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Senior Finance Officer Job – Financial Planning & Analysis at Busara Center

Senior Finance Officer Job – Financial Planning & Analysis at Busara Center… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at Busara Center.

Descriptions;

The Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is an advisory and research organization focused on evaluation and implementation of behavioral interventions in understudied countries and populations.

Responsibilities:

Financial planning, analysis and forecasting

  • Conduct analysis for organizational and project level budgets and financial plans, including preparing and uploading final budgets into Netsuite.
  • Track budget vs actuals at different levels, create relevant insights and share on YTD variance, including reviewing budget reallocations requests.
  • Conduct analysis and provide advice to project leads on areas to check on project expenditures to improve project profitability, including providing analysis on projected project performance and forecasts.
  • Conduct analysis and regularly provide high-quality data and analysis to senior management to inform organizational development and strategy
  • Regularly prepare and adjust financial projections (i.e., weekly, monthly, annually)
  • Develop cash flow forecasts and regularly update them based on actuals to inform how Busara utilizes its funds on a daily basis.
  • Assess investment opportunities for excess cash and advise senior management on the best opportunities.
  • Provide research and advice to the finance team on securing short and long term credit options for the organization.
  • Advise the leadership team on availability of budget for OpEx and CapEx items

Cash, liquidity, payables and treasury management

  • Approve payment requests within Busaras system.
  • Minimize idle cash to avert liquidity challenges.
  • Manage Accounts payable including ensuring that AP balances and ageing in Netsuite are complete and accurate and can be relied upon for decision making at any given time.
  • Sensitize and proactively communicate to  staff on payment process and planning, AP timelines and expected challenges and delays.
  • Proactively review service provider and vendor relationships and work cross-departmentally to ensure Busara is negotiating to maximize value as well as managing supplier and consultant relationships.
  • Identify financial and treasury risks early and develop and implement mitigation strategies.

Requirements

  • A degree in business, economics, finance. or a related field
  • Fully qualified ACCA/CPA
  • Deep knowledge of standard accounting principles (GAAP, IFRS, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience managing a team
  • Advanced working knowledge of NetSuite accounting software (or extensive experience with a similar system)
  • Financial modeling and cash forecasting experience
  • Strong experience in financial analysis and building projections, with advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel (with the ability to work with lookups, pivot tables and dashboards)
  • Ability to effectively communicate and project financial policies to other staff, as well as excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to aggressively anticipate workload and issues, in order to prioritize team workflow and deliverables
  • Positive working attitude, with a focus on results
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and integrity of accounting information
  • Self-motivated, with a desire for continual learning
  • 4+ years of experience in an FP&A role, part of which should be within a multi-national firm is desirable and shall be a distinct advantage
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