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  • Posted on: 23 February, 2015 Deadline: 9 March, 2015
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  • FINCA International is seeking an experienced accounting professional who thrives in dynamic environments to be part of the establishment and management of FINCA’s regulated microfinance bank start-up in Owerri, Nigeria.

    Executive Analyst

     

    About the Job
    FINCA is recruiting for an experienced, motivated and hands-on Executive Analyst (EA) to join FINCA’s start-up microfinance bank in Nigeria.  The Executive Analyst reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Deputy. She/he is responsible in assisting the CEO with gathering, organizing and analyzing the quantitative information provided by all the functional areas; in order to evaluate results, compare actual outcomes against plans, establish trends, find correlations, and propose improvements.  

    This role is designed to analyze all the subsidiary’s investment projects to determine their expected return. The job holder will interact primarily with managers at all levels to understand the facts and processes behind the numbers. This will entail the use of mathematical models, process maps and planning tools.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    •     Assist the CEO in providing measurable variables for all the strategic goals of senior management; and track those variables on a monthly basis.
    •     Analyze reports received from functional areas, compare actual results versus budget, highlight the main gaps, analyze the possible causes for deviations, and suggest corrective actions.
    •     Develop a monthly balanced scorecard report that analyzes the factors driving the evolution of the big 5 indicators and establishes correlations between those factors.
    •     Develop economic and operational models for a variety of processes and projects: define resources, outputs, ratios, and run what if scenarios.
    •     Develop and update business models for each product, and for each delivery channel: standard branch, light branch, POS Agent.
    •     Analyze expenses on a monthly basis, identify productivity opportunities, and suggest measures to increase savings versus budget.
    •     Draft a variety of documents including: minutes, job descriptions for new positions, etc.
    •     Help the CEO prepare PowerPoint presentations on several business topics. Be able to draft a presentation by combining limited oral instructions from its supervisor, the background business knowledge, and the access to the different business reports and his/her analytical skills.
    •     Support the CEO in his medium and long term planning activities.

    Qualifications and Experience:

    •     HND/Bachelor’s degree in economics, engineering, mathematics, or physics
    •     3-4 years of experience in business / project consulting, financial planning, or project management.
    •     Superior writing skills.
    •     Masters is an added advantage.

    Critical Competencies:

    • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.
    • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
    • Technical Skills - Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
    • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Meets commitments.
    • Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; continually works to improve supervisory skills.
    • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
    • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

    Candidate Profile
    To perform the job successfully, the candidate should demonstrate the following competencies and qualities:

    •     Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
    •     Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
    •     Willingness to relocate to Owerri, Nigeria and to travel within the country (40% of the time)
    •     Enterprising and self-driven personality with the ability to adapt and acquire new skills
    •     Ability to translate knowledge of business needs into value propositions mutually beneficial to customers and the branch.
    •     Excellent leadership and communication skills
    •     Highly attentive to detail with excellent organizational and documentation skills
    •     Results-oriented, with the ability to motivate the team to be consistent with performance
    •     Strong fit to FINCA’s desired corporate culture and values, and commitment to furthering FINCA’s mission and vision.  In particular, must demonstrate a commitment to transparency and integrity
    •     Understands the needs of a start-up, with willingness and ability to perform duties beyond the scope of work

    About the Job

    FINCA is recruiting for an experienced, motivated and hands-on Executive Analyst (EA) to join FINCA’s start-up microfinance bank in Nigeria.  The Executive Analyst reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Deputy. She/he is responsible in assisting the CEO with gathering, organizing and analyzing the quantitative information provided by all the functional areas; in order to evaluate results, compare actual outcomes against plans, establish trends, find correlations, and propose improvements. 

    This role is designed to analyze all the subsidiary’s investment projects to determine their expected return. The job holder will interact primarily with managers at all levels to understand the facts and processes behind the numbers. This will entail the use of mathematical models, process maps and planning tools.

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

        Assist the CEO in providing measurable variables for all the strategic goals of senior management; and track those variables on a monthly basis.
        Analyze reports received from functional areas, compare actual results versus budget, highlight the main gaps, analyze the possible causes for deviations, and suggest corrective actions.
        Develop a monthly balanced scorecard report that analyzes the factors driving the evolution of the big 5 indicators and establishes correlations between those factors.
        Develop economic and operational models for a variety of processes and projects: define resources, outputs, ratios, and run what if scenarios.
        Develop and update business models for each product, and for each delivery channel: standard branch, light branch, POS Agent.
        Analyze expenses on a monthly basis, identify productivity opportunities, and suggest measures to increase savings versus budget.
        Draft a variety of documents including: minutes, job descriptions for new positions, etc.
        Help the CEO prepare PowerPoint presentations on several business topics. Be able to draft a presentation by combining limited oral instructions from its supervisor, the background business knowledge, and the access to the different business reports and his/her analytical skills.
        Support the CEO in his medium and long term planning activities.

