Position Summary:

This position provides support to both the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Controllership and Strategy functions of the Africa business. The role will deliver financial forecasting and analysis, business partnering, performance management, and support strategic planning and key initiatives for the NBA's operations in Africa. The candidate will also be required to develop an understanding of the company's accounting ledgers and systems to help manage the ongoing accuracy of the region's financial reporting. The role will report to the Head of Finance & Strategy for Africa.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Support the annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting exercises

  • Deliver operating performance management reporting and analysis

  • Business partner with various functions (notably the Events and Marketing functions) to support their budgeting and expense tracking, with extra focus/analysis on key projects

  • Support the revenue pipeline process from capturing the initial opportunity, due diligence and progressing it through the deal approval system to the point of contract signing

  • Perform revenue reconciliations

  • Review the various reporting and analysis to ensure the accuracy of accounting entries impacting the region, posting journal entries where necessary to improve accuracy

  • Support Finance and Africa Business Development teams with ad-hoc analysis

  • Review/develop financial models and provide feedback from both an analytical and commercial perspective

  • Support the Africa OKR setting/tracking process

  • Support and evolve the Africa Strategy and help drive key initiatives, notably in the form of financial modeling and developing slides/presentations for internal and external stakeholders

  • Communicate and present analysis to management

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Advanced Excel financial modeling experience

  • Advanced PowerPoint user with experience in developing slides for senior management

  • Experience working with accounting ledger systems (particularly SAP) preferred

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills

  • Proactive willingness and strong teamwork, task prioritization, and problem-solving skills

  • Attention to detail is essential as well as the ability to learn quickly and add value by applying analytical and business fundamentals

  • Prior sports, media and/or entertainment experience preferred

  • Prior subscription business experience preferred

Educational Background:

  • Qualified ACA / ACCA / CIMA / CFA preferred BA / BS Degree and minimum 3-5 years relevant experience