A Business Manager (2-year fixed term contract) vacancy is available at our Client, Wits Health Consortium in Centurion - Pretoria.
Background Wits Health Consortium (Pty) Limited ("WHC") is a wholly owned Company of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa) under its Faculty of Health Sciences.
WHC provides Faculty with a legal framework within which to operate the research and other activities necessary to support its academic objectives.
In addition WHC offers a range of products and services to the Academics conducting these activities in order to assist with the management thereof.
Main purpose of the job To undertake a range of financial activities to support operational planning and project performance within the division, reporting to the Director : Health Systems Enablement & Innovation Unit.
The role is designed to manage and coordinate monthly financial reporting, budget planning, identification of financial risks and sharing insight on the financial health of the division.
To produce divisional business intelligence and analysis of key operational indicators while flagging areas that need attention (in conjunction with other key stakeholders in the division).
The Business Manager is expected to be well versed in initiatives taking place within the division while keeping the divisional management up to date on key information and required actions.
Location HSEI, Centurion. Key performance areas Comprehension of general financial management and procurement procedures.
Manage financial and project risks. Coordinate monthly financial reporting of the division and the management of relevant financial data.
Develop and implement financial strategies, including systems, processes, procedures and policies to implement compliance and sound governance.
Establish financial management mechanisms that reduce financial risk and promote sustainability. Oversee contractual compliance relating to all financial functions.
Manage and review all month-end and year-end closing activities. Plan, prepare and review annual budgets, including operational budgets.
Providing expert advice on business development. Supervise and manage the duties of subordinates to ensure optimal staff utilisation and maintenance of sound labour relations Required minimum education and training Bcom degree.
A post graduate qualification in Financial Management is preferable and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) would be an added advantage.
Required minimum work experience Minimum 5 years’ experience in business management / Financial Management / Project Finance.
Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities Ability to create and execute briefs that reflect and align to broader divisional strategy and priorities.
Extremely detail oriented with a strong understanding and knowledge of divisional objectives. Strong written and verbal communication skills combined with a strong level of personal integrity and influence.
Clear strategic thinker and planner. Self-motivated and proficient time manager. Demonstrated flexibility and ability to respond quickly.
Proactive problem-solver and able to work independently. Sound knowledge of business management, business strategy and planning.
A broad knowledge and understanding of grant management, financial and management accounting principles. A high degree of integrity and trust.
Attention to detail, meticulous and thorough. Ability to influence and negotiate with all stakeholders and manage people.
Able to prioritise own workload in meeting deadlines and handle pressure. Working overtime will be required. Maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders.
TO APPLY Only if you do meet the minimum job requirements and experience as mentioned above, you may submit a detailed updated CV - Please Apply Online Please take note that the applicants who do not adhere to the above criteria will not be considered for the respective position.
The closing date for all applications is 01 September 2020. Wits Health Consortium will only respond to shortlisted candidates.
Candidates who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date can consider their applications to be unsuccessful.
In accordance with our Employment Equity goals and plan, preference will be given to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.