South32 – Specialist Finance – Johannesburg (Internal/External)

Specialist Finance – Johannesburg (Internal/External)

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Date: 17-Jun-2020

Location: Johannesburg, GT, ZA, 2076

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.


Provides specialist advice and timely, accurate and customer-focused execution of payments and query management for Trade, Non-Trade Vendor and Payroll payments as defined within the Global Business Services’ Partnership Agreement



Serious contenders will have a Degree/BTECH/ National Diploma in Accounting, Finance or Commerce with a minimum of 4 years’ relevant experience in Finance;

1 Year and more experience in SAP is essential;

Understanding of foreign currency is preferable;

General knowledge of compliance and governance requirements is essential;

General knowledge of internal control environment and regulatory requirements is essential;

General knowledge of accounting standards, legislative requirements and regulations is essential;

Working knowledge of SAP FI module is essential;

Specialist knowledge in Banking, Finance and / or Accounts Payable related processes is advantageous;

Specialist knowledge in payments is preferable;

Microsoft Office suite (*intermediate / advanced Excel, *PowerPoint) experience is essential.


Manage execution, review and approve payments within the prescribed timeframe;

Coordinate payment run scheduling, payment run variant maintenance, ad hoc payment runs and operations support;

Provide advisory service and actively manage relationships with key stakeholders by providing quality information in a timely manner;

Analyse relevant reports on an operational and management level while ensuring that local operating procedures as well as Key Performance Indicators where required are maintained;

Query management and resolution;

Active participation in ad-hoc Finance Projects within GBS or the greater South32;

Ensure alignment with and compliance to internal controls including South32 Code of Business Conduct, Group Level Frameworks, Standards, Policies, agreements, systems, and procedures;

Provide assistance with internal and external audits and other governance requirements;

Develop supportive relationships with team members, and demonstrate and promote operational discipline when executing day-to-day activities; be the first point of contact for ad hoc queries from team members;

Conduct training for team members, as well as peer review of processing activities;

Contribute to maintain a culture of innovation, learning and development and continuous improvement.