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Financial Planning Analyst

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City:
Lagos
Salary:
Job Type:
Full-Time
Experience:
Does Not Matter

This position supports financial planning & analysis senior leadership in providing analytics in all aspects of financial and statistical studies. The position will focus on independent project-based work analyzing trends affecting the organization’s performance and providing financial oversight, leadership and support.

The position will play a pivotal role in all aspects of companywide strategic and operations improvement initiatives. Responsibilities include: identifying issues, forming hypothesis, mining and analyzing data, and making conclusions into recommendations to implement change.

Specifically, the Financial Planning Analyst’s duties shall include:

Responsibility for financial analyses and statistical research

Making forecasts for all divisions and business opportunities

Support planning cycle by obtaining relevant data from resources in Finance and other applicable functions

Analyze data and process them for management information

Review of variances and analysis of causes of such variances Identification, analyses and monitoring of issues that affect profitability, growth and productivity

Perform analyses that support findings and recommendations on critical initiatives

Perform due diligence and build financial models for strategic business objectives

Mine databases and maintain necessary financial and statistical data for use in various analyses and reporting

Update and distribute regularly scheduled financial and statistical information and reports

Qualifications, Skills & Competencies:

Bachelors degree in business (Finance, Accounting, or similar) required; MBA preferred

5+ years’ experience in cost accounting or corporate finance support role

Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control principles

Experience with financial and accounting reporting systems

Advanced Excel financial modeling skills

Highly organized, with effective time management skills and attention to detail

Demonstrated ability to work independently with effectiveness and efficiency under the demand of critical deadlines and conflicting priorities

Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections

Experience working with senior-level executives preferred

Written and oral presentation skills to provide clear and concise presentations

Distinctive problem solving and analytical skills

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