Head, Financial Planning and Analysis
Lagos, LA, Nigeria
2d ago

Babban Gona Agricultural Franchise is a financially sustainable, high impact and highly scalable social enterprise, which is part-owned by the farmers it serves.

Babban Gona is an innovative model designed to serve the bottom of the pyramid and transform agriculture into a job creation engine.

Through this agricultural franchise, Babban Gona offers a suite of services to smallholder farmers, helping them to overcome the challenges of fragmentation and low economies of scale.

These services include :

Financial Credit : BG raises cost effective debt to finance its members.

Agricultural Inputs : provides the appropriate balance of quality agricultural inputs at highly competitive prices.

Training and Development : Members are trained on good agronomy practices with a focus on minimizing negative environmental impact.

Harvest Storage and Marketing Services : access to optimal storage practices, markets and increased profits. BG has helped smallholder farmers increase their productivity by 2x the national average and profitability by 2.

5x to 3x the national average.

This social enterprise had grown to become Nigeria's single largest maize producing entity. Over the past 8 years of its operations, BG has scaled to serve a cumulative of over 65,000 smallholders across 5 Northern states in Nigeria : Katsina, Kano, Kaduna, Bauchi and Plateau states.

About The Role

Babban Gona is Looking to hire a Head of Financial Planning and Analysis that will work with business unit heads to make forecasts and analyses to drive financial growth.

What Do you need to do to be considered Successful

  • Work with business unit heads to build their annual budgets and forecast.
  • Produce models to project long-term growth and determine the impacting business factors.
  • Delivery of competitor analysis, market trends and associated commentary to the leadership team.
  • Analyze financial and operational results to better understand company performance.
  • Audit and Manage accounts- Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of revenue, cost of sales, expenses and capital expenditures.
  • Monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variance.
  • Oversee and manage the continued development of budgeting, financial forecasting, operating and modeling tools.
  • Improve performance by evaluating processes to drive efficiencies and understand ROI In marketing programs, menu pricing, new store rollouts as well as new projects.
  • Develop financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives.
  • Analyze complex financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision-making purposes.
  • Provide detailed analysis and commentary on cost center results.
  • Reviewing operations and recommending new productivity or cost saving initiatives.
  • Preparing business cases to support new investment, strategic, and other business decisions.
  • Reviewing existing processes and procedures to develop recommendations for improvement efforts.
  • Evaluating previous budgets, expenditures to develop and implement future budgets.
  • How Important are you to the bottomline

    You’ll be responsible for communicating results and recommendations to senior management that will lead to cost reduction, revenue generation and streamlining operations.

    You’ll also share insights to senior management around financial modelling, forecasts and profitability.

    The Biggest Problem Solving duties On the Job

    You’d have the challenge of keeping up with industry trends and obtaining buy-ins from senior management by helping making sense of the financial data to make recommendations that will improve financial growth.

    What you need to have done in your career

  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting or a related field (master’s degree in finance and / or MBA preferred). Professional qualification such as ACCA, CPA or CFA is required.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience working in a financial analysis & planning role.
  • Leadership ability to guide and get results from a team. Experience in multi-unit retail concepts is preferred.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint Skills.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic fast-paced, results-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to roll up sleeves and work with team members in a hands-on management capacity.
  • Significant analytical skillset, including the utilization of finance and reporting tools.
  • Able to solve complex problems
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to build relationships.
  • Strong Influencing and interpersonal skills.
  • High level of commercial acumen.
  • Advanced Computer software skills, Including writing macros in eExcel and other accounting packages.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, startup environment with dynamic business priorities.
  • Extensive experience and passion for coaching / mentoring a team.
  • Extensive experience leading a complex organization and passion for getting into details to identify root cause of issues and create innovative solutions.
  • What You Stand To Gain

  • An opportunity to contribute to ensuring food security across the country.
  • Competitive Remuneration And Benefits.
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