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Safaricom Limited Business Cost Analyst - Technology Job in Kenya

Safaricom Limited is the leading mobile telecommunications company in Kenya.

We are at the forefront of the industry and always seek to attract and retain talented, creative and innovative team players who are excited by the opportunity of pushing the frontiers of this evolving technology, growing our services, exciting our customers and contributing to our community.

At Safaricom, we take pride in our talent and develop them to realize their maximum potential!

Business Cost Analyst - Technology

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy within the Finance Division.

In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

Reporting to the Senior Manager – Decision Support, the job holder will manage the Technology Capex, Nopex and Opex Budgets and offering a partnering/support role within the division with respect to the company strategic objectives.
The successful candidate will be responsible for;
  • Preparation of Monthly budget utilization reports &Identification of saving opportunities and any duplication.
  • Provision of the raw data for budgeting with the cost drivers for Technology division.
  • Accurate and Timely submission of Budget of the details from all the departments.
  • Review the inputs from all the departments for reasonableness in line with known or predictable business and overall company strategy. Agree with the departmental heads
  • Closely working with the respective departmental representatives & guiding them through the budgeting process
  • Prepare a database for all the technical projects with all the milestones
  • Weekly Technology Capex Governance - Review of Business Cases, Weekly updating of approved projects, tracking and necessary information management
  • Loading of Capex budgets into Oracle on a timely basis after necessary approvals
  • Management of all budget transfers for the division with documented justifications.
  • Keep track of all the network elements for financial reporting.
  • Keep track of assets disposed during the month and report the same to fixed assets
  • Review decommissioned sites, ensure proper documents are raised and information is relayed to Fixed asset accountant
  • Ensure receipting is done in time by confirming the oracle reports bi-monthly.
  • Breakdown of network maintenance costs per site per month and having finance compare it with revenues per site to determine the contribution margin per site.
  • Analysis of Opex costs with an aim of determining any cost that is capital in nature is moved to Capex.
  • Ensuring that all support contract costs are provided for and PO’s raised where contract are agreed.
  • Monthly monitoring of the business usage cost to ensure that all the provisions are adhered to by all the departments.
  • Determining of the monthly saving/deficit on each of the departmental Opex budget communicate to Director Technology and the HOD’s on the areas of risk
  • Maintain an up to date database for all the support contracts with relevant documentation
  • Breakdown of network maintenance costs per site per month for site performance review.

The ideal candidate will possess:
  • A Bachelor honors degree from a recognized university preferably Bachelor of Commerce or Business administration.
  • 2-3 years accounting experience in an international or well-run company in corporate reporting for financial and management information.
  • Direct involvement in Corporate reporting for financial and management information in a busy environment
  • Preparation of periodic budgets and forecasts.
  • Submission of accurate, timely and relevant information for management decision making purpose
  • Demonstrate analytical skills and ability to monitor and explain trends and variances
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Highly computer literate with experience of a computerized accounting system preferably with Oracle applications
  • Ability to analyze processes and systems for enhancement of efficiencies and performance
  • Ability to relate well with both internal and external customers and work in teams
  • Ability to work without supervision
  • Ability to train others and enhance their skills and competencies
  • Self- drive for results.

If you meet the requirements and are self-driven, proactive and up to the challenge, please send your resume and application letter quoting the job reference number to the address below.

All applications must be delivered on or before Wednesday the 27th of November 2013.

Head of Talent & Resourcing
Safaricom Ltd Nairobi

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