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  • Experienced Chief Finance Officer Urgently Wanted

  • Posted on: 17 April, 2015 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • The following position is needed in a reputable Lagos-based firm.

    Chief Finance Officer


    Job Description:

    • Provide leadership in the development for the continuous evaluation of short and long-term strategic financial objectives.
    • Ensure credibility of Finance group by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends and forecasts.
    • Evaluate and advise on the impact of long range planning, introduction of new programs/ strategies and regulatory action.
    • Provide executive management with advice on the financial implications of business activities.
    • Manage processes for financial forecasting, budgets and consolidation and reporting to the Company
    • Provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities.
    • Ensure that effective internal controls are in place and ensure compliance with GAAP and applicable federal, state and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting.
    • Oversee the issuance of financial information to investment communities.
    • Understand and mitigate key elements of the company's risk profile
    • Construct and monitor reliable control systems
    • Ensure that appropriate insurance coverage are maintained
    • Ensure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements
    • Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies
    • Report and resolve all risk issues that may militate against investment financing.
    • Arrange for debt fund investments and equity financing
    • Maintain banking relationships that would continuously enhance investments by banks and/or investment communities.
    • Represent the company with investment bankers and investors

    Job Requirement:

    • Must possess master's degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience.
    • 10+ years of progressively responsible experience for a major company or division of a large corporation.
    • Work experience partnering with an executive team
    • High level of written and oral communication skills.
    • Preference will be given to candidates with an MBA in Finance and the Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designations.
    • Must possess excellent negotiating skills
    • Must have very good knowledge of the investment community and its operations
    • Strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
    • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.

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