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Sahara Experienced Analyst

Background:

Sahara Group is currently rolling out a specialized recruitment with the objective of recruiting experienced Business Analysts, Data Analysts, Financial Analysts, Mathematicians, Accountants, Statisticians, Economists, Actuarial Scientists and Engineers.

We seek qualified candidates from diverse educational and professional backgrounds  who through their roles, will bridge information gaps and optimize the analysis of data on businesses, processes, models, prospects and risks pertaining to the Group’s businesses and its external environment towards supporting sounder business decision making across various management levels.

The requisite experience should be combined with strong drive, motivation and commitment to business growth. Additionally, successful candidates must possess a desire to influence and contribute to the overall business goals.

Key Accountabilities

Business Performance Management

  • Provide support in the areas of performance monitoring, analytics and reporting with the company to drive operational efficiency.
  • Develop and implement creative performance templates/trackers for the business.
  • Ensure compliance to reporting standards across the business as required by the Group business. Ensure compliance to reporting standards across the business as required by the Group business.               

Revenue Assurance

  • Assist in ensuring effective strategies and measures are in place to detect potential revenue leakages/irregularities.
  • Perform expense trend analysis and monitor financial and operational risk exposure on an ongoing basis; proactively communicate potential risks to management

Business Intelligence

  • Collate and interpret data, analysing results from varied sources, using statistical techniques and providing ongoing reports, draw inference and present observations that will guide business decisions.
  • Develop business intelligence tools that help drive business operations.

Business Reporting

  • Recommend individual investments and collections of investments, which are portfolios
  • Review and analyse business financial statements
  • Monitor budgets, prepare and submit regular reports, raise flags whenever necessary, and provide management with explanations for any distortion from initial budgets and assumptions
  • Complete other ad hoc analysis and reporting utilizing data from multiple sources.

Stakeholder management

  • Provide general support to business managers & MDs as required.
  • Perform any other duty as may be communicated by line managers, management team or any other recognised stakeholder.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.

Minimum Qualification/ Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines – Accounting, Economics, Engineering, Banking & Finance, Statistics, Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Business Intelligence & Analytics.
  • Experience in Business Performance and Relevant Professional Qualifications is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 5 years (Post-NYSC) experience. Completion of NYSC is a must.

Skills & Competencies

Technical Competencies

  • Knowledge of the Energy Sector and its entire value chain
  • Good knowledge of regulatory framework
  • Strategic Management
  • Data Analytics
  • Familiar with relevant business intelligence software

Behavioural Competencies

  • Strong analytical & Research skills
  • Strong Problem-solving capabilities
  • Critical and Strategic thinking
  • Financial analysis and understanding of financial concepts
  • Clear and articulate business communication
  • Entrepreneurial mind-set
  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment
  • Result Driven
  • Self-manager/ Self-starter

Working Relationships

  • Business Performance Unit
  • Group Strategy
  • Company Head & MDs

Job Application closes on June 21, 2019

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