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Finance Manager At Sigma Qualitas Limited

Date Posted: 06/Jul/2014
Deadline: 09/Jul/2014

Sigma Qualitas Limited is a network of experienced consultants, with over 50 years work experience in large multinational organizations and the public sector, who have come together for the purpose of giving consultancy services and training to clients across many industries.

Sigma Qualitas is recruiting to fill the position of:

Finance Manager

Reporting to: Financial Controller – Africa (UK based).
Overall financial report to Group Finance Director in UK.
This is vital as this post will be the main reporting route to Group.

Job Description
To support the subsidiary with strategy, execution, business revenue planning and forecasting. The successful candidate will provide support on all matters relating to delivering Management and also to provide expertise and proficient insight to help drive business decision making.

Core Job Functions / Responsibility:

  • Ensure company complies with all accountancy standards and adopts best practice.
  • Deliver accurate and timely accounting information to UK parent.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • To ensure that good practice is employed for credit control.
  • Develop relationship with key stakeholders at all clients to ensure smooth invoice / payment process.
  • Manage cashflow on a day to day basis.
  • Maintain and develop relationship with bank.
  • Assist with annual budget pack and revised forecast data as and when required.
  • Monitor performance against budget in all areas (revenue, margin, expenses, cashflow etