Group FP&A – Business Planning Manager Group FP&A – Business Planning Manager …

IHS Towers
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 18 Sep 20
IHS Towers
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 18 Sep 20
About IHS Towers

Founded in 2001 by the trio of Sam Darwish, William Saad and Mohamad Darwish, along with a strong team of telecoms engineers, IHS is one of the largest independent tower operators in Africa and the fourth largest independent multinational tower operator globally.

Reporting to Director – Group FP&A, this individual will be part of the Financial Planning & Analysis team and support all Business Plan related activities and processes including Group planning and forecasting activities | board presentations and internal management reporting | developing business rhythms and cycles to monitor performance whilst delivering informed analysis to support strategic decision making.

Core Responsibilities

  • Focus on the Group Business Plan (BP) and financial modelling activities
  • Assist with core FP&A processes around reporting, forecasting and budgeting processes
  • Work closely with the country teams and Group teams to source information, validate assumptions, ensure alignment and improve quality and timeliness of BP outputs
  • Analyse financial performance against budget | forecast, highlighting trends, investigate variances and recommend corrective actions
  • Assist with the preparation of quarterly board presentations
  • Build appropriate automated models, KPI and dashboards to analyse trends | monitor performance
  • Implement and develop BI tools and relevant financial models to improve analysis and decision making
  • Continuous improvement to simplify, standardise and streamline processes related to FP&A
  • Support as required the FP&A team with ad-hoc projects as needed.


Qualifications and Experience

  • Prior experience in financial planning | modelling across corporates | investment banking | private equity | consulting
  • Extensive years of relevant experience post university
  • Ability to develop financial models from first principles
  • Highly numerate with excellent analytical and Excel skills | competent to handle and manipulate large volume of data
  • Superior PowerPoint skills, especially to support presentations to internal and external stakeholders
  • Commercial awareness and knowledge of business drivers (revenue, costs, profitability, capex and returns measures)
  • Strong time management skills and ability to multi-task between various ongoing responsibilities
  • Ability to build relationships across all levels | functions and work independently with minimal supervision when needed
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with a flair for delivering crisp, succinct information to senior management
  • A change agent, tolerant of ambiguity, comfortable to operate in a high growth, entrepreneurial environment
  • Experience of capital intensive or infrastructure-like business desirable.


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