Group Finance Manager (Senior Manager)
Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc.
Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
3d ago
Job Description

Financial/Management Reporting:

  • Manage the production of monthly, quarterly and full year consolidated financial results and reporting, including balance sheet management.
  • Develop and manage all group financial reporting deadlines.
  • Review of subsidiary/associate financial returns and prepare reports to the GFD on the investment performance.
  • Preparation of quarterly and annual statutory financial statements (IFRS) including supporting statutory notes and disclosures.
  • Assist in preparation of other regulatory reporting obligations including preparation of supporting statutory notes and disclosures.
  • Manage relationships with other Group functions and all divisional finance reporting teams.
  • Co-ordinate the embedding of IFRS in the financial reporting and systems of the subsidiary businesses.
  • Manage the improvement of the financial reporting process in particular to support growing statutory and regulatory disclosure requirements e.g. IFRS 9/15/16/17 and continuing pressure on reporting deadlines.
  • Liaise with external auditors in addressing technical accounting developments and to ensure the smooth running and close-out of the audit process.
  • Provide expert advice on specialist and technical accounting areas (such as impairment reviews, FX accounting, etc.) in the context of quarterly and annual financial reporting.
  • Support financial budget, forecasting, and treasury activities of the Group.
  • Embrace and drive a culture of continuous process improvement across the finance functions and the wider business.
  • Prepare ad hoc reports and analysis for senior management as requested.
  • Special projects across Group Finance as required.

Finance ICT Project Champion:

  • Lead the ERP implementation for finance function processes and work as part of a cross-functional diverse project team.
  • Work closely with the ERP Configuration Team to ensure their ERP configuration delivers the desired process.
  • Work closely with all work streams and business SPA’s and CFO’s to ensure processes are efficient, effective and compliant as well as aligned with Mutual Benefits standards.
  • Ensure processes are documented, training materials developed and processes integrate into the day to day work of operating finance teams.
  • Manage the business related project budget.
  • Ensure finance functions within the Group have in place the most effective IT Systems and Processes to deliver the business strategy.



  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Recognized professional qualification: ACA / ACCA, FCA, CFA, ACITN, etc.


  • Experienced professional with at least 7 years of relevant experience (with at least 5 years in managerial position in a group business).
  • In-depth understanding of IFRS.
  • Demonstrate an ability to manage multi-currency consolidations and group financial reporting (in audit or industry).
  • Experience in Insurance sector accounting and knowledge of insurance regulatory environment.
  • Good proven project management skills.


  • Strong general accounting / finance background required for this position.
  • Experience with budgets, planning and forecasting of P&L's.
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Strong computer skills, proficient with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software, e-mail and meeting management software. Intermediate/Advanced level Microsoft Excel skills are required.
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize data that is visually appealing and effectively tells a clear story.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and conflict resolution skills required.
  • Ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization and be able to work independently as well as within a variety of teams. Must be able to handle all types of personalities and relate to people at all levels of the organization.
  • Must have solid business acumen and understanding of a variety of functional areas within the business.
  • Prior experience with ERP is a strong plus.
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities.

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to:
  • Sit, walk and stand
  • Talk and hear, both in person and by telephone
  • Use hands repetitively to operate standard office equipment
  • Reach with hands and arms
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus


  • Timely submission of accurate financial reports
  • Actual vs budget performance
  • Minimal to zero variation in unaudited vs audited financial performance
  • Timely submission of audited financial statements to NAICOM for approval
  • Timely approval of audited financial statements by NAICOM
  • Timely implementation of ICT Transformation Projects for the Finance functions
  • Liquidity & solvency management for the Group
  • Implementation of auditors’ management letters issues for the Group

Additional Information

Key Traits of a Successful GFM:

  • High competency on computer based programs and applications.
  • Analytical.
  • Self-motivated and proactive with the ability to work unsupervised.
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact effectively with staff and subsidiaries.
  • Proven written and oral communication skills.
  • Efficient time management and demonstrated ability to multi-task.
  • Adherence to compliance regulations.
  • Positive attitude and desire to constantly learn and grow.
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