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  • Chief Finance Officer at PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC)

  • Posted on: 3 December, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) - Our client is one of Nigeria's foremost insurance companies. The company is a provider of General and Life Insurance. In line with its desire to ensure that key roles are filled by best-in-class talent, with the requisite skills and experience, the Company seeks to recruit a suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

    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) career website on www.linkedin.com to apply

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