36420- Senior Executive, FP &A

Job Title: Financial Planning & Analysis Analyst

Level: Senior Executive Level

Coverage: East, West & Maghreb Africa

Reporting to: FP& A Lead, Africa & Middle East

Location: Nigeria/Kenya

Role Summary

This role requires a commercially focused and detailed oriented individual with a strong analytical mind and ability to identify and strengthen areas of business risks and capitalise on opportunities. He/She should help in forecasting the right numbers and help achieve those

Responsibilities

Key member of Group FP&A team, driving management reporting and providing insights into the financials of the business
Support FP&A leader in all areas
Assist in driving the company profitability and growth by analyzing revenues and costs as well as new initiatives
Drive improvements in reporting and forecasting process to achieve operational excellence
Preparation and financial planning as part of budget and forecast
Performing management reporting and analysis as needed by Global Markets Group / management team
Part of defining and follow up of KPIs to reach agreed targets
Work closely with FP&A, FBP and Client service leadership and commercial teams
Link in with Consolidation teams on closing schedule, accounting services, and consolidated accounts, with focus on numbers making sense
Work with Group Controller on compliance and governance
Partner with Operational Controller and team (closing cut-off dates, journals, supporting documentation )
Internal & External Audits

Qualifications

Degree in Accounting/Finance and MBA is preferable
Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA etc.)
Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the Finance, Research industry or FMCG, Marketing industry with a matrix organisation structure
Experience (preferred or required technical, functional and/or leadership experience)
Ability to organise multiple responsibilities and deliver results in an accurate and timely manner while adapting to changes in priorities.
Ability to influence and strategically partner with individuals of various educational and technical backgrounds, both inside and outside the organization
Strong business acumen and analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to gather analyse and present data.
A desire to add value and providing a valuable contribution to the wider business.
Ability to business partner and communicate with non-finance stakeholders effectively and articulately.
A proven track record of building relationships at all levels within the organisation
Operations and commercial literacy.
Detail and process oriented.
Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines under pressure.
Self-starter with a strong sense of urgency and follow up skills

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