Financial Analyst at Daystart Power – Lagos

July 10, 2024

Job Description

Daystar Power Group is a Pan-African provider of solar and hybrid power solutions, offering its systems on a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), fixed monthly fee lease, or buy-out basis. All our solutions are accompanied by comprehensive maintenance services, to ensure the solutions run 365 days a year. We are currently operational in seven countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Senegal, and Ivory Coast, and have recently launched in South Africa and Tanzania.

Daystar Power Group is looking to engage a competent Financial Analyst to support the Executive Management with detailed analysis for business planning and performance management of the Company. This includes preparing budgets, analyzing and monitoring performance, managing investor requirements, and providing reliable data and analysis for decision-making.

We are seeking a hard-working, motivated, and well-organized individual with a focus on continuous improvement to exceed expectations.

Daystar Power Group is an equal opportunity employer, committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit all forms of discrimination and harassment based on race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the budgeting process for the departments and business units within the Group.
  • Analyse budget performance and provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Perform deep-dive analysis of the Group’s portfolio using both financial and non-financial performance indicators.
  • Prepare profitability analysis of different operating segments of the business.
  • Build robust financial dashboards that provide deeper insights on the Company’s performance.
  • Provide regular monitoring of performance across the Group, including the review of monthly operating results and return on investment.
  • Prepare management reports and reporting packs for Board meetings.
  • Build advanced financial models that forecast the Company’s growth and profitability plans.
  • Partner with cross-functional teams and collaborate on metrics, goals, and business reviews.
  • Identify and escalate key risk issues that may impact the achievement of the Company’s strategic objectives.

Requirements

Education:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in related disciplines – Accounting, Finance, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics & Statistics.
  • MBA is highly preferred. Professional qualifications like ACCA, ICAN, and CFA will be an added advantage.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 4 years of work experience in a similar role in a Big 4 firm, investment bank, or consulting firm will be a plus.

Language Proficiency:

  • English (with good communication skills and accurate reporting skills).

Character:

  • Proactive self-starter and pays attention to details.
  • Self-motivated and demonstrate a sense of ownership with a high level of commitment and the ability to thrive under pressure.
  • A passionate leader with excellent team leadership skills.
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple projects in parallel and prioritize competing demands, passion for renewable energy.

Competency and Skills Requirements

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to pay attention to details. Experience using Business Intelligence tools e.g., PowerBI and Tableau, will be an added advantage
  • Excellent financial modeling skills
  • Advanced communication, leadership, and negotiation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills
  • Ability to work independently but also work with others in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly inquisitive mindset
  • Strong presentation and business writing skills

Must demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Office (Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint in particular).

Others:

Agility: the ability to be flexible, responsive, adaptive, and show initiative in times of change, uncertainty, and business opportunity.