Manager, Finance Business Partner, SSA at MasterCard Nigeria

Mastercard - We are the global technology company behind the world’s fastest payments processing network. We are a vehicle for commerce, a connection to financial systems for the previously excluded, a technology innovation lab, and the home of Priceless®. We ensure every employee has the opportunity to be a part of something bigger and to change lives. We believe as our company grows, so should you. We believe in connecting everyone to endless, priceless possibilities.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Manager, Finance Business Partner, SSARef ID: R-83409Location: LagosJob Type: Full timeOverviewAssumes broad range of finance related matters (closing, forecasts, budgets, performance tracking and reporting, monthly variance analysis)Trusted Partner for Country Managers and Account Managers providing advice on Finance Processes and Procedures and assist business in achieving strategy and targets.ResponsibilitiesResponsible for follow-up on accurate month end closing, forecasting and budgeting for cluster of countries; highlights areas of risks and opportunities, makes recommendations and actively participates to remediation plansProvides monthly financial reporting including an update of key risks and opportunitiesTruly understands the market trends and competitive environment and reports timely deviations in financials to allow corrective actionsInteracts with Finance support teams and support the needs of country managers and account managersAligns with other business units, business partners and/or corporate to align strategic objectives and yearly targets at market level.Challenges and validates financial assumptions for CAPP, Customer Business Agreements and any other opportunities. Ensures the opportunities and their investments are sound and align with short and long term planning.Highlights and leads any process improvements to drive finance efficiencies and ease of doing business for Account ManagersProvide training to Account Managers on Financial processesKnowledgeExcellent at building internal and external business partnerships; develops and leverages key relationships in order to assist with the needs and objectives of stakeholdersExperienced in developing sound management reporting (e.g.. monthly financial results, quarterly forecasting, annual budgets)Experienced in providing advice and feedback to the business on risk and opportunity considerations, leveraging advanced analytical techniques as well as outside trends and eventsExperienced with financial systems and applications; serves as a resource to those less experienced (e.g., Hyperion, Oracle, Microsoft applications)Has experience in identifying and implementing process improvement activities; makes recommendations to further improve proceduresSuccessfully resolves complex issues in a timely and efficient mannerSuccessfully embodies change management; executes corporate cultural initiatives, enhancing the support of an ever-evolving environment to fulfill corporate goals and objectives 

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