This role combines accounting skills with business management skills.
Prepares, develops and analyses key financial information to ensure that an organisation's management makes well-informed decisions to ensure future stability, growth and profitability.
Establish and maintain financial policies and management information systems, as well as provide a high quality support service by liaising with management, colleagues on all aspects of finance.
Analyze the performance of the business and advice on how to pre-empt problems, adapt to changing circumstances and improve value.
Manage and reduce operational and production costs and implementing newer, more effective strategies.
preparing periodic financial statements, including profit and loss accounts, budgets, cash flows, variance analysis, Group account/ annual report and commentaries.
Providing a support service by working with all departments and the management team to help make financial decisions;
informing key strategic decisions and formulating business strategies;
advising on the financial implications and consequences of business decisions;
Analyzing financial performance and so contributing to medium and long-term business planning/forecasts;
Develop business and financial case/models for all new businesses.
Advise management on raising of required capital for financing new projects and monitoring of the disbursement of such funds.
Manage all investments.
Manage relationships with all banks.
Negotiating on major projects, loans and grants;
Interpreting and communicating financial data to non-financial managers;
Liaising with other function managers to put the finances and accounts in context;
Implementing corporate governance procedures, risk management and internal controls.
4-6 years’ experience in financial/accounting roles with increasing levels of responsibility.
Upper credit(2.1) in Accountancy,
Chartered Accountant and relevant masters degree will be an added advantage
Experience in a small business, start-up or entrepreneurial setting
Passion for scaling early-stage organizations
Excellent communication, presentation skills and ability to work independently
Ability to identify, flag and solve problems from start to finish
Detail oriented and extremely organized
Polished and professional demeanor
Ability to thrive in a dynamic setting and demonstrate initiative to drive constant improvement.
Strategic in driving revenue
Must be proficient user of Excel, Peachtree and QuickBooks software.
Business Development skills
Knowledge of real estate, project management is an added advantage