • Engage in cross-functional relationships to obtain and to provide work support.
  • Ensure full understanding of customer needs to deliver a quality service.
  • Ensure customer service solutions are aligned to the business operational plan; organizational values and service standards.
  • Communicate how customer service solution will be implemented and secures buy-in.
  • Ensure product knowledge and advice is technically accurate and provide customers with relevant information to keep them informed of products and service options.
  • Ensure resolution of customer queries and complaints timeously and ownership of issues.
  • Analyse customer feedback to help improve customer service, propose ideas to improve customer service.
  • Improve business decisions by providing accurate and reliable business intelligence (information) together with analyzing trends and data.
  • Provide regular reports on delivery of services against agreed service level agreements and in terms of overall customer targets.
  • Accumulate information to review work progress that provides input to reporting, decision making and the identification of improvement opportunities.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant statutory, legislative, policy and governance requirements in area of accountability.
  • Ensure implementation of relevant policies, governance, and practice standards across the business.
  • Maintain knowledge on relevant legislative amendments, industry best practices and internal compliance procedures and requirements.
  • Ensure compliance is adopted in terms of systems and procedures as laid out by organization and review in response to audit findings and changes.
  • Develops an understanding of risks and risk management approaches.
  • Implement and provide input into the development of governance and compliance procedures and processes within area of specialization and identify risks.
  • Educates others and makes suggestions for improvements.
  • Networks and participates in specialist risk forums where required.
  • Implement, monitor and control business processes according to quality standards; policy; and compliance and governance requirements in area of accountability.
  • Ensure the development, alignment, mapping and implementation of end-to-end processes aligned to the customer journey map.
  • Research, enable and consult on improvements and opportunities to harness technology and platform enablement.
  • Review existing processes and suggest innovative ideas to improve and streamline processes to drive efficiencies and minimize redundancy.
  • Monitor customer feedback reports and align processes to maximize efficiencies.
  • Provide input into the development of the business area tactical strategy in achievement of the overall business strategy.
  • Develop and implement an area operational plan in achievement of Business objectives.
  • Provide clear direction to the exco on what the business requirements and imperatives are by translating current business performance into actionable business objectives aimed and driving and improving performance.
  • Participate as an active member of the executive.
  • Committee of the business Translate strategy into meaningful operational targets for the business unit under management, ensuring that the focus areas are disseminated to all levels in the business unit.
  • Ensure accountants drive enterprise risk management within their organization to manage uncertainty, opportunities, and risks in the face of significant challenges in the external environment.
  • Enable the function to use their insights and business understanding to weave accurate and compelling narratives that make the organization's purpose, strategy, business model and performance tangible for external audience.
  • Ensure "one version of the truth" for all reporting and that management reporting reconciles/agrees to reports produced within other areas of the business.
  • Review the variance analyses for the different business units as prepared by the team and discuss major variances, on the cost and income sides, with business unit heads to gain and understanding of the reasons.
  • Provide input and support during the development of business case financials for new projects or initiatives.
  • Conduct reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities, Analyse costs, pricing, variable contributions, sales results, and the company's actual performance compared to the business plans.
  • Manage the preparation of the business unit's budget, use financial software applications to process financials.
  • Participate and contribute to a development culture where information regarding successes, issues, trends and ideas are actively shared.
  • Build and sustain collaborative working relationships with relevant peers and stakeholders to achieve productivity synergies.
  • Participate in specialist communities of practice and contribute positively to own and organizational knowledge improvement.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to RMB - Rand Merchant Bank to apply