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Snr Specialist: Business Planning and Analysis & Decision Support

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Date Added 8 Jun 2022
Expiry Date 6 Jul 2022
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Role details:
Based : remote working and alternate centurion office

Position reports to : Executive: Finance Business Partner


This role stretches from the planning and analysis stream through to the decision support stream. This role is responsible for the analysis and synthesis of data through the creation and running of analytical models based on critical business questions. In addition, the application of advanced analytics to assemble data sets from diverse
sources, test hypotheses, discover actionable insights, and predict outcomes that will assist the BCX to optimise return on investment and ensure this aligns to the overall strategy of the organisation. The role will also have to use the data gathered from numerous information systems to ensure constructive input to strategic and operational discussions and tasks as well as compile information consumed by
external market analysts, boards and exco forums.
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Align to the BP&A strategy and enable end-to-end, scalable, efficient processes for data analysis, model development, validation and implementation.
Develop the capabilities, frameworks and models needed to provide the analytics linked to business challenges and, as a result, guide leaders with the data required to improve business decisions.
Support strategic decision making through financial analysis, including financial modelling, analysis, and development of financial projections for specific business opportunities
Participate in management and leadership forums of the supported business unit to influence business decisions to align with finance objectives of the business unit and BCX and Telkom group.
Integrate the potentially diverse needs of many users and stakeholders and successfully manages varying perspectives
Consolidate and provide accurate data that is used by external market analysts, board and exco platforms
Monitor changes in the external environment that will affect financial and operational performance and proactive report on development and advice on alternatives
Conduct analyses of BUs and determine the steps necessary for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the operation by providing thought-leadership, root-cause analysis, and proposing solutions
Analyse financial performance of the supported BUs to determine focus areas, risks and opportunities.
Provide advice and guidance in the integration of external insights into operational capability, looking at BCX relative to the market.
Compile and submit reports that are easy to use and understand, and in a visually appropriate manner in order to enable management to identify problems, grey areas and pockets of excellence in order to initiate the appropriate action, adjust resources and offer support where required.


- 7 years' experience developing analytical models, linkage research and applying judgment to data to support decision-making
- 9 years' experience of which at least 2 years on management level


BCom Honours (Finance, Accounting or Business Administration)
(NQF 8), Preferable MBA, CA(SA) or similar qualification