Financial Modelling Trainer

Job Summary

One of our clients is seeking qualified candidates to fill this role

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 1 year

Job Description

A Financial Modelling Trainer, will be required to design, deliver and manage training projects covering Financial Analysis (FA) & Financial Modelling (FM) under our Analyst Competency Framework.

You will need to be a subject matter expert in Excel, Accounting, Finance, Investment and Valuation and have instructional design and facilitation experience.
You will facilitate classroom and online-based courses for our clients following a detailed methodology based on an Instructor guide and our Analyst Competency Model. As a subject matter expert and thought leader, you will also be required to generate valuable content (text, video, webinars, audio, blog posts, job aids etc.) to be hosted on our digital platforms for the benefit of clients and prospects.
Reports to: Training Lead 
Scope & Accountability:
The Trainer is responsible for facilitating all the courses under these 2 subject categories of the “dbrown Analyst Competency Framework”:
Financial Analysis (FA)
Financial Modelling (FM)
Courses under the two subject categories above may change over time. Course for Financial Modelling will follow the curriculum and body of knowledge issued by the Financial Modelling Institute (FMI) and our research and best practices.
You would be required to create and update course materials (Participant Guides, slides, Instructor guides, quizzes, and exercises) and develop simulated demos for each course using Adobe Captivate.
Your tasks will include Instructional Design responsibilities including drafting learning objectives, carrying out needs analysis, designing and developing new courses based on in-house/client requests using a combination of media including classroom or e-learning.
You will be the firm’s in-house subject matter expert (SME) on Financial Modelling and generate valuable content on a regular basis for posting on our websites and digital platforms. Materials to be developed will include e-books, blog posts, articles and videos. You will also be required to work with the webinar team to generate engaging topics, content and act as host and/or technical support on our monthly scheduled Financial Modelling Webinars.
You will be required to respond to technical questions on our e-learning platform (our public online courses) as it relates to published Financial Modelling & Excel Courses.
As part of your contribution to the organization’s planning and strategy, you will be expected to update management on new developments, updates and improvements to Financial Modelling methodologies and procedures and the need to update our materials and course delivery. You may get this information from online sources, attending courses and seminars organized by the firm, LinkedIn online, the Financial Modeling Institute, certifications and other sources.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Delivery & Facilitation
  • Performing a training needs analysis on client staff as part of our course deployment process.
  • Develop training programs based on the training needs outputs.
  • Develop an appropriate mix of formal and informal training and development activities based on learners’ needs, learning styles and the training media platforms and methods available.
  • Plan and schedule training engagements in collaboration with the training lead and assigned training coordinators.
  • Deliver effective training to participants using our training methodologies, direct response cards for quizzes, exercises, group activities, online pre-work and other methods as documented in the facilitator’s guide.
  • Deliver training using Accelerated Learning Methodologies, the Accelerated Learning Cycle and the seven pillars of accelerated learning.
  • Respond to technical questions on our e-learning platform (our public online courses) as it relates to Financial Modelling and Excel.
  • Prepare the learning resources including setting up IT equipment, quizzes, participant guides, gallery walk, and laminates.
  • Ability to assume the role of a training coordinator where applicable.
  • You will be required to deliver skill-based courses in the subject categories of our “dbrown Analyst Competency Framework”:
  • Financial Analysis (FA)
  • Financial Modelling (FM)
  • You will also be required to deliver courses on Microsoft Excel
  • Content Development 
  • Develop content for courses based on your course design work and information provided by other team members and clients to create the best coursework possible.
  • Develop facilitator’s guide for all courses giving clear instructions on the expected delivery of courses.
  • Develop participant’s guide for all courses.
  • Develop e-learning storyboards to be used by e-learning producer in the production of e-learning courses (media used in e-learning courses include: video, audio, text, animation, multimedia, quizzes, surveys, forums and more).
  • Manage and update the competencies for all courses listed under these 2 subjects (as well Excel) of our dbrown Analyst Competency Framework:
  • Financial Analysis (FA); and
  • Financial Modelling (FM).
  • Develop the course material/e-learning modules and other documents such as hand-outs, video guides, manuals/how-to guides, job aids, laminates, quizzes, tests, tips and tricks.
  • Use Adobe Captivate to create automated demos of each course.
Strategy & Reporting
Evaluate the effectiveness of the training programs and make suggestions for improvements.
Recommend changes to existing courses, including technology or instructional methods, to better adhere to delivery options for the course.
Work with Training Coordinators to produce standardized training reports.
Ability to gauge the effectiveness of our courses over time by looking at participants’ performance analytics.
Host webinars and knowledge sharing campaigns to widen awareness of Financial Modelling and promote the Financial Modeling Institute’s Certifications (AFM, CFM & MFM) to our prospects.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelors or HND Degree in Accounting or any Finance related courses
  • Experience in Accounting and Corporate Finance field
  • 1-4 years training/mentoring experience in Financial Modelling & Analytics or in Accounting, Excel and Corporate Finance
  • Advanced knowledge of Accounting, Finance and Excel
  • Intermediate knowledge of Valuation and Investment
  • Advanced Financial Modeler Certificate or in view
  • Microsoft Certified Trainer in Excel
  • Excellent knowledge of Financial Modelling best practices
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with project management methodologies.
  • Required Skills
  • Technical skills: The Trainer must have a comprehensive knowledge of Excel, Accounting and Finance and a working knowledge of Investments and Valuation and their on-the-job application in major industries.
  • Instructional Design skills: The Trainer must have a working knowledge of the ADDIE instructional design model and the entire development process required to complete a project.
  • Communication skills: The Trainer is the primary interface between our client’s participants, the client, Training Lead and Marketing & Sales leads. This entails that you must be able to effectively communicate with team members the outcomes of the course and prospects of repeat business.
  • Team work: Your job as a trainer involves multiple teams, (e-learning production team, course development team, webinar team, etc) a high degree of professionalism and team work is therefore required to achieve targets and optimise service.
  • IT skills: keeping up to date with IT systems in the workplace while having an understanding of emerging technologies.
  • Presentation skills: Presenting ideas and results to different stakeholders across the business including staff and senior management.
  • Goal setting: ability to prioritise tasks, set and implement weekly goals on a regular basis.
  • Problem solving skills: adapting to the ever-changing environment and reacting quickly to meet challenges.
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Reporting Skills
  • Project management skills: The need to be good at handling time-sensitive projects and working to deadlines
  • Behavioural Competencies
  • Initiative taking: The ability to take the lead when hurdles arise or when tasks require completion.
  • Respect
  • Self-motivation
  • Empathy
  • Trustworthy
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Confidence

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