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Regional Finance Director 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 (Nigerian or Expatriate) is now being sought to fill the position of:

Regional Finance Director

Reporting to the CEO Nigeria/Regional Director, WECA, you will be
expected to provide leadership in the formulation and implementation
of financial strategy for accomplishing the agency’s business mission
and objectives. Specific responsibilities shall include:

•   Preparation of budgets and financial reports for the region including
    statements of income and financial position, tax returns and reports
    for government regulatory agencies.

•   Providing proposals on changes to and implementation of approved
    accounting policies and procedures whilst overseeing adherence to
    same by BU Heads of Finance.

•   Contributing to the achievement of regional business objectives and
    meeting legal responsibilities across jurisdictions by providing advice
    and guidance on financial strategy.

•   Reviewing and standardizing all major regional client contracts,
    triggering changes for consistency with company financial goals and
    minimizing business risks.

•   Overseeing all accounting procedures and systems utilized by the
    agency across the region.

•   Interfacing with BU Chief Buyers to negotiate best floor media rates
    leveraging buys across the region.

•   Reviewing reports and analyzing projections of revenue and income
    against actual figures and be highly involved in planning and
    improvement methods process.

•   Monitoring financial performance, in particular cash flow, for
    effective treasury management across currencies and jurisdictions. 

•   Contributing to the continued growth and success of the business;
    developing financial models, planning for the future, with competitor
    analyses as a member of the regional management team.

•   Working in collaboration with the regional tax advisors and auditors
    for effective tax planning.

•   Overseeing, presenting and obtaining approval for annual budgets
    and long range plans in collaboration with the Regional Director/CEO
    Nigeria and other regional heads.

•   Exhibiting high standard of performance by motivating, mentoring,
    directing the training and management development of BU Heads
    of Finance and a small regional finance staff.

•   Conducting quarterly/half yearly performance review and year end
    appraisal of direct reports.

•   Carrying out any other assignments as delegated by the Regional
    Director/CEO Nigeria.

•    Key Outputs:
a.   Statutory accounts for the region
b.   Annual returns for the region
c.   Annual budget and long range plan for the region
d.   Annual departmental  budget
e.   Monthly financial variance reports
f.    Monthly management accounts and subsidiary information and
g.   Trading company accounts


•    Qualified Accountant (ACCA, ACA, CFA) with a
     keen commercial sense.

•    Minimum of 15 years post qualification experience in both accounting
     and management.

•    Substantial working experience of management, ideally within FMCG
     organizations with a high volume/velocity of financial transactions,
     and/or in a leading media advertising agency in a developing country

•    Hands-on working knowledge of how to consolidate BU monthly
     financial variances into US$ profit leak analyses at regional level whilst
     managing transaction and translation exposures across soft currency

•    Excellent strategic, analytical, interpretative, budgeting and long
     range planning skills.

•    Proficient in the knowledge and deployment of ICT and
     accounting systems (e.g. Sage Line 50 and Pastel/ Evolution,
     and other ERP accounting software).

•    Ability to develop and monitor implementation of policy,
     manage change and having cross cultural (diversity) sensitivity.

•    Encourage accountability and internal and external customers focus.

•    Exceptional leadership and communication skills.

This position offers excellent remuneration and career opportunities to the right candidate, and will be particularly appealing to talented professionals (Nigerian or Expatriate) 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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