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Business Analyst at Wananchi Group

Wananchi is the leading business providing affordable entertainment and connectivity for the rapidly growing middle class in East Africa.

Position Reporting to: Head of Financial Planning, Analysis & Reporting

Manages Others: Yes

Job Purpose / Summary:

Reporting to the Head of Financial Planning, Analysis & Reporting, the Business Analyst will be responsible for the preparation and dissemination of management accounts, and weekly-monthly reports of the group to the board of directors.

Key Roles:

  • Financial Planning, Forecasting and Budgeting
  • Preparing annual budgets, reviewing performance against budget and querying any material variance.
  • Examine budget estimates or proposals for completeness, accuracy and conformance with established procedures, regulations, and organizational objectives
  • Periodically monitor the budget by reviewing reports and accounting records to determine if allocated funds have been spent as specified
  • Examine past and current budgets and research economical and financial developments that affect the organization’s spending
  • Coordinate the budgeting process within the various functions
  • Responsible for communicating with management about budget issues concerning their functions
  • Ensure active budgeting process and application throughout the organization
  • Business Analysis & Modelling
  • Develop a costing model for the group
  • Undertake business modeling projects as requested
  • Plan and organize own and team work projects to meet defined objectives and deliverables set by the Directors
  • Evaluating ad-hoc projects
  • Controls and Financial Reporting
  • Manage end month closure and reporting of KPI’s
  • Prepare monthly Management pack
  • Respond to audit queries from both internal and external auditors
  • Prepare balance sheet schedules

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Completion of budget process and seeking of approval before the year end
  • Monthly closure by WD2
  • Completion of Management pack by WD5
  • Balance Sheet Review and filling by WD10
  • Clean and reconciled balance sheet

Education, Experience and Skills

  • Minimum Bachelors degree in accounting or finance. CFA or CPA qualification preferred
  • Proficiency in computer literacy and skills including use of Excel & Word
  • At least five (5) years post-graduation working experience in long-range financial plans & return on investment calculations;
  • Experience in preparing PowerPoint presentations is essential;
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical skills and aptitude for problem solving, including data analysis and validation
  • Excellent time management/organizational skills
  • A high level of integrity, accuracy, attention to detail, enthusiasm, and confidentiality.

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