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Finance Business Partner

Posted

25 January 2023

Expiry

16 February 2023

Location

London, Nairobi or Singapore

Department

Finance

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Finance team within GMC sits in London and provides accounting, financial analysis and business planning support to GMC and GuarantCo. The Finance Business Partner (FBP) will report to the FP&A Manager and work collaboratively with all GMC teams to ensure the delivery of GuarantCo’s strategic and operational priorities.

ABOUT GUARANTCO

GuarantCo Ltd (GuarantCo) mobilises private sector local currency investment for infrastructure projects and supports the development of financial markets in lower income countries across Africa and Asia. GuarantCo is part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) and is funded by the governments of the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Australia and Sweden, through the PIDG Trust, and the Netherlands, through FMO, the Dutch Development Bank and the PIDG Trust.

 

GuarantCo is rated AA- by Fitch and A1 by Moody’s. The company’s vision is to become a centre of excellence for local currency credit solutions for infrastructure finance in lower income countries thereby assisting with the alleviation of poverty.

 

GuarantCo’s funds, through GuarantCo Management Company (GMC), are managed by Cardano Development, a Dutch foundation with charitable status. GMC is the day-to-day manager of GuarantCo and is head-quartered in the City of London, with regional hubs in Nairobi and Singapore. The GMC team is small, diverse, focused, collaborative and action orientated. We are looking for candidates who have the experience to deliver against the responsibilities of the role and who are passionate about making a difference whilst working in an entrepreneurial and innovative environment.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Business partnering with various non-finance and senior stakeholders across the business, providing regular reporting and ad-hoc analysis to effectively manage business performance.
  • Support the FP&A Manager with budgeting and forecasting for GuarantCo and GMC, reporting to budget holders and presenting variances, key risks, and opportunities to senior stakeholders.
  • Lead on rolling out a self-service tool for GMC budget holders to view transactions and budget variance reports.
  • Lead on developing and implementing a checklist/process for new deals to ensure they are structured in a way that makes sense from a financial operations perspective (e.g. invoicing, WHT, revenue optimisation etc..)
  • Support transaction teams in conducting tax due diligence for each new client, liaising with external advisors where necessary and reviewing conclusions.
  • Monitor the on-going country, sector and counterparty exposures against agreed limits, advising transaction teams if new business falls within limits and flagging limit needs to the FP&A Manager.
  • Responsible for ensuring adequate processes/checks are in place to monitor the accuracy of data held in GuarantCo’s trade management system, working with the Client Relationship Managers (CRMs) to ensure new deals and deal updates are reflected on a timely basis.
  • Liaise with the CRMs to complete GuarantCo’s annual submission to the GEMs database (the Global Emerging Markets risk database).
  • Support the FP&A Manager with reporting to a variety of stakeholders. This reporting could include (but is not limited to) assisting with monthly management information packs to various committees, reporting to PIDG, owners and other funders.
  • Support the FP&A Manager and Finance Director with GuarantCo’s credit rating review process (GuarantCo is rated by four agencies – Moody’s, Fitch, Bloomfield and PACRA).
  • Support the FP&A Manager to implement SmartSheet project management tool, ensuring engagement and buy-in from the rest of the Finance team.
  • Any other reasonable duties as may be assigned by GMC from time to time.
CORE COMPETENCIES
  • Degree educated or equivalent with formal accounting qualifications (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)

 

Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong systems skills and experience with using finance systems preferable
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Numerate, with strong analytical skills and the ability to quickly understand and interpret complex information
  • Excellent attention to detail

 

Experience:

  • Experience of working across functions and various levels of seniority
  • Experience of working in a multi-country environment desirable, but not essential

 

Personal:

  • Highly motivated & enthusiastic with a can-do attitude
  • Ability to build strong relationships throughout the business
  • Good verbal and written communication at middle/senior levels
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Team player but able to work self-sufficiently
  • Resilience, not put off by set-backs

 

 

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At GMC, we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace and culture, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification or responsibility in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

 

Valuing diversity is essential to our work. We aim to act in accordance with and promote equality legislation by avoiding unjustified discrimination and recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All GMC employees are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies. GMC is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect diversity at every level within the organisation.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested in applying for this role? Please submit your CV and cover letter below:

https://hr.breathehr.com/v/finance-business-partner-27824

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