Business Controller - Lagos
Edge Recruiter Nigeria Ltd.
Lagos, NG
4d ago

Our client is a multinational logistics company. They currently have an opening for an experienced Business Controller - Lagos for their business in the Eastern region of Nigeria, who will be working from their office in Lagos state.

Job Overview The Business Controller supports the AFM and ACX Managers in establishing and monitoring the processes and controls in the Country related to both operations and operational finance.

The Business Controller reports into the Area BCO / AFM and works closely with CX to ensure the integrity and conformity of operational finance processes within the country adheres to Global Processes and other APMM guidelines including the Control Manuals.

Job Responsibilities Logistics and Services :

  • Review MODS / Kewill (and other operational systems) interfaces / transferred to FACT (or any other accounting systems).
  • Ensure differences gets resolved by Error Handlers and ensure that operational transactions are accurately, adequately and completely recorded in the required timeframes

  • Control over quality, accuracy, completeness and timeliness of Revenue by monitoring timeliness and accuracy of estimates, timeliness of customer invoicing, ensure and control approvals of credit notes in line with authority matrix and ensure timely and accurate invoicing / accruals in operational files
  • Control over quality, accuracy, completeness and timeliness of Costs by monitoring timeliness of creating POs, review of open POs (POs without IRs, workflows without PO) and release where appropriate.
  • Review profitability of jobs on a weekly basis with a particular emphasis on ensuring all loss making jobs are signed-off by the appropriate authority (defined in the Area Local authority matrix) and that each and every job shows the most accurate CM1 according to the knowledge at that moment
  • Ensure deviations from planned CM1 and actual CM1 is reported, monitored and controlled
  • Act as business partner to resolve SOD conflicts (if any), revenue leakages, contingencies that could result in a loss
  • Ensure that necessary documentary evidence, records are created and provided as required in the Damco Control Manual, fraud guidelines and other applicable APMM guidelines
  • Assist the Country FM, Area FM and CX Managers during Audits and other reviews, typically working closely with the CX department during such reviews
  • Monitor Soft Close of jobs and re-opening
  • Monitor Hard Close of jobs and re-opening
  • Monitor FTHR compliance
  • Drive and support on LnS Health Dashboard KPI’s supporting and challenging the KPI owners for all operational finance related KPIs
  • Optional : Warehouse, CHB or other non-standard product control activities (depending on local setup and resourcing)
  • Enable 100% RICC closure using the archer tool by ensuring control activities are performed as required.
  • Ocean :

  • Ensure SOPs are updated and relevant as per current organizational mode of operations.
  • Ensure every function adheres to the standard operating procedures guiding their processes.
  • Implement internal control procedures with Counter release process that would enhance controls reducing risks of error and fraud
  • Enable 100% RICC closure using the archer tool by ensuring control activities are performed as required.
  • Perform adhoc Global and local authority matrix audits with focus on compliance
  • Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in audit or within transport logistics
  • SAP / FACT, Kewill and Business Warehouse knowledge is an advantage.
  • Knowledge in Process Automations and Digital Platforms required
  • Strong understanding of processes within Ocean freight, Air freight, Supply Chain Management and Land based services (VAS) including CHB and Trucking activities
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Good level of knowledge of finance / control requirements and processes, preferably through hands on experience
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Quick learner
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proactive self-starter with a can-do-attitude
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