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Date: Jun 19, 2022

Location: Kingston, JM, WI

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 is every minute, all day, and every day.

 

Through its world-class LTE and fibre networks, together with its suite of eight (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.

Job Description

Group Finance Business Partner

 

Primary objective of the job:

  • Finance business partner working closely with a particular business unit creating a real and active partnership with both operations and management.
  • Provide 'real time' support and analysis, to be a trusted adviser and to add value that will assist in decision-making.
  • Reporting to the CFO Digital and HQ, this role will lead all forecasting and budgetary processes for the department and BP. He/she will manage the financial planning and analysis to support decision making for assigned group department.
  • Development and evaluation of key business strategies (capital projects, market expansion, product launches)
  • Challenge and support strategic and commercial initiatives
  • Provide accurate and timely analysis of all financial planning, financial reporting, budget and forecasting.
  • To assist with providing in-depth analysis on strategic business decisions.
  • To provide support on Key Performance Indicators and revenue reporting highlighting any anomalies.
  • Establish a good working relationship with the Business Partners [BP]

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities:             

  • The Finance Business Partner must ensure accurate and timely financial management information is prepared with detailed analysis of spend.
  • Work in close partnership with the individual budget holders and the group consolidation team to provide accurate, timely and comprehensive annual budgets as well as monthly re-forecasts.
  • To independently conduct monthly review meetings with budget holders and to act as a key point of contact to support the budget holders with commercial business, capital and investment proposals.
  • Monthly presentation of financial performance, full year forecasts and budget variances including understanding financial opportunities and risk.

 

  • To build strong relations and provide financial support to commercial decision making.
  • Challenge business managers to ensure that all concepts have been properly considered before presenting to the business.
  • Challenge current ways of working, driving efficiencies and cost savings wherever possible
  • Review of monthly commitments and preparations of monthly accruals and prepayments reconciliations including timely follow up on any queries.
  • Assist with year-end audit.
  • Be comfortable dealing with and working through issues and operational challenges with project teams and other stakeholders, getting into details to ensure you understand the cost drivers of the business and can provide insight to the non-finance members
  • Be dependent on your resourcefulness and ability to influence and partner with finance teams in the business units together with non-finance managers.
  • Support the group CXo’s in understanding their costs base actuals vs budget and forecast on a monthly basis
  • Improving the impact, and understanding, of financial reporting on business performance for group departments
  • Providing analysis and delivering insight that links financial reports to business strategies
  • Cost review to ensure costs are reported in the correct legal entities
  • Providing effective commercial procedures, or initiating change, to ensure key operational, commercial and financial targets are delivered
  • Building partnerships and maintaining strong relationships with all senior managers and their teams

 

Academic qualifications and experience required for job (Minimum)

  • Bachelors in Accounting, 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
  • Experienced Presentation skills to deliver reports to BP
  • Relationship building within the Senior mgmt. team
  • Negotiation
  • Facilitation and conflict resolution
  • Highly analytical with strong focus on attention to detail and accuracy
  • Work independently, multi-task
  • Demonstrates ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meets very stringent deadlines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key: C: Critical I: Important D: Desired

  • C        Attentive to detail
  • C        Courteous and professional demeanor
  • C        Self-motivated and result-oriented approach to work
  • C        Strong organizational skills
  • I         Ability to multi-task and deliver against competing priorities
  • C        Ability to build strong relationships and work as part of inter-disciplinary teams
  • I         Ability to strive in a fast-paced and demanding service environment
  • I         Able to operate autonomously and demonstrate initiative in problem solving, decision-

       making and proactive approach to job.

  • C        Confidentiality and trustworthiness.
  • C        Initiative and resourcefulness in the conduct of duties.
  • C        Strong communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • I         Ability to relate to a diverse working environment.

 

Business Skills:

  • C         Advanced Excel/ Scenario modelling and analysis skills
  • C         Computer Literate in a Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, etc)
  • I          Ability to work with mathematical models and financials to assess credit status

 

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Budgets and forecasts are completed to deadline.
  • Weekly and monthly Flash produced accurately, reviewed with Finance reporting team and BP
  • Market and Operational review packs are completed to deadline
  • Board reports and Board presentations are completed and reviewed with BP and market/cluster CEO’s
  • KPI’s of the company’s operation are prepared as required.
  • Promotional analysis delivered in a timely manner.
  • Adhoc analysis delivered in a timely manner.
  • P&L’s monthly are reconciled and validated with the financial accounts within the timelines as required.
  • Costs analysis and review are completed in conjunction with the Finance reporting team.  Analysis and review with BP and or CEO’s

 

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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