FP & A Manager

December 8, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

Umba Nigeria

Umba combines advanced tools and techniques to optimize risk exposures in emerging markets that are currently underserved by traditional banking services. The Umba platform allows users to apply, receive and repay microloans through their mobile phone while using machine learning to underwrite using a risk score that is highly accurate and improves over time.
umba has just rolled out a new online POS solution and is teaming up with some of the biggest e-commerce merchants to increase customers access to online goods and services.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: FP & A Manager
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job type: Full Time
Career Level: Experienced
Job Description

We are looking for a high performing, results oriented individual to lead our FP&A team! The primary role of the Financial Planning and Analysis Manager is to provide extensive financial planning and analytical support to the Business.
You will assist in product performance analysis, financial planning, forecasting, management reporting and decision support for the leadership team.
Comfort in a fast paced, dynamic business environment, excellent communication and analytic skills, and comfort with data are key to success in this role. SQL competency a huge bonus but will settle for an appetite to learn.


Reporting directly to the Head of Group Finance
Lead the annual planning, long-term planning, rolling forecast and variance process
Building a top-class FP&A team from the group up. Running hiring processes, managing team roadmaps and delegating responsibilities
Build, maintain and improve financial models (largely banking models) to plan, measure and forecast the business performance and also to support equity and debt raises.
Partner with leaders of functions to develop financial and capacity plans in support of our business
Lead the development of pricing and unit economics models
Assist with establishing and maintaining relevant financial metrics to be provided as a dashboard for senior management and business partners
Act as trusted advisor to key business stakeholders and provide financial expertise and develop strategic insights that drive business and operating decisions
Partner with accounting team and for month-end and quarter-end close reporting and budget variance analysis
Working directly with the CFO and Head of Group Finance on preparing board reports and presenting important analysis
Appetite to work with a globally distributed finance team including a Nigerian based financial shared service centre.


Degree in Finance, Accounting, Mathematics, or Economics with detailed knowledge of accounting principles
A minimum of 8 years relevant experience
 Passion for providing analysis and finding actionable insights
Experience building financial and decision support models, along with strong analytical, problem-solving skills
Experience of banking and building banking models
Corporate Finance / Investment banking experience would be an advantage
Experience in an analytically rigorous role, preferably with financial data
High proficiency with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and PowerPoint
Team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills
Innate curiosity around finding meaningful insights that inform the way we think about and develop both our product and our business strategies
Data-driven analysis mindset, experience with BI tools, and SQL knowledge a strong preference.

Work Status:

Valid work authorization for Nigeria.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
Mathod of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

To apply for this job please visit umba.applytojob.com.


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