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An operational leader for Financial Planning and Analysis addressing a sizable internal customer group with high levels of independence in planning and carrying out work. A senior experienced team member leading and providing administrative and functional support to the Financial Planning and Analysis team.


  1.  Work within a framework and guide team members.
  2.  This role supervises the Lead – Finance role
  3.  Play an integral role in the global rolling forecast process; providing coordinating support and creating improvements
  4.  Financial advisor for the BU’s working closely with BU management on budget planning and forecasting
  5.  Manage sizeable portfolio with the desired EBITDA contribution to the organization
  6.  Review exceptions to policies and provide financial direction
  7.  Provide effective financial controls for the BU-s and ensure compliance with corporate processes and procedures
  8.  Maintain sound relationship with the BU’s/management/stakeholders/customers by conducting regular meetings and calls
  9.  Pro-actively alert the business on possible business performance impacts and help mitigate the financial risks
  10. Recognize the need for controls and; Mentor team members on standard operating procedures and provide guidance
  11. Recognize and maintain confidential information
  12. Preparation and Consolidation of Financial Statements
  13. Support the budget requirement and forecast planning and manage reporting
  14. Performance planning – prepare/ sign off on Key Result Areas / deliverables of the team in order to meet the operational objectives of the team
  15. Work allocation – Allocating work / shifts to team members in order to achieve targets
  16. Optimization of resources
  17. Predict financial situations utilizing financial modelling


Measures of Outcomes:

  1.  Revenue realized for the assigned Account/Vertical
  2.  Profitability
  3.  Feedback from Account/Vertical leaders
  4. Team Engagement – Attrition/ESAT scores


Outputs Expected:

Financial planning:

  1. Drive the global rolling forecast process for the business unit
  2. Create financial models of the new/existing deals for strategic engagements
  3. Review and make decisions on purchase requisitions
    expense reports and P/L statements of the business unit
  4. Review financials of the business unit in terms of sales productivity
    non-billability and expenses and implement corrective action
  5. Review exceptions to policies and provide financial direction
  6. Maintain sound relationship with the BU-s/management/stakeholders/customers by conducting regular meetings and calls
  7. Provide effective financial controls for the BU-s; ensuring compliance with corporate processes and procedures
  8. Build analytical models to perform financial analysis
  9. Liaison with auditors to ensure appropriate monitoring of company’s finances is maintained
  10. Research the organization’s financial transactions and submit financial reports based on available data
  11. Assisting with the internal auditing process
  12. Liaison with auditors to ensure adequate financial reporting of the company
  13. Manage the preparation of the company’s budget
  14. Develop and recommend solutions for problems or situations
  15. Analyse the company’s actual performance compared to the business plans
  16. Reports
    accounts and comments on financial statements insuring collection
    preparation and interpretation

Business and client Support:

  1. Mentor team members on the standard operating procedures and provide guidance
  2. Manage and ensure efficient implementation of multiple financial process
  3. Monitor and review adherence to policy and procedure and regulatory compliance issues
  4. Contract negotiation with vendors who support the finance processes
  5. Provide training and guidance to team and other relevant employees with regards to systems
  6. Leverage broader Finance team resources to drive change in the different Finance functions
  7. Recognize the need for controls; design and implement them
  8. Support and planning for monthly revenue and expense forecasts
  9. Performance planning – prepare/ sign off on Key Result Areas / deliverables of the team in order to meet the operational objectives
  10. People Management – set clear and objective goals for the team
    monitor and review progress; participate in performance review: mentoring and related HR process for the team


Skill Examples:

  1.  Strong customer service orientation and communication skills
  2.  Ability to produce thorough detailed and accurate work
  3.  Strong process driven individual who can provide specific input for changes that can influence for good and provide a positive impact to the business/operations
  4.  A team player with a positive attitude
  5.  Negotiation skills
  6.  Influencing and persuasion skills
  7.  Demonstrated financial analysis and modelling expertise.
  8.  Flexible and positive approach to work
  9.  Organised able to prioritise and meet tight deadlines with strong ability to self-manage
  10. Analytical Skills
  11. Team building skills; ability to build successful teams
  12. Ability to implement change management seamlessly strengthening organizational and team cohesion
  13. Orientation towards achieving results and objectives
  14. Presentation and planning skills
  15. Integrity and Trust
  16. Results-oriented approach
  17. Excellent problem-solving skills such as analysis judgment and decision
  18. Tech-savvy – proficiency with the entire MS Office Suite specifically MS Excel
  19. Ability to clearly communicate finance and accounting matters to senior management


Knowledge Examples:

  •  Basic skills in thought leadership with domain knowledge in one or more areas of finance
    1.  A solid understanding of financial statistics and accounting principles
    2.  Understanding end to end financials and accounting process including core accounting activities
    3.  Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Excel Word and PowerPoint)
    4.  Must have knowledge of the Business and functional aspects of the processes being implemented
    5. Extensive skills in thought leadership and domain knowledge
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