Chief Financial Officer
Edge Recruiter Nigeria Ltd.
Lagos, NG
1d ago

Job Description

Our client is a fast growing Technology Solutions firm and are looking to attract a Chief Financial Officer .


The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will be accountable for the financial and risk management operations, including the development of a financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results.

Strategy :

  • Assist the CEO in formulating the strategic business plans and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations.
  • Coordinate strategic, long-range financial and business plans of the Company.
  • Generate annual budgets for the various business units and lead the budgeting process.
  • Develop financial performance measures that support the company's strategic direction.
  • Develop, enhance, implement, and enforce financial policies and procedures of the company that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the Company.
  • Participate in key decisions as a member of the Leadership Team.
  • Financial Operations :

  • Implement systems to effectively manage the company's transaction processing systems and implement operational best practices.
  • Oversee all monthly, quarterly, and yearly management and financial reporting.
  • Review monthly management information and provide sound financial management to members of the management and leadership teams.
  • Ensure that record keeping meets all the financial requirements of auditors and regulatory agencies and other stakeholders.
  • Serve as the focal point person for investor relations.
  • Corporate Finance

  • Ensure optimal use of capital and budgetary structure to enhance business profitability.
  • Monitor the capital adequacy and ensure availability of sufficient funds to meet business needs.
  • Implement systems and processes to optimize working capital.
  • Risk Management / Financial Compliance

  • Prepare and implement financial policies and procedures for use in the company.
  • Understand and mitigate key elements of the company's risk profile.
  • Oversee the negotiation of financial terms of contracts and manage implementation.
  • Maintain appropriate insurance coverage.
  • Ensure contract compliance of all invoices.
  • Ensure that the company's financial record keeping complies with its policy.
  • Ensure financial statements are prepared in line with financial reporting standards.
  • Report financial risk issues to the board.
  • Manage foreign currency risks.
  • Managing risk through diversification and reducing the correlation of results in the company.
  • External Communication

  • Bankers : Maintain adequate relations with bankers and financial partners.
  • Regulators : Liaise with relevant regulatory agencies to ensure compliance with established laws.
  • Auditors : Maintain relations with external auditors and manage the annual audit process.
  • Other Business Partners : Maintain strategic relationships with all business partners.
  • Internal Communication

  • Supervise all employees in the finance and accounting department.
  • Ensure all accounting staff have a personal development plan and are formally appraised annually, or more frequently by agreement.
  • Work with the Human Resources team to oversee employee benefit plans, with emphasis on maximizing a cost-effective benefits package.
  • Necessary Competencies

  • Minimal of 8 years experience AND Competencies below;
  • Functional Competencies :

  • Leadership : Business partner, communicator, cross-functional, influencer
  • Operations : Data analysis, profit improvement, investment and cash flow management
  • Controls : Identifying, qualifying, and mitigating risk
  • Analytical capacity and proactivity
  • Previous experience in Management roles (ideally in technology / service companies).
  • Strong communication skills, negotiation, and interpersonal relationships.
  • Previous experience working with technology companies is a plus.
  • Our client is an equal opportunities employer. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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