Job Summary

We are looking for an experienced and qualified candidate to fill this position.

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

Job Description/Requirements

Responsibilities:

Strategy, Planning, and Management:

  • To act as Senior Accountant and strategic business partner to the senior executive leadership team. 
  • To assess and evaluate the financial performance of the organization with regard to long-term operational goals, budgets, and forecasts.
  • Provide insight and recommendations to both short-term and long-term growth plans of the organization.
  • Identify, acquire and implement systems and software to provide critical financial and operational information.
  • Evaluate departments and make suggestions for automating processes and increasing working efficiency.
  • Communicate, engage and interact with the Executive Leadership Team.
  • Create and establish yearly financial objectives that align with the company’s plan for growth and expansion.
  • Involve in the process to recruit, interview and hire finance, accounting, and payroll staff as required.
  • Serve as a key member of the executive leadership team and round table discussion panel.
  • Participate in pivotal decisions as they relate to strategic initiatives and operational models.
  • Interact with and bring the department into line with the Executive Leadership Team, initiatives, and recommendations.
  • Implement policies, procedures, and processes as deemed appropriate by the senior leadership team.

Financial Analysis, Budgeting, and Forecasting:

  • Prepare and present monthly financial budgeting reports including monthly profit and loss by division, forecast vs. budget by division/unit, and weekly cash flow by division/unit. 
  • Review and analyze monthly financial results and provide recommendations.
  • Develop metrics for reviewing and interpreting financial performance such as financial ratios, KPI, KRI, KGI, etc.
  • Identify, develop, and execute analysis of business initiatives, product launches, and/or new service offerings.
  • Develop and maintain the monthly operating budget and annual company operating budget.
  • Manage financial planning and analysis department.
  • Supervise creation of reports, software implementation, and tools for budgeting and forecasting.
  • Supervise the accounting department to ensure the proper functioning of all systems, databases, and financial software.
  • Provide regular maintenance and backup of all accounting systems and supervise company financial staff.
  • Review and ensure application of appropriate internal controls, compliance, and financial procedures.
  • Ensure timeliness and accuracy of financial and management reporting data for the company’s board of directors.
  • Oversee the preparation and communication of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.
  • Oversee the preparation and timely filing of all local, state, and federal tax returns.
  • Ensure compliance regarding all financial functions.
  • Work with Human Resources to ensure appropriate legal compliance.
  • Oversee the month-end close process, constantly reviewing procedures while eliminating inefficiencies.
  • Review all month-end closing activities including general ledger accounts, balance sheet accounts, and overhead cost allocation.
  • Enhance and implement financial and accounting systems, processes, tools, and control systems
  • Serve as a key point of contact for external auditors; Manage preparation and support of all external audits.
  • Coordinate and strategize methods used to attain team goals with treasury manager, unit accountants, internal auditor, head of finance, etc

Financial Management:

  • Manage cash flow planning process and ensure funds availability. 
  • Oversee cash, investments, and asset management area.
  • Explore new investment opportunities and provide recommendations on potential returns and risks.
  • Maintain outstanding banking relationships and strategic alliances with vendors and business partners.
  • Utilize forward-looking models and activity-based analyses to provide financial insight into the organization’s plans and operating budgets.

Financial Relations and Policies:

  • Engage with the executive leadership team to develop short-term and long-term plans, projections, and budgets.
  • Represent the company in banks, financial partners, institutions, investors, public auditors, and officials.
  • Remain current on audit best practices as well as state, federal, and local laws regarding company operations.

Finance and Accounting Team Management:

  • Mentor and develop a team of managers, managing work allocation, systems training, performance evaluations, and the building of an effective and efficient team dynamic. 
  • Guide larger, cross-unit teams outside of the direct span of control within the main Group.

Cash Management:

  • Oversee weekly cash management, approve low/large payables.
  • Oversee activities of treasury managers.
  • Supervise Accounts Receivable management and provide guidance relating to the collection process.

Job Requirements/Specifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Must be a Chartered Accountant.
  • MBA from top business school preferred.
  • Strong background in Accounting.
  • Possession of CFE, CISA, CFAN professional certifications as an added advantage.
  • 6 years minimum experience as a Senior Accountant
  • 10 years total accounting or finance post qualification experience.
  • Outstanding knowledge and understanding of IFRS, FIRS, compliance, and regulatory reporting.
  • Background coordinating with I.T. staff to manage and/or upgrade accounting system. Systems implementation experience is strongly preferred.
  • “Hands-On” – Sage Evolution, experience preferred.
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, confidence, and executive presence – ability to motivate staff.
  • Excellent analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills.
  • Significant experience working with external auditors, internal controls, and compliance-related issues. 

 

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