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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Finance and Business Analyst

Title: Finance and Business Analyst
Location: Kenya
Programme: Social Development - Education
Agency: Aga Khan Academies
Deadline: 5 Mar 2010

The Aga Khan Academies are an integrated network of residential schools dedicated to expanding access to education of an international standard of excellence to exceptional young men and women regardless of their ability to pay.

Envisaged in Africa, South and Central Asia and the Middle East, the Aga Khan Academies foundational values include pluralism, meritocracy and civil society. Housed in spacious and attractive campuses with outstanding facilities the Academies offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Curriculum from Primary Years to the Diploma and provide a rich opportunity for both teachers and students alike to grow both professionally and personally.

The first Aga Khan Academy opened in Mombasa, Kenya, in 2003, and construction of the second Academy is currently underway in Hyderabad, India. 
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The Position

The campus is located on a beautiful 7.4 ha site overlooking the Indian Ocean in Mombasa. Upon completion of the residential facilities which are currently under construction, the Campus will consist of over 30,000 square meters of high-quality academic, athletic, dining, residential, administrative and services buildings in addition to extensive sports fields and hard and soft landscaped areas.

Reporting to the Financial Controller at the Academy, the Finance and Business Analyst is a managerial position within the Finance and Administration department of the Academy and will provide high level support for all financial planning, budgeting, financial analysis/reporting, performance monitoring and risk management activities at the Academy.
The Finance & Business Analyst will be charged with:
  • tracking financial performance against budget, prior year and pro-forma and provide variance and trend analysis for various levels of management
  • providing analysis required in the Academy''s annual budget preparation
  • ensuring reconciliation and analysis of construction and other capital expenditures
  • coordinating and preparing academic and management reports. Developing benchmarks and comparisons with other schools within and outside the region.
In this context the main responsibilities will be:
  • preparation of management reports for ensuring appropriate analysis of business functions and activities.
  • getting systems in place to obtain regular tracking of qualitative and quantitative information for the annual budget process, with input from internal stakeholders.
  • compilation of Market Intelligence information.
  • development & implementation of tools to monitor construction and other capital expenditure effectively.
  • provide analysis and support for various academic and functional areas of the Academy.
  • ensure adherence to the reporting timeline and co-ordinate with administrative and financial staff, as needed.
The Requirements

The ideal candidate will have the following profile:
  • Minimum of a degree in Commerce, Business Administration, or Finance
  • Minimum of seven years of experience as financial, business or operations analyst
  • A professional qualification in Accounting or Finance (preferably, a CPA)
  • Thorough knowledge of industry best standards, and good management accounting practices
  • Demonstrable team-working skills to ably provide professional support to user departments.
  • Good knowledge of financial modelling and reporting templates
  • Experience with specialized financial accounting software and working with database software
  • Excellent analytical skills, problem solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills (written & oral)
  • Demonstrated experience in meeting deadlines at work and a proactive approach to business initiatives, including the ability to multitask, think creatively, identify issues and present solutions
East African nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Salary & International Package

Salary and package to attract the best candidate
How to apply
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