Chief Finance Officer (CFO)

Workforce Group  |  Lagos

Posted 29 Nov


Description

Our client is looking for a Chief Finance Officer (CFO) to manage its day to day finance operations and provide financial strategic guidance to the business. Interested candidates should be passionate about financial analysis, report creation and building financial processes that deliver the company’s vision strategy. The successful candidate will be business focused and motivated to work as part of a vibrant new platform that delivers better outcomes for Nigerian businesses and consumers.


Roles & Responsibilities: 


Financial Vision & Strategy

Gain a deep understanding of the company’s financial requirements and from that create the long-term vision and strategy for the company’s financial department  

Design/build complex financial models, where required 

Establish a test and learn philosophy and value-management capabilities to foster an environment of experimentation on new initiatives 

Provide Management with meaningful, actionable insights, advice, and recommendations on historic and the future financial performance of the business 

Investor relations  


Reporting & Analytics 

Oversee the management and coordination of all fiscal reporting activities for the company

Oversee the management and coordination of financial statements and cash-flow projections for use by Management, Executive Management and Board of Directors 

Deliver timely financial analytics, reporting, and business counsel to effectively measure business performance against strategic priorities 

Identify appropriate KPIs/metrics and benchmarks to be monitored and analyze drivers of variances between actual financials and plan or prior year 

Develop strong regulatory and other key stakeholder relationships to provide thought leadership in regulatory reporting  


Accounting, Payroll & Tax Compliance 

Ensure financial transactions are accurately posted on a timely basis and are in accordance with all regulatory Accounting Policies and Procedures 

Employ a system of responsible accounting and internal controls to ensure the financial integrity of the company

Ensure all balance sheet accounts are reconciled on a monthly basis and a system of internal controls are in place to facilitate a clean audit 

Ensure adequate cash flow to meet the organization’s needs

Oversee all payroll activity for staff in conjunction with Human Resources 

Ensure the company is tax compliant


Treasury Management 

Monitoring and managing the company’s liquidity 

Managing foreign currency exposure and foreign currency payments

Interest rate risk management and development of risk mitigation strategies

Foreign exchange risk management and development of foreign exchange risk mitigation strategies 


Fundraising & Corporate Investments Management

Managing the fundraising activities

Lead corporate sponsorship conversations

Attend to investor requests


Requirements

Ideal candidates for this role should have:

An advanced degree in Finance or an MBA with membership with ACCA/ ICAN

Minimum 5 years’ experience with an accounting firm or corporate finance function in a global organization 

Ability to work in a dynamic environment that requires critical thinking and strong analytical skills 

Strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written, and ability to create as well as deliver effective presentations 

Manages self and others to provide exceptional client service by responding with a sense of urgency, practicality, accountability, and integrity 

A strategic thinker and self-starter 

Strong understanding of accounting and reporting software (QuickBooks, Sage etc.)

Advanced in Excel, PowerPoint and Word


Note:

Our client is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in the workforce. 


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