Develop and implement effective financial strategies, policies, controls framework and management systems to guide and support overall business operations ensuring compliance with statutory provisions.
Provide support in the development of strategic plans and forecasts; making recommendations as appropriate through evidence-based financial modelling.
Manage the company’s treasury assets to achieve optimal sourcing, application and growth of funds as approved by Board.
Implement approved Board financial policies in line with generally accepted Financial / Accounting practices, IFRS and other statutory requirements.
Drive the preparation of company annual budgets and monitor performance against targets.
Develop and utilise financial models to provide a basis for investment decisions, cash flow planning.
Prepare and present periodic financial performance reports, management accounts, annual financial statements etc. to the Board.
Advise Board on optimal sourcing and application of funds and implications of changes in financial regulations, legislation, and government tariffs.
Manage relationships with financial / lending institutions, external auditors, and other relevant regulatory authorities.
Manage all tax matters and ensure timely remittance of statutory deductions such as : Pay As You Earn (PAYE), Company Income Tax (CIT), Withholding Taxes (WHT), Value Added Taxes (VAT), Pension Contribution, Health Insurance etc.
including payment of vendor invoices and reconciliation.
Manage the Finance & Accounts business unit for effectiveness and efficiency ensuring optimal utilisation of staff performance.
Liaise with Head HR & Administration in reviewing payroll computations to facilitate payment to staff and send to Group Head Corporate Support Services for approval.
Education / Professional Qualifications / Experience Requirements
Bachelor's Degree or its equivalent in numerate or semi-numerate disciplines
MBA or a Masters in related discipline is required.
Relevant professional certifications e.g. Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Association of Certified and Chartered Accountants (ACCA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or its equivalent is required.
Minimum of ten (10) years working experience with at least 3 years in a Senior Management position.
Deep and broad knowledge and understanding of IFRS Conversion / Accounting
Skills and Competencies :
Problem-solving, numerical & analytical thinking
Attention to detail
Financial planning and strategy
Budgeting & financial controls
Financial modelling / analysis
Financial & management reporting
Leadership & people management
Compliance Cost Analysis / management
Investment planning / appraisal
Knowledge of applicable accounting software
Industry & business knowledge.