Finance Manager Planning and Control
Corporate Finance
Job Purpose
Reports To
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Job Family
Finance and Accounting
Job Subfamily
Financial Planning and Analysis

About the Company
Botswana Power Corporation
Job Purpose
To plan, lead, manage and co-ordinate the Corporate Financial Planning and Control Functions. Formulates and provides advice on effective implementation of policies, practices and systems in the area of management accounting structures, consolidation, financial planning and reporting.
The incumbent will determine the adequacy of financial planning and controls, efficiency and effectiveness of all related systems and procedures, and make recommendations on remedial action.
Company Size (Revenues) - The job holder works  with budget  of > $ 300 million.
Team size - The job holder manages a team of > 13 finance professionals (Staff).
Reporting line - The job holder reports to Chief Financial Officer. .

Principal Accountabilities/Responsibilities
​Knowledge Management
Delivers prescribed outcomes for area of responsibility by working within established knowledge management systems.

Operational Management
Develops and/or delivers a plan and outcomes for an operational area with guidance from senior colleagues.

Safety, Health and Environment
Delivers own prescribed outcomes and/or provides support services by using the organization's safety, health and environment systems and protocols.

Solutions Analysis
Develops innovative solutions by integrating, analyzing and interpreting complex and diverse information sources.

Strategic Planning
Develops and/or delivers elements of a strategic planning system with guidance from senior colleagues.

Provides input into the development of compliance policies, develops underlying procedures and monitors their implementation for area of responsibility within the organization.

Budgeting & Costing
Manages the development and/or delivery of budget plans for the organisation.

Building Capability
Takes responsibility for implementing a team's formal/informal development framework with guidance from senior colleagues, while informally coaching others throughout the organization in area of expertise.

Client & Customer Management
Manage relationships with important internal/external customers and act as their business partner, while taking guidance from senior colleagues.

Data Collection & Analysis
Analyzes key themes using data from a wide range of sources and identifies possible impacts on the business.

Financial Management & Control
Manages a significant portion of the organization's financial management and/or control processes.

Leadership and Direction
Manages output delivery for a substantial operational department by leading others.

Performance Management
Takes responsibility for implementing, coordinating and monitoring performance management systems for a substantial department within the organization.

Policy Development & Implementation
Develops procedures for areas of expertise with guidance from senior colleagues and monitors the implementation of those procedures within the organization.
  • ​A recognized Degree in Finance, Accounting or Equivalent, and a Professional Qualification e.g. CA, ACCA or CIMA.
  • BICA membership is required.
​Work Experience
A minimum of 4 years post professional qualification experience, and 3 years at management level.

Managerial Experience
Experience of interpreting strategy and policy in order to set and deliver objectives within medium to long time frames
 Behavioural Competencies (Skills)

Maintains control of their emotions even under difficult situations in order to continue to perform effectively. Specifically, calms others; for example, helping other people respond constructively during times of stress.

People Development
Builds capability of others by teaching, coaching and/or mentoring them to do an excellent job for the long-term. Specifically, coaches; for example, taking personal ownership for developing people.

Acts proactively to avoid problems or identifies and takes advantage of opportunities. Specifically, takes action for mid-term gain; for example, acting now to take advantage of opportunities that will pay off in the mid-term.

Impact through Influence
Engages with others, getting buy-in to deliver results and skilfully influencing to build support. Specifically, uses indirect influence; for example, plan-fully using an influential third party to accomplish a particular result.

Cross Functional Perspective
Demonstrates knowledge of different functions and business units and how various roles across these areas interact. Understands the needs, metrics, incentives and deliverables of other functions and business units and overall organizational governance. Specifically, seeks to understand other areas; for example, going beneath the surface to understand other teams, functions or units’ constraints, metrics, and incentives.

Customer Focus
Identifies and meets the needs of internal and external customers, being continually focused on outcomes for customers. Specifically, improves service; for example, asking for customers feedback and takes action for improvement.

Attention to Detail
Manages, tracks and attends to multiple pieces of information, bringing order and clarity. Specifically, monitors data or projects; for example, monitoring progress of against milestones or deadlines.

Analytical Thinking
Thinks through issues by separating out the parts of the problem or situation and thinking things through systematically. Applies judgement on the basis of evidence and reasoning. Specifically, identifies the root causes; for example, using analytical techniques to break a complex problem into component parts.

Collaborative Influence
Win the hearts and minds of others across boundary collaborations and to do the right thing, regardless of formal authority. Specifically, creates cross-boundary collaboration; for example, securing organizational support to enable collaborative working between teams/functions.

