Financial Planning And Analysis Manager, Africa

Financial Planning And Analysis Manager, Africa
Company:

Aggreko


Financial Planning And Analysis Manager, Africa

Details of the offer

About Aggreko plc:
Around the world, people, businesses and countries are striving for a better future. A future that needs power and the right conditions to succeed.That’s why at Aggreko, we work ‘round the clock, making sure our customers get the electricity, heating and cooling they need, whenever they need it – all powered by our trademark passion, unrivalled international experience and local knowledge. From urban development to unique commercial projects and even humanitarian emergencies, we bring our expertise and equipment to any location, from the world’s busiest cities to some of the most remote places on earth.Every project is different, so we listen first and design a system supported by our service anywhere, to any scale. Transforming the lives and livelihoods of individuals, organisations and communities across the globe.
Job Accountabilities/Key Responsibilities
· Manage the monthly financial reporting and forecasting process for Africa, including the analysis of the results.
· Lead the annual budget and 5 year planning processes for Africa.
· Support the Head of Finance in undertaking financial analysis and modelling – including evaluating new commercial opportunities.
· Provide challenge to the regional AGMs on business performance matters.
· Coordinate business improvement and operational turn-around programmes.
· Support regional and in-country finance managers in training, systems and best practice.
· Act as the key point of contact with the central Aggreko team for questions and coordination.
Financial Reporting
· Manage the monthly reporting and forecasting process across Africa.
· Work closely with the regional accounting teams in West and Central Africa (WACA) and SEA (South and East Africa), who consolidate the performance of Projects across Africa.
· Support the Africa MD and Head of Finance in understanding in detail the performance of the African businesses
· Be the key contact for Power Solutions and Group queries during the month-end.
· Ensure the generation and integrity of the standard monthly financial reports, including MBR pack.
· Ensure all data are loaded by the regional teams and consolidated in the reporting system.
· For Financial Accounting queries act as a conduit between the appropriate finance teams.
· Ensure interim and year-end additional external reporting requirements are completed.
Budget process
· Lead the budget process across Africa and be the main point of contact for queries.
· Develop the budget process timetable, as well as the budget presentation and other templates required .
· Support the Africa MD and Head of Finance in interrogating the budget submissions from across Africa, ensuring the targets set are both challenging and realistic.
· Develop the consolidated Africa budget presentation and other reporting requirements.
Financial analysis and modelling
· To support provide in making key business decisions by undertaking financial analysis or modelling.
· Fully utilise the Aggreko systems to obtain financial and operating data in support of analysis undertaken.
· Identify areas of business improvement through analysis, either as directed or under own initiative.
· Test business decisions, plans and forecasts through undertaking sensitivity analysis.
· Support ad hoc projects as required, including the evaluation and modelling of commercial proposals.
Coordinaiton of business improvement programmes
· Led the implementation of business improvement programmes across the region.
· Impelment structures and frameworks that will allow the effective management of such programmes across the region.
· Coordinate and support non-finance participants (e.g. operations, HR, engineering) in business improvement programmes.
Person Specification
Education/Qualifications
· Professional accounting qualification (Chartered Accountant or equivalent) – 10 years minimum experience
· Post qualification experience in industry preferable
· Experience of working with an ERP and with BI tools
· Fluent in English. French and/or Portuguese language skills would be a plus
Desired Skills
· Management accounting and financial reporting experience
· Prior consolidation and reporting systems experience
· Analytical thinker and solution driven approach. Ability to analyse and question the numbers when appropriate Good presentation skills, with the ability to write clear and concise reports and other commentaries
· Good communication skills, including the ability to challenge in a firm but tactful manner
· Good interpersonal skills; able to build strong relationships across the organization, particularly with colleagues in different locations
· Good spreadsheet modelling and analysis skills
· Able to develop an excellent understanding of business and key drivers
· An attitude for continuous improvement and desire to challenge the status quo.
Direct Reports
· Analyst

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