Business Analyst

Job Description:

Job title: Business Analyst

Supervisor/ Manager title: CFO

Job summary:

Reporting to the CFO, the business analyst will play a critical role in the strategic agenda of the company by conducting analysis and external research, reviewing past and future business performance and formulating control processes to ensure that the strategic initiatives laid down are achieved.

Key responsibilities:

Business performance:
 Review financial performance information and prepare relevant analysis reports e.g. 13 month trackers
 Using business intelligence tools to conduct sales analysis, depot performance, salesmen performance, weekly regional and route/vehicle performance data (BEP).
 Monitor inventory movement per depot versus collections and giving a snap review of range selling
 Track performance on KPIs and other strategic initiatives for all departments and prepare appropriate reports for management.
 Analysis of margin contribution by the different principals, products and SKUs and rank business according to revenue, profitability
 Conducting internal and external data analysis to determine market share for various principals & products.
 Review each principal’s participation in pushing products, advertising, personnel support etc and quantify the benefits                                                                                                                                                                                                        Use data modelling tools to analyse your findings and create suggestions for strategic and operational improvements and changes
 Prepare cash flow forecasts to support the business plans and initiatives
 Carry out market research on the competitiveness of products vis a vis competitor products in a bid to understand and capitalise on our competitive advantage
 Prepare comprehensive, accurate and up to date product reports on periodic and ad hoc basis

 Prepare compliance with shareholder requirement such as submission of timely 13 month trackers

Occasional duties

 Any other relevant duties as directed by the Supervisor

Judgement and decision-making

 Ability to identify areas of improvement and gaps and find possible solutions
 The jobholder advises the CFO on business opportunities especially with regards to business development

Educational requirements

An undergraduate degree with professional qualifications in finance or accounting.

Related job experience/Qualifications

Minimum of two to three years’ experience working in a related role. A good understanding of general business and initiative are key to success in this role.

Additional skills

 Strong analytical skills, extensive knowledge and understanding of excel modelling and use of business intelligence tools is essential.
 Good formal presentation skills.
 Excellent oral communication and report writing skills.
 A good appreciation of economic developments locally and in the region.
 Computer literacy with proficiency in MS Suite of packages.

Delivery of Applications:

Please send your application to not later than 28th January 2017 for the attention of the Recruitment Director or Physically deliver it to Plot 24 A Hannington Road, KSK Green Campus, P.O. Box 70434 Kampala.

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