d.light is a global leader and pioneer in delivering affordable solar-powered solutions designed for the two billion people in the developing world without access to reliable energy. d.light provides distributed solar energy solutions for households and small businesses that are transforming the way people all over the world use and pay for energy. Through f...
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Participate in setting the d. light finance strategy and objectives.
Preparation of rolling forecasts by taking the ideas and strategy and translating them into meaningful financial information such as profitability, balance sheet growth, growth impacts, capital, and funding requirements.
Preparation of key macro and micro assumptions for input into the planning and budgeting process.
Overall management, coordination and preparation of the annual business plan, capital expenditure, operating budget, and periodic revised forecasts.
Challenge the plans of business units and integrate those plans into the d. light business plan.
Develop and implement reporting of key management information (MI) ensuring data integrity and timely communication to relevant stakeholders.
Develop performance benchmarks for business units and d. light and monitor performance against these.
Drive the required business analysis and related process for making recommendations for new or improving performance opportunities.
Manage performance against the budget for each business unit and d. light.
Discuss, plan, and monitor interventions to keep the business units on budget.
Provide detailed monthly performance statements and analysis for business units, and d. light.
Investigation of variances and recommending remedial measures where necessary.
Identify areas of performance shortfall and propose corrective interventions to the d. light management team.
Develop demand forecasts (operational forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function.
Market share and competitive analysis.
Develop and maintain effective relationships with business partners and cross-functional teams at all levels of the organization.
Playing a leading role in coaching and developing his/her team.
Using analytics tools to identify, analyze, and interpret patterns and trends in complex data sets.
Work with stakeholders throughout the organization to identify opportunities for leveraging company data to drive repayment performance.
Preparing reports and visualization for the Exco and other relevant stakeholders stating trends, patterns, predictions, and insights using relevant data.
Preparing and maintaining dashboards for the stakeholders enabling them to take important decisions based on various trends and facts.
Coming up with recommendations on process improvements based on insights derived from data analysis.
The role requires a commercially astute individual with strong planning and analysis skills, able to look beyond the numbers and understand the wider business context that results in effective business partnering.
Desired Skills and Experience
7+ years of experience with at least 2 years in a senior financial position.
Professional accounting qualification (ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA, ACA) and evidence of continuous professional development.
Previous financial modeling and data mining experience.
An appreciation and a good understanding of macroeconomics and external factors affecting the business strategies adopted, and market serviced by d. light.
Ability to analyze and evaluate data for acceptability and correctness.
Analytical mind with strong orientation to financial analysis.
Experience in a fast-paced, highly analytical, entrepreneurial environment.
Ability to work well independently as well as the ability to work well with stakeholders.
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and ability to work as part of a team.
Strong oral and written communication skills, including sound presentational skills.
Flexibility in resolving issues and addressing changing priorities.