Senior Financial Analyst Job Nairobi- Showmax

Nairobi, Kenya
January 15, 2024
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Job Description

About Showmax

Showmax is an internet TV service. What sets Showmax apart is a unique combination of hit African content, first and exclusive international series, the best kids’ shows, and live sport. For a single monthly fee, get unlimited access. Start and stop when you want. No ads. Cancel anytime – there’s no contract. Stream Showmax using apps for smart TVs, smartphones, tablets, computers, media players and gaming consoles. Manage data consumption using the bandwidth capping feature. No internet? No problem – download shows to smartphones and tablets to watch later offline. Showmax was born in 2015. The service is available throughout sub-Saharan Africa and to selected diaspora markets worldwide. For a free trial, visit

  • Support the General Manager, Senior Finance Manager BP and Reporting and CFO in financial reporting and finance partnering functions.
  • Responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of all Showmax financial reporting, management reporting, budgets and forecasts.
  • Responsible for managing procurement process (tracking spend against budgets).

Key Accountabilities:

Financial Planning and Analysis

  • Design, maintain and improve upon robust budgeting model (record trends, understand drivers, correlations, sensitivities, dependencies)
  • Facilitate and take responsibility for Showmax budget and forecast planning cycles
  • Perform analysis and provide commentary on month-end variances against budgets, forecasts and prior years
  • Responsible for preparation and analysis of monthly rolling forecasts for Group submission
  • Extract, combine and summarise data to analyse the financial impact of new initiatives and effectively communicate key findings to senior leadership to influence and support tactical and strategic business decisions
  • Responsible for developing metrics and reports to provide monitoring for new initiatives
  • Proactively partner with the Showmax business to identify and evaluate opportunities to improve bottom line business performance and ensure that change initiatives are implemented
  • Tracking business financial objectives, as well as projecting and monitoring run rates to ensure that set targets are met
  • Provide adequate input for adhoc analysis and requests pertaining to outlooks and projects

Financial Reporting and Operations

  • Responsible for preparation of month end reporting packs for analysis (actuals vs budgets and reforecast)
  • Adhere to Group reporting deadlines including month end, forecasts, budgets, half-year and year-end
  • Review/prepare and finalise schedules and reports for statutory reporting packs for half-year and year-end reporting periods
  • Business partnering with the rest of the finance team and teams
  • Responsible for preparation of presentations to stakeholders
  • Consult with the Shared Services and auditors to prepare and assist with internal and statutory audits
  • Responsible for driving discussions with the shared services team to address system and process issues
  • Tracking and management of the procurement process and related key stats
  • Perform reconciliations as required
  • Prepare required schedules and documents for tax purposes
  • Responsible for accounts receivable and accounts payable functions
  • Provide Group and Board reporting
  • Manage Cashflow
  • Perform Scenario analysis and develop Business cases


  • Certified Accountant


  • A minimum of 3+ years in a Financial accounting/analyst role
  • 5+ years in a financial environment
  • Detailed commercial and financial acumen, balanced with creative flair
  • Hands-on experience with financial analysis, modelling and report building
  • Industry understanding and experience would be advantageous
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills

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