Core purpose of the Job The Senior Manager Financial Control Testing and Monitoring role is accountable to support and implement the Group internal financial controls, digitization and innovation strategy with the objective of strengthening the financial control environment, deriving operating efficiencies and enhancing the finance brand value across the Group.
Key areas of focus include : Responsible to manage effective implementation and continuous monitoring of the Group Internal Financial Operations Risk and Control strategy, policy and framework across MTN Group (Businesses and Opcos).
Assist to develop and program manage the finance operation digital and innovation strategy, plan and roadmap. Seek insights based on comprehensive evaluation of the existing digital / technology landscape and cross-functional process / tech / capability challenges / needs as well as from global leading practices Support finance function modernization and transformation initiatives which are aimed the finance operating value chain, capability development and adoption of leading practices Key Performance Areas As part the Group Fin Ops and Control portfolio, the role is responsible for building a true data-driven control framework that mitigates known risks, anticipates and apprises MTN of emerging risks and delivers value Provide operational support to the Finance Innovation and Digital Transformation lead in designing and implementing a risk-based optimum controls framework that is aligned with the risk appetite of MTN, enhances business performance and ensures robust risk mitigation.
Based on market best practices and benchmarks develop an integrated controls framework covering the key operational, compliance, and financial reporting risks across the end-to-end value chainCollaborate within Group Finance teams and ensure robust control environment for MTN to minimize the risk of financial loss.
Further integrate risks and improvement opportunities linked to enhancing business performance for Group FinanceTest and implement the next generation controls monitoring and assurance programs that will help MTN Group Finance to obtain a transparent and real-time picture of their controls environment and assist in undertaking data-driven business decisionsDevelop yearly / half-yearly / quarterly control testing schedule based on the prioritized controls and risk exposure defined for the respective areas and present to the senior management for approvalAs a center of excellence team support allocated Opco Finance teams in upskilling on key financial control concepts and developments and cascade the Finance Control Framework to the Opco teams for implementation and deploymentLeverage the ERP system capabilities to maximize the automation of the controls configuration in the system to reduce manual effortFocus on automating control testing, controls monitoring and assurance through developing best in class control designs.
Also prioritize automating the controls evidence and workflow management systemsIntroduce non-standard developments like robotic process automation (RPA), artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) to operate and monitor controlsSupport Financial Innovation and Control lead in establishing controls technology ecosystem, utilizing technologies outside the ERP and data harvesting through outlying systems to maximize the benefits of digital transformationFocus on preventative and a hindsight to foresight-based controls automation journeyby integrating risks and opportunities linked to business performanceEstablish a clear first-line ownership and accountability and conduct periodic assessment of the defined controls and provide assurance on the health of the overall functionDocument a clear set of controls health indicators supported by smart reports with data analytics based dashboarding facilitiesIn-order to transform MTN Group Finances controls landscape, proactively identify next generation controls environment in line with the future roadmap of MTN Group businessesPrepare on monthly / periodic basis reports for the Finance Leadership and Exco with respect to the reviews conducted, control efficacy, potential financial risk impact, etc.
Assist in implementing new processes and controls or enhancing existing processes and controls in areas such as : Risk assessment, including fraud risk assessment Information quality, including Information Produced by Entity (IPE) Precision of management review type controls Use of analytics in the context of control activities and monitoringReduce the cost of controls whilst ensuring robust regulatory complianceHelp design and deploy insightful and futuristic controls training programs that will not only help MTN to enhance controls capability but also improve the controls culture across MTN OpcosDesign and embed a positive controls culture across MTN by setting end users up for success and providing continuous support to operate the controls effectively and efficientlyLeverage augmented analytics to facilitate data generation and preparation, and visualization of findingsSteer the development of data governance and data operating-model decisions, reinforce change-management practices within the finance organizationImprove organisational performance through Data visualization by developing templates for user friendly dashboards which seamlessly combine information from multiple sourcesHelp leadership uncover hidden value and growth opportunities by enabling scenario analysis, predictive models for early warning.
Provide advice and recommendations on potential gaps, including potential efficiencies and enhancements to business and IT processes.
Assess current state processes, control activities and available internal control documentation, mapping with the internal control framework elementsProvide advice and recommendations on potential gaps, including potential efficiencies and enhancements to business and IT processes.
Job Requirements Requirements Education : CIA or CPA (or equivalent) professional certification strongly preferred with expectation of base certification shortly upon hire if not already obtainedPreference for additional certifications including CIA, CPA (or equivalent), CISA, or PMPMasters degree with focus on Accounting, Information Systems, or Finance required.
Preference Experience : 5 years of relevant experience in finance or senior business management rolesStrong knowledge of internal controls required3 years of relevant / recent data analysis experience in audit or risk managementFamiliarity with Oracle system and data visualization tools (i.
e. Qliksense, QlikView, Tableau) is requiredProfessional experience in Operational Risk, Internal audit, Capital Computation, GovernanceExperience with managing various stakeholders, deadlines and adhering to regulatory / audit requirementsStrong understanding of SOX theory, materiality, scoping and COSO frameworkAbility to conceptualize and apply judgment across a number of finances, operations, compliance, and cross functional areas, excellent presentation skills, ability to assist in influencing and managing expectations of stakeholdersAbility to think outside the box and apply creative and constructive thinking to proposed recommendations for improvements to internal process, procedures and policies Functional Competencies : Financial Risk ManagementGovernance and Internal ControlsControl Monitoring and TestingRPA / AI / Machine Learning / NLPAdvanced data visualizationAnalytical data scienceFinancial Consolidation & OperationsIFRS Accounting Behavioral Competencies : EmpathyAccountableAdaptableAgileCommunicationCulturally awareGets work doneInnovativeFuture focusedTechnology savvy Skills : Organizational AgilityDigital Mind-setDealing with ambiguity and complexityConflict ManagementNegotiation skillsPeople and Team Management