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  • Posted on: 7 September, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Sahara Group nutures businesses in the energy sector. These companies operate essentially within the energy industry and its associated sub-sectors. The Group consists of individuals, who are determined to make a positive impact on the business environment.

    Sahara Analyst Program


    Location: Nigeria
    Job Grade: Supervisor

    Purpose Statement

    • Responsible for financial position to make better financial and investment decisions.
    • The Sahara Analyst is responsible for processing and evaluating businesses, projects, budgets and other finance-related entities to determine their suitability for investment.
    • (S)He must be able to perform financial analysis at a micro and macro level to understand the financial health of the company and offer suitable recommendations.
    • After successful completion of the programme, successful candidates would perform in any of the following capacities; Strategy, Business Analysis & Risk Analysis with a focus on Energy, and Infrastructure development

    Key Deliverables

    • Recommend individual investments and collections of investments, which are known as portfolios
    • Evaluate current and historical data
    • Study economic and business trends
    • Study a company's financial statements and analyze commodity prices, sales, costs, expenses, and tax rates to determine a company's value by projecting the company's future earnings
    • Meet with company officials to gain better insight into the company's prospects and management
    • Prepare written reports
    • Meet with investors to explain recommendations on research and forecast
    • Monitor budgets, prepare and submit regular reports, raise flags whenever necessary, and provide management with explanations for any distortion from initial budgets and assumptions
    • Perform expense trend analysis and monitor financial and operational risk exposure on an ongoing basis; proactively communicate potential risks to management
    • Conduct special projects to improve reporting and analysis, develop best practices and support Company initiatives; establish and implement new procedures to address areas requiring improvement
    • Completes other ad hoc financial analysis and reporting, including utilizing data from multiple sources
    • Fosters strong working relationships with peer and management to meet company objectives and develop efficient and effective cross-divisional relationships among core teams throughout the company

    Minimum Qualification / Experience

    • University Degree in Economics, Actuarial Science, Statistics, Business Management, Accounting, Finance and any other Degree i.e. Candidates with a bias for Financial/Business Analysis. (Minimum Second Class Upper). A business degree and a certification as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) will be an added advantage
    • Minimum of 3-5 years cognate working experience (Post NYSC) in a similar capacity within an organisation

    Personality Traits:

    • Must be hard working and resourceful
    • Must possess the ability to multitask and work under pressure
    • Must be a person of high integrity
    • Must be a self-starter and a team player with proactive approach to work.


    • Must be able to communicate fluently in written and oral English.
    • Must be able to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial & dynamic environment
    • Must be able to understand market trends and forecast
    • Must be thorough in research finding and methodology
    • Must possess a flare for numbers and be business savvy
    • Must possess excellent numerical and quantitative skills
    • Must be a critical thinker with good judgement and decision making
    • Must have excellent presentation skills
    • Ability to collect, integrate and analyze information from multiple sources to create a cohesive, fact-based analysis
    • Must be MS Word, Excel and Internet Browser proficient.

    Working Relationships

    • Internal: Develop efficient and effective cross-divisional relationships among core teams throughout the company including, Finance Managers, Managing Directors, Executive Directors and the Company Board.
    • External: Is expected to develop relationships with banks, tax authority, treasury houses, Investor Relations etc.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Sahara Group career website on to apply

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