Financial Analyst

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Abuja
Salary: 151000-200000

Company Overview:
Sigma Consulting Group, based in Lagos, is a distinguished recruitment firm providing end-to-end recruitment solutions and strategic business consulting services across Africa. With over a decade of expertise, we specialize in specialist executive search, volume recruitment, and RPO, catering to high-demand sectors such as healthcare, technology, oil and gas, and e-commerce.

About Our Client:
Our client is a leading retail chain with operations across Nigeria since 2014, offering a wide variety of consumer goods, from groceries to electronics. Known for its customer-centric approach, the company has been expanding rapidly and is committed to providing exceptional shopping experiences to its customers.

Role Summary:
As a Financial Analyst at our client’s retail chain, you will be responsible for analyzing financial data, preparing financial reports and forecasts, and providing insights and recommendations to support decision-making and drive business performance. You will play a key role in monitoring financial performance, identifying trends and opportunities, and supporting strategic planning and financial management.


  • Analyze financial data and trends, including revenue, expenses, profitability, and cash flow, and prepare financial reports, forecasts, and projections to support decision-making and strategic planning.
  • Monitor and evaluate financial performance against budget, forecasts, and targets, and provide variance analysis and explanations to management to identify areas for improvement and optimize financial performance.
  • Prepare financial models and scenarios to support strategic initiatives, investment decisions, and business planning, and conduct sensitivity analysis and risk assessment to evaluate potential impacts and outcomes.
  • Assist in budgeting and forecasting processes, including preparing budgets, forecasts, and financial plans, and collaborating with stakeholders to develop and implement financial strategies and objectives.
  • Conduct financial analysis and due diligence for potential investments, acquisitions, and business opportunities, and provide recommendations and insights to support decision-making and risk management.
  • Evaluate financial processes, systems, and controls, and identify opportunities for improvement and efficiency gains, and collaborate with cross-functional teams to implement changes and enhancements.
  • Stay informed about industry trends, economic developments, and regulatory changes, and assess their potential impact on the company’s financial performance and operations, and provide insights and recommendations to management.
  • Support ad-hoc financial analysis, projects, and initiatives as needed to support business objectives and priorities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or related field; Master’s degree or professional certification (e.g., CFA, CPA) is a plus.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in financial analysis, financial planning and analysis (FP&A), or related field, preferably in the retail or consumer goods industry.
  • Strong understanding of financial principles, concepts, and practices, including financial modeling, forecasting, and budgeting.
  • Proficiency in financial analysis tools and software, such as Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and financial modeling software.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze complex financial data, identify trends, and make data-driven decisions.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate financial information and insights effectively to non-financial stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment, with a high level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines.


  • Competitive salary package with opportunities for performance-based incentives.
  • Opportunities for career growth and advancement within the retail industry.
  • Comprehensive benefits package including health insurance and retirement benefits.
  • Supportive work environment with opportunities for learning and development.
  • Opportunity to work with a leading retail chain and contribute to its growth and success.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter to with the subject line “Financial Analyst Application”.

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