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  • Posted on: 20 September, 2011 Deadline: 4 October, 2011
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  • A leading company in the Agribusiness Value Chain and Consumer Goods in West and Central Africa with special interest in (Plantation, Agric Inputs-Provision, Commodity Sourcing, Origination and Processing) is seeking to recruit astute and qualified to fill the following positions. 
    Background: Candidate must possess a passion for the job and outstanding Accounting, Finance and Audit background most of which spent at executive or senior management position. Excellent knowledge of the banking and international economics is very important with strong understanding of West and Central African business environment.
    The CFO responsibilities, while managing the Finance Group will include but not limited to the following:
    1.    Provide leadership of the department and oversight of financial decision of the organization.
    2.    Lead and create team spirit as a service provider and change management
    3.    Drive the Expansion Financial needs o the Group
    4.    Formulate and implement financial policies and initiatives
    5.    Develop KPI for the Finance Division and ensure deliverables first class service to the Group
    6.    Treasury management as a source of income and competitive advantage
    7.    Over see and manage all financial services providers to the company
    8.    Over see budget and actively manage the Group budget and budgeting process
    9.    Drive the transition and consolidation of group financial services of the different companies
    Qualification and Experience Requirement:
    Academic Qualification:
    A degree not below Second Class in any of the following fields: Accountancy, Finance and Economics from reputable university.
    Possession of MBA will be an added advantage.
    ICAN Qualified 
    Work Experience:
    Minimum of 15 years post NYSC working experience spanning Financial Accounting, Tax and Audit and Treasury. (7 of which must have been at Senior Management level).
    Other Requirement:
    •    Strong understanding of the macro economics of West and Central Africa
    •    Sound business and financial judgment with problem solving skills
    •    Understanding of the workings of the financial institutions
    •    Strong understanding of regulations and exchange controls laws with respect to import and export
    •    Good understanding of the Securities and Finance Market
    •     Excellent communication and presentation skills in English
    •    Vast knowledge and use of Microsoft office
    •    Understanding of Sage pastel Accounting software 
    Background: Management of risk across businesses in multiple locations in the volatile macro economy of West and Central Africa requires skills and competence to preempt and institute a process that works.
    The job of the Head Risk and Compliance is basically to develop processes, risk and compliance strategies for the preservation of companies values.
    1.    Developing strategies, implement and be responsible for Group Risk Management including compliance to people, regulators, finance, economic and people risks for business continuity
    2.    Create team, develop KPIs and provide leadership for the effective implementation, measurement and oversight of enterprise risk management
    3.    Develop framework for the standardization of all processes to ensure appropriate monitoring and follow up on key initiatives.
    4.    Develop internal control systems, manuals, and procedures for all companies activities
    5.    Review and recommend changes on internal processes periodically
    6.    Ensure strict adherence to budget by instituting control
    7.    Review management accounts periodically to ensure proper classification and castings
    8.    Liaise with external auditors for timely audit of financial statements and presentation to stakeholders 
    Qualification and Experience Requirement:
    Academic Qualification:
    A degree of below Second Class in any of the following fields: Accountancy, Business Management, Finance and Economics.
    ICAN qualified 
    Possession of MBA will be an added advantage.
    Work Experience:
    Minimum of 10 years working experience spanning in Financial Accounting, Tax and Audit, Treasury and Risk Management (5 of which must be on auditing and regulation or Risk management at senior management level).
    Other Requirement:
    •    Leadership skills
    •    Ability to multitask
    •    Understanding of Enterprise Risk Management
    •    Strong personality for cross team networking
    •    Excellent communication and presentation skills in English
    •    Understanding of current global trends in risk management
    •     Sage pastel Accounting software 
    Background: Vision is driven by people. To attract good talents, retain and manage them in multi location across businesses and cultural divide in West and Central Africa requires competence.
    The job of the Group Head of HR is to manage the execution of corporate HR strategy in attracting, retaining and motivating of group.
    1.    Assist in HR strategy formulation and contribute in the development of corporate strategy and execution
    2.    Establish, control and monitor HRM policies for manpower optimization
    3.    Establish effective learning and development management system, performance management system and manpower development training.
    4.    Establish and maintain employee welfare and benefits, framework and processes (loans, pension, and leave)
    5.    Monitor the administration of payroll and ensure all data entry into the payroll
    6.    Review and monitor company competitive merit based compensation system to support corporate strategy
    7.    Engagement in recruitment and hunt for talents to complement existing team
    8.    Provide counselling and guidance on HRM Matters
    9.    Liaise and management Immigration services on expatriate quotas and staff
    10.    Direct research into new concepts that will enhance staff welfare and productivity
    11.    Have oversight function on succession plan 
    Qualification and Experience Requirement:
    Academic Qualification:
    A minimum of second class degree in Industrial Management and related disciplines in Humanities from reputable universities
    Associate professional membership (CIPM, NIPR etc) 
    Work Experience:
    Minimum of 10 years working experience in Human Resources management of reputable companies with not less than 300 employees.
    1.    Drive the formulation of Technology strategy.
    2.    Lead the execution of the strategy in collaboration with external and internal associates for optimum benefits to the company
    3.    Develop a team of competent and motivated people to implement the IT strategy
    4.    Establish technical standards that will ensure appropriate access and security of information.
    5.    Ensure adherence to access and standards established
    6.    Provide integration to multiple businesses, CRM, locations and countries for real time data capturing, retrieval and usage for trading, finance and sales administration
    7.    Ensure disaster technology and backups are up to date and tested regularly
    8.    Establish and evolve scalable infrastructure to cater for expansion of business
    9.    Identify and manage strategic partners in line with terms of engagement for continuous service delivery 
    Qualification and Experience Requirement:
    Academic Qualification:
    A first degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or Physics from reputable university
    Certification on two of the following Server hardware and operating systems, Networks, Software development etc
    Work Experience:
    Minimum of 10 years post NYSC experience in IT
    Solid technical track record in supporting and implementing infrastructure and application especially in manufacturing, trading and CRM in multi location companies
    Team leadership skills
    Managing of technical Experts and Service providers
    Networking (Switching/routing) and CRM data services will be an advantage 
    Method of Application
    To apply for any of the positions, visit the link: www.phillipsconsulting.net/vacancies 
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