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Associate, Financial Planning & Analysis

Closing: Sep 8, 2022

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Published: Aug 31, 2022 (30 days ago)

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Associate, Financial Planning & Analysis Vacancy

The role entails leading, coordinating, and reviewing financial & data analysis, research & data gathering, and automation of analysis. The role is also responsible for coordinating, guiding, and reviewing internal reporting workstreams. He / She will be the point of contact for one or more primary functions in the business where they have primary responsibility for Business Partnership, supporting the relevant Executives and Managers with Project Management, Idea Generation, Cost reviews & Budget vs. Actual reviews. He / She will also be a critical Team player to lead, guide and work with the Analyst(s) and Senior Analyst(s) in their development of Technical and Soft Skills.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s or a master’s in finance, Economics, Actuarial Science, Business Administration or another relevant field.
  • CFA Level 1 has been completed or has at least 3 years of experience in a similar role.
  • Robust financial, modelling and business analysis skills, conducting financial due diligence, market assessment and valuation.
  • Able to build a 3 Financial Statements model end to end.
  • Investment banking, VC, PE or consulting experience is an added advantage.
  • Strong Excel and quantitative skills with the ability to quickly learn new technical skills.
  • Strong communication and social skills and the ability to work within a multi-cultural team environment.
  • Sound expertise and practical application of data and financial analysis.
  • Highest standard of accuracy, highly organized and a strong sense of initiative.
  • Self-driven and tech savvy.
  • Able to handle multiple workstreams at once, whilst prioritizing and executing within above average timelines.
  • Ability to understand, coordinate and execute complex workstreams.
  • Ability to drive ownership among the functions and stakeholders the individual will be partnering with. This includes ownership of (but is not limited to): budgets, workstreams, planning of workflow, initiatives.


Responsibilities

Associate, Financial Planning & Analysis Vacancy

The role entails leading, coordinating, and reviewing financial & data analysis, research & data gathering, and automation of analysis. The role is also responsible for coordinating, guiding, and reviewing internal reporting workstreams. He / She will be the point of contact for one or more primary functions in the business where they have primary responsibility for Business Partnership, supporting the relevant Executives and Managers with Project Management, Idea Generation, Cost reviews & Budget vs. Actual reviews. He / She will also be a critical Team player to lead, guide and work with the Analyst(s) and Senior Analyst(s) in their development of Technical and Soft Skills.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s or a master’s in finance, Economics, Actuarial Science, Business Administration or another relevant field.
  • CFA Level 1 has been completed or has at least 3 years of experience in a similar role.
  • Robust financial, modelling and business analysis skills, conducting financial due diligence, market assessment and valuation.
  • Able to build a 3 Financial Statements model end to end.
  • Investment banking, VC, PE or consulting experience is an added advantage.
  • Strong Excel and quantitative skills with the ability to quickly learn new technical skills.
  • Strong communication and social skills and the ability to work within a multi-cultural team environment.
  • Sound expertise and practical application of data and financial analysis.
  • Highest standard of accuracy, highly organized and a strong sense of initiative.
  • Self-driven and tech savvy.
  • Able to handle multiple workstreams at once, whilst prioritizing and executing within above average timelines.
  • Ability to understand, coordinate and execute complex workstreams.
  • Ability to drive ownership among the functions and stakeholders the individual will be partnering with. This includes ownership of (but is not limited to): budgets, workstreams, planning of workflow, initiatives.



Key Responsibilities

Leading, Coordinating and Review of analysis & research: The core of the work performed by the role holder will be to manage various analysis and research from start to end. This includes:


  • Assigning the task to the relevant Analyst(s) and/or Senior Analyst(s).
  • Understanding the scope of the workstream and communicating the same to the Analyst(s) and/or Senior Analyst(s) performing the task
  • Guiding the Analyst(s) and/or Senior Analyst(s) on various legs of the workstream to also enable them to learn and improve.
  • Coordination of workstream: This includes communication of timelines, organizing sessions and managing stakeholders to ensure all stakeholders are informed and updated.
  • Review of the analysis: This includes validation of assumptions and their sources. It also includes reviewing quality (as per standards) & accuracy of the work done.
  • Assess the recommendation and/or quality and usefulness of Findings: The role holder is accountable for any recommendations and/or findings presented to make decisions.
  •  Important note: The role holder is also responsible for managing the automation of analysis where possible.

