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Commercial Finance Manager Johannesburg


Eaton Johannesburg South Africa

2 months ago

(Location: South Africa - Johannesburg)

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This is business partner role focused on driving profitable growth together with the country leadership team. The role reports directly to and closely supports the Commercial Finance leader Central East Europe and South Africa zone (CEE&SA) and forms part of the South African leadership team. Being a senior finance person in the country you'll develop fantastic relationships with your key senior stakeholders, making your team a trusted partner to the business and supporting them to drive the success of the business through the delivery of a high-quality commercial finance offering. You'll drive positive change and improvements ensuring a visible and... regular presence, refining processes and schedules, introducing new ways of working and ultimately maximizing the "value added" by the team.

Job Responsibilities

Business partnering:
• Proactive commercial business relationship management and partnership
• Build strong relationship with the members of the country leadership team.
• Co-pilot the country performance to profitable growth.
• Ensure real time support, financial guidance and improved insights into business performance and informed decision making.
• Provide decision support for commercial deals, pricing actions and investments opportunities.
• Build strong business and commercial acumen through direct relationships with the customers and business units.
• Assess and advice on appropriate actions to manage business and finance risk and communicate impact effectively.
• Lead or support the development of business cases.

• Provide insights into the business performance for the areas under responsibility and quality commentaries for monthly reporting requirements.
• Lead the business partnering support for the annual profit plans and monthly forecasting working together with the country leadership teams.
• Specific focus on margins and profitability analytics

Leadership and continuous improvement:
• Proactively build a strong team to drive the value in the organization.
• Design and propose financial solutions to business challenges while maintaining governance and financial controls.
• Continuously improve tools to get better insights into the business.
• Priorities competing demands, proactively manage expectations of the stakeholders.
• Lead projects, apply business acumen and commercial awareness to deliver business objectives.
• Coordinate the finance support to the country and zone leadership teams on ad-hoc projects and requests.
• Board member of the local company based on company request and needs.


Are you?
• Education level required - Bachelor degree or equivalent
• Years and area of experience required- minimum 5 years of FP&A or business partnering experience
• Technical knowledge- data-savvy, strong SAP knowledge - minimum 3 years practical experience
• Soft skills- business partnering, influencing, learning agility

Eaton is an intelligent power management company dedicated to improving the quality of life and protecting the environment for people everywhere. We are guided by our commitment to do business right, to operate sustainably and to help our customers manage power ─ today and well into the future. By capitalizing on the global growth trends of electrification and digitalization, we’re accelerating the planet’s transition to renewable energy, helping to solve the world’s most urgent power management challenges, and doing what’s best for our stakeholders and all of society. Founded in 1911, Eaton has been listed on the NYSE for nearly a century. We reported revenues of $19.6 billion in 2021 and serve customers in more than 170 countries. Our culture is built on a strong commitment to practicing our core values and supporting our employees with the tools they need to succeed. We have demonstrated our passion for sustainability with the announcement of cutting carbon emissions from the company’s operations by at least 50 percent by 2030.

Eaton is committed to having a workforce that is diverse and non-discriminatory at all levels, reflecting the diversity of our customers and the varied environments in which we conduct business around the world. Our success depends on our ability to attract and retain the very best people unlimited by race, color, social or economic status, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any protected status. Eaton follows relevant non-discrimination laws and regulations in the countries where we operate. It is the policy of the Company to make all decisions regarding employment, including hiring, compensation, training, promotions, transfers, or lay-offs, based on the principle of equal employment opportunity as defined above.

Job: Finance/Accounting

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: ES EMEA Sales and Marketing Customer Experience

Job Level: Manager
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes – Hybrid
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: No
Johannesburg South Africa

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