Business Planning Analyst M/W via Melt Group

Posted : 11 November, 2019
Location : Douala, Cameroon
Category : Accounting, Auditing, Finance
Job type : Full Time

Business Planning Analyst M/W

A multinational company, specialized in Oil and Gas, is looking for a Business Planning Analyst M/W, to accompany the development of its activities in Cameroon. 

Purpose of the job: 

  • The Business Planning Analyst is responsible for coordinating the internal and external budgetary processes for the company.
  • The incumbent is also responsible for providing relevant support through the various stages of the business planning and investment evaluation processes for all Operated Assets.

Principal Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the budgetary process by liaising with all department heads, project leaders and other stakeholders to ensure accurate input into the company budget.
  • Ensure guidelines from parent company are effectively disseminated to all stakeholders involved in the budgetary process.
  • Carry our regular updates to the internal and external budgets, preparing accurate variance analysis and communicating effectively to Senior Management.
  • Track AFE Commitments against approved budgets to ensure accurate cost allocation and compliance with budgetary procedures.
  • Support the company Long Term planning process – including but not limited to validation of inputs, updating templates and updating the economic models used for Long Term planning.
  • Support the investment appraisal process – carry out tactical economic evaluations on development projects.
  • Prepare quarterly commitment reports for submission to Parent Company.
  • Support the preparation of all four Joint Venture Committee Meetings for the company with joint venture partners and ensure financial / commercial issues with partners are promptly addressed in line with the various Contracts Terms and conditions.

Key challenges: 

  • Prepare multidisciplinary reports for Senior Management.
  • Liaise with a diverse group of disciplines at all levels of the organization on finance, economic and technical issues, influencing them to provide quality inputs in line with guidelines.
  • Handle sensitive / confidential company information.
  • Structure complex problems.
  • Delivery of high quality work on time against very tight deadlines.

Experience / Competence Requirements: 

  • B.Sc. in Economics, Management or Petroleum Engineering.
  • 2 – 5 years’ experience in Project Management, Cost Analysis, Budgeting and Planning, Economics or Petroleum Engineering.
  • Knowledge of respective Oil and Gas fiscal systems.
  • Ability to efficiently engage with broad and diverse teams. Excellent Excel and modelling skills. Diligence and attention to details.
  • Effective communication and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of accounting systems (Sun, Vision excel).


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