Analyst, Financial Planning & Budgeting - MTN Ghana

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Job Summary:

Provide financial planning support in the Corporate Performance Management Department and assigned divisions to enhance the decision-making process in support of the business’s strategic agenda within broadly defined policies to ensure that objectives are met.

Job Role

  • Ensure standardisation with respect to forecasting parameters, methodology and templates
  • Ensure the forecasting process is followed as per defined budgeting and forecasting policy
  • Ensure adherence to the SLAs and roles & responsibilities defined for the forecasting process
  • Generate periodic forecasts as per the defined schedule for the Opco



  • Submit forecasts for approvals as per defined delegation of authority (DOA)
  • Assist in preparation of operating budget and projection of expenses
  • Provides assistance to managers in strategic and financial planning initiatives
  • Assist in designing the use of financial modelling systems
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of procedures and systems to enable the financial evaluation of strategic business opportunities
  • Prepare reports on the budget process and support in the preparation of relevant packs for the Board for budget approvals.
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets by performing validation checks over forecasted numbers
  • Perform reconciliations with respect to approved forecasts and forecasts uploaded in ERP
  • Allocation and re-allocation of budget to the departments
  • Monitor, analyse and adjust the expenditure deviations from the allocated budget
  • Periodic analysis of the budget and expenses of the departments
  • Expense tracking and cost control


  • Dynamic and highly competitive telecommunication & ICT industry
  • Highly regulated environment
  • Performance driven environment
  • Diverse cultural environment
  • Group best practices & standards alignment
  • Regionalization structure implication
  • Supply market demographics
  • Opco specific restrictions on local content



Strategic Planning & Thinking

  • Considers customer needs and trends in the development of strategic plans
  • Implements strategic objectives
  • Understands the strategic direction of the organization and highlight areas of potential value or risk

Critical Thinking

  • Produce useful ideas or explanations for circumstances but lack in identifying or including cause and effect
  • Undertakes a complex task by breaking it down into manageable parts in a systemic, detailed way

Analytical Thinking

  • Analyze the data to detect trends and issues in the data and information in a logical and factual manner.
  • Makes logical deductions from data sets
  • Identifies a solution for resolving the underlying problem

Decision Making based on Decision Modelling

  • Identifies the core issue in problem-solving, considers possible solutions and seeks direction and advice as appropriate
  • Seeks to problem solve effectively by correctly analyzing the issues, seeking expert advice as required and consulting and collaborating with others as appropriate



Integrated Analytics

  • Demonstrates an ability to take a comprehensive approach to insights development, through demonstrating integrated thinking
  • Works with cross-functional teams across the business to ensure that the organization is gathering good quality behavioral information and technical data.
  • Leads the Divisional insights strategy for the Division and makes a significant contribution to Divisional reporting

Qualification Required & Experience


  • A Degree in Accounting/Finance


  • 3 years relevant experience

Professional/Technical competencies:

  • Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS)
  • Working knowledge of ERP (Oracle preferred)
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Experience in Telecom Finance function



NB: The Incumbent must maintain strict confidentiality always.

Location: Accra

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