Executive Head: Group Corporate Finance

at Sanlam
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted Sep 17, 2020
Category Accounting Finance Jobs
Job Type Full-time


What will you do?

This role supports the execution of the Sanlam Group strategy through value-enhancing corporate activity. This includes identifying, evaluating, negotiating and, if approved, executing equity-related transactions. These would include multi and single asset acquisitions, mergers, disposals or other investments or engagements with minority shareholders to enhance the portfolio of strategic investments/businesses. The role provides a service to the Group Office (Sanlam Group managed transactions), as well as the business clusters in support of the cluster-level corporate activity.

What will make you successful in this role?

These are the key outcomes expected from this role:

  • Identify and pursue potential transactions in support of the Sanlam corporate strategy.
  • Screen proposals for initial review and prepare or oversee the preparation of preliminary review with a key focus on overall value assessment.
  • Analyses and evaluates opportunities, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, start-ups, restructurings and disposals, internally generated or presented to the Sanlam Group against the Sanlam strategy and risk/return targets.  The analysis will include:
    • Detailed assessments of strategic rationale;
    • Financial impact and shareholder value creation potential;
    • Transaction and implementation risks;
    • Funding alternatives; and
    • The impact on existing operations.
  • Structuring, negotiating and closing of transactions.
  • Leading the due diligence process for approved transactions.
  • Makes recommendation to Exco for sign-off on the transaction, within the corporate governance framework, for further recommendation to Sanlam Board.
  • Manage the coordination and implementation of transactions and projects, including:
    • Liason with business heads;
    • Liason with regulatory bodies; and
    • Managing and evaluating the financial and legal advisors output.
  • Establish a network, both externally and internally, with key stakeholders.
  • Provides a Corporate Finance advisory service to the business clusters.
Qualification and Experience
  • CA, CMA with at least 10 years related experience
  • Project management principles
  • Advanced valuation skills
  • Excellent working knowledge of SA Companies Act
  • Excellent working knowledge of SA Competition Act and Comesa
  • Excellent working knowledge of JSE Listing Requirements and SARB regulations
  • Good working knowledge of regulatory environment, including SA Insurance Act, Financial Sector Code, Insider trading regulations across various jurisdictions
Knowledge and Skills

Strategic level knowledge and experience in the following core areas:

  • Financial and Economic Analysis
  • Project future revenues and expenses
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Reporting
Personal Attributes
Business insight - Contributing strategically
Decision quality - Contributing strategically
Financial acumen - Contributing strategically
Manages complexity - Contributing strategically
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