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  • Posted on: 8 January, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Hobark International Limited (HIL) is the parent company of the Hobark group operating in the oil and gas industry. The company was incorporated in 1998, starting as a staffing agency based in Port Harcourt. Currently we have offices in 4 countries with our head office in Lagos.

    Financial Controller


    Req ID: Req-1459

    Financial Management:

    • Collaborate with the Joint Venture Accountant in managing all Joint Venture accounting functions for all assets.
    • Monitor Joint Venture cash calls and billings to ensure compliance with approved Joint Venture work programmes and budgets.
    • Manage and monitor authorizations for expenditure as per the normal Joint Venture accounting process.
    • Identify and evaluate areas for improvement of profit with particular regard to cost reductions and methodology.
    • Support the Group in researching factors that impact business performance including cost and income drivers.
    • Provide value added financial management information to facilitate decision-making.
    • Liaise with the Finance Management team for effective financial management and as required.
    • Support the Chief Financial Officer with treasury related activities including providing inputs for the cash flow forecasting with the treasury team.

    Accounting & Financial Reporting:

    • Design, implement, review and maintain accounting systems.
    • Review and ensure accuracy of accounting records.
    • Produce accurate and timely monthly management accounts, statutory financial statements for each legal entity and the Company financial statements.
    • Report to the Budget committee on variances from the established budget, and the reasons for those variances.

    Strategy, Planning & Budgeting:

    • Support the Executive team in the formulation of its overall strategic direction.
    • Produce and monitor annual budgets, and forecasts for the Company.

    Internal Control, Compliance & Audit Management:

    • Oversee internal operating controls, processes and practices.
    • Develop, implement, review and maintain adequate and effective internal controls.
    • Plan and perform operational and financial audits in preparation for the external auditors.
    • Oversee and ensure external audits are smoothly and efficiently run.
    • Monitor and ensure adherence to policies, procedures and regulations.
    • Establish and maintain corporate accounting policies, procedures and internal controls.
    • Develop and implement policies and procedures to drive efficient, accurate closing and reporting.
    • Monitor and ensure compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
    • Ensure tax compliance within all jurisdictions for the Group.

    Stakeholder Relationship Management:

    • Support the business in dealing with the National Petroleum Investment Management Services, Department of Petroleum Resources and other relevant government agencies.

    Team Leadership & Management:

    • Manage the finance team and its activities.
    • Manage performance; facilitate development; coach and supervise the team.


    • Provide high level support to the Chief Financial Officer.
    • Perform all other duties that are necessary and reasonably attached to the Financial Controller position and the fulfilment of its responsibilities.
    • Any other responsibilities as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related field.  Master’s degree in Accounting or a Business discipline preferred.
    • Professional accounting qualification e.g. ACA, ACCA, CPA.


    • Minimum of 12 years progressive finance and accounting experience including managerial experience, financial reporting, preparation of financial statements, budgets and forecastin an exploration and production company. o Strong experience in the oil and gas industry (exploration and production only) will be an advantage.
    • Experienced in debt financing and mergers & acquisitions.

    Personal Attributes:

    • Integrity and ethics; sound judgement; self-starter with high energy level; detail-oriented; able to handle pressure; proven team leader.
    • Displays a quality of work that reflects high professional standards, and projects a professional and positive image at all times.
    • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally, sometimes with short notice, 50 – 70% of the time.

    Primary Skills:

    • Accounting, Financial Control, Financial Management, Financial Reporting, Budgeting, Audit Management, Internal Control

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

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