Senior Finance Business Partner

Cape Town, South Africa
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We are looking for a high-caliber individual to join Africa Operations as a Senior Finance Business Partner.

The overall purpose of the role is to create business value by providing insight and foresight, turning them into tangible actions & ensuring its execution through subsequent performance management.

We offer

We offer an exciting and attractive career, in an ambitious and
competitive environment with the possibility of continuous professional
and personal development.

In operations we have a fast paced job where every day offers new challenges. The environment is dynamic with focus on high performance, results, and respect for our employees.

As a Finance Business Partner, you will work together with a pool of skilled and talented people in an international environment within a
world class organization. This unique position will get you early empowerment and management exposure as well as make you part of an exciting industry!

Key responsibilities

You will be one of 6 Finance Business Partner reporting to the Africa Operations CFO and responsible for all of below for your assigned function:

Data : Own the operational & financial data
Analysis : Prepare and present relevant analysis
Insight : Present and discuss business insights
Performance management : Use the insight to performance management with the business
Influence : Engage with senior leaders, managing expectations and speaking-up & influencing without authority
Impact : Lead performance drive improvements
Automation : Automate the report thru PowerBI to streamline the reporting process

As a Finance Business Partner your success in the position will be evaluated in terms of business results you help achieve.

All financial reporting in managed in a shared service centre (GSC) so you will not be directly involved in month end closing, but as the main user you need to understand and challenge the numbers.

We are looking for

Education : Bachelor or Masters degree in Economics, Business Administration or Finance preferred.

Experience : Thorough understanding of finance; an interest in driving business performance; experience within financial planning & analysis, product management, corporate planning, business controlling or equivalent.

Skills & Capabilities :

Business acumen : An understanding of the importance and interdependence of various businesses within an organization and how the business works. Eventually, use the information to form the analysis and insight.
Critical thinking : The ability to analyze information objectively and make a reasoned judgment. It involves the evaluation of sources, such as data, facts, observable phenomena, and research findings.
Analytical skill : The ability to deconstruct information into smaller categories in order to draw conclusions
Problem solving : Quickly capturing what business requires, providing relevant insights based on the available data for decision making. Decomposing a complex problem into manageable pieces
Stakeholder management : Engaging with senior leaders, managing expectations and speaking-up & influencing without authority
Communication & presentation : Presenting in front of senior leaders & decision makers and conveying complex problems into simply messages
Power BI : Excellent Power BI skill to automate the reporting
Microsoft : Excellent Excel/Power Point skill

Additional info

Ref. MA-306360
A.P. Moller - Maersk is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customer's supply chains. As the global leader in shipping services, the company operates in 130 countries and employs roughly 70,000 people. With simple end-to-end offering of products and digital services, seamless customer engagement and a superior end-to-end delivery network, Maersk enables its customers to trade and grow by transporting goods anywhere - all over the world. For more information: All the way.