Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Anonymous Employer

Job Summary

We are currently recruiting for this position

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

Job Description/Requirements

Key Responsibilities

  • To provide timely, accurate and relevant financial information to aid management in decision-making;
  • To manage all fundraising plans (Debt, Equity, & Mezz) and devising the optimal capital structure for the company;
  • To supervise the company’s fiscal activity, including budgeting, reporting, and auditing;
  • To manage the effective reporting of monthly management information and reports, quarterly financial statements, board information and performance versus the budget;
  • To ensure timely and accurate preparation of the company’s financial statements, in line with relevant statutory requirements / International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS);
  • To identify risks and financial implications of projects and initiatives within the company, advise the CEO and Board of Directors accordingly;
  • Shall ensure robust planning, budgeting and forecasting processes for the company;
  • Shall assist with high-level decisions about policy and strategy;
  • Shall oversee the company’s fiscal activity, including budgeting, reporting, and auditing / supervise financial reporting and budgeting team;
  • To ensure that legal and regulatory documents are filed and monitor compliance with laws and regulations;
  • To identify and address financial risks and opportunities for the company;
  • Shall review financial reports for ways to reduce costs;
  • Shall brainstorm with CEO, CMO, CSO , CAO and COO to develop the company’s strategic plan;
  • To develop and implement Operational Plans, ensuring ELP’s strategic objectives are well
  • understood and executed by all staff members;
  • To monitor and review Operational KPIs to ensure ELP’s strategic objectives are met;
  • Shall manage the company’s financial planning;
  • Shall analyze and manage the organization’s liabilities and investments;
  • To plan, implement and manage investment strategies;
  • Shall track and ensure cash flow is appropriate and sustainable;
  • To supervise finance personnel;
  • Shall prepare and present forecasting reports;
  • To ensure compliance with legal requirements and regulations, certifications, and licensing requirements;
  • To work together with the Chief Operating Officer in developing, implementing, and managing annual budgets.


Qualifications

  • Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or similar relevant discipline and data analysis / MBA;
  • Minimum of Ten (10) years post-qualification experience of which at least Five (5) years must be at management level;
  • Advanced financial and accounting knowledge, including in-depth understanding of finance best practices, international and Nigerian financial and accounting reporting standards;
  • knowledge of the Agribusiness industry including regulations, legislations and understanding of trends and developments that might impact on financing or accounting for operations within the industry;
  • Must possess knowledge of IFRS.
  • Certifications
  • Relevant professional accounting / finance certification e.g. ACA, ICAN /ACCA, CIMA, CFA.

Skills & Experience

  • Must have strong financial and accounting background, including an understanding of profit & loss, balance sheet, cash flow management, corporate finance & budgeting;
  • Must have experience with corporate governance;
  • Shall possess proven negotiating skills;
  • Must possess sound knowledge of the agribusiness sector in Nigeria;
  • Shall possess Advanced Microsoft Excel and Financial Modelling skills;
  • Must have an understanding of the relevant regulatory environment;
  • Must have clear understanding of the professional, ethical, legal and industrial responsibilities relevant to the position;
  • Shall possess the ability to work under pressure, plan personal workload effectively and delegate;
  • Shall possess excellent knowledge of corporate financial law;
  • Hands-on experience with risk management;
  • Hands-on experience with financial management software;
  • Must have excellent time-management and organizational skills;
  • Must have excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills;
  • Must be a problem solver and critical thinker;
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and a good team player;


Others

  • Must be legally able to work in Nigeria;
  • Must be a member of a professional body;
  • Should be ready to travel across the States on a regular basis.

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