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Commercial Analyst

Business Unit:  Security Services
Career Area:  International


Position/Employment type:

Commercial Analyst

Organization/Reporting line:

Reports to: Finance Director, EA and Senior Manager, CST

Direct Reports: Pricing Analysts

Place of work/Travel:

Nairobi, Kenya (but with potential of international travel)

Contact and Cooperation:

Internally: Finance Director-EA, Commercial Director-EA, Business Partner, Finance, Commercial Support Team (CST), Sales.

Externally: Client Finance teams.

Job Summary:

The Commercial Analyst performs financial analysis in support of the creation, execution and measurement of pricing actions and strategies across the business and in support of the tender process. The position also produces timely, accurate management information and scorecards, consolidates budget and forecast/business plan information and performs key reconciliation tasks to support month/year end processes and statutory accounts preparation.

Key Responsibilities:

1.            Support to the CST on bid pricing and commercial offer development

2.            Provide pricing analysis to management for decision making

3.            Develop Standard Costs, review inventory cost to reflect current cost and determine the costs of new products

4.            Conduct proper cost analysis and build cost models for new and existing clients

5.            Work with sales and marketing teams to develop proposals by validating sales quotations for accuracy and profitability. Offer technical financial support during the tendering process on matters pricing, costing and financial paperwork

6.            Take initiative in identifying and resolving issues around pricing and margins

7.            Manage operational and commercial scorecards and performance improvement initiatives such as but not limited to:

•             Labour efficiency & job cost model

•             Sales and revenue performance

•             Terminations

•             Price Increases

8.            Develop Dash Boards to monitor financial performance by Branches/Projects

9.            Perform month-end financial analysis and other performance measures. Follow-up for explanation from the budget owners, summarize and report to Management

10.          Participate in various corporate projects requiring financial evaluation

11.          Participation in the preparation of annual budget, ensuring provision of appropriate templates, tools and that budget is completed on time and uploaded in the NAV System;

12.          Project Accounting working with NAV Team to ensure that the Project Accounting Module is implemented

13.          Provide monthly reports on Completed Projects –Revenue and Cost, Work-In-progress and reconcile to the General Ledger

Principal Outputs of this Role:

i.              Timely month-end financial analysis.

ii.             Effective interpretation of financial information to make business decisions

iii.            Timely and effective preparation of budgets

iv.           Cost analysis for pricing decisions

v.            Pricing models in support of bids ahead of deadlines

vi.           The organisation and presentation of pricing meetings/calls in support of bids


Refer to KK Security Authority Matrix.


The Commercial Analystis accountable to the Finance Director, EA and Commercial Director, EA for the responsibilities stated in this job description. These responsibilities will be monitored and managed through the mid-year and annual performance review and supported through the monitoring of KPIs.


•             Planning, coordination, work monitoring and problem resolution skills

•             Ability to outline and communicate effective objectives and action plans

•             Demonstrate a high degree of sensitivity, confidentiality when dealing with internal and external customers

•             A go-getter, enthusiastic, results oriented with excellent communication and presentation skills

•             Have a high sense of accuracy, attention for detail and with strong quantitative and qualitative analytical ability

•             Have good problem analysis and reporting skills

•             High moral standing with impeccable integrity

•             Excellent time management and planning

•             Comfortable working in a team or independently with minimal supervision

Qualifications &Experience:

•             Bachelors’ degree in Business Administration, Economics, Finance or its equivalent; Master’s degree as in a finance related field (M.Sc Finance or MBA Finance) as an advantage

•             Complete professional qualifications in ACCA/CPA-K/CFA

•             Member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants or a relevant professional body

•             At least five (5) years of relevant experience in service industry

•             Good knowledge of conducting quantitative as well as qualitative analysis including building models, prior data mining and on line market research

•             Strong financial modelling experience

•             Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Power Point is required; familiarity with data query/data management tools extremely helpful (Access, SQL, Business Objects)


GardaWorld: Make the world a safer place

GardaWorld is a global leader in the security industry, offering a wealth of opportunity to individuals looking to gain experience and develop professionally in a growing industry. We offer flexible schedules, diverse work assignments spanning multiple industries, and training and career advancement opportunities. We embrace diversity and welcome newcomers, women, students, retirees, reservists, veterans, and more to join our team, as we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, we will communicate only with the selected candidates.

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