• Nigeria


  • Permanent

  • Full-time

The purpose of this role is for the role holder to manage funds in such a manner as to maximize return on investment while minimizing risk, and while also ensuring that an adequate control structure is in place over the transfer and investment of funds. The holder will equally engage in financial analysis in such areas as forecasting, budgeting, engaging in cost reduction analysis, and reviewing operational performance.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 7 years

Job Description/Requirements

Forecasting and Budgeting Responsibilities:

  • Timely forecasting and preparation of annual operational and program budgets, with monthly reviews with budget holders
  • Monitor expenditure trends and provide timely advice and analysis of potential over or underspends to management and other budget holders
  • Monitor programs and operational costs to ensure that the Company is maximizing cost efficiencies
  • Provide training and continuous support to budget holders to ensure proper understanding, ownership of, and engagement with financial results

Transactional Responsibilities:

  • Continuous review, development, and implementation of processes and controls that reflect best practices in the Company’s financial transactions
  • Ensure that all financial transactions are completed and recorded accurately, in a timely manner, and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles
  • Manage the payroll, accounts payables, account receivables, and payment processes
  • Perform month-end closing procedures, including overhead allocations, reconciliations, and updating of schedules
  • Maintain methodical and easily auditable physical and electronic filing system

Compliance Responsibilities:

  • Ensure organizational internal controls and systems are maintained and adhered to, identifying key risk areas and addressing them, to prevent fraud and mitigate its impacts on the Company
  • Ensure any changes in legislation or organizational structure are reflected without delays in internal controls and systems
  • Ensure that all statutory deductions are withheld and remitted to the appropriate collecting agencies as at when due
  • Ensure that the regulatory and filling/reporting requirements of all relevant statutory bodies and funders are met

Required Competencies:

  • Minimum of 7+ years accounting and or finance experience in FMCG/ICT
  • Membership of professional accounting bodies – ACCA or ICAN
  • A proactive, hands-on manager who will own responsibility for the Accounts department
  • Strategic thinker who possesses problem-solving skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Proven ability to make complex and time-sensitive decisions in the best interests of the organization
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of finance and tax laws, financial best practices, and awareness of current trends and the implication for the organization
  • Highly proficient in accounting software and Microsoft office suites
  • MBA will be an added advantage.

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