Overview

Junior Financial Analyst

About the role

We currently seek a Junior Financial Analyst who will be responsible for assisting with financial forecasting and helping managers decide how to make decisions using financial data in ways that will ensure the greatest return. The role holder will analyze revenue and expenses to ensure effective use of capital, advise managers and Team leads about project costs, and provide support in structuring deals to help the company grow.

Duties and Responsibilities

Develop a process for tracking and monitoring new budget performance against development targets.
Undertake regular monitoring of the consolidated Team’s budgets in close coordination with Team Managers, ensuring alignment with planned budget targets and flagging issues on a monthly basis.
Contribute to Teams’ strategy and work plan to maximize Sanergy’s financial and social returns on investment and advisory.
Assist business units at Sanergy to build their growth & profitability models.
Support teams to understand, monitor, and control key business metrics to achieve success.
Extract data from internal sources, manipulate and present the data in a variety of formats for a variety of audiences to a high degree of accuracy and consistency. Will also be the ‘go-to’ person for data for all operational/ resource support work for the teams that will be requested by management teams. Prepare progress reports and any other documentation or materials required. Preparation of sections of documents and submissions as inputs into business plans and work program agreements, mid-year and retrospective and mid-year reviews, etc.
Understanding of financial statements and accounting principles to conduct financial analysis and prepare reports to explain financial ratios and their implications on the operations of Sanergy.
Liaise and interact effectively with managers at senior levels and respond effectively to inquiries for diverse situations that require tact and pragmatic problem-solving skills.
Under the guidance of the Corporate Finance Manager, advise teams on the company context, Sanergy role, strategic fit, objectives, local markets, pipe-line, and portfolio.
Assist the planning manager with overall operations management, planning, and monitoring of deliverables so as to ensure timely and quality delivery of the work program as budgeted while maintaining a high degree of discretion and professionalism.
Provide any other assistance needed by the Corporate Finance Manager for the day-to-day coordination of activities.
Maintain a good working knowledge of current advisory and investment operations and respond quickly to queries from management and staff.
Construct and maintain reports to analyze and report on operational and development impact performance.

Qualifications

Minimum of one to two years’ experience as a junior financial analyst, or in a similar role
Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting, economics, or any finance-related degree
Background in accounting, e.g. CPA, CFA or ACCA qualifications (in progress or completed)
Critical thinking and problem-solving abilities
Data analytics and good IT skills – Excel, Power-Point, accounting software, and analysis applications
Prior financial modeling skills will be an added advantage
Good interpersonal skills, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and organized
Good research, quantitative, and analytical skills
Good communication and presentation skills – verbal and oral
Ability to prioritize tasks, multitask, and work in a fast-paced environment

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About Sanergy

Sanergy is an award-winning social venture that builds healthy, prosperous communities by making hygienic sanitation accessible and affordable in Africa’s urban informal settlements. Our systems-based approach to solving the sanitation crisis involves five key steps: we build a dense network of franchised micro-entrepreneurs, who operate low-cost, high-quality waterless sanitation facilities - called Fresh Life Toilets. We provide critical support services - such as access to finance, business analytics, training, and marketing. We collect the waste regularly and safely remove it from the community. We convert the waste into valuable end products, such as organic fertilizer, insect-based animal feed, and renewable energy. Finally, we sell the end products to Kenyan farms under the brand name Farm Star.