Finance director


Job Summary

The Finance Director will work closely with the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer to determine long-term financial goals and develop strategies to achieve the financial objectives of the company. The Finance Director will, in addition, assist to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of the organization.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 10 years

Job Description

A leading pharmaceutical company based in Lagos, is seeking a Finance Director to lead the financial operations of the company. Details on the specific responsibilities and minimum qualifications are provided above.


  • S/he will manage the organization’s financial operations, including oversight of accounts payables and receivables, budgeting, production of financial statements and reports, and advise the senior management team on financial decisions.
  • The Finance Director is responsible for monitoring and maintaining internal controls while overseeing financial systems and related compliance requirements.

Job Responsibilities:

The Finance Director will: 

  • Direct the day – to - day accounting operations including oversight of accounts payable and receivable, and maintenance of the general ledger.
  • Prepare, analyze and present financial reports (income statements and balance sheets) in an accurate and timely manner; clearly, communicate monthly and annual financial statements to the MD/CEO.
  • Lead the annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the MD/CEO; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and produce monthly budget versus actual reports.
  • Manage the company’s cash flow and forecasting and lead in the search and acquisition of growth funding and liquidity gap finance.
  • Oversee audit and tax functions, coordinate activities with outside audit/accounting firms and review firms’ performance.
  • Develop appropriate investment strategies and oversee their implementation.
  • Produce periodic, quarterly and yearly financial reports.
  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices.
  • Remain up-to-date on best financial practices in line with statutory guidelines.
  • Any other assigned duties.

Job Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or related field.
  • Professional qualification – ICAN or ANAN is a most have. MBA will be an added advantage. 
  • 10+ years relevant work experience.
  • Working knowledge of audits, and other regulatory requirements in the financial sector.
  • Expert knowledge and skills in the use of computer, including Office suites, with advanced proficiency in Excel and SAP.
  • The ability to work independently.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Superior written and verbal communications skills.
  • Age bracket: 45-55years 


  • Interested and qualified candidates should forward a cover letter along with their curriculum vitae to

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