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Jitesh Singh
Finance and Value Manager/ Senior Financial Manager , Standard Bank of South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa
Finance Value Management Officer holding a Chartered Development Finance Analyst-(CDFA)-designation. 7 years of working experience in Sub-Saharan Africa (based in South Africa). Developing innovative fiscal solutions to achieve long-term financial strength for the organisation. Strategic Leader in Digital Finance Transformation, Data Science, Development Finance, Innovation, Salesforce and PowerBI
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Accounting/Finance, Procurement
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Infrastructure, Technology, Engineering, Science
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Trade, Finance, Economics, Cooperation, Global
Professional Experience:
Highly analytical Chartered Development Finance Analyst (CDFA) with proven experience analyzing/interpreting large, complex data to develop innovative fiscal solutions for achieving long-term financial strength for the organisation.

Credible history of developing financial statements and generating data-driven reports to facilitate and empower executive-level decision making. Proficient at implementing advance financial/accounting systems, administering sizeable budgets, generating accurate forecasts, developing financial models, and conducting stress testing and scenario planning. Proven expertise in finance planning & analysis, risk management, data analytics, digital finance transformation, and change management. Adept at recommending robust solutions to overcome business challenges, while creating an innovation portfolio and roadmap to drive growth and spur investment.

Investment Management and Promotion
- Financial modelling, scenario analysis, and opportunity sizing
- Testing new business ideas using design thinking methodology
- Development of the trader lending portfolio into a fully commercialized operating model
- Develop and interpret financial models to support business cases of acquisition and partnerships with Fintechs
- Develop financial models for merchant liquidity loans (airtime stock advances and physical stock advances)
- Develop reverse income statements for new business ideas / new revenue streams
- Conduct in-depth research and communicate findings effectively to head of Digital and Innovation
- Evaluate and monitor investments with the respective product owners

Business Performance and Automation
- Ensuring accuracy and completeness of the bank’s Financial models used in Planning and Forecasting processes.
- Identify and lead initiatives to improve, automate and scale forecasting and reporting tools and processes.
- Partner with business (Finance, Business Intelligence and Data Analytics, Delta focus areas such as Public Sector, Africa China Banking and Agriculture) to analyze and report on the financial impact of decisions across the business
-Prepare analysis and support communication to product leaders and executives
- Build Proficient Microsoft Power BI dashboards using artificial intelligence to analyze complex reports

Business Planning
- Actively translate the group strategy, plan and cascade the targets into operational plans for the Office of the
- CEO and CFVO
- Implement cost savings interventions in the Office of the Chief Financial Value Officer and Chief Executive Officer
- Support the preparation, control and monitoring of the rolling forecast for the Office of the CEO and CFVO so that expenditure is in line with the bank’s financial requirements
- Identify opportunities to create efficiencies and reduce total costs, managing the processes to identify the opportunities.
- Identify costs and services, which could be performed by capabilities and functions that are in other countries
- Conduct detail analysis to improve the cost to income ratio

Stakeholder Relations
- Serve link between the CEO, CFVO and all stakeholders and ensure effective relationship and liaison between the Office of the Chief Financial Value Officer, Human Capital, Internal and External Reporting teams, Information Technology (IT), Risk and Governance business units.

Technology and Architecture
- Utilise technology forecasting and modelling tools (SAP analytical Cloud, Power BI) to perform scenario assessments and gather insights on revenue forecasts, financial metrics and risk impairment to incorporate into insights reporting to the CEO, CFVO and Group leadership to facilitate
Education:
Finance #Reinvent Revolution Programme

Demonstrated competency in completing a 12 month Emerging Future Finance Skills Programme at Standard Bank in collaboration with Ernst & Young (EY). Certified by Standard Bank Chief Finance and Value Management Officer, Group Innovation and Programme Director of EY.

Data-Africa China Corridor - Enable Standard Bank Group to be the dominating gateway for trade and investment between Africa and China, through complete, accurate and timely reporting.

Use Case, MVP and Prototype design - Know your customer (KYC), Curated data between Africa and China for Trade and Investment. Solve for the inward problem statement (China to Africa), understanding of Chinese customers to increase entrenchment and mine their ecosystem. Identify opportunities in the ecosystem.

Masters (M.Phil.) in Development Finance

University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2018

Masters Research Topic: “The relationship between financial openness and economic
growth in Sub-Saharan Africa”, which focused on performing statistical analyses to
investigate the link between financial openness and economic growth for 39 Sub-Saharan
African countries using a panel framework covering the period 1990 to 2014

Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDM)
Regenesys Business School, 2015

B.Com Accounting Degree | University of Johannesburg, 2008

Courses
Salesforce Ranger, Data Science, Agile Methodology, Scrum Master, Sales
Force, Growth Mindset, Collaboration, Creative Problem Solving, Office 365
Modern Workplace, Power BI, SharePoint, Trello, Slack
Affiliations and Achievements:
Chartered Development Finance Analyst (CDFA) with The Chartered Institute of Development Finance (CIDEF). It is the professional and learned body for development finance specialists.

Salesforce Ranger Status
Proficient on Salesforce platform

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Internships / Fellowships
  • Being headhunted – make me an

    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English
    Nationality:
    South Africa
    LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/jiteshsingh-cdfa/
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