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  • Executive Finance Career in a Nigerian Conglomerate

  • Posted on: 25 January, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • The Client Company

    Our client is an indigenous group with interests in real estate, manufacturing, investment/asset management and logistics. Due to significant business expansion, the group needs a smart professional to occupy the position of a Group Finance Director

    The Role

    The Group Finance Director oversees all financial aspects of company strategy and is responsible for the flow of financial information to the chief executive, the board and, where necessary, external parties such as investors or financial institutions. This position is open to Nigerians and non-Nigerians.

    Group Finance Director



    • Overall control of the company’s accounting function

    • Financial planning and related ongoing advice for the chief executive and senior management; oversee all financial operations and direct corporate financial planning and structure

    • Formulate financial targets and budgets in accordance with the strategy determined by the board

    • Overall control of all financial transactions and accountancy matters, including audit systems

    • Corporate finance: managing company policies regarding capital requirements, debt, taxation, equity and acquisitions, as appropriate

    • Prepare annual accounts, including group and subsidiary accounts; intra-group accounting and financial matters

    • Coordinate, analyze and report the financial performance to Management and Board of Directors (financial performance, projections and other special projects as required)

    • Prepare short and long-term financial forecasts of financial performance for use with internal management and external parties

    • Insurances / Risk Management

    • Support the Operations team in product costing and margin analysis as required

    • Ensure that the regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met regarding all the company’s financial affairs

    • Oversee audit and tax functions, coordinate activities with outside audit firms and review firms performance

    • Develop, implement and maintain accounting and administrative policies and procedures for a wide-ranging set of activities including financial accounting and reporting and other corporate policies.

      Proficiency in all aspects of corporate accounting and all pertinent IFRS, SEC rules and regulations


    • Character and Integrity

    • Degree-level education; higher qualification is an asset

    • Certified member of an accountancy body or holder of an equivalent qualification

    • Significant experience in finance, with at least five years in senior management role

    • Appropriate candidate must have a passion for getting things done, and an appreciation for details. Must believe in continual process improvement and must be ready to jump in to handle fires as they occur.

    • Experience managing an accounting/finance team of 15 - 20 professionals

    • Proficiency in the use of accounting software applications, databases and spreadsheets

    • Excellent skills in data analysis and presentation

    • Very process oriented

    • Sterling Leadership qualities

    • Leadership behaviour and team-orientation are basic requirements for this role

      A very good team player

    Method of Application

    Interested in this position, apply on LinkedIn

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