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  • Posted on: 16 July, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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    A Rewarding Career for you in an expanding FMCG/Agribusiness Company in Kaduna State, Nigeria 

    The company is an integrated farm business, with forward integration into the conversion of the farm’s product to FMCG products such as Fresh Milk, Yoghurt and different variants of fruit juice. The company is one of the few companies manufacturing fruit juices from natural raw fruits, which are grown organically on the farm’s orchard. The company is also involved in poultry, livestock and feed milling operations

    Chief Financial Officer



    • The CFO will be responsible for all financial and fiscal management aspects of company operations. Provide leadership and coordination in the administrative, business planning, accounting and budgeting efforts of the company.

    Key Performance Areas:

    • Create, coordinate, and evaluate the financial programs and supporting information systems of the company to include budgeting, tax planning, operations, and conservation of assets.
    • Approve and coordinate changes and improvements in automated financial and management information systems for the company.
    • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal budgetary reporting requirements.
    • Oversee the approval and processing of revenue, expenditure, and position control documents, department budgets, mass salary updates, ledger, and account maintenance and data entry.
    • Coordinate the preparation of financial statements, financial reports, special analyses, and information reports.
    • Develop and implement finance, accounting, billing, and auditing procedures.
    • Establish and maintain appropriate internal control safeguards.
    • Interact with other managers to provide consultative support to planning initiatives through financial and management information analyses, reports, and recommendations.
    • Ensure records systems are maintained in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards.
    • Develop and direct the implementation of strategic business and/or operational plans, projects, programs, and systems.
    • Analyse cash flow, cost controls, and expenses to guide business leaders. Analyse financial statements to pinpoint potential weak areas.
    • Establish and implement short- and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures.
    • Serve on planning and policy-making committees.
    • Oversee financial management of foreign operations to include developing financial and budget policies and procedures.
    • Represent the company externally to media, government agencies, funding agencies, and the general public.
    • Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate department staff.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Desired Skills and Experience

    • Requires university degree in Accounting or Finance.
    • A qualified Chartered Accountant with minimum  of 10 years work experience
    • Must have demonstrated leadership and management skills with at least 5 years as head of Finance/Accounts department managing all aspects of Finance/Banking/Accounts/Risk Management/MIS
    • Experience in strategic planning and execution. Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management. Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations.
    • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS).
    • Must be able to work effectively with all levels of employees, including top, middle and supervisory levels of management.
    • Requires strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.
    • Must be able to exercise discretion and good judgment, with an ability to understand the effect of decisions overall in the company.
    • Ability to analyse financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and projections.
    • Requires advanced verbal and written communications skills in English, in addition to effective interpersonal skills.
    • Good knowledge of Accounting/ ERP packages
    • Africa experience is of advantage

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    Chief Executive Officer



    • This position is responsible to the Board of Directors. 


    Key Performance Areas: 

    • Creates annual operating plans that support strategic direction set by the board and correlate with annual operating budgets; submits annual plans to the board for approval
    • Collaborates with the board to define and articulate the organization’s vision and to develop strategies for achieving that vision
    • Provide day-to-day leadership and management to the organization that mirrors the adopted mission and core values of the company.
    • Responsible for driving the company to achieve and surpass sales, profitability, cash flow and business goals and objectives.
      • Develops and monitors strategies for ensuring the long-term financial viability of the organization
      • Participate in the development of the corporation's plans and programs as a strategic partner.
      • Evaluate and advise on the impact of long range planning, introduction of new programs/strategies and regulatory action.
      • Spearhead the development, communication and implementation of effective growth strategies and processes
      • Oversees staff in developing annual budgets that support operating plans and submits budgets for board approval
      • Prudently manages the organization's resources within budget guidelines according to current laws and regulations
      • Provides prompt, thorough, and accurate information to keep the board appropriately informed of the organization’s financial position
      • Enhance and/or develop, implement and enforce policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the corporation.
      • Establish credibility throughout the organization and with the Board as an effective developer of solutions to business challenges.
      • Serves as the primary spokesperson and representative for the organization 
      • Assures that the organization and its mission, programs, and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders
      • Actively advocates for the organization, its beliefs, and its programmatic efforts
      • Acts as a liaison between the organization and the community, building relationships with peer organizations when appropriate
      • Motivate and lead a high performance management team; attract, recruit and retain required members of the executive team not currently in place; provide mentoring as a cornerstone to the management career development program.
        • Employment and compliance to regulatory concerns and reporting;
        • Company-wide committee facilitation including planning, production, staff and Board of Directors, including arranging meetings and agendas, attending and minuting meetings;
        • Promotes a culture that reflects the organization’s values, encourages good performance, and rewards productivity
        • Hires, manages, and fires the human resources of the organization according to authorized personnel policies and procedures that fully conform to current laws and regulations:
        • Monitor and manage all direct reports effectively and ensure an adequate performance management and improvement systems are in place. 
        • Oversees the operations of organization and manages its compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
        • Creates and maintains procedures for implementing plans approved by the board of directors
        • Direct and participate in acquisition and growth activities to support overall business objectives and plans.
        • Participate in capital market development, including participation in road shows, bank meetings, analyst meetings, and more.
        • All other duties as assigned.

    Desired Skills and Experience

    • Experience in strategic planning and execution. Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management. Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures. Experience in formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures. Ability to develop financial plans and manage resources. Ability to analyse and interpret financial data. Ability to identify and secure funding/revenue sources.
    • Knowledge of public relations principles and practices. Knowledge of communication and public relation techniques. Ability to develop and deliver presentations.
    • Work requires professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate and interact with officials at all levels of government and to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
    • Ability to motivate teams and simultaneously manage several projects.
    • Bachelors’ degree required with a ccombination of the completion of a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance. Additional qualification with a specialization in Marketing would be an added advantage.
    • 15 years of well-rounded  experience in managing operations/marketing  and business development/Supply Chain Management  experience in  in the FMCG/Food Beverages/Juice/Diary products with a focus on marketing expansion and identifying emerging market trends with a complete understanding of marketing channels, distribution system, supply chain, product handling
    • 5 - 8 years of leadership experience as CEO/Business Head in FMCG manufacturing
    • Experience in the Nigerian Food/Beverage distribution is highly desirable.
    • Willing to work in Kaduna/ upcountry location
    • Requires advanced verbal and written communications skills in English, in addition to effective interpersonal skills. Knowledge of local language will be a definite advantage.
    • Direct reports to this position:
    • All Employees of the organisation from COO, CFO, CMO, Farm Manager, Operations Manager, Production Manager, Factory Manager, HR Manager

    This position reports directly to the Board of Directors

    Requires advanced verbal and written communications skills in English, in addition to effective interpersonal skills.

    Method of Application

    For Chief Financial Officer, click here

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