Finance Manager Projects
Corporate Finance
Job Purpose
​Department: Finance
Reports To: Chief Financial Officer
Job Family: Project Management
Job Subfamily:Project Finance and Accounting
About the Company
Botswana Power Corporation
Job Purpose
To plan, coordinate and manage the Project(s) financial accounting, treasury activities and services in line with the infrastructure development strategy as well as business goals of the Corporation. The function includes: Consumer Finance Projects, NESC, overseeing projects planning, implementation, managing and putting in place strategies to ensure good project financial management, controls and mitigation of risks.
Company size - The job holder manages projects valued at > $300 million.
Team size - The job holder manages a team of 11 finance professionals (Staff).
Reporting line - The job holder reports to the Chief Financial Officer.
Impact - The job holder manages projects with the potential to have a direct and noticeable impact on company results and strategy.
Stakeholder Management - The job holder manages projects involving a large variety of internal and external stakeholders.
Principal Accountabilities/Responsibilities
​Solutions Analysis
Identifies and evaluates complex expertise-led solutions against a range of criteria to find the ones that best meet business needs.

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.

Operational Management
Manages a significant operational area for the organization.

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

Knowledge Management
Manages the development and/or operation of knowledge management system with guidance from senior colleagues.

Improvement / Innovation
Initiates, formulates and implements new business practices for own discipline, while managing the development and/or delivery of a significant element of the organization's change management program.

Data Management
Takes responsibility for developing and delivering a key element of the organization's data management system.

Data Collection & Analysis
Makes authoritative technical and/or professional recommendations that have a significant short-term and long-term impact on the business.

Highlights shortcomings and suggests improvements in current compliance processes, systems and procedures within assigned unit and/or discipline.

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

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

Contract Management
Manages the delivery of a major part of the organization's contract management program, while taking personal responsibility for a limited number of mission-critical contracts.

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.

Policy Development & Implementation
Participates in developing policies for areas of responsibility, creating underlying procedures and monitoring the  implementation within the organization.

Project Management
Manages and delivers required outcomes for a portfolio of major projects in order to support the overall project management strategy.

Strategic Planning
Manages the development and/or delivery of an element of the organization's strategic planning.

  • ​A recognized Degree in Finance, Accounting or Equivalent, and a Professional Qualification e.g. CA, ACCA or CIMA.
  • Professional Certification in Project Management will be an added advantage.
  • 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)

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.

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.

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

Responds to differences and changes in the internal or external context, taking a flexible approach to reach business outcomes. Specifically, tries new ways to do things; for example, coming up with alternative methods or ways of working.

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.

Social responsibility
Focuses on social responsibility and corporate citizenship. Pays attention to health safety, environmental and social issues. Specifically, monitors; for example, actively ensures that others meet corporate standards and compliance requirements.

Information Seeking
A desire to know more and seek information to inform decisions. Specifically, researches; for example, conducting debriefs following completed projects to understand what worked well and what did not.

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.

Business Perspective
Has an understanding of the business context in which they are operating that informs planning and decision making. Specifically, understands the market; for example, is aware of what current competitors are doing.

Collaborative Influence
Win the hearts and minds of others across boundary collaborations and to do the right thing, regardless of formal authority. Specifically, facilitates short-term teaming; for example, pulling together individuals to team around a problem, crisis, or opportunity.

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.

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.

Politically Astute
Takes an active interest in the organization, knows who the real decision-makers are, who can influence them, and uses that knowledge effectively. Specifically, understands the culture; for example, using his/her understanding of organization's culture and goals to predict what is likely to work and what isn't.

Strategic Thinking
Focuses on the long-term business strategy and aligns their thinking and planning accordingly. Specifically, clarifies and refines the strategy; for example, translating the overall strategy into actionable local changes or innovations.

Technical Competencies (Skills)

Project Tracking and Reporting
Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on measuring and reporting progress toward intermediate targets to make sure a project stays on track to achieve its ultimate goals.

Project Management
Uses comprehensive knowledge and skills to work independently while guiding and training others on managing projects and/or programs within desired cost, time and quality parameters.

Project Risk Management
Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on identifying, assessing, prioritizing and managing project-related risks.

Procurement Process Management
Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on managing the entire procurement process from start to finish.

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
Uses comprehensive knowledge and skills to work independently while providing guidance and training to others 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 Audit
Uses comprehensive knowledge and skills to act independently while providing guidance and training to others to prepare for financial audits, identifying exceptions and developing specific solutions for Audit Findings.

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
Uses comprehensive knowledge and skills to act independently while guiding and training others 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
Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on analyzing the business requirements that IT solutions must meet.

Data Management
Acts as the organizational authority and established expert on acquiring, organizing, protecting and processing data to fulfill business objectives.

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

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.
Job Challenges