Finance Analyst

Job Overview

he incumbent will assist the Head of Finance and Country management by analysing the financial standing of the assigned location banking business; the incumbent will provide input for business recommendations and assessment of business proposals by the Country’s business Divisional Heads and departments. They will also be involved in financial, regulatory and MIS reporting of the country to HO and to the local regulators.

Role Description:
Prepares monthly, quarterly, annual MIS and regulatory reports
Tracks expenses and revenues vs. budget and forecast/analyse fluctuations and variances
Prepares monthly Branch budget consolidation and assists in the Budget/ forecast process
Reviews monthly Payroll
Coordinates financials questions/answers with HO FCD departments
Prepares annual and quarterly financial statements and disclosures for internal stakeholders such as FCD; Compliance; Risk; Audit
Prepares annual financial information for external stakeholders such as Auditors; Outsourced Payroll; Regulatory bodies etc.
Evaluates profit and cost efficiencies in the Branch/Office
Develops, maintains and distributes as-hoc reports and financial info as needed
Assist in managing the banking business from a financial perspective to gauge the quality and performance of the bank’s departments.
Compiles, analyses, and interprets data as and when requested by the Head of Finance.
Prepares financial reports for forecasting, trend and results analysis.
Provide cover for the Head of Finance, in case of his/her absence.

University graduate in Accounting, Finance or Economics required, preferably with additional accreditations in Finance.
Preferable to possess professional qualification such as CPA, ACA, ACCA or MBA.
Sound experience in reporting, consolidation and financial analysis,
At least 6 years of relevant experience; preferable in the banking industry.
Excellent oral and written communication skills (including report writing) in English; with Arabic, French or applicable local language highly desirable
Strong computer skills (preference for Advanced Excel skills and /or EQ3/4 Banking system expertise).
Sound knowledge of relevant statistics, local relevant regulatory banking regulation and local tax systems.
Excellent understanding of Risk Management aspects (Liquidity & Interest Rate Risk)
Ability to manage external auditors and manage relationships with external tax authorities
Ability to coordinate with several units within the Head Office to resolve various issues.
Ability to deliver under pressure

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