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Africa Analyst - Finca

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Organization Information
FINCA is a leading international Microfinance Institution offering financial services and products to small scale businesses that have been turned down by traditional banks, so that these businesses can start, grow, and diversify with resulting increases in family income, nutrition, employment and well-being.


Location - Plot 22 Ben Kiwanuka Street, Kampala, Uganda


Job Description
The responsibilities of the Regional Analyst fall primarily into three categories:

  • Oversight and management of the financial reporting, analysis, and budgeting/forecasting functions for the African subsidiaries;

  • Management of Hub finances and administrative activities; direct support to all Hub staff, especially to the Regional Director;

  • S/he will be responsible for managing the local Hub office expenses and physical assets; and,

  • Act as regional coordinator for all regional meetings.


Job Responsibilities
Essential duties include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Oversight and management of the financial reporting, analysis, and budgeting/forecasting functions for the African subsidiaries:

  • Track the financial performance of the subsidiaries and follow up with corrective actions to improve liquidity, financial solvency and financial health, with regular progress and special reports for the Regional Director, Subsidiary and F/I BOD, and F/I departments as needed.

  • Monitor timely submission of Subsidiary reports and ensure compliance to regulatory and accounting requirements; create trend analysis as well as other variance reports to assist Subsidiaries in early identification of key issues. When necessary, follow up with the implementation of corrective actions.

  • Participate in monthly ALCO meetings to monitor, forecast and respond to subsidiary liquidity and funding requirements.

  • Ensure Hub staff and Africa Subsidiaries submit complete and timely reports as required by the Regional Director and by FI (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc.)

  • Ensure compliance with policies, systems and methodologies established and approved by F/I; as well as regular review and implementation of benchmarks set by F/I in the Subsidiaries.

  • When required by the Regional Director, effect field visits to the Subsidiaries.

2. Management of Hub finances and administrative activities.

  • Contribute to the proper management of the Hub’s resources and the coordination with Headquarters and other Hubs

  • Ensure proper use of the Hub facilities and the economic resources by creating the annual Hub Budget and ensuring spending is within the approved budget.

  • Ensure proper liquidation of expenses and advances.

  • Defend the interest of FINCA International, particularly within the region.

  • When required, represent F/I and the Regional Office in local or regional events.

  • In coordination with the Regional Director, prepare and comply with the work plan.

  • Immediately inform Regional Director of important issues.

  • Support F/I promotional and fund raising activities. When required, support the preparation of special reports for donors and F/I.

  • Comply with F/I deadlines, policies and procedures.

  • Maintain good coordination and collaboration with other staff members.

  • Expedite consultation with other departments of F/I.

  • Present travel reports and progress reports of important issues.

3. Act as regional coordinator for all regional meetings

  • Coordination of logistics and communication of regional meetings for Board meetings, workshops and training events

Supervisory Responsibility

The Regional Analyst supervises the Office Manager of the Africa Hub, who in turn supervises the Administrative Assistant.


Job Qualifications
2-4 years of experience in department coordination, preferably in the areas of finance or accounting. Proven experience in at least three of the following areas:

  • Department Coordination, including budget creation and monitoring;

  • Spreadsheet and financial model development;

  • Database management;

  • Preparation and administration of grant proposals;

  • Financial analysis, planning and budgeting in general;

  • Credit policy, particularly in Microfinance; and,

  • Cash/Liquidity planning and management

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or Banking; or BA Degree in Business with Post Degree in Finance, Accounting and Banking; or equivalent working experience.

  • CPA, ACCA or other Accounting certification a plus.

  • International work experience; work experience in Africa or other developing markets a plus

Language Skills

  • Fluency in English required.

  • Fluency in French and/or Swahili a plus.

Reasoning Ability

  • Strong analytical and report writing skills.

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills.

  • Sound decision-making capabilities.

  • Ability to work with international teams located in various timezones

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Ability to speak in public


Computer Skills

High degree of computer literacy (MS-Office, especially Excel).

How to Apply
Please go to the link below: http://www.finca.org/job-posting/?id=1884

Deadline - N/A