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Nov 27, 2017

Cellulant Group Financial Analyst Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Vacancy: Group Financial Analyst
Department: Finance Team
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Job posting: 27-11-2017 until 1-12-2017.
Starting date: Immediate.

Who are we? Cellulant is a pan - African digital payments business. We run an ecosystem of consumers, merchants and banks in which we facilitate payments and build value through the value-added services we layer on top.

In building this ecosystem we serve different types of customers with different products, in a range that includes mobile banking products, mobile credit products, USSD, SMS, and digital content. We are currently serving merchants and banks across 10 countries, and a wide set of industries
Our true competitive advantage lies in the ecosystem we are building – if we do a good job over the next few years, it will be the glue* that will connect everyone to everything – every consumer to every business in Africa.
To be able to meet these aggressive growth expectations we need to grow our dynamic team. 

We invite you to be part of that growth by submitting your application to the following role.
Group Financial Analyst

Role & Description: To deliver on the group finance function on monthly reporting, consolidation and analysis (financial and market analysis) for Cellulant Corporation.

This role requires accounting and high analytical skills, keen eye for detail, controls/process oriented ability to work under minimal supervision; highly versatile with ability to work in a very rapidly growing and changing environment requiring resourcefulness and drive to deliver results.
Areas of Responsibility

  • Maintain Group revenue and metrics reporting templates to ensure standardization of views, information and understanding across the Group.
  • Consolidate, validate and analyze Group revenue and metrics reports.
  • Continuous report improvement to provide relevant teams with relevant views and shorter report timelines for faster information, decision and action.
  • Develop dashboards that report new initiatives in the business and provide analysis and insights to the management team that facilitate decision making.
  • Ensure current and future revenue and metrics reporting requirements are implemented in the ERP & DWH.
Group Finance
  • Monthly close out procedures- ensure that all countries carry out and share month end close out procedures for review. Consolidation of the month end close out procedures and report on the risk areas to the Group Finance Manager. Implement weekly close out procedures for improved monitoring of finance policies adoption.   
  • Assist the Group Finance Manager in the consolidation of group accounts.
  • Work with the group finance manager in the coordination of planning and budgeting process by; ensuring timely planning is done, the principles are understood and well-articulated in the plans with assumptions that are easy to understand and are achievable
  • Ensure that the ERP is adopted into the business and that all areas financial and non-financial that affect numbers are implemented and utilized.
  • Maintain up to date records for the entire group finance function.
  • Follow up and ensure yearly audits and consolidation are done on time across the group; ensure financials are prepared in line with IFRS – assist with audit discussions where required.   
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or any other related field
  • Professional qualifications in CPA, CFA, ACCA or equivalent
  • 2 - 4 years of progressively responsible financial analysis & reporting experience, audit, preparation of financial statements, analysis of company accounts or equivalent experience.
  • High level of competence in ERP.
  • Advanced Ms Excel skills.
Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies
  • Knowledge of financial and accounting procedures as well as financial sector operations
  • Strong analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to extensively analyze business reports.
  • Has basic knowledge of applicable financial and accounting statutes and regulations.
  • Interprets and applies laws, analyzes information, and evaluates the impact of policies, procedures and practices.
  • Ability to effectively interpret financial information
  • Good presentation and communication skills including the ability to write proper reports
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills
  • Demonstrate the right attitude towards work and willingness to continuously learn
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences.
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines as well as work with minimal supervision
  • Strong organization and analytical skills as well as keenness to details
What do we offer you?
When working at Cellulant*, you can expect to work on a diverse range of problems, with inspiring and creative colleagues. 

You will have ample opportunities for growth and career development, and we highly value continuous learning. 
We offer you a challenging position in which you will be rewarded for performance.

Apply now!
Are you interested in this position and do you meet the minimum requirements?
Apply by sending an e-mail with your CV and a convincing cover letter to [email protected] 

Please mention the position “Financial Analyst” in the subject of the email.

The selection process entails an oral interview stage, followed by a case study presentation and a final interview.

The deadline for application is December 01, 2017.

Due to the high volume of applications received only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Do you have questions about this vacancy?

Visit our website at www.cellulant.com
Please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail or telephone: [email protected] or 0202606696.   

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