Finance Transformation Manager

at Life Healthcare
Location Dunkeld, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Finance
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR
Street Address Dunkeld


A vacancy exists for a Finance Transformation Lead based at Life Healthcare Head Office in Dunkeld, reporting to the General Manager Finance – South Africa. The incumbent will be part of building a thought leading, agile, future focused finance function that grows the business, and will be responsible for implementing and executing cost optimization initiatives to drive efficiency and effectiveness across the business.


The incumbent will also be responsible for ensuring strategic management reporting against performance using predictive analytics to drive commercial decisions and corrective actions for the business. The role will use the external competitor analysis, benchmarking and comparison between the various operations in the regions to drive synergies and best practice across the organisation.


Critical Outputs

Improvement initiatives


Lead the design, organisation and facilitation of business analysis and change activity with employees and external stakeholders at all levels to develop an understanding of their current and future requirements and the change required to meet future outcomes.

Provide support to project intervention leaders with regard to accessing of resources across business operations and within head office support services.

Work with a variety of stakeholders to formulate and deliver strategic business improvement solutions that focuses on delivering efficiencies and improved patient care.

Provide expertise and manage resources to ensure timeous delivery of business intelligence and process improvement interventions in line with budgetary and quality requirements.

Accountable for strong governance and programme management to ensure business intelligence and process improvement interventions deliver against priority areas.

Act as a champion for innovation and continuous improvement.

Ensure professional standards and best practice is applied when managing major business intelligence and process improvement interventions.

Provide excellent leadership, direction and effective management of the business intelligence and process improvement interventions’ resources to ensure professional standards and best practice.

Responsible to monitor, evaluate and track all proposed business intelligence and process improvement interventions and provide guidance with regard to prioritising of the same.

Promote new innovative ways of working and facilitate change by ensuring buy-in and support at all levels.

Ensure achievement of strict targets for project costs, completion dates and ROI.

Accountable to ensure the design and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures to support efficiencies in business processes between operating units and the finance back office.

Business Analytics and Insights (forward looking analysis and reporting)


Responsible to co-ordinate the SA operations business intelligence and progress reporting related to process improvement interventions.

Understand performance reporting conducted across the company so subject matter experts can be leveraged effectively.

Perform growth trends analysis and projections linked to operational demographics and regional economic considerations.

Ensure data integrity and consistency of information as well as organised documentation of results and data sources used.

Accountable for all business and project management reports related to the portfolio.

Build attribution and driver based models to conduct quantitative analysis to outline contributing factors to financial performance.

Future of existing business


Evaluate possible business opportunities and financial viability.

Provide support to the business operations in implementing contract reviews and changes as required to deliver either cost savings, process improvements or growth through acquisitions.

Identify the financial indicators and drivers of various business intelligence and process improvement interventions within the business, and engage with operational management to achieve strategic objectives.

Engage and report to senior stakeholders on the financial returns of interventions.

Conduct cost-benefit/feasibility analysis of new projects.

Project Management, Administration and General


Accountable to manage and coordinate all administrative processes related to statutory, regulatory legal and contractual requirements

Coordinate and oversee projects and administration functions.

Use and translate market intelligence and awareness into specific actions that are needed for the business operations to ensure the right project delivery.

Offer constructive and sound commercial business advice.

Report on project cost-value and managing of costs and effectively manage project budgets.




Post graduate qualification in commerce or related NQF level 7 qualification. Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification an advantage.

Previous financial/commercial analysis experience preferred

Outstanding analytical and quantitative skills; ability to resolve tough business problems with well-structured analyses

Fanatical attention to detail and accuracy in reporting

Computer proficiency at an advanced level.

Working knowledge of SAP

Advanced Excel modelling skills

Presentation skills: ability to produce excellent written, Power Point and verbal presentations

Good working knowledge of finance

Good working knowledge of basic principles of contracting and commercial law

Strong project management, ability to successfully manage multiple tasks at any given point, strong relationship building skills & communication skills

Understanding of Indices, fundamentals and analytical data, returns level data etc.

Follow and comply with company business analysis best practices





Organisational Awareness

Strategic thinking

Creative and Innovation thinking

Systems Thinking

Design Thinking

Technical Understanding

Thought Leadership

Client Management

Business Operations


Problem Solving


Facilitation skills



Interested candidates can send their CV