     

    Qualifications and Experience:

        HND/Bachelor’s degree in economics, engineering, mathematics, or physics
        3-4 years of experience in business / project consulting, financial planning, or project management.
        Superior writing skills.
        Masters is an added advantage.

     

     

    Critical Competencies:

     

    Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.

    Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

    Technical Skills - Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

     

    Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Meets commitments.

    Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; continually works to improve supervisory skills.

    Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.

    Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

    Candidate Profile

    To perform the job successfully, the candidate should demonstrate the following competencies and qualities:

        Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
        Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
        Willingness to relocate to Owerri, Nigeria and to travel within the country (40% of the time)
        Enterprising and self-driven personality with the ability to adapt and acquire new skills
        Ability to translate knowledge of business needs into value propositions mutually beneficial to customers and the branch.
        Excellent leadership and communication skills
        Highly attentive to detail with excellent organizational and documentation skills
        Results-oriented, with the ability to motivate the team to be consistent with performance
        Strong fit to FINCA’s desired corporate culture and values, and commitment to furthering FINCA’s mission and vision.  In particular, must demonstrate a commitment to transparency and integrity
        Understands the needs of a start-up, with willingness and ability to perform duties beyond the scope of workAbout the Job

    FINCA is recruiting for an experienced, motivated and hands-on Executive Analyst (EA) to join FINCA’s start-up microfinance bank in Nigeria.  The Executive Analyst reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Deputy. She/he is responsible in assisting the CEO with gathering, organizing and analyzing the quantitative information provided by all the functional areas; in order to evaluate results, compare actual outcomes against plans, establish trends, find correlations, and propose improvements.  

    This role is designed to analyze all the subsidiary’s investment projects to determine their expected return. The job holder will interact primarily with managers at all levels to understand the facts and processes behind the numbers. This will entail the use of mathematical models, process maps and planning tools.

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Assist the CEO in providing measurable variables for all the strategic goals of senior management; and track those variables on a monthly basis.
    • Analyze reports received from functional areas, compare actual results versus budget, highlight the main gaps, analyze the possible causes for deviations, and suggest corrective actions.
    • Develop a monthly balanced scorecard report that analyzes the factors driving the evolution of the big 5 indicators and establishes correlations between those factors.
    • Develop economic and operational models for a variety of processes and projects: define resources, outputs, ratios, and run what if scenarios.
    • Develop and update business models for each product, and for each delivery channel: standard branch, light branch, POS Agent.
    • Analyze expenses on a monthly basis, identify productivity opportunities, and suggest measures to increase savings versus budget.
    • Draft a variety of documents including: minutes, job descriptions for new positions, etc.
    • Help the CEO prepare PowerPoint presentations on several business topics. Be able to draft a presentation by combining limited oral instructions from its supervisor, the background business knowledge, and the access to the different business reports and his/her analytical skills.
    • Support the CEO in his medium and long term planning activities.

     

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • HND/Bachelor’s degree in economics, engineering, mathematics, or physics
    • 3-4 years of experience in business / project consulting, financial planning, or project management.
    • Superior writing skills.
    • Masters is an added advantage. 

     

     

    Critical Competencies:

     

    Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.

    Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

    Technical Skills - Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

     

    Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Meets commitments.

    Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; continually works to improve supervisory skills.

    Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.

    Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

    Candidate Profile

    To perform the job successfully, the candidate should demonstrate the following competencies and qualities:

    • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
    • Willingness to relocate to Owerri, Nigeria and to travel within the country (40% of the time)
    • Enterprising and self-driven personality with the ability to adapt and acquire new skills
    • Ability to translate knowledge of business needs into value propositions mutually beneficial to customers and the branch.
    • Excellent leadership and communication skills
    • Highly attentive to detail with excellent organizational and documentation skills
    • Results-oriented, with the ability to motivate the team to be consistent with performance
    • Strong fit to FINCA’s desired corporate culture and values, and commitment to furthering FINCA’s mission and vision.  In particular, must demonstrate a commitment to transparency and integrity
    • Understands the needs of a start-up, with willingness and ability to perform duties beyond the scope of work
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    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidate should click here to apply online.

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