Head Of Finance
Baobab Plus
Lagos, Nigeria
4d ago
source : Fuzu

Baobab+ was launched in late 2015 by Microcred Group, a digital finance company focusing on financial inclusion in Africa and China.

Baobab+ was created to distribute innovative non-financial products to improve and transform the daily lives of African people in order to enable sustainable economic development.

Baobab+ is developing access to energy in West Africa (Senegal, Ivory Coast, Mali), and also in Nigeria, DRC and Madagascar, through classical loans for Microcred clients or through the Pay-As-You-Go model to make the solar products accessible to all.

Our ambition is to provide clean, affordable, and reliable energy to people living off-grid by offering them quality products with adapted financial solutions.

Baobab+ works with different partners willing to improve social and environmental impacts in the countries.

Baobab+ is also working on access to pure water and access to digital in providing its client's innovative water filters and digital educative tablets.

Please go deeply into the Baobab+ experience

The head of finance is responsible for ensuring the global financial performance of Baobab+ Nigeria by supervising all finance activities (accounting, controlling, treasury management).

She / he defines the financial strategy both to raise funds and ensure sustainable growth and long-term viability in all Baobab+ Nigeria.

Therefore, she / he is responsible for representing Baobab+ Nigeria with shareholders, investors, and financial institutions and participates in the definition of Baobab+ Nigeria strategy.

Leadership and vision

Support the CEO in defining a solid business model and its performance drivers to ensure sustainable financial performance

  • Support the top management in building strong relationships and facilitating discussions with investors, shareholders and Baobab Group stakeholders;
  • Define the strategic and financial planning of Baobab+ Nigeria through the development of relevant business plans, budgets as well as realistic and documented forecasts.

    Ensure the local cascading through common standards definition and clear expectations.

    Ensure compliance with Baobab Group policies, procedures, and processes relating to internal control, the protection of corporate assets, fraud prevention, reporting, and accounting principles as well as regulation

    Ensure compliance with regulatory ratios

    Define strong local finance teams engaged in meeting deliverables and deadlines,and leverage their performance, through a common finance process

    Scout high potential and encourage their development

    Cultivate a corporate culture focused on rigor, respect of deadlines and integrity

  • Financial planning, management control and reporting;
  • Manage the budgetary control for Baobab+

    Supervise the provision of detailed financial analyses and information necessary for the business management to the operational teams

    Contribute to the optimization of performance management and the production of regular action plans for better performance

    Contribute to the development of action plans to achieve Baobab+ Nigeria financial objectives

  • Ensure the quality, completeness and timeliness of the group reporting as well as the associated analyses under BAOBAB Plus Group standards;
  • Develop and analyze reports in relations with the Finance Group


  • Ensure the reliability and integrity of the accounts and financial reports;
  • Supervise or prepare and control the preparation of the company's monthly accounting statements in due

    time and the annual financial statements in due time under BAOBAB plus Group standards :

    Manage the missions of the auditors appointed by the General Meeting to certify the accounts

  • Ensure the tax compliance;
  • Treasury;
  • Negotiate and manage the relations with financiers :

  • Define the detailed cash forecasts based on the annual financial plans;
  • Control the funding level and propose improvement areas for cash management and reduction in funding costs)

    Propose alternative sources of funding to develop local funding with banking and non-banking partners where possible

    Pilot local middle management training on tool for cash management

  • Profile / Requirements;
  • Master's degree in Finance, Economics, Audit, Accounting

    A prior experience in a similar role and justifies at least 6-8 years of experience in treasury accounting and management control : an experience in fast-growing companies / similar markets and with African countries will be appreciated.

    Strong leadership and team-building skills to manage remote teams with a solid line (10 people)

    Demonstrates a strong engagement in results achievement and an ability to work under pressure and meet reporting expectations from Boards, Investors, and statutory bodies.

    Credited for his / her capacity to influence an audience and his / her good negotiation skills

    Excellent decision-making skills

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