Associate, Finance Operations
Babban Gona Farmer Services
Lagos, Nigeria
6d ago
source : Fuzu

Who We Are

Babban Gona is an award-winning, high-impact, financially sustainable, and highly scalable social enterprise, part-owned by the farmers we serve.

Babban Gona was created to specifically attract youth to agriculture and away from the looming instability of extremist groups.

We accomplish this by franchising thousands of farmer cooperatives across Nigeria, dramatically increasing the profitability of the smallholder members 2.

5 times above the national average. This dramatic increase in net income is accomplished by delivering an integrated holistic package of training, farm inputs and marketing services, on credit.

Babban Gona has been able to deliver this credit while maintaining one of the highest repayment rates in the world, currently above 99%, leveraging our comprehensive 8 levels of risk mitigation.

We developed the model with our partners that include His Highness Muhammad Sanusi II, the Sarkin (Emir) Kano, Nestle, IITA, DfID, USAID, GIZ, AGRA, BMGF, Skoll, Kiva, FMCB, Mulago, GIF and Rockefeller Foundation amongst others.

Key Responsibilities

Prepare, examine, and analyze accounting records, financial statements, and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.

Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations, to project future revenues and expenses or to provide advice.

Compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting and other tax requirements.

Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations, to project future revenues and expenses or to provide advice.

Report to management regarding the finances of the establishment.

Develop, maintain, and analyze budgets, preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted costs to actual costs.

Develop, implement, modify, and document record-keeping and accounting systems, making use of current computer technology.

Survey operations to ascertain accounting needs and to recommend, develop, and maintain solutions to business and financial problems.

Advise management about issues such as resource utilization, tax strategies, and the assumptions underlying budget forecasts

Monitor effective reconciliation of all data and sales reports.

Review monthly expenses to ensure that expenses are booked correctly and work with the finance team to make any necessary reclassification.

Analyze data to ensure proper accounting procedures have been followed.

Demonstrate appropriate understanding / working knowledge of accounting principles and internal controls, and apply them.

Manage and organize operational data to determine costs of operations and establish standard costs.

Maintain cost analysis process, implement financial policies, provide trends and forecast analysis to management.

Provide creative solutions to reduce costs and improve financial performance

Conduct financial processes and procedures, prepare reports and supporting documents and provide regular updates to Finance Team.

Review monthly expenses to ensure that expenses are booked correctly and work with the finance team to make any necessary reclassification.

Demonstrate appropriate understanding / working knowledge of accounting principles and internal controls, and apply them.

Reporting Line

This position reports to the Principal, Corporate Finance.

  • Experience;
  • Profound know-how in advanced financial analysis using tools such as Xero

    Leadership experience in financial analysis coupled with relevant accounting experience.

    Should have an understanding of IFRS Accounting Standards

    Proficient in Excel Spreadsheets, MS Office and Financial Software applications.

    Bear strong analytical skills.

    Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Banking, Business or Economics (Master’s degree in finance and / or MBA preferred)

    Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as technology and Learning organization.

    Excellent communication skills : Fluent oral and written English.

    Start-Up Environment

    Thrives in a fast-paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities.

    Unlocking Potential of Team Members

    Extensive experience and passion for coaching / mentoring a team.

    Detailed Orientation and Managing Complexity

    Extensive experience leading a complex organization and passion for getting into details to identify the root cause of issues and create innovative solutions.

    Work Location

    Babban Gona currently operates a decentralized model with 10 offices spread across Nigeria.

    This role would be based in Lagos.

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