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Operating Division: Transnet Group Services
Position Title: Executive Manager, Gov.
Assurance & Mont
Employee Group: Permanent
Department: FI, Gov. Assurance & Monitoring, GRP
Reporting To: General Manager
Grade Level: C
Reference Number: 6001680
The Governance, Assurance and Monitoring Manager is responsible for ensuring that the Capital Integration team, project teams, and relevant OD/Group and external stakeholders are aware of and following best practice for capital project / programme governance. In this context the role includes and is not limited to - Development, embedding and continuous improvement of all control frameworks for projects and programmes - Standardisation, embedding, management and ownership of capital policies, procedures and standards - Formulation and implementation of reporting frameworks (for all stakeholders, both internally and externally) - Management and ownership of the Group Capital Investment Committee (CAPIC) - Formulation of the internal audit plan aligned with operational divisions and approved by the Group Audit Committee (GAC) - Development and management of the Post Implementation Review (PIR) framework The manager will also ensure that governance and reporting is fully integrated with all relevant oversight committees, including Group Planning and Monitoring, and OD equivalents. Training and change management remains a key focus of the senior manager
Develop and embed the internal control frameworks for capital project management, within the limits specified by CAPIC; - Work with other oversight committees (e.g. Group Planning and Monitoring, and OD equivalents) to ensure the reporting burden is minimised, reporting is consistent, and that reports allow effective decision-making; - Work with project teams and Business Integration Officers to ensure that the platinum standards are embedded in all capital projects; - Manage monthly and quarterly reporting of Capital for CAPIC, Transnet Group EXCO, Board Acquisition and Disposal Committee (BADC) including supporting the Portfolio Manager in developing portfolio-related reports; - Development of reporting framework to support Programme Directors for strategic projects identified - to CAPIC, EXCO and BADC where applicable; - Develop integrated reports for internal and external stakeholders based on inputs from other Capital Integration team members, capital project teams, and other oversight committees, and external sources - external stakeholders include the DPE; - Development, embedding and continuous improvement of capital policies, processes, standards and procedures across Transnet. Ensure alignment and standardisation across Transnet; - Liaise with TIA service provider to develop the internal audit plan of Transnet as related to the Capital Portfolio, aligned to the Chief Audit Executive and Group Audit Committee ' s (GAC) strategy; - Development of the post-implementation review (PIR) strategy for Transnet. Implementation of the strategy and facilitate the reporting through the necessary oversight committees including CAPIC and Operating Division CEs; - Develop and embed Training and change management processes to ensure sustainability of the platinum standard and capital excellence processes; - Work with senior members of project teams, ODs, and at Group level to ensure that they understand reporting responsibilities, governance and assurance processes; - Manage the TIA service provider to ensure execution of audit plan in line with GAC approved plan; - Ownership and management of the CAPIC process - scheduling the agenda with the GCFO, management of submissions to CAPIC, formulating the CAPIC annual workplan; - Risk management of the Capital Portfolio of Transnet and regular interaction with the Transnet Risk Department and TCP to understand and report on relevance and appropriateness of risk mitigation strategies
Qualifications and Experience:
Unless the applicant can demonstrate that he/she has gained the necessary competencies through experience, a NQF level 7qualification in Accounting / Financial Management is required; - A minimum of 6 years of corporate reporting experience, preferably within a large corporate entity is required; - At least 6 years of experience designing and managing corporate governance is required; - At least 8 years of training and change management in a complex stakeholder environment; - Experience in management of risk and controls in a large organization is required; - A CA (SA) qualification is preferred, alternative is very strong experience in the fields of governance, risk and control
General reporting (financial, environmental, risk, etc.); - Risk management and mitigation strategies; - Process management and streamlining; - Six sigma and lean principles preferred; - Extensive capital governance and control knowledge; - Conceptual and analytical thinking skills; - Excellent communication skills; - Financial management; - People management; - Working knowledge Risk and compliance management; Diversity management; - Reporting writing skills; - Corporate and Capital governance; - Senior stakeholder management; - Change management and training; - Logical and innovative thinking; - Ability to get people " on your side " and way of thinking.
Questions after the interview:
At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.
Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:
- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?
These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.
If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:
- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?
If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:
- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;
The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!