Education : Masters Degree
Experience : 10+ Years
Skills : Must hold recognised Accountancy Qualification from one of the major internationally recognized professional institutions
Must have a minimum 15 years post qualification experience in senior financial management role, of which at least the last 10 years must be in a similar role
Technically very strong with credentials in :
Investment and Treasury Management
Financial / Operational Risk Assessment and Management
Leader of Best Practices in Financial Management
Leader of Best Practices in Strategic Thinking and Performance Management
Excellent Interpersonal Skills when interfacing with other members of Senior Management; Government Officials and Financial / Lending Institutions
Excellent command of the English Language with first class oral and written communication skills
Experience of working in West Africa would be an advantage
Responsibilities : Investment & business development :
Evaluate investment prospects and their tax consequences,
Financial feasibilities and due diligence of proposed JV arrangements,
Tax and financial planning (and related corporate structure).
Finance and Accounting : :
Ensure proper financial records and proper / timely financial reports
Coordinate group planning process and issue of budget guidelines
Track profit and cash flow performance within available bank facilities,
Create Best Practice network
Treasury, IT and Risk policies :
Initiate Treasury policies, including compliance with tax regulations,
Develop Optimized Capital Structures (Debt / Equity Ratios) for the various businesses and develop plans to achieve
Initiate IT policies, including Network Support and ERP systems,
Develop All Hazards approach to Managing Operational Risks
Corporate Governance policies and overall compliance, Audit :
Working through Head of Internal Audit, develop best-practice Corporate Governance standards, etc
Track compliance with Corporate Governance policies,
Drive effective Audit function, including External audit, internal audit.
Develop Best Practices in Risk-Based Internal Auditing
Description : Our Client is a privately owned national conglomerate with diverse business interests, primarily a major player in Building, Engineering & Construction, Manufacturing & Distribution of FMCG and Oil & Gas services (Off shore Fabrication, Ship Repairs and Maintenance).
The Company is looking for a Group Chief Financial Officer.
The Group Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the formulation of financial strategies and the coordination of plans, budgets and initiatives so that Group business objectives are met, and to lead the development of Corporate Governance policies and compliance.
The position is based in Lagos -
The Group Chief Financial Officer will directly report to the Executive Chairman
The Group Chief Financial Officer is a member of Group Executive Committee and Divisional Executive Committee.