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  • Posted: Dec 5, 2023
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    Babban Gona, which means "Great Farm" in the Hausa language, is a social enterprise organization that provides support for smallholder farmers in Nigeria to become more profitable. 

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    Associate, Finance Operations

    Key Responsibilities

    • Measuring the monetary funds of the company in order to find out whether they will affect the execution of all the enterprise projects.
    • Monitor and manage credit cards and invoice payments for farmers.
    • Approve third-party payments through accurate reconciliation of financial records.
    • Manage the account payable and receivable process.
    • Assist in the annual budget process.
    • Assist in the development and implementation of best-in-class financial processes and internal control.
    • Verify that transfer requests meet guidelines.
    • Ensure that staff expenditure requests meet guidelines and budget limits.
    • Provide support to management during year-end closing, which includes helping process transfers and answering any questions that colleagues in the finance division might have regarding revenue, expenditures, fund movement, etc.
    • Act as the main point of contact for addressing any inquiries and questions related to financial operations.
    • Perform monthly invoicing by gathering and compiling data, coordinating with associates and senior associates on cost allocations, and working with accountants to record information in the accounting system.
    • Analyze existing accounting and finance systems and make recommendations for improvements.
    • Develop financial goals and objectives for the team.
    • Conduct periodic finance audits and recommend improvements.
    • Assist financial policies and procedures for operational efficiency.
    • Develop and maintain financial statements for future reference.
    • Assist Senior associate in financial management and reporting activities.
    • Ensure that financial operational activities are executed and delivered as per the standards set by the company.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Banking, Business or Economics.
    • Master’s degree in finance and/or MBA preferred.
    • 4-6 years of work experience in finance and accounting.
    • Profound know-how in advanced financial analysis and investment banking.
    • Familiar with data query/data management tools (Access, SQL, Business Objects).
    • Ability to streamline functions and passion to learn and grow.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, including written and oral communication skills.
    • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills.
    • Ability to work as a team as well as independently.
    • Experience working with, and presenting to, senior executives.
    • Extensive experience leading a complex organization and passion for getting into details to identify the root cause of issues and create innovative solutions.
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills; be comfortable interacting with executive-level management.
    • Strong financial modeling experience.
    • Strong leadership skills.

    Start-Up Environment

    • Thrives in a fast-paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities.

    Work Location

    • Babban Gona currently operates a decentralized model with 10 offices spread across Nigeria.
    • This role would be based in Lagos


    • Competitive salary
    • Health Insurance
    • Pension
    • Performance Bonus
    • Annual paid vacation
    • Group Life Insurance

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Babban Gona on to apply

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