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Financial Planning Analyst

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Date: Jan 7, 2022

Location: Gros Islet, LC

Company: Digicel

About Digicel

 

As a Digital Operator, Digicel is in the business of delivering powerful digital experiences 1440 minutes of each day to customers – that’s every minute, all day, every day.

 

Through its world-class LTE and fibre networks, together with its suite of 8 apps spanning sports (SportsMax), music (D’Music), news (Loop), local radio and podcasts (GoLoud), TV streaming (PlayGo), enhanced messaging and marketplaces (BiP), cloud storage (Billo) and self-care (MyDigicel app), Digicel is the only operator in its markets that can deliver that.

 

Serving consumer and business customers in 32 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Pacific, its investments of over US$7 billion and a commitment to its communities through its Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad & Tobago have contributed to positive outcomes for over 3 million people to date.

 

With its Better Together brand, Digicel is making a promise of simply more to customers and communities and its 7,000 employees worldwide work together to make that a powerful reality day in, day out.

 

Visit www.digicelgroup.com for more.

Primary objectives of the job:

 

  • This role will lead all forecasting and budgetary processes. He/she will manage the financial planning and analysis to support decision making for assigned markets.
  • Challenge and support strategic and commercial initiatives
  • Analyze and critique business plans, considering external influences (portfolio, competitor activity etc.
  • Provide accurate and timely analysis of all financial planning, financial reporting, budget and forecasting
  • Provide support on Key Performance Indicators and revenue reporting highlighting any anomalies.
  • Establish a good working relationship with the Business Partners [BP] and Market / Cluster CEO’s

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Own the budget P&L, Balance sheet and cash-flow process for the assigned markets from start to finish including collation of reports, analysis, and reviewing information collated in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Creation of the monthly forecast P&L and cash-flow (in accordance with the BP and market/Regional CEO) and regular monitoring of the key revenue generating initiatives.
  • Own the Monthly flash submission and review with the reporting team on month end close
  • Produce monthly Board report and Board Presentations for all Finance related inputs, accurate and timely preparation of commentary on Board reports as well as Board presentations for the assigned markets, ensure review with BP before sending to market and regional CEO’s
  • Produce the operational / market review finance input and review with BP prior to submission
  • Own and manage the daily / weekly flash and daily KPI reporting process for the Business for discussion with the leadership team
  • Support the business with in-depth analyses that translates data into actionable insight.
  • Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of revenue and cost.
  • Monitor key performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variance.
  • Assist in the provision of high quality financial and commercial data to support the Commercial Team.
  • Assist with financial modeling, analysis, forecasting, pricing and reporting for all new and existing promotions and product offerings.
  • Assist/Support with month & year end process as appropriate to enable deadlines to be met (e.g. monthly forecast) for the financial/ statutory reporting process.
  • Assist with recommending, implementing and maintaining general process improvements within the department
  • Work alongside the Regional Head of FP&A, Regional BP and Market/Cluster Leadership team to define and deliver information requirements to manage market performance
  • Work with Commercial/ Customer Value Team(s) to validate commercial initiatives and pricing implications
  • Ownership of the finance models for forecasting and reporting with technical updates as required based on local and group reporting needs including controls for validation by internal/ external audit.
  • Be proactive in suggesting analysis that will benefit understanding of the financial performance and proactively suggest improvements to the process/ models.
  • Liaise with Finance Managers on the Financial Reporting function to ensure monthly/quarterly/ yearly financials are in line with expectations.
  • Ad hoc reporting analysis and special project work as required

 

Academic qualifications and experience required for job (Minimum):

 

  • Bachelors in Accounting, Economics or Finance and/or ACCA Level ll
  • 3 -5 year(s) experience in a similar capacity
  • Advanced Excel/ Modelling skills

 

Functional Skills:

 

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications - with Advanced Excel/ Modelling skills
  • Highly analytical with strong focus on attention to detail and accuracy
  • Work independently, multi-task
  • Knowledge of Business Objects/ SAS an advantage
  • Demonstrates ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meets very stringent deadline

 

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER:

 

This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent.  It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent.  Incumbent may, and probably will be asked to perform other duties as required.  Each employee, regardless of classification, is required to maintain a safe, orderly and clean workplace, using safety precautions and observing safety rules at all times.


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