Financial Analyst Job in Kenya

Job Purpose

The overall purpose of the job holder is to analyze, create, interpret, and present summary results of Group financial data. The Analyst will work with group company accountants, and other finance professionals to produce Group reports and analyses to aid decision-making. In addition, the job holder will support the accounting and financial analyses and forecasting of future performance

Roles And Responsibilities

Work collaboratively with other accounting officers within the Group to produce financial reports that support business executives in decision making

Utilize analytical and mathematical skills to analyze key financial data

Prepare financial reports on a determined schedule or on request to help group management make informed decisions

Present financial reports and estimates to decision makers within the Group

Utilize technical skills to create charts and graphs for visual understanding

Research current economic and financial outlook where necessary and provide insights to business executives

Investigate and provide feedback on accounting irregularities

Analyzing data to identify trends or patterns to help make business decisions

Preparing reports for senior management about the financial status of the Group in order to make strategic decisions about future operations

Requirements Core Technical competencies

At least 5 years’ experience in a fast-paced working environment with interactions with Senior leaders/executives

Experience in high level accounting analysis for a busy organization or a group of companies.

Master’s degree in accounting, finance, business or related fields preferred

A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) title is preferred

Critical analytics or mathematical skills and a proven ability to do difficult calculations and analysis

Strong familiarity with productivity tools such as Microsoft Office Suite

Prior experience using database tools and spreadsheet software such as MySQL and Excel

Experience using data visualization tools, such as Microsoft PowerBI and Tableau

Ability to quickly learn industry-related regulations and utilize information in written reports

Comfort preparing and delivering reports to decision makers

Strong critical thinking skills

Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize.

Strong leadership and skills to foster teamwork with ability to provide direction, guidance and momentum in order to achieve organizational objectives.

Results-oriented, entrepreneurial in spirit and action, flexible, and innovative approach to operational management.

Detail oriented and problem-solving skills.

Strong quantitative and analytical skills.

High integrity and commitment to delivery on multiple tasks.

Effective interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with senior stakeholders.

Strong problem-solving and management skills

Excellent communication and analytical skills

Technical writing

Experience in project management

Data visualization and data analysis experience not required but preferred

Experience in the application of statistical methods, mathematical techniques, forecasting, cost-benefit analysis and related analytical tools

Knowledge of the insurance industry will be an asset.

High proficiency with the commonly used computer software and applications

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