OB SUMMARY: FINANCE MANAGER
The Finance Manager will have responsibility for all aspects of operational finance. Reporting to the Head of Finance, the person will be the focal point for accounting processes, financial controls, bank relationships, whilst also ensuring compliance with local tax and regulatory requirements.
He/she will be comfortable with a highly visible middle management role, during a period of significant organisational change. He/she will have a broad base of finance experience and must have previously led a finance team. The post holder must also demonstrate the ability to connect with operational colleagues. Where necessary, he/she will be prepared to roll up their sleeves and support their team in making things happen.
He/she will lead the Finance Department and a team of 8 -10 staff, and will also be required to develop and deliver training to the finance team on financial management elements.
MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Financial & Management Accounting
Preparing periodic financial statements, including profit and loss accounts, balance sheet, budgets, cash flows, variance analysis and commentaries
Producing accurate management reports serving various divisions to specific deadlines
Investigating exceptions to management accounts reports and facilitating corrective action
Liaising with auditors to ensure annual monitoring is carried out
Ensuring the finance team prepares and post payable entries to the general ledger
Ensuring monthly recurring journal entries and monthly reconciliations for various GL accounts are done
Resolving payment processing issues with vendors and other employees
Monthly, quarterly and annual review of major client accounts
Monitoring client credit limits, account balances and ensuring compliance with policies
Ensuring the credit control team follows up on all outstanding payments/invoices issued based on company credit policy
Processing and authorising new client credit applications
Reviewing all reconciliations, age analysis of debtors and other collection reports
Ensuring revenue reconciliation and customer accounts reconciliation are done periodically
Overseeing all payroll functions (including salary payment to all international bureaus) to ensure that employees are paid in a timely and accurate manner
Ensuring compilation of payroll schedule of earnings, taxes, leave and other deductions
Ensuring all statutory remittances are processed and submitted on time
Governance & Compliance
Ensure all Finance and Tax activities are delivered in compliance with and to relevant official standards and governance
Ensure the procurement and management of quality outsourced services for accounting, audit, reporting and tax
Maintain a strong culture of risk management, both within the operation and with partners
Lead and provide support and response to internal and external audits
Providing guidance to the internal audit department during the implementation of new business processes to ensure that controls and compliance with policies & procedures are duly considered
Responsible for all multicurrency transactions (payables and receivables)
Overseeing the Fixed Asset Register for the organisation
Developing external relationships with appropriate contacts, e.g. auditors, solicitors, bankers and statutory and non-statutory organisations
Ensuring timely generation of comprehensive reports/schedules such as bank payment schedules, tax & pension payment schedules and other departmental reports
Providing a support service by working with all departments and the management team to help make financial decisions
Liaising with tax regulators and other statutory regulators on complex tax matters
Training, coaching and managing the finance team
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum of 3-5 years of experience at a mid/senior level in an operational finance or accounting role
Minimum of 3 years of experience in a managerial role
Bachelor Degree in Accounting or a Finance related field
Fully qualified member of a professional accounting qualification (ICAN, ACCA, CIMA ICAEW)
Experience in preparing monthly management accounts and yearly financial accounts
Experience in preparing budgets and cash flow forecasts
Experience in the use of ERP, finance software and other IT systems
Advanced spread sheet and financial modelling skills
Must have sound written and oral communication skills
Must be highly numerate and analytical
Excellent reporting skills
Ability to understand and connect with multiple stakeholders
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word
Must demonstrate strong attention to detail
Good leadership and interpersonal skills
Skilled in conflict resolution
Ability to build relationships while asking tough questions
Ability to work under pressure
Ability to manage a team effectively
Ability to properly execute the fundamentals of finance
Strong spreadsheet and financial modelling skills, including the ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously
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