M-Pesa Africa – Finance Business Partner job at Safaricom Kenya
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M-Pesa Africa – Finance Business Partner

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Information Technology , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

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Safaricom Kenya

Deadline of this Job:
27 June 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi , East Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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M-Pesa Africa – Finance Business Partner

Role Description

M-Pesa, is a pioneering fintech business and global market leader in mobile money. From starting in 2007 as a convenient means by which the unbanked and underbanked can make digital payments, M-Pesa has now grown to offer >50 million active customers financial services, enterprise, merchant and retail solutions. We are proud of our work in enabling the digital economy in our markets, and in driving financial inclusion.
M-Pesa Africa is now making strides to deepen and strengthen its offering to consumers and businesses in our operating countries, making it easier for them to manage their money and get more from their limited resources.
As a Finance Business Partner, you will work alongside Agile Release Trains and the value streams they support, helping to build relationships and communicate insightful financial information which can be translated into effective commercial strategy. This role goes beyond a traditional ‘back office’ accounting position as you will be the link between finance and our Lean Portfolio Management team, acting as a trusted advisor by providing valuable analysis and insights to influence MPA’s decision-making process.

Key Role Responsibilities
• To provide strategic financial analysis and advice to our Executive Team and Value Stream Leads, supporting and contributing to their overall strategic effectiveness
• Act as a financial advisor, offering general support to commercial decision makers and Product Management
• To provide expert support and accurate financial information to Leadership to enable them to manage their budgets effectively
• Building and maintaining strong relationships with the Leadership Team
• Supporting the development and implementation of financial best practices in line with Lean-Agile principles
• Ensuring compliance with company policies and procedures
• Implementing changes to ensure that key targets are met
• Assisting in the preparation of the operating budget
• Provision of investment guardrails to support the budgeting and decision-making process
• Support and help facilitate empowered investment decisions through the Participatory Budgeting process
• Support Lean Portfolio Management by aligning funding to value streams
• Provide an empowered environment where financial decisions can be delegated to Value Streams and Shared Services
• Participate and contribute to Lean Portfolio Management events such as Portfolio Sync and Strategic Portfolio Reviews to support decision making
• Support the correct classification of Capex / Opex in line with regulation and provide appropriate reporting
• Assist with financial forecasting for each Value Stream and understand the true cost of initiatives
• Support the Lean Start-up cycle and innovation, by funding Minimum Viable Products and assessing the true cost / benefit analysis to support better stop, pivot or persevere decisions
• Provide ongoing to financial assurance to Procurement with regards to Supplier Management
• Support the automation and preparation of management reports through tools, such as Jira, to make information more transparent

Apply if you have:

• Part qualified or qualified accountant (ACCA/ACA or CIMA)
• Agile Experience – minimum 3 years
• Contagious passion for, and commitment to, driving mobile money growth and innovation
• Communication and relationship management experience to executive level – 3 years

We are happy if you have:
• Mobile Payment or Financial Payment Services Experience – 2 years
• Relevant certified SAFe qualification, for example, SAFe Lean Portfolio Management
• Knowledge and understanding of Jira

Education Requirement: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 36

Job application procedure
Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.
M-Pesa Africa – Finance Business Partner 

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 27 June 2022
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 14-06-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 14-06-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 14-06-2065
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