Head of Finance, MIS & Operations

Job Summary

Sparkle is looking for a Head, Finance & MIS to manage our day to day finance operations and provide financial strategic guidance to the business.

  • Minimum Qualification: MBA / MSc
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

About the Role:

Interested candidate should be passionate about financial analysis, report creation and building financial processes that deliver the company’s vision strategy. Successful candidates will be business focussed and motivated to work as part of a vibrant new platform that delivers better outcomes for Nigerian businesses and consumers.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Financial Vision & Strategy

● Gain a deep understanding of Sparkle’s financial requirements and from that create the long-term vision and strategy for the Company’s Financial department

● Design/build complex financial models, where required

● Establish a test and learn philosophy and value-management capabilities to foster an environment of experimentation on new initiatives

● Provide Management with meaningful, actionable insights, advice, and recommendations on historic and the future financial performance of the business

● Investor relations

Reporting & Analytics

● Oversee the management and coordination of all fiscal reporting activities for Sparkle

● Oversee the management and coordination of financial statements and cash-flow projections for use by Management, Executive Management and Board of


● Deliver timely financial analytics, reporting, and business counsel to effectively measure business performance against strategic priorities

● Identify appropriate KPIs/metrics and benchmarks to be monitored and analyze drivers of variances between actual financials and plan or prior year

● Develop strong regulatory and other key stakeholder relationships to provide thought leadership in regulatory reporting

Accounting & Payroll

● Ensure financial transactions are accurately posted on a timely basis, and are in accordance with all regulatory accounting Policies and Procedures

● Employ a system of responsible accounting and internal controls to ensure financial integrity of Sparkle

● Ensure all balance sheet accounts are reconciled on a monthly basis and a system of internal controls are in place to facilitate a clean audit

● Ensure adequate cash flow to meet the organization’s needs

● Oversee all payroll activity for staff in conjunction with Human Resources

Treasury Management

● Monitoring and managing Sparkle’s liquidity

● Managing foreign currency exposure and foreign currency payments

● Interest rate risk management and development of risk mitigation strategies

● Foreign exchange risk management and development of foreign exchange risk mitigation strategies

Education & Qualification:

● An advanced degree in Finance or an MBA

● Minimum 5 years’ experience with a public accounting firm or corporate finance function in a global organization

● Ability to work in a dynamic environment that requires critical thinking and strong analytical skills

● Strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written, and ability to create as well as deliver effective presentations

● Manages self and others to provide exceptional client service by responding with a sense of urgency, practicality, accountability, and integrity

● A strategic thinker and self-starter

● Strong understanding of accounting and reporting softwares (QuickBooks, Sage etc.)

● Advanced in Excel, PowerPoint and Word

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