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Senior Finance Officer - Financial Planning & Analysis

Closing: Jan 24, 2023

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Published: Jan 18, 2023 (14 days ago)

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Busara is looking to hire a Senior Finance Officer who will be responsible for executing the financial planning and analysis, cash forecasting, and treasury management functions at Busara.


Requirements

    • A degree in business, economics, finance. or a related field
    • Fully qualified ACCA/CPA
    • Deep knowledge of standard accounting principles (GAAP, IFRS, etc.)
    • Strong interpersonal skills and experience managing a team
    • Advanced working knowledge of NetSuite accounting software (or extensive experience with a similar system)
    • Financial modeling and cash forecasting experience
    • Strong experience in financial analysis and building projections, with advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel (with the ability to work with lookups, pivot tables and dashboards)
    • Ability to effectively communicate and project financial policies to other staff, as well as excellent written and verbal communication
    • Ability to aggressively anticipate workload and issues, in order to prioritize team workflow and deliverables  
    • Positive working attitude, with a focus on results
    • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and integrity of accounting information
    • Self-motivated, with a desire for continual learning
    • 4+ years of experience in an FP&A role, part of which should be within a multi-national firm is desirable and shall be a distinct advantage.


Responsibilities
Busara is looking to hire a Senior Finance Officer who will be responsible for executing the financial planning and analysis, cash forecasting, and treasury management functions at Busara.


Requirements

    • A degree in business, economics, finance. or a related field
    • Fully qualified ACCA/CPA
    • Deep knowledge of standard accounting principles (GAAP, IFRS, etc.)
    • Strong interpersonal skills and experience managing a team
    • Advanced working knowledge of NetSuite accounting software (or extensive experience with a similar system)
    • Financial modeling and cash forecasting experience
    • Strong experience in financial analysis and building projections, with advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel (with the ability to work with lookups, pivot tables and dashboards)
    • Ability to effectively communicate and project financial policies to other staff, as well as excellent written and verbal communication
    • Ability to aggressively anticipate workload and issues, in order to prioritize team workflow and deliverables  
    • Positive working attitude, with a focus on results
    • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and integrity of accounting information
    • Self-motivated, with a desire for continual learning
    • 4+ years of experience in an FP&A role, part of which should be within a multi-national firm is desirable and shall be a distinct advantage.


Financial planning, analysis and forecasting

    • Conduct analysis for organizational and project level budgets and financial plans, including preparing and uploading final budgets into Netsuite.
    • Track budget vs actuals at different levels, create relevant insights and share on YTD variance, including reviewing budget reallocations requests.
    • Conduct analysis and provide advice to project leads on areas to check on project expenditures to improve project profitability, including providing analysis on projected project performance and forecasts.
    • Conduct analysis and regularly provide high-quality data and analysis to senior management to inform organizational development and strategy
    • Regularly prepare and adjust financial projections (i.e., weekly, monthly, annually) 
    • Develop cash flow forecasts and regularly update them based on actuals to inform how Busara utilizes its funds on a daily basis. 
    • Assess investment opportunities for excess cash and advise senior management on the best opportunities. 
    • Provide research and advice to the finance team on securing short and long term credit options for the organization.
    • Advise the leadership team on availability of budget for OpEx and CapEx items

Cash, liquidity, payables and treasury management

    • Approve payment requests within Busaras system.
    • Minimize idle cash to avert liquidity challenges. 
    • Manage Accounts payable including ensuring that AP balances and ageing in Netsuite are complete and accurate and can be relied upon for decision making at any given time.
    • Sensitize and proactively communicate to  staff on payment process and planning, AP timelines and expected challenges and delays.
    • Proactively review service provider and vendor relationships and work cross-departmentally to ensure Busara is negotiating to maximize value as well as managing supplier and consultant relationships.
    • Identify financial and treasury risks early and develop and implement mitigation strategies. 


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