Job Title: Credit and Investment Analyst
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Line Manager: Senior Manager, Credit & Investment
Department: Credit and Investment
Job Grade: Manager

Job Description:
We are seeking a meticulous Credit and Investment Analyst to join our team. This role involves conducting extensive research, analysis, and compliance checks to facilitate the development, management, and implementation of Sharia-compliant financial products and services. The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of Islamic finance principles, robust analytical skills, and a steadfast commitment to ethical and religious standards.

Responsibilities:

  1. Financial Analysis:
    • Conduct comprehensive financial analysis of potential investments, encompassing company financials, market trends, and industry dynamics.
    • Develop and maintain detailed financial models to evaluate investment opportunities and associated risks.
    • Interpret and analyze financial statements, income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements.
    • Assist in devising and structuring Sharia-compliant financial products and services, adapting existing offerings as necessary.
  2. Investment Research:
    • Stay abreast of market developments and trends, including economic indicators, sector-specific news, and geopolitical events.
    • Perform due diligence on investment prospects, evaluating the competitive landscape, market conditions, and regulatory framework.
    • Identify and assess potential investment strategies, providing recommendations to the investment committee.
  3. Portfolio Management:
    • Monitor and assess the performance of existing investments within the portfolio.
    • Present investment recommendations to senior management and clients.
    • Conduct ongoing research on Islamic finance principles and industry advancements.
    • Analyze and interpret Sharia-compliant financial structures and transactions.
  4. Risk Assessment:
    • Evaluate and mitigate risks associated with various investment options.
    • Devise risk mitigation strategies and offer recommendations for effective risk management.
    • Assess risks related to Islamic financing activities and propose suitable mitigation measures.
    • Maintain accurate records of risk assessments and compliance endeavors.
  5. Reporting and Documentation:
    • Prepare investment reports and deliver findings to senior management and clients.
    • Maintain precise and up-to-date records of investment decisions and strategies.
    • Draft and review documentation for Islamic financing transactions.
    • Conduct due diligence on potential clients and investment opportunities to ensure Sharia compliance.
    • Produce reports on the performance and compliance of Islamic financing activities.
  6. Compliance:
    • Ensure adherence to Sharia principles and guidelines across all financial products, services, and transactions.
    • Collaborate with the Sharia board or advisors to uphold and update the bank’s compliance standards.
    • Guarantee compliance of all investment activities with regulatory mandates and organizational policies.
    • Stay informed about alterations in investment regulations and ensure compliance.

Qualifications:

  • Honors degree in Islamic Banking/Finance, economics, or a related field.
  • Proficiency in financial modeling, with strong quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of financial markets, investment strategies, and risk management.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication abilities.
  • Attention to detail and the capacity to work independently or collaboratively.
  • Familiarity with financial software and data analysis tools.
  • Demonstrated ethical standards and dedication to compliance.

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