4 Nov 2022

Group Planning and Reporting Manager at Absa Bank

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Job Description

With over 100 years of rich history and strongly positioned as a local bank with regional and international expertise, a career with our family offers the opportunity to be part of this exciting growth journey, to reset our future and shape our destiny as a proudly African group.

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Job Summary

  • Lead the preparation of management accounts, performance reports and business review packs for Country Management Committees and Group Executive Committee.
  • Support the process of setting medium (3years) and short term (1 year) strategic plans and the annual forecasting process for all segments.
  • Provide financial and analytical support for advanced decision making.
  • Identify and implement opportunities for automation, process improvement and efficiencies.
  • Proactively improve the quality of management information and analysis.

Job Description

Main accountabilities and approximate:

Business Performance Reporting – Time Split – 35%

  • Support the preparation and submission of monthly management accounts including, Country Management Committee (CMC) decks for monthly performance Reviews.
  • Preparation and submission of monthly ALCO Reports.
  • Provide sound commentary for all reports decks for senior management and the board.
  • Timely and accurate upload of monthly group management accounts for all business segments into the Compass System.
  • Support the preparation and submission of monthly flash and commentary to Absa Africa Group Office.
  • Manage the reporting calendar by developing and maintaining a report dashboard that tracks report submissions to both country and Group stakeholders.
  • Manage the resolution of all queries with regards to actual performance and flash.
  • Ensure the standardization of structure and format of all FDS reports including, but not limited to, Databibles, ALCO, CMC, MBR and Board reports.
  • Coordinate with Treasury and own all aspects of the FTP process for both Actual reporting and Planning.

Business Planning & Analysis- Time Split – 35%

  • Support the preparation of Short- and Medium-Term Plans (STP/MTP) and Revised Annual forecast (RAF).
  • Ensure accurate and timely submission/upload of forecasts, business plans and Strategies in line with the Group timetable.
  • Work with Business partners to maintain robust and comprehensive planning models.
  • Maintain teamwork / collaborative relationship with key stakeholders (e.g., Risk, Treasury, Business Partners) to facilitate planning processes and timely resolution of issues.
  • Review cost and income lines, liaise with Financial Control to align results and share insights for advanced decision-making.
  • Continuously analyze financial results and forecast assumptions and share insights/ trends with Business Partners.
  • Provide ad-hoc performance and trend analysis reports when required.
  • Coordinate and consolidate inputs for routine and ad-hoc requests (e.g., quarter& half-year commentary, forecast and actual performance reviews, etc.) from Country management and Center stakeholders.

System Improvement -Time Split -15%

  • Identify and recommend process/system improvements to make the planning and reporting cycle more effective
  • Continuously align country and Center numbers ensuring all mapping issues are resolved.
  • Support system upgrade processes with Center team.
  • Provide training support to new FDS staff to ensure consistency of report structures and formats.


Team Management / Personal Development- 15%


  • Provide tasks support to, and review work of, junior colleagues within the team.
  • Develop new analytical capabilities and pursue a personal development path to increase job effectiveness.
  • Keep abreast with current developments in the banking industry including micro and macro-economic factors and trends.
  • Take ownership of your personal development as well as the development of team members


Higher Diplomas: Financial Sciences (Required)

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Closing Date : 18th November, 2022

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