An R&CA is typically responsible for a range of activities that come with the process of Management Consulting, Corporate Finance and Marketing & Communication. The role is exciting, as it involves a wide range of business solutions responsibilities.
The R&CA is expected to report to the Executive Partner of the business.
Some of the responsibilities to be carried out by the R&CA & the attributes expected from the person include:
Strategic Business Planning Advisory:The role will involve providing solutions to businesses on how to plan their businesses to take advantage of opportunities in their sectors. This means the person has to have a robust understanding of industries & markets and latent value opportunities that exist therein.
Financial Forecasts / Modeling: Developing financial models is also a significant part of this role, so the person must be comfortable working with numbers. The person should be able to generate 5-10 year financial projections covering variables like profit & loss, balance sheet, cashflows, and statement of income and expenses.
Research and Analysis: trend spotting and developing business content for our online platforms and publications
Marketing (Traditional and Social Media): The person must understand how to utilize social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, etc
Project Management: Manage training school, our business networking events and our CSR programme,
Client Relations: Develop and manage close relationships with clients.
The ideal candidate is expected to have a first degree in Social Science disciplines like Accounting, Economics, Business Administration, Management, or Finance. A Masters Degree, though an added advantage, is not compulsory. However, candidates from other disciplines who have attributes listed above will also be strongly considered.
Work experience in Consulting, Media, Training, and Project Management, though not compulsory, will be an added advantage
Very importantly, the person must have an interest in building a career in consulting, venture management, enterprise development, and corporate finance advisory.
The person must be driven and have the capacity to learn swiftly. The person must have to discipline to execute projects, the capacity to inspire other members of the Sawubona team and the ability to take quick decisions.