Group Chief Financial Officer

Anonymous Employer

Job Summary

The role is responsible for driving the group’s financial planning and profitability/revenue assurance and transformational growth strategy, also to oversee the different subsidiaries budgets and accurate expenses records with timely submission of all regulatory/ statutory report (company financial statement, Tax returns, and others) in line with best practice frameworks. The role is also responsible for protecting the company’s revenues and profits to achieve full financial control and sustainable growth. He/she will report to the GMD (Group Managing Director) and in a dotted line to the financial council.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 15 years

Job Description/Requirements

Required Experience:

  • Minimum 15 years of relevant experience as a finance leader,  including at least 5 years as a group finance director or its equivalent
  • Proven track record of delivering Financial excellence 
  • Exposure to multiple lines of business an advantage
  • Exposure to multiple systems of record is an advantage
  • Strong knowledge of accounting and internal control principles, operational risk evaluation, and governance frameworks in a financial institution.
  • Good knowledge of IFRS accounting principles.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting or relevant fields. Possession of a Master’s degree is an advantage.
  • Possession of a Professional certification/qualification: ICAN or it's Equivalent 
  • License Member of any of the member bodies of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria.

Job Description:

Leadership and Strategy:

  • Play an active leadership role in informing and delivering the strategy of the Group.
  • Drive financial performance and advise on and track all investments. 
  • Ensure that the Group is both adequately and optimally funded to meet all operational needs and expansion plans.
  • Set, define, and deliver a strategy for the finance function that is fully aligned with the overall strategy of the Group and ensures that the function adopts functional ‘best practice’ and embeds a  culture of continuous performance improvement.

Financial Operations:

  • Have principal responsibility for accounting, audited financial statements, management accounts, treasury, tax, financial planning, reporting and analysis of financials to all stakeholders, and enterprise risk management and internal audit. 
  • Monthly reporting on actual and budgeted performance for entity and group management 
  • Oversee regulatory/statutory submission and payment of statutory levies. 
  • Compilation of annual financial statements and liaison with external auditors; annual budgeting;  establishing and maintaining of sound accounting practices, procedures, and controls
  • Provision of IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standard) information for group reporting standards;  reporting on financial performance to the board and financial council 

External Communication:

  • Bankers: Maintain adequate relations with bankers and financial partners. 
  • Regulators: Liaise with relevant regulatory agencies to ensure compliance with established laws.
  • Auditors: Maintain relations with external auditors and manage the annual audit process.
  • Other Business Partners: Maintain strategic relationships with all business partners.

Client Services:

  • Accountability and responsibility of financial functions relating to internal client service
  • Expense controls; for all subsidiaries/ different lines of business 
  • Provide accurate financial income statement to all subsidiaries/ different lines of business
  • Resolving internal client queries
  • Interaction with external asset managers to comply with the group and statutory reporting requirements
  • Contribute to sustaining a competitive edge through external networking and benchmarking and representation on related forums 
  • Keep abreast of trends, legislation, and best practices within the financial management field in order to optimize service offering and delivery
  • Informing business leaders of unethical transactions immediately it comes to their attention.

People (Learning & Development):

  • Manage the performance of all direct reports 
  • Identify training, learning & development needs for the operations team.
  • Develop and lead operational culture
  • Manage change within the operations area
  • Develop direct reports with a view to planning for succession and continuity
  • Identify and nurture talent within the operations environment

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