Thursday, 30 June 2016

IHS Towers (Business Planner)

IHS Towers is the largest independent mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Founded in 2001, IHS provides services across the full tower value chain – colocation on owned towers, deployment and managed services.



Job description
Summary  
To support the financial planning unit in business planning, decision support, project and corporate financing functions, financial strategy and other ad-hoc services.

Personal Profile 
The ideal candidate will be:

  • Robust and thorough in analysis and decision making.
  • Confident to pursue appropriate financial return.
  • Forward thinking and ambitious.
  • Courageous in expanding existing business and developing new markets.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare business plans, financial and data models for management decision and support and act as a go-to person for support on new products, initiatives and business leads
  • Perform analysis of core economic and business variables for management reporting purposes
  • Generate new business leads and perform business cases/valuation on new projects
  • Initiate covered industry or project specific reports for management consumption
  • Support the Financial Planning team to manage the financial planning processes, which includes, business planning, budgeting and budget control among others
  • Assist in developing tools for analysis and tracking of financial performance of various strategic initiatives
  • Inter department collaboration on forecasting activities, business models, or business plans
  • Assist the Financial Planning team to prepare the quarterly forecast, annual Budget annual 5year business plan and other strategic plans of the company.
  • Provide support when necessary to project/product teams in respect of financial modelling and reporting function.

Competencies

  • Significant experience in investment banking, research or corporate finance.
  • Specific skills in valuation, financial modelling and analysis.
  • Ability to manipulate and deal with complex data is an added advantage.
  • Ability to influence senior management and build business cases
  • Strategic thinker with strong analytical skills.
  • Good communicator with ability to make presentations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Business acumen and commercial awareness.
  • Strong leadership skills and a team player  

Educational Qualification

  • First degree in Economics, Business Administration or other Finance or Mathematics related courses is required.
  • MBA, CFA or any relevant professional certification is a plus.
  • 5-10 years’ experience in related field. 

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