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  • Posted: Dec 3, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) helps organisations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 184,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Find out more by visiting us at In Africa we're the largest provider of prof...
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    Chief Finance Officer

    Reference Number: 130-PEO01114
    Location: Lagos
    Job Type: Permanent

    Job Description

    • Our client seeks a visionary, inspirational and strategic leader to run the finance operations of the organization.
    • An outstanding communicator and coalition-builder, knowledgeable about business and health, with the standing, respect and authenticity to influence and close large deals with high-net worth individuals and corporations.
    • He/she must be entrepreneurial, flexible and adaptable, with superior business acumen that enables swift development and execution of ideas and plans.
    • Strong consulting and project management experience is essential, along with the ability to inspire trust, confidence and collaboration across a diverse community of stakeholders.
    • He/she should be a passionate advocate, catalyst and change agent, building and driving a small high-performance team, towards quality execution and financial sustainability.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Business Strategy:

    • Leads the creation of a fully active and invested network of African companies.
    • Contributes to the formation of the Business Strategy and ensures that all financial policies, procedures and systems are sound.
    • Overseas the preparation of Annual Operating Plan, Business Financial Plan and Analytics.
    • Using appropriate forecasting tool, ensures that adequate measures are factored to achieve business objects.
    • Provides financial direction, planning and accounting to the business, covering short term and long-term financial goals.

    Liquidity & Treasury Management:

    • Ensures that optimal liquidity is available to deliver business plan.
    • Negotiates/arranges external finance, when necessary.
    • Reviews working capital/cash flow requirement on a regular basis
    • Monitors banking activities for the entire Group for proper running and ensure regular reconciliations of all banking transactions with the cash books.

    Budgeting and Financial Forecast:

    • Develops plans, budgets, forecasts and financial results to guide management decisions by forecasting requirements; analyzing variances and initiating corrective actions.
    • Presents operating and capital expenditure budgets for review and approval.

    Financial Analysis & Interpretation:

    • Monitors financial performance by measuring and analyzing results; initiating corrective actions; minimizing the impact of variances.
    • Responsible for presenting and reporting accurate and timely historical financial information of the Group (Company and subsidiaries)
    • Reports financial status by developing forecasts; reporting results; analyzing variances; developing improvements
    • Coordination of financial reports coming from companies (subsidiaries and associate) within the Group.
    • Should be able to demonstrate understanding of insurance financials as well as advanced business finance and performance analysis.

    Regulatory & Statutory Relationship:

    • Oversee the coordination and activities of independent auditors (Internal and External Auditors)
    • Coordinates regulatory and supervisory functions
    • Manages relationship with regulatory and statutory bodies, i.e. NAICOM, FIRS, Lagos State Internal revenue Service, etc.

    Internal Control & Monitoring:

    • Ensures adequate controls are installed and maintained to cover all financial transactions, including safeguarding financial assets.
    • Possesses versatile ability to handle various business applications within the Group
    • Oversees all control and monitoring activities and personnel to achieve proper coordination

    People Management:

    • Oversees activities of employees and teams (i.e. hires, coaches, appraises rewards, motivates, discipline, etc).
    • Works through HODs in setting standards, priorities and schedules.
    • Responsible for employee engagement within the Finance Group.

    Required Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or a Finance related field.
    • Must be BOTH a qualified /certified Accountant ACA and a CFA charterholder
    • Minimum of 15 years financial experience, with at least 5 years in Senior Financial Management capacity spanning Corporate, Business Planning, Revenue Assurance, Treasury Management and Accounting with excellent knowledge of insurance Business.
    • Demonstrable understanding of insurance financials as well as advanced business finance and performance analysis.
    • Knowledge of statutory and regulatory issues as well as global best practices.

    Skills and Competencies:

    • Strong budget and management skills, including proven ability to manage project/process.
    • Ability to adapt to change quickly and multi-task.
    • Excellent ability as a consultant/negotiator to influence company senior management.
    • Ability to deal with ambiguity, tight timelines, multiple priorities, and demanding customers, in a fast-moving, constantly changing environment.
    • High degree of professionalism, maturity and confidentiality.
    • Strong oral, written interpersonal and presentation skills.
    • Strong People skills- Building Collaborative Relationships, highly developed, demonstrated teamwork skill.
    • Demonstrated ability to see the big picture and provide useful and strategic advice and input across the company and on the executive team.
    • Creative and forward-thinking skill.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to work within and manage a team of professional, guiding and coordinating towards achieving common objectives.
    • Strong Leadership skills.
    • Strong ethics.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on to apply
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