Thursday, 8 September 2016

Sahara Group Analyst Program 2016

Sahara Group nurtures businesses in the energy sector. These companies operate essentially within the energy industry and its associated sub-sectors. The Group consists of individuals, who are determined to make a positive impact on the business environment.

Job Type: Sahara Analyst Program

Job Description

  • Responsible for financial position to make better financial and investment decisions.
  • The Sahara Analyst is responsible for processing and evaluating businesses, projects, budgets and other finance-related entities to determine their suitability for investment.
  • (S)He must be able to perform financial analysis at a micro and macro level to understand the financial health of the company and offer suitable recommendations.
  • After successful completion of the programme, successful candidates would perform in any of the following capacities; Strategy, Business Analysis & Risk Analysis with a focus on Energy, and Infrastructure development
  • Recommend individual investments and collections of investments, which are known as portfolios
  • Evaluate current and historical data
  • Study economic and business trends
  • Study a company's financial statements and analyze commodity prices, sales, costs, expenses, and tax rates to determine a company's value by projecting the company's future earnings
  • Meet with company officials to gain better insight into the company's prospects and management
  • Prepare written reports
  • Meet with investors to explain recommendations on research and forecast
  • Monitor budgets, prepare and submit regular reports, raise flags whenever necessary, and provide management with explanations for any distortion from initial budgets and assumptions
  • Perform expense trend analysis and monitor financial and operational risk exposure on an ongoing basis; proactively communicate potential risks to management
  • Conduct special projects to improve reporting and analysis, develop best practices and support Company initiatives; establish and implement new procedures to address areas requiring improvement
  • Completes other ad hoc financial analysis and reporting, including utilizing data from multiple sources
  • Fosters strong working relationships with peer and management to meet company objectives and develop efficient and effective cross-divisional relationships among core teams throughout the company


  • University Degree in Economics, Actuarial Science, Statistics, Business Management, Accounting, Finance and any other Degree i.e. Candidates with a bias for Financial/Business Analysis. (Minimum Second Class Upper). A business degree and a certification as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 3-5 years cognate working experience (Post NYSC) in a similar capacity within an organisation


  • Must be hard working and resourceful
  • Must possess the ability to multitask and work under pressure
  • Must be a person of high integrity
  • Must be a self-starter and a team player with proactive approach to work.
  • Must be able to communicate fluently in written and oral English.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial & dynamic environment
  • Must be able to understand market trends and forecast
  • Must be thorough in research finding and methodology
  • Must possess a flare for numbers and be business savvy
  • Must possess excellent numerical and quantitative skills
  • Must be a critical thinker with good judgement and decision making
  • Must have excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to collect, integrate and analyze information from multiple sources to create a cohesive, fact-based analysis
  • Must be MS Word, Excel and Internet Browser proficient.
  • Working Relationships


Closing Date: Not Specified


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