Senior Specialist: Margin Accounting at Vodacom

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Role Purpose

Vodacom is a Leading African Mobile communication company providing wider range of communication services including mobile voice, messaging, data and converged services to over 73.6 million customers.  From our roots in South Africa, we have grown our mobile network business to include operations in Tanzania, DRC, Mozambique and Lesotho. The mobile networks cover a total population of approximately 200 million people.  Through Vodacom Business Africa (VBA) we also offer business managed services to enterprises in over 40 countries across the continent.  Vodafone is the majority shareholder of Vodacom and has a 65% share.
We’re at our best when we lead and over the past 20 years, as the Company that pioneered mobile in South Africa, Vodacom has achieved a remarkable list of firsts.  We’re immensely proud to be a leader in our field and are 100% committed to continue trailblazing.
We employ individuals who are as passionate about customers as we are. We are truly Customer Obsessed which means that we are passionate about exceeding customer expectations; work relentlessly to really understand the customer; look at decisions through the customer’s eyes and take personal accountability for the customer experience.

Your responsibilities will include:

Ensuring compliance to IFRS across all areas of the business
Accounting implementation of IFRS across mobile contract revenue
Accurate accounting for mobile customer revenue in the month-end results
Preparation of disclosure requirements in terms of IFRS
Co-ordinate the finalization of the audit including the review of statutory packs on some non-core entities
Provide support to internal and external customers.
Manage, improve and develop processes and systems for accounting implementation of IFRS relating to the mobile customer revenue reporting
Ensure compliance with Sox controls within the Margin accounting area
Compile and issue of sections in the interim and annual financial statements
Automation of processes to simplify the Revenue Accounting process and Contract accounting SAP
Contribution towards the Communities of Paractice (COP): Engagement with Vodafone GroupRelating and Networking
Persuading and Influencing
Presenting and Communicating Information
Achieving Personal Work Goals and Objectives


Planning and Organising
Entrepreneurial and Commercial Thinking
Applying Expertise and Technology
Deciding and Initiating Action
Creating and Innovating
Adapting and Responding to Change
Moderate Importance
Coping with Pressures and Setbacks
Learning and Researching
Working with People
Writing and Reporting


Adhering to Principles and Values
Formulating Strategies and Concepts
Following Instructions and Procedures
Leading and Supervising


Job Knowledge: 

International Financial Reporting Standards
Financial reporting
Financial systems
Computer applications
Excellent working knowledge of MS Office, especially Advanced Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Good working knowledge of Oracle Financials
Telecommunications background

The ideal candidate for this role will have:


Qualified CA (Essential)
6-8 years relevant working experience of which can include 3 years articles
Experience in Financial Reporting
Experience in preparing Annual Financial Statements
Excellent knowledge in Advanced Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Experience in SAP and HFM
Detailed IFRS knowledge is required
Adhering to Principles and Values


Job Related Skills:  

Good interpersonal skills
Good verbal and written communication skills
Good problem solving and negotiating skills
Stress management
Time management
Diversity management


Detailed IFRS knowledge
Flexibility and problem handling and solving ability
Should be able to travel
Stress tolerant

Closing date for Applications: 14 April 2021 

The base location for this role is,  Midrand , Vodacom Campus

The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.
Vodacom is committed to an organisational culture that recognises, appreciates and values diversity & inclusion.


Commitment from Vodacom

Vodacom is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a flexible, motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognized, developed and rewarded. We believe that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences – we are not only multinational but multicultural too. At Vodacom you will have access to our excellent flexible benefits programme that you would expect from any global company.