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Financial Controller At Human Edge Limited

Date Posted: 28/Jan/2014
Deadline: Not Specified

Our client, Nigeria’s leading media agency, has been at the forefront of efforts to build world-class brands both in Nigeria and across the West African sub-region. Today, the agency’s clout, professional approach and knowledge of diverse media environments around the continent ensure that the brands it partners with continue to tower above the competition. To help drive continuing growth and expansion, a talented professional is now being sought for the position of:


Financial Controller
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Regional Finance
Director (RFD), your role will be to maximize the company’s return on
financial assets by implementing/establishing financial policies, procedures,
controls and reporting systems. Specific responsibilities shall include:

•    Preparation of budgets, forecasts and cash flows for the company.
•    Overseeing the Payroll process.

•    Timely preparation and rendering of returns on all tax obligations e.g.
      VAT, WHT, PAYE etc.
•    Advising on financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and
     enforcing policies and procedures.

•    Contributing to effective Treasury Management by maximizing
     returns and limit risk on cash by minimizing bank balances.
•    Achieving budget objectives by scheduling expenditures, analyzing
     variances and initiating corrective actions.

•    Timely production of accurate statutory and monthly financial reports;
      provides status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting, and
      reporting financial data.
•    Advising on financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing
     policies and procedures.

•    Monitoring and confirming financial position in preparation for and
     providing information to external auditors.
•    Complying with federal, state, and local legal requirements by
     studying existing and new legislation, anticipating future legislation,
     enforcing adherence to requirements, filing financial reports and
     advising management on needed actions.

•    Managing finance team members for results by developing, coaching,
     counseling, disciplining, planning, organizing, monitoring, and
     appraising job results.
•    Maintaining currency in professional & technical knowledge by
     attending educational workshops, reading professional publications,
     establishing professional/personal networks and participating in
     professional bodies.

•    Adhering strictly to the confidential clause.
•    Contributing to top management team effort by timely
     accomplishment of agreed deliverables as needed.

•    Carrying out other assignments as delegated by the COO & RFD.
Key Outputs
1.    Statutory accounts for the company
2.    Annual returns for the company
3.    Annual budget and long range plan for the company
4.    Annual unit budget
5.    Monthly financial reports (including variance analyses)
       •      P&L
       •      Balance Sheet
       •      Cash Flow


JOB REQUIREMENTS

•    Qualified Accountant (ACCA, ACA) with a keen commercial sense.
•    Minimum of 10 years post qualification experience in both accounting
     and management.

•    Substantial work experience in management, ideally within a FMCG
     organization with a high volume/velocity of financial transactions
     that require correct, complete & timely reports.
•    Proficient in the knowledge and deployment of ICT and accounting
     systems (e.g. Sage Line 50 and Pastel/ Evolution, and other
     ERP accounting software).

•    Excellent technical, analytical, interpretative, budgeting & forecasting,
     and cash flow management skills.
•    Ability to implement policy and manage/motivate change in
     a diverse cultural environment.

•    Accountability for results delivery both for internal and
     external customers.

•    Exceptional leadership & communication skills.

This position offers excellent remuneration and career opportunities to the right candidate, and will be particularly appealing to talented professionals seeking new and exciting corporate leadership opportunities in a dynamic organization.

For online applications, please send a comprehensive résumé to [email protected]







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