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Head Of Financial Planning & Analysis

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Date: Oct 10, 2021

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’s every minute, all day, 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.

 

 

Primary objective of the job:

 

  • Reporting to the Digicel Markets CFO, 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 and the group.
  • Development and evaluation of key business strategies (capital projects, market expansion, product launches)
  • 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.
  • To assist with providing in-depth analysis on strategic business decisions.
  • To provide support on Key Performance Indicators and revenue reporting highlighting any anomalies, including daily reporting of same.
  • Establish a good working relationship with the CFO and Market CEO
  • Complete adhoc requests for the Group CFO

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Own the processes for the budget P&L, Balance sheet and cash-flow 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 and regular monitoring of the key revenue generating initiatives.
  • Support the production of the monthly board report and board presentations for all finance related inputs, accurate and timely preparation of on the FP&A sections of the board presentations for the assigned markets, ensure review with Digicel markets CFO before sending to the group CFO.  
  • Support the group reforecasting and the 3 year planning for the group, producing operational / market review information for review with CFO
  • 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 with financial modeling, analysis, forecasting, pricing and reporting for all new and existing promotions and product offerings as required by the markets.
  • 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
  • Ad hoc reporting analysis and special project work as required.
  • Work alongside the CFO and market leadership team to define and deliver information requirements to manage market performance
  • 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.
  • Develop and consistently improve data quality of our modelling for the regular monitoring of performance and reforecasting.
  • Own competitor analysis and report on market share and market share movements to CFO and SLT where required
  • Liaise with Finance Managers on the Financial Reporting function to ensure monthly/quarterly/ yearly financials are in line with expectations

 

Academic qualifications and experience required for job (Minimum)

 

  • Bachelors in Accounting, Business Studies, Finance and/or ACCA, CIMA.
  • Experience in telecoms essential
  • 5 -7  year(s) experience in a similar capacity
  • Working with in a matrix environment
  • Ability to deliver to tight deadlines
  • Advanced Excel/ Modelling skills

 


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