Chief Financial Officer

Growing Businesses Foundation

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GBF was established in 1999 and has positioned itself as Nigeria’s leading platform providing capacity building, access to markets and access to finance to people at the bottom of the economic pyramid (BOP) as a means to work their way out of poverty.

 

We provide professionally managed innovative approaches to community development and value-chain expansion services to corporate entities looking to increase the effectiveness of their engagement with stakeholders at the BOP. GBF has operations in more than 2300 communities across 34 states of Nigeria made possible through our head office in Lagos and 4 field offices across Nigeria.

 

Job Description

Develops financial well-being of the organization by providing financial projections and accounting services; preparing growth plans; directing staff.

 

Chief Financial Officer Job Duties:

Accomplishes finance human resource strategies by determining accountabilities; communicating and enforcing values, policies, and procedures; implementing recruitment, selection, orientation, training, coaching, counseling, disciplinary, and communication programs; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and reviewing compensation strategies.

Develops finance organizational strategies by contributing financial and accounting information, analysis, and recommendations to strategic thinking and direction; establishing functional objectives in line with organizational objectives.

Establishes finance operational strategies by evaluating trends; establishing critical measurements; determining production, productivity, quality, and customer-service strategies; designing systems; accumulating resources; resolving problems; implementing change.

Develops organization prospects by studying economic trends and revenue opportunities; projecting acquisition and expansion prospects; analyzing organization operations; identifying opportunities for improvement, cost reduction, and systems enhancement; accumulating capital to fund expansion.

Develops financial strategies by forecasting capital, facilities, and staff requirements; identifying monetary resources; developing action plans.

Monitors financial performance by measuring and analyzing results; initiating corrective actions; minimizing the impact of variances.

Maximizes return on invested funds by identifying investment opportunities; maintaining relationships with the investment community.

Reports financial status by developing forecasts; reporting results; analyzing variances; developing improvements.

Updates job knowledge by remaining aware of new regulations; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.

Accomplishes finance and organization mission by completing related results as needed.

 

Chief Financial Officer Skills and Qualifications:

Financial Planning and Strategy, Managing Profitability, Strategic Planning, Vision, Quality Management, Promoting Process Improvement, Forecasting, Corporate Finance, Developing Budgets, Financial Skills, Dealing with Complexity

 

Desired Qualifications: 

The candidate chief financial officer should have a master's degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience and 10+ years of progressively responsible experience for a major company or division of a large corporation.  Should have experience in partnering with an executive team, and have a high level of written and oral communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates with an MBA in Finance and the Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designations.

 

Additional Qualifications:

If the company has extensive overseas operations, it may also be necessary to include a language requirement. If the company is a small one, then the chief financial officer may also take on the role of the controller. If the company operates in an industry that requires specialized accounting knowledge, then include an industry experience requirement of at least two years.

Summary

Company

Growing Businesses Foundation

Job Level

Manager (Staff Supervisor/Head of Department)

Location

Lagos

Specialization

Banking / Finance / Insurance

Job Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualification

Degree

Preferred Years of Experience

10 - 15 years

Application Deadline

2 months from now