Principal Specialist Financial Analysis

Johannesburg, Gauteng
  1. Full Time
  2. Finance
Posting date:04 Dec, 2018

Vodacom is a Leading African Mobile communication company providing wider range of communication services including mobile voice, messaging, data and converged services to over 73.6 million customers.  From our roots in South Africa, we have grown our mobile network business to include operations in Tanzania, DRC, Mozambique and Lesotho. The mobile networks cover a total population of approximately 200 million people.  Through Vodacom Business Africa (VBA) we also offer business managed services to enterprises in over 40 countries across the continent.  Vodafone is the majority shareholder of Vodacom and has a 65% share.



We’re at our best when we lead and over the past 20 years, as the Company that pioneered mobile in South Africa, Vodacom has achieved a remarkable list of firsts.  We’re immensely proud to be a leader in our field and are 100% committed to continue trailblazing. 


We employ individuals who are as passionate about customers as we are. We are truly Customer Obsessed which means that we are passionate about exceeding customer expectations; work relentlessly to really understand the customer; look at decisions through the customer’s eyes and take personal accountability for the customer experience. 


We have the below vacancy available in our Organisation: 


The G Band Principal Specialist: Financial Analysis role is based within Finance Business Unit 


We are searching for a highly driven individual with an exceptional level of accuracy and a passion for numbers.  


The main purpose of the job will be to support the ME: Group Finance to co-ordinate the planning process within the Group, the preparation of board papers and to evaluate and plan the financial outlook of the Group from a capital structure and merger and acquisition point of view. 


  • To manage the financial planning process for the Group and to establish a division that will be responsible to perform financial analysis on all information gathered during this process.

  • To provide annual training to all teams ahead of the budget process.

  • Manage the output of staff in order  


  • Ensure high quality reporting to Vodafone on a monthly basis in line with their timelines and policies, including Sox;

  • Maintain, align, develop and expand current Chart of Accounts and list of non-financial information in line with IFRS, Vodafone

  • and Vodacom requirements;

  • Assist the HFM systems team with all developments and testing on the system, 

In order to:  

  • Manage all forecast reporting processes for the Group in line with internal and shareholder requirements;

  • Manage, improve and develop processes and systems of internal control.

  • Assistance with external reporting to

  • the JSE when required.

  • Adhoc projects within the division.

  • Continuous involvement in capital structure modelling of the Group, providing insights and direction and highlighting risks with regards to internal structure and the impact on overall structure as a result of M&A.

  • Prepare all board papers relating to the budget process, capital structure and any other papers as requested by ME: Group Finance.

  • Maintain relationships with the Group’s shareholder and with subsidiaries

  • Manage human resources performance planning and development for a staff compliment of two direct reports.




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