Absa Chief Financial Officer - Home Loans • Product Solutions Cluster Finance - Johannesburg Jobs in South Africa

Absa Chief Financial Officer - Home Loans • Product Solutions Cluster Finance - Johannesburg Jobs in South Africa

Job Summary

The Chief Financial Officer of the business has end-to-end accountability and responsibility for financial and management reports, forecasts and business performance analysis for BU. Partners with Managing Executive to transform, to bring stewardship, financial integrity & insights to the current state of the business & its future possibilities to deliver on the operating model and to achieve the business strategy objectives.

Co-creates, build and run Finance capabilities required to lead to exponential growth and business effectiveness. Focuses commercial management (P&L) of the product across the product lifecycle by seamlessly integrate product value propositions into customer value propositions and own the product infrastructure (Process and Technology) on which the product runs to support the target customer experience.

Job Description


  • Seamlessly integrates for internal supply chain effectiveness and functional integration.

  • Execute Functional strategy, create a shared purpose and identity for function

  • Accountable for ensuring an optimal and compliant control environment within business unit that appropriately balances risk appetites and customer demand with the need to grow to achieve the financial ambitions and balance sheet aspirations

  • Manage the strategic investment budget and Book of Work spend for business, in alignment with the enterprise strategy and prioritised in line with Cluster’s commercial and cultural aspirations. Also ensures that appropriate Returns on Investment (ROI) are realized by building a culture and discipline of benefits tracking.

  • Influence shape and sustainability of the business by operating from financial management to market presence and product mix or service lines, to technology, talent, help deliver new revenue streams, to leveraging mergers, acquisitions and divestitures as appropriate.

  • Embrace our distinctive brand aspiration and infuse in business.

  • Build a culture of inclusivity, diversity, entrepreneurship, and ownership.

  • Drive Cluster decisions within Business. Drive BU decisions.

  • Accountable for finance narratives & insights driving business.

  • Take an eco-system mandate: (geography, customer, channel and product) of business area.

  • Influence integration of Treasury, Risk, and Finance from a BU perspective.

  • Influence the build of a leading global payments hub, where applicable.

  • Stimulate behavior in business to achieve strategic and financial objectives. Provide leadership to ensure alignment of financial and business strategies.

  • Maintain stewardship and excellence which drives performance and sustainable growth through preservation of financial integrity.

    Profit and Loss

  • Co-accountable for business growth and profitability.

  • Accountable to ensure that reporting, controls and enterprise risk programs are operating and functioning as intended.

  • Support business leaders in achieving business goals and objectives through the use of advanced modelling and analysis to provide actionable intelligence, beyond data.

  • Responsible for financial rigor and control.
    With regards to BCM and Cyber security, influence focus on vulnerability and internal controls assessment to review the data supply chain and identify the location of sensitive data. The CFO needs to understand the risks and then develop a plan to align the BCM & cybersecurity strategy with the business strategy. CFOs must also ensure that processes are in place to understand the relevant BCM and cybersecurity compliance and regulatory requirements.

    People Investment

  • Coach, inspire, engage,
    mentor and develop financially and business savvy leaders.

  • Build a scalable, digitally-led business.

  • Help shape society by developing innovative solutions to societal challenges; and expand and augment existing capabilities.

  • Embrace a different, more commercial and overtly entrepreneurial way of doing things.

  • Focus on Finance skills evolution with innovation and employability at the heart of people management.

  • Integrate Big Data and Advanced Analytics into the core of our business.

  • Build specialised Finance skills to support mergers and acquisitions, and partnership capabilities to drive opportunity.
    Providing thought leadership to the industry.

  • Deliver on our Customer Promise by creating unprecedented, seamless experiences.

  • Be an enabler of capabilities, talent and service level to fulfill business and functional responsibilities in an innovative efficient manner.

    Knowledge, skills and experience:


  • Minimum B-degree (NQF level no.7) Desired Post Graduate Degree (NQF level no.8+), CA (SA) or CIMA or MBA qualification preferred.

  • 10+ years professional financial management experience

  • 5-10 years Banking Experience at a senior level

    Leading Finance Function teams

    Knowledge and skills:

  • Experience in business transformation partnerships that led to exponential business growth

  • Experience in commercial innovation environments

  • Broad Finance including strategic, commercial, legal, risk and operational aspects

  • Ability to build, develop & lead professional level teams

  • Understanding of the financial services sector within a professional business environment

  • Sound knowledge of people change management

    Role Competencies

  • Business Acumen: The ability to understand financial and economic concepts/drivers; to identify, create and/or exploit opportunities.

  • Strategic Capability: The ability to continuously evaluate and redirect business strategy and value proposition thereby promoting the competitive viability of the organisation.

  • Customer Focus: Ensure Extensive understanding of best practices for a customer focused culture and the management of customer/colleague experiences.

  • Results Orientation: The ability to set ambitious goals, maintain a bias for action, drive delivery and take accountability for the outcome.

  • Innovation Leadership: Demonstrates ingenuity and curiosity to do things better and fosters an environment of disruptive thinking and action.

  • Problem Solving Leadership: The ability to analyse and quickly grasp the implications of a situation, relating data from different sources, critically evaluating and integrating information/facts, and diagnosing a problem.

  • Inspirational People Leadership: The ability to build, inspire, and develop teams towards high performance.

  • Collaboration and Influencing: Ability to build an extensive collaborative network amongst different stakeholders within and without the organisation (at the most senior levels) that supports the achievement of business goals.


  • Postgraduate Degrees and Professional Qualifications: Financial Sciences (Required)

    How to Apply

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