Finance Analyst Job Opportunity at KCB Group

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

KCB Group

Finance Analyst Job Opportunity at KCB Group

Are you a financial wizard with a knack for data analysis and insights? We’re seeking a Finance Analyst to join our dynamic team at KCB Group and contribute to our financial success. If you’re ready to take your career to the next level, read on!

Position Overview

As a Finance Analyst reporting to the Finance Business Partner at KCB Group, your primary mission will be to drive business performance through in-depth analytics. You’ll provide essential insights, conduct variance analyses, and contribute to financial planning. Join us in helping KCB Group achieve its established financial and profit objectives.

Key Responsibilities

Business Performance Analysis:

  • Develop comprehensive business performance reports, including actual performance vs. budget, variance analysis, and full-year performance forecasts.
  • Collaborate with Unit Heads and regional business managers to facilitate monthly and quarterly business performance reviews.
  • Offer actionable insights and analysis to support our financial and profit goals.
  • Provide analytical support to finance business partners.
  • Review IFRS9 model outputs and generate insights to enhance credit risk management in our retail business.
  • Create financial models for sensitivity analysis, what-if scenarios, and scenario planning.
  • Engage in impact evaluation post-implementation reviews for various initiatives/projects.

Data Interpretation and Reporting:

  • Analyze and interpret data to uncover the root causes of past figures, financial performance, sales, costing, and operational efficiency.
  • Generate standard, custom, and complex reports summarizing business, financial, or economic data for various stakeholders, including business managers.

Business Insights:

  • Analyze and collate trend data to support actionable recommendations, business case development, and post-implementation reviews for retail initiatives/projects.

The Ideal Candidate

To excel in this role at KCB Group, our ideal candidate should possess the following qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree: Bachelor of Commerce (Finance or Accounting Option) or a related business degree such as Bachelor of Arts (Economics) or BSC (Mathematics or Engineering).
  • Professional Qualifications: CPA/ACCA certification is mandatory, while CFA will be considered a valuable asset.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in a relevant field.
  • A solid 3 years’ background in Financial Analysis & Performance Management.
  • Proficiency in data analytics tools such as EDWH, SQL, SAP BI, and Power BI, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills, backed by 2 years’ experience.

Why KCB Group

Joining our team at KCB Group means being part of a leading organization that values its employees. We offer a competitive remuneration package and a dynamic working environment where your skills and talents will be recognized and rewarded.

If you believe you meet the criteria mentioned above and are ready to take on this exciting challenge, log in to our Recruitment portal and submit your application along with a detailed CV.

Don’t wait too long – applications must be received by Friday, 6th October 2023.

At KCB Group, we are committed to diversity and inclusion. Qualified candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Apply Now and be a part of our financial success story!

Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

  1. Tailor Your Resume: Customize your CV to highlight your financial analysis and data analytics experience. Showcase how your skills align with the job requirements.
  2. Certifications Matter: Emphasize your CPA/ACCA certification and any additional qualifications like CFA. These certifications demonstrate your commitment to excellence.
  3. Quantify Achievements: When discussing your past roles, use quantifiable achievements, such as “Increased profitability by X%,” to showcase your impact.
  4. Tech Savvy: Highlight your proficiency with data analytics tools. Provide examples of how you’ve used tools like Power BI to drive business insights.
  5. Stakeholder Engagement: Showcase your stakeholder management skills by describing how you’ve collaborated with teams and leaders to achieve common goals.
  6. Deadline-Oriented: Mention your ability to meet deadlines – it’s crucial in the world of finance.
  7. Attention to Detail: Finance demands precision. Share instances where your attention to detail prevented errors or improved processes.
  8. Continuous Learning: Show your commitment to staying updated in the finance field through courses, workshops, or self-study.
  9. Cover Letter: Don’t forget to include a compelling cover letter. Explain why you’re the perfect fit for the role and how your skills will benefit KCB Group.
  10. Follow-Up: After applying, consider sending a polite follow-up email expressing your continued interest in the position. This extra step can make a positive impression.

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