Business Planning Support - Africa

Project status
Project posted
17th February 2015
Project duration (approx.)
102.0 Days
Budget (approx.)
$600 / day
Industry
Accounting , Non-Profit
Area of expertise
Strategy , Finance and Accounting
Required market experience
Kenya (Essential) , Nigeria (Essential) , South Africa (Essential) , Zimbabwe (Essential)
Consultant location
On-site
Location
Kenya , Nigeria , South Africa , Zimbabwe

Background & Objectives

The client is an agriculture-focused business that operates in Sub Saharan Africa across Mozambique, Tanzania and Zimbabwe, currently generating c. $200M of revenue.   RVC requires a consultant with financial modelling and accounting expertise to support its current business planning cycle.  Initial core activities will include:·         Building and reviewing financial forecasting models (both for individual operations and at a consolidated level)·         Populating the financial models with historical data to enable comparison between historical and forecast trading, and reconciliation of historical data to audited accounts·         Preparing analyses of recent and forecast trading Additional follow-on activities may include the preparation of material for company presentations, including, for example, support for key assumptions and exposition of strategic plans. The successful applicant will join a Business Analysis and Planning team of six people and will report to the Head of Business Analysis and Planning. Requirements:·         Degree from a reputable institution·         Experience in building and reviewing detailed financial models acquired at a Big4 accounting firm or a major investment bank·         Accounting training (qualified and registered with an accounting body) or CFA·         High degree of numerical and analytical competence·         Well-developed interpersonal skills·         Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and as part of a team Applicants MUST be prepared to travel and live in Harare (Zimbabwe) for the 2 to 5 month duration of the assignment. 



Key deliverables

Consultant requirements

Requirement: Are you ready and able to work in Harare for the next 2 to 4 months
Desired response: Yes

Requirement: Are you a qualified accountant or a CFA with direct experience in either a big 4 firm or investment bank?
Desired response: Yes

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