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Budgeting and Forecast Advance Specialist

  • Khartoum

Description

Department/Section: Strategy and Business Excellence
Job Title: Budgeting and Forecast Advance Specialist
Reports to: Business Performance and Corporate Budgeting Manager
Job Purpose:
To be fully accountable for business performance and budgeting Manager for all Budget process, tasks, and duties, responsible for building, verifying and monitoring Zain SD annual budget, operation plan and business plan as well as monitoring activities to ensure that they are in line with the agreed Strategy, KPIs, and Business Plan targets. To Perform various business analysis activities/studies, and monitor all activities related to mentioned tasks to make sure they are in line with the company strategy and goals.
Key Tasks/Accountabilities
  1. Develop and deliver, with a high degree of quality and attention to detail the annual budget for Zain SD through gathering and analysing all departments plans and operation needs, coordinate along between functional teams and relevant stakeholders at Zain Group, in addition to communicating the time lines, and ensure that the bottom-up budget development is in line with Zain SD’s strategy and long-term Business Plan.
  2. Fully responsible for building the Business Plan model to produce a five-year forecast for the Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Cash flow statement (P&L, BS, CFS)
  1. Develop standards and processes to ensure coherent budget development and a smooth workflow across the organisation in terms of operational planning and follow-up.
  1. Responsible for quarterly forecasts cycles, make sure of using proven methods to reduce forecasting errors taking into consideration market dynamics and all other macroeconomic factors that affect the industry.
  2. Continuously monitor KPIs on the BP level (e.g., financial ratios, ROI, PBP, TVM, ...etc..) to provide insights on the financial and operational health of the organization, in addition to develop KPIs based on business and industry needs.
  1. Work closely with Div./Departments to understand business activities and key cost and revenue drivers as well as challenge assumptions and give the best scenario based on available information.
  1. Responsible for the security, Confidentiality & Integrity, of all information assets within his/her responsibilities in accordance with the company’s Information Security Policies
  1. Participate end to end in 5 years business plan alignment, forecast and model preparation, reporting framework and find areas of improvement. Develop the requirements for improvements and work with the budget for implementation.
  1. Support other department’s team of expert business analysts who can handle the operational budget planning and corporate business performance requirements.

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Dimensions:
  • Annual Budget and quarterly reforecast preparation and coordination.
  • Support in ZAIN SD strategy &; Bus Plan formulation in co-ordination with the Strategy &; BP Team and the departments and the Group strategy team.
  • Responsible for the accurate outputs for Information.

What Do You Need to Qualify

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Qualifications/Experience:
  • B.Sc. in Management, Business, finance or economics
  • Relevant Professional financial experience is a plus
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience of being in financial and KPI reporting role.
  • Experience in developing business processes, SLA’s, KPI’s and business rules
  • Mobile Telecommunications background desirable

Knowledge
  • Deep insight into telecom operations (Tec, Commercial, customer care).
  • Knowledge of budgetary control and impact of P/L, Balance sheet and cash flow
  • Knowledge of cost/benefit analysis in telecom area.
  • Knowledge of Forecasting and statistical analysis techniques.
Skills:
  • Excellent effective communication skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Excellent communication with mobile communication systems and applications
  • Highly developed skills in use of relevant IT packages including Excel. Word, PowerPoint etc.
  • Ability to build excellent relationships with key suppliers/customers.

Key Behaviours for Success

  • Flexibility
  • Team-worker
  • Courtesy
  • Builds good relationships quickly
  • Self starter, able to use own initiative
  • Adherence to company policies and procedures and remains objective with local/cultural issues.
  • Collaboration – both with others.
  • Tenacity

About Us

About Zain Sudan:
The country’s leading operator was established in 1997 and today serves More than 16 million customers as of 31 August 2020, reflecting a market share of more than 48%. Possessing the country’s most advanced voice and data network, the operator’s network extends to an impressive 90% of the population with 2G, 3G and LTE sites. Through constant development of the telecommunications infrastructure and proactive marketing initiatives, Zain remains committed to offering customers in Sudan the most dynamic products and services. The foundation of Zain Sudan’s achievements lies in the company’s ability to inspire its employees to deliver the best and most imaginative services at every level. With an energetic and inspired predominantly Sudan workforce, the company is committed to employing high caliber people as well as nurturing the finest Sudan talent. With a strong human resources and training program that develops and nurtures leaders in the workplace, the company has consistently opened new doors for its dedicated staff. For more on Zain Sudan please visit www.sd.zain.com

Job Overview

  • Operations:

    Zain SD

  • Location:

    Khartoum

  • Contract Type:

    Full Time Employee