Senior Business Planning and Reporting Specialist Job in Kenya

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic individual to join our team as a Senior Business Planning and Reporting Specialist. This role is pivotal in driving strategic decision-making processes through insightful reporting and comprehensive business planning. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in financial analysis, forecasting, and reporting, coupled with excellent communication and leadership skills.


  • Develop and maintain robust business planning processes, including annual budgets, forecasts, and, if required, long-term strategic plans.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather relevant data and insights for accurate forecasting and reporting.
  • Analyse financial and operational data to identify trends, risks, and opportunities, providing actionable recommendations to senior management.
  • Prepare and present comprehensive country reports and presentations for the senior management and draft materials for the board meetings.
  • Continuously monitor and evaluate key performance indicators (KPIs), identifying areas for improvement and implementing corrective actions as necessary.
  • Drive process improvements and efficiency enhancements within the business planning and reporting function.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to junior team members (if required), fostering their professional development and growth.


Hard skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or related field. Master’s degree or professional certifications (e.g., CFA, CPA) preferred.
  • Proven experience (7+ years) in business planning, financial analysis, and reporting within a corporate environment.
  • Strong proficiency in financial modelling, forecasting techniques, and variance analysis.
  • Advanced skills in Excel, financial planning software and business intelligence tools.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, with the ability to distil complex information into clear and actionable insights.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, with experience in leading cross-functional teams and driving strategic initiatives.
  • Proven track record of delivering high-quality results in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Ability to thrive under pressure, meet tight deadlines, and adapt to changing priorities.

How To Apply

If qualified, please send your CV and cover letter to by 25 May 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted