Bellforte Consulting
Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
3m ago

Job Summary

  • The Group Finance Manager (GFM) is responsible for the Group’s financial / management reporting and statement of financial position management, including finance support for a variety of corporate and business projects.
  • This role will be key to providing timely, accurate and meaningful financial information and analysis that enable senior management decision making, enable our shareholders to assess the organization'
  • s performance, complies with the requirements of our regulators, and maintains our credibility with policyholders and business partners.

    This function reports to the Group Finance Director (GFD).

    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 :

  • 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.
  • Education :

  • Bachelor's degree preferably in Accounting or Finance
  • Master’s degree Accounting or Finance is an added advantage.
  • Recognized professional qualification : ACA / ACCA, FCA, CFA, ACITN, etc.
  • Additional Information

    Experience :

  • Experienced professional with at least 8 years of relevant experience on same role (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 Consulting, FMCG, Financial and Supply-chain sector accounting and knowledge of relevant regulatory environment.
  • Good proven project management skills.
  • Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

  • 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 analyse 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.

  • 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 regulator for approval
  • Timely approval of audited financial statements by regulator
  • 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.
  • 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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