Executive Economist Career Job – Grant Thornton

Job Title: Executive
Economist
Organisation: Grant
Thornton
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About Us:
Grant Thornton is one of the
world’s leading organisations of independent assurance, tax and advisory
services. Grant Thornton Uganda is a member of Grant Thornton International
Limited, with offices in Kampala and Jinja. Grant Thornton boosts an
opportunity to be part of 38,500 dynamic people working cohesively to provide
seamless services to clients in more than 130 countries across the globe.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Carry
    out economic and financial appraisals for clients wanting to invest in
    different sectors of the economy
  • Devise
    methods and procedures for obtaining financial, taxation and quantitative
    data from the country, region and the world
  • Intuitively
    understand various sampling techniques that may be used to conduct
    different types of surveys;
  • Create
    various econometric modelling techniques for use in developing forecasts;
  • Stay
    updated with past, present and future economic, financial, environmental
    related issues and trends and provide able guidance to clients
  • Write
    various technical and non-technical reports on economic trends and
    forecasts and participate in public conferences, press and other media
  • Deliver
    numerous oral and visual presentations
  • Prepare
    regular publications on changes in key macroeconomic factors which will
    impact the clients in various sectors of economy. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant must hold an honour’s Degree in either Quantitative Economics,
    Economics or  Financial Economics from a recognised University
  • At
    least three years of relevant experience.
  • Possess
    excellent economic and financial modelling skills
  • Excellent
    report writing skills
  • Good
    research skills
  • Possess
    the ability to interpret the financial statements of companies
  • Excellent
    numerical and analytical skills
  • Willingness
    to work under supervision and learn new -i skills quickly
  • Highly
    results-oriented and able to meet tight deadlines
  • Computer
    literacy skills i.e. working knowledge of various Microsoft packages
  • Keen
    adherence to the highest degree of professional standards and strict
    client confidentiality.
  • Ability
    to work well within a team
  • Excellent
    written and oral communication skills
  • Possess
    a strong work initiative and the ability to adapt to new challenges and
    ideas
How to Apply:
All candidates should send
their detailed CVs with referees (testimonials will be required at the time of
personal interview if selected) by to: recruitment@ug.gt.com
NB: For Inquiries, You can
visit our office, Grant Thornton, Plot 5, Katego Road, Off. Kira Road, Opp.
British High Commission, Kampala, Uganda, Phone: 0414 535145 (0312 266850 Fax:
0414 533771
Deadline: 31st July 2014

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