Team Leadership
Builds a high performing team by ensuring that the team is focused, motivated and inspired to achieve team objectives. Specifically, creates positive team culture; for example, ensuring others follow the expected ways of working.

Strategic Thinking
Focuses on the long-term business strategy and aligns their thinking and planning accordingly. Specifically, aligns actions to strategy; for example, aligning priorities and behaviour to strategic objectives.

Responds to differences and changes in the internal or external context, taking a flexible approach to reach business outcomes. Specifically, adapts tactics; for example, while maintaining the same overall plan or strategy, changing how to accomplish goals in line with changing circumstances.

Business Perspective
Has an understanding of the business context in which they are operating that informs planning and decision making. Specifically, understands the organization; for example, making efforts to learn about issues relating to other parts of the business.

Focusing others on the customer
Focuses the organization on discovering and meeting the customer’s needs. Specifically, adds value; for example, focusing on others on adding value by addressing the areas that matter most to the customer.

Organizational Systems Thinking
Considers and addresses the organization as a set of interacting systems so as to structure and align organizational ways of working to the strategy or organizational purpose. This is about changing structure, systems, processes (the 'plumbing' of the organization) - it is not the interpersonal aspects of leading change. Specifically, identifies areas for change; for example, diagnosing misalignment between the organizational structure or model and the desired outcomes.

Conceptual Thinking
Thinks through issues by seeing the pattern or big picture, brings facts and ideas together, and develops innovative or creative insights. Specifically, applies models or theories; for example, using a theory to help understand a situation.

Drive for Results
Focuses on assessing, measuring and improving performance. Shows drive and determination to meet short- and long-term goals. Specifically, calculates return on investment; for example, analyzing costs and benefits to inform decisions.

Holding People Accountable
Holds people accountable to standards of performance both in what and how they do it. Specifically, sets high expectations; for example, demanding higher levels of performance.

Information Seeking
A desire to know more and seek information to inform decisions. Specifically, explores; for example, establishing the facts by digging deeper, asking probing questions and challenges first responses.

Understanding Others
Takes an active interest in other people. Seeks to understand their individual perspectives and concerns and accurately hears the unspoken or partly expressed thoughts, feelings and concerns of others. Specifically, actively listens; for example, repeating what was heard to check understanding, particularly in difficult conversations.

Technical Competencies (Skills)
Risk Management
Identifies, assesses, prioritizes and manages risks in a production process without supervision and provides technical guidance when required.

Review and Reporting
Applies comprehensive knowledge and skills to work independently while providing guidance and training to others on reviewing and creating relevant, lucid and effective reports.

Uses comprehensive knowledge and skills to negotiate independently while providing guidance and training to others on how to help the organization by obtaining consensus between two or more internal or external parties who may have different interests.

Managing Change
Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on maintaining high performance while applying a change mindset to the planning, execution and monitoring of business activities during times of change.

Management Accounting
Uses comprehensive knowledge and skills to act independently while guiding and training others on supporting business decisions with professional interpretations of financial information.

Financial Modelling
Uses comprehensive knowledge and skills to act independently while providing guidance and training to others on developing financial and economic models for planning and monitoring purposes.

Financial Audit
Uses comprehensive knowledge and skills to act independently while providing guidance and training to others on conducting financial audits, identifying exceptions and developing specific solutions or recommendations.

Financial Accounting
Uses comprehensive knowledge and skills to act independently while guiding and training others on classifying, measuring and recording corporate transactions using financial accounting principles.

Contract Management
Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on monitoring and managing the provision of contracted services.

Commercial Acumen
Acts independently to apply comprehensive understanding of the business environment and objectives developing solutions while providing guidance and training to others.

Business Requirements Analysis
Uses comprehensive knowledge and skills to act independently while guiding and training others on analyzing the business requirements that IT solutions must meet.

Uses comprehensive knowledge and skills to act independently while guiding and training others on achieving full compliance with applicable rules and regulations in management and/or operations.

Costing and Budgeting
Uses comprehensive knowledge and skills to work independently on costing, budgeting and finance tasks while providing guidance and training to others.

Data Collection and analysis
Acts as the organizational authority and established expert on analyzing data trends for use in reports to help guide decision making.

Planning and Organizing
Uses expertise to act as organizational authority on planning, organizing, prioritizing and overseeing activities to efficiently meet business objectives.

Policy and procedures
Uses expertise to act as the organizational authority on developing, monitoring, interpreting and understanding applicable legislation, policies and procedures, while making sure they match organizational strategies and objectives.
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