Thursday, 7 June 2018

Business Controller (Head of Finance) at Nigerdock

Nigerdock is recruiting to fill the position below;Business Controller (Head of Finance) at Nigerdock

Job Title: Business Controller (Head of Finance)

Location: Lagos

Job Description
To lead team of 20 people spanning the areas of finance and procurement for Nigerdock FZE (ND)

Core Objectives
  • Form a close working relationship with the CEO/Managing Director, Finance Director and Senior Managers providing the strategic guidance required to support current activities and future growth.
  • Ensure integrity of numbers and reporting at all times
  • Contribute fully to the development of company strategy across all areas of the business, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and providing financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers
  • Act as the lead Finance Business Partner to the commercial, project and operations teams.
  • Establish a high level of credibility and manage strong working relationships with external parties including customers, vendors, advisors and external auditors
  • Ensure strict and efficient control over the cash management and treasury functions
  • Ensure statutory and internal reporting are in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations, and are fully compliant with all Nigerdock and Jagal policies and procedures
  • Implement and manage robust controls and documented processes to ensure effective governance and the integrity of financial information
  • Deliver timely, high quality and insightful financial analysis and planning reporting – Multi year plans, Quarterly forecasts and budgets
  • Continually initiate and drive process improvements within the finance, andprocurement
  • To participate fully in the general management of the Company
  • To actively support a culture that places safety and the environment as top priorities at all levels of the Company
  • To provide leadership and direction to the Finance and procurement
  • To advise on the introduction, updating and renewal of financial systems and oversee the implementation any duly approved investment in systems
  • To actively develop the Company’s ERP systems
  • Oversee and lead external and internal audits
  • Ensure that:
    • Appropriate financial records are kept
    • All statutory accounts are submitted accurately and on time
    • Management accounts are highly relevant and prepared on time
    • The annual accounts are appropriately audited
  • Lead and drive all company-wide forecasts, annual budgets and cash flow forecasts
  • Ensure debtors are effectively managed and payments are received on time
  • Participate fully in all commercial bids for large, complex multi-year contacts ensuring:
    • Up to date and accurate cost information is available
    • all key project risks are identified and accounted for accordingly
    • challenge underlying assumptions where appropriate
    • validate the accuracy of final bid pricing submitted to clients
  • Lead financial reporting and management of projects ensuring:
    • Timely and accurate reporting of project results against the original bid and baseline budgets
    • Provide clear insights into variances to budget and communicate to project teams
    • Ensure project financial risks and cost overruns are identified early to enable the implementation of appropriate mitigating actions
    • Project management teams have all required information and clear visibility of project costs to drive operational decisions
    • Validate the accuracy of project forecasts by clearly understanding and challenging all underlying assumptions
  • Ensure that company-wide financial risks are identified and mitigation strategies developed
  • Ensure optimum staffing levels and organizational structures are in place within the Finance, and procurement functions
  • Lead staff development and succession planning for these departments
  • Actively recruit, mentor and develop local employees to grow Nigerian staff capability and future leadership potential
  • University Graduate or equivalent
  • Internationally recognized accounting qualification (CA, CPA, ACCA, CMA)
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in increasing roles of responsibility and within large and leading organizations
  • Experience of large projects and EPIC would be advantageous
  • Preferably experience of working in or dealing with business in Africa or other emerging markets
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • High level of integrity and ethical behaviour – sets a good example
  • Proven record of leading and developing subordinates
  • Strong ability to prioritize, multi-task and delegate
  • Culturally aware and adept at operating in a multi-cultural environment
  • Highly IT literate with strong experience in ERP systems
  • Advance MS Excel financial planning and modelling skills
  • Solid team player with high energy and go get attitude to deliver results
  • High degree of resilience


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