Regional Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

Job Summary

The incumbent will be focused on developing and maintaining financial strategy as well as evaluating and managing financial performance from the aspect of financial planning and analysis. The goal is to support financial decision making and advisory services to RCFO, LTU Exco & Other OPCO EXCOs on the line of Financial Planning and analysis

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

BACKGROUND 



Liquid Telecom is the leading independent data, voice, and IP provider in eastern, central, and southern  Africa. It supplies fiber optic, satellite, and international carrier services to Africa’s largest mobile network operators, ISPs, and businesses of all sizes. Liquid Telecom also provides payment solutions to financial institutions and retailers, as well as award-winning data storage and communication solutions to businesses across Africa and beyond. 


ROLE OVERVIEW  


Reporting to the CEO Uganda with a dotted line to Regional Head of FP&A  

The incumbent will be focused on developing and maintaining financial strategy as well as evaluating and managing financial performance from the aspect of financial planning and analysis. The goal is to  support financial decision making and advisory services to RCFO, LTU Exco & Other OPCO EXCOs on  the line of Financial Planning and analysis 


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 


 BUDGETING AND FINANCIAL PLANNING: 


• Preparing timely and accurate Annual Operating Plans according to the group guidelines

• Prepare a 5-year business plan, developing an appropriate drivers-based model 

• Prepares financial budgets and management reports thus ensures efficient budgetary control

• Analyses monthly financial performance against established benchmarks set within the business  plan framework for the Company and/or AOP 

• Prepares financial feasibility and profitability studies; evaluates and approves financial dimensions  of new projects, new products, and main changes to processes 

• Analyses of business performance against set KPIs  analysis; variance analysis vs budget 


CAPITAL EXPENDITURE BUDGETING, EVALUATION OF BUSINESS CASES AND ANALYSIS: 


• Evaluates and reviews Business Cases to ensure business viability for any long term projects and  profitability or cashback for the business 

• Develops Capex budget in conjunction with Technical and Commercial Departments 

• Ensures that capital expenditure for the company is correctly spent and is in line with the CAPEX  approvals 

• Reviews Capex productivity to ensure that proper Value for Money is achieved

• Designs and/or assists the Pricing team to ensure the correct price for new products 

• Review of existing pricing models to ensure that the profitability and marketing standing is viable  and ensure the growth of the Marketing


FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE AND FINANCIAL RISKS MANAGEMENT: 


• Ensures that the business achieves or surpasses its profitability targets by monitoring key  expenditure areas and that profitability margins are in line with a business plan 

• Meets key line managers weekly regarding their expenditure and carries out monthly variance  checks and addresses them through line managers 

• Manages the company’s capital expenditure budget Actual vs Budget monthly performance (spend  and committed) 

• Analyses PL profitability by product and margin analysis 

• Monitors operating expenses closely to ensure that efficiencies flow through to minimize costs

• Assists with Revenue assurance and monthly revenue rolling forecasts 

• Assists in the preparation of Board papers 


INVESTMENT DECISION MODEL DEVELOPMENT REVIEW AND APPROVAL: 


• Designs and or improves on existing business cases/investment models 

• Advises Management on investment or decline decision/ Lease or purchase option 

• Follows up on investment decision and report to management 

• Ensures business cases capture all the relevant costs related to the investment decision

• Ensures payback and NPV metrics are in line with group policy 

• Ensures all the investments have to go through business case process and approval 

• Ensures that the business achieves or surpasses its profitability targets by monitoring key  expenditure areas


QUALIFICATIONS 


The ideal candidate must possess the following: 

• Degree in Accountancy, Finance, Economics, Actuarial Science or Related Discipline

• Professional accounting qualification such as CPA, CFA, CIMA or ACCA, NBAA registration

• MBA or MBL will be an added advantage 


EXPERIENCE 


• At least 5 year’s experience as Head of FP&A, Financial Controller, or a related discipline

•At least 5 years’ experience with Senior Management position within the Telecom Industry 


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS AREAS  


• Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and International Accounting  Standards (IAS) 

• Knowledge of Accounting Systems (Financial accounting software), HYPERION, Sage Evolution/  Accpac 

• Business performance Management 

• Good spreadsheet and financial modeling skills are a prerequisite 

• High skills in computer literacy with proficiency in MS Office and business modeling tools

• Good analytical, conceptual, and diagnostic skills 

• Good understanding of the different business functions and their interaction towards the  achievement of the business objectives 

• High degree of professional judgment and discretion. 


All applications should be submitted to [email protected] on or before 5th March 2021.

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