Job Summary

Our client is looking for an experienced Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to plan its financial strategy, drive effective management of all financial resources using a risk-based approach, and provide financial advice and support to help senior executives make key decisions. As the CFO, you will be responsible for the efforts, results, and success of the finance department. The candidate will regularly engage with our partners CFO and Group Finance team, as well as other senior leadership stakeholders at the BU and Group levels. The ideal candidate must be an astute finance professional with a broad knowledge of accounting, finance, and business principles. We require a strategic thinker with strong leadership capability who will understand our business context and provide guidance on decision-making that will guide the company towards profitability and long-term success.

  • Minimum Qualification: MBA / MSc
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 15 years

Job Description/Requirements

Who our client is:

Is a fast-paced and dynamic company based in Nigeria. It is a fintech company and is one of Nigeria’s largest independent SME-focused electronic payment networks, providing a cash-in/cash-out offering as well as value-added services — account opening, money transfer, bill payment, and more — to the last mile. 

 

They strive towards elegance and simplicity in everything we do. Our Client’s mission is to make borders matter less, and our values are to simplify, care, and be revolutionary.

 

Job Description: 

In line with Group Finance strategy, policies, and processes: 

  • Oversee, review, and adhere to the budgets for each business department. 
  • Assist in company-wide budgetary planning.
  • Ensure that all of the company's financial practices are in line in statutory regulations and legislation.
  • Analyze the financial climate and market trends to assist senior executives in creating strategic plans for the future.
  • Interpret complex financial information and provide updates and information as needed.
  • Monitor cash flow, accounts, and other financial transactions.
  • Supervise the finance team and other employees, where applicable, in the facilitation of day-to-day operations, including tracking financial data,invoicing, payroll, etc.
  • Prepare official reports on a monthly and annual basis for relevant stakeholders.
  • Seek out methods and practices to minimize financial risk.
  • Contract auditing services to ensure financial monitoring is up-to-date.
  • Create and maintain relationships with service providers and contractors, including banking institutions and accountants.
  • Update and implement financial policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a policy manual for the finance department.
  • Work with human resources employees to secure candidates who will be an asset to the finance department.
  • Establish and implement a training program for new finance employees.

Requirements:

  • Proven experience as CFO, finance officer or relevant role with a background in fintech or mobile money is considered an advantage.
  • Detailed knowledge of corporate financial law and risk management practices.
  • Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office suite and financial management software (e.g. Xero). ERP implementation experience is an advantage.
  • Certification as a Chartered Accountant, highly advantageous.
  • BSc/BA in Accounting, Finance or relevant field; MSc/MBA is a plus. 

Essential Skills:

  • A highly competent leader who can lead a high performing team and engage 

  • with other internal stakeholders who are spread across multiple geographies

  • Ability to work autonomously in a highly demanding environment

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time effectively

  • Solution-oriented with solid problem-solving ability

  • Willingness to perform at a level that exceeds expectation

  • Ability to undertake their role with the highest level of integrity

  • Proactive and takes ownership and initiative

  • Highly analytical, comfortable with numbers, and can translate numbers into 

  • meaningful information

  • Excellent writing, speaking, comprehension, and interpersonal skills

  • Fluency in English (written and verbal

Salary:NGN 18m to N25m in addition to other benefits.

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