Wednesday, July 11, 2018

SAP South Africa Careers, Business Assistant to the CFO Job

Business Assistant to the CFO Job

Date: Jul 10, 2018

City: Woodmead, GT, ZA

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 190173
Work Area: Finance
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time

SAP started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, we remain true to our roots. That’s why we engineer solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for our employees and customers across borders and cultures.

SAP values the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering creativity and building lasting relationships with our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can transform industries, grow economics, lift up societies and sustain our environment. Because it’s the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve people’s lives.

The position is located in Field Finance of the region EMEA South as part of GCO Finance. You will work as Business Assistant for the Chief Financial Officer of Africa directly reporting into him.

The CFO oversees Finance, Controlling and Commercial functions and supports the Cluster Managing Director as a member of the cluster management team. In your role as Business Assistant you oversee two main areas:

    Support the CFO in all daily matters and tasks that incur in the CFO office, especially supporting the business with regards to deal structuring and all deal support related activities
    Drive strategic initiatives and projects within the CFOs organization in close collaboration with global/regional F&A levels or functions as well as other board areas.

You contribute to ensuring the smooth and efficient operations of the CFO office and the proper and timely completion of projects and activities like:

    Support the CFO in all daily matters
    Provide business support with regards to complex deal structuring or deal support related questions (e.g. supporting the field in questions of maintenance, pricing, and other relevant policies, represent the CFO in bid councils or other decision groups)
    Prepare customer facing meetings (including demos)
    Create and modify documents and presentations for internal and external use
    Support the Finance team within Africa in specific regional or global F&A related topics and also in business related activities
    Manage multimedia presence of the CFO (e.g. JAM, Corporate Portal, creation of video clips and other (internal/external) press texts, articles
    Provide backup support for other administrative staff as required

Drive strategic initiatives and projects
    Coordinate and execute cross-unit projects and special tasks as well as cooperate with other Board Areas
    Prepare, execute and follow up of strategic meetings with internal and external stakeholders
    Assist in strategic topics
    Support F&A related, as well as cross board area projects
    Act as transformation agent covering all change related activities resulting from F&A related projects

    University degree in Business Administration or comparable degree
    Excellent financial and analytical skills in combination with strong focus on results and high level of service orientation
    Used to deliver high quality results und pressure and against tight deadlines
    Ability to work independently with multiple and complex tasks in virtual and international environment
    Comfortable to work well on all hierarchic levels of the organization
    Highest level of flexibility, integrity and confidentially
    Strong (internal and external) customer-focused attitude
    Deep insight in SAP Field Finance organization
    High knowledge in Controlling and strong experience on MU level for all LoB’s related to the areas Revenue Recognition, Pricing, Contracting, Deal Support or another comparable department on global or field finance level
    Experience on the SAP internal tools, e.g. Enterprise Analytics, Dashboards, Digital Boardroom etc.
    Experience in leading projects/project management/project controlling, ability to lead a project team from concept to the final deliverables
    Excellent knowledge of English, Spanish/Portuguese is a plus

5+ years of professional work experience in finance departments

Success is what you make it. At SAP, we help you make it your own. A career at SAP can open many doors for you. If you’re searching for a company that’s dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment – apply now.

To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.

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