Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

MultiChoice Zambia

Purpose of the Position

Responsible for supporting directors and heads of departments in planning, reporting and analysis of results.

Key Performance Objectives

Planning & Forecasting

  • Facilitate the budget and forecast process for the Business Unit and ensure it aligns with business objectives
  • Build Budget Financials, based on functional and Operational inputs.
  • Monthly/Quarterly/Annual analysis of variance
  • Drive Planning & forecasting efficiency- detailed understanding of all revenue and cost drivers of the business
  • Review and track performance of Actual vs. Budget/Forecast and provide detailed commentary on the drivers of variances.
  • Proactively partner with the business to identify and evaluate opportunities to improve performance and ensure that change initiatives are implemented
Monthly & Quarterly Reporting Packs
  • Prepare Monthly Management pack.
  • Monthly ZNBC report commentary pack.
  • Quarterly Preparation of board pack.
  • Preparation of monthly business support reports e.g., Subscriber performance Subsidy schedules and all SGA actual vs. budget/forecast.
  • Provide meaningful ad-hoc financial analysis as required.
  • Co-ordinate reporting deliverables with local and Finance shared services team to ensure all set timelines are met.
  • Preparation of Ops review packs.
Management Pack Preparation and Review Process
  • Review of Finance Management Pack with all related schedules.
  • Review and signoff of monthly cashflow proof, commentary flash.
  • Detailed Balance Sheet Review.
  • Drive timely and accurate reporting with all key stakeholders.

Opex / Capex Tracking and Analysis

  • Controlling Opex / Capex approvals and updating functions on their YTD spend status.
  • Obtain appropriate approvals for any cost over runs in line with DOA.
  • Budgetary check and evaluation of all Capex investment.
  • Obtain appropriate approvals for any Capex disposals in line with DOA.
  • Approval of requisitions/Pos and ensure Budget availability and allocation to correct Account codes.
Employees Engagement
  • Develop and motivate team members through structured training and on the job coaching.
  • Develop SMART Objectives for team members.
  • Drive continuous learning and development by ensuring all team members have at least 3 relevant PDPs in each Financial year.
  • Establish performance expectations and regularly review individual performance.
  • Recommend appropriate rewards and recognition.
  • Effectively manage work streams and relationships with respective reporting team- i.e. local finance, Finance shared services (FSS).
  • Prepare plans to action engagement feedback for team.
Annual/Statutory Reporting
  • Prepare annual financial reports inline with Group requirements and timelines.
  • Prepare detailed excel support schedules and AFS workings.
  • Prepare and coordinate preparation of Annual financial statements.
  • Manage Statutory auditors with regards all key business performance requirements.
  • Chartered Accountant – ACCA/CIMA/ ZICA Professional/CA Zambia
  • ZICA Membership mandatory
  • Minimum 3 years post article relevant experience in a similar role
  • Sound knowledge of IFRS and local Taxation rules
  • SAP system experience
  • Advanced excel skills

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