Some examples of workstreams include (but not limited to):

  • Analysis of implementing capital projects that are intended to improve operations and efficiency.
  • Research into additional sectors / business units that the company can expand into.
  • Leading, Coordinating and Review of internal reporting: This is the management of various internal reporting cadences from start to end. This includes:
  • Assigning the task to the relevant Team members.
  • Guiding the Analyst(s) and/or Senior Analyst(s) on various legs of the workstream to also enable them to learn and improve.
  • Coordination of workstream: This includes communication of timelines, organizing sessions and managing stakeholders to ensure all stakeholders are informed and updated.
  • Review of the reports: this is geared towards ensuring the accuracy and quality of all reports.


Some examples of workstreams include (but not limited to):

•    Business Review Meeting (BRM) presentations.

•    CFO Summary.

•    Budget vs. Actual analysis.

External Reporting: Reporting is a critical part of the FP&A function. This includes provision of information in various formats (presentations, word documents and excel files) to multiple stakeholders. Reporting plays a key role in enabling timely business decisions that are geared towards achieving our objectives. Specific workstream for the job holder will include:


  • Developing the Monthly Board materials including but not limited to:
  • Board presentation
  • Monthly KPIs
  • Monthly Management Accounts Summary

Budget Development & Monitoring: Budget development and monitoring enables the Business to effectively monitor cash, spend and resource management across the Business. It is a critical path towards developing, attaining & reviewing strategic business objectives within the short-term and long-term. Specific workstreams for the role will include:

  • Developing the budget together with the Executives and Managers on an annual basis for at least 3 Cost Centers as allocated within the process used by the Team (Driver based modelling).
  • Reforecasting the Annual budget on a Quarterly basis to ensure clear visibility of changes in structures, resources, business units and overall costs.
  • Monitor Monthly Budget vs. Actual trend and conduct reviews for the allocated Cost Centers, summarizing material items in order of priority for review by their Line Manager.
  • Conducting any analysis as allocated by their Line Manager in relation to budget over-runs, additional costs & re-allocations of budgets.

Business Partnership: Business Partnership is an activity that entails providing various types of support to Executives and Line Managers. It is part of the core functional responsibilities in aiming to provide decision and execution support to the organization. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Monthly cadences that review cost, performance and enable forward looking initiatives that can improve the Function.
  • Providing operational support and thought leadership to Executives and/or Managers to act as a sounding board for opportunities and/or challenges and strategizing around how to best move forward.
  • Initiating and/or Supporting initiatives: this includes working together with Executives and Managers in idea generation, financial reviews, and recommendations.
  • The role is also acts as a Liaison to the Business Intelligence Team to Coordinate and Manage all Data requests being handled within the Team and for other purposes.

Management of Analyst(s) and/or Senior Analyst(s): The role holder is responsible for the day-to-day Management of the Analyst(s) and/or Senior Analyst(s) within the Team directly assigned to them. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Providing clear guidance on the “Ways of Working” within the function. This includes teaching and guiding them in relation to Analysis, Presentations, Recommendations, Formatting and Communication.
  • Managing Leave proactively with the Analyst(s) and/or Senior Analyst(s) to ensure the Team is well resourced at any given time in relation to all workstreams.
  • Support learning and development activities for the Analyst(s) and/or Senior Analyst(s) as per their needs.
  • Participate in monthly 1-on-1 performance reviews with the Analyst(s) and/or Senior Analyst(s) to give guidance, share constructive feedback and institute corrective action where performance falls below expectations.

Compliance

  • Comply with all organization policies, procedures, and statutory guidelines.  Minimize and mitigate risks to the organization and enforce zero-tolerance to non-compliance.
  • Close gaps/lapses identified as an outcome of audits; risk and/or any other compliance review; investigations; or other assessment mechanisms and take corrective/preventive actions within the agreed timelines.

Self-Management

  • Model Twiga’s culture and way of working and inculcating this within the team.
  • Deliver the performance objectives.  Participate in monthly 1-on-1 performance reviews with line manager, and institute corrective action where performance falls below expectation.
  • Proactively manage own learning and development.
  • Adhere to the annual leave plan agreed with the line manager.
  • Adhere to people management policies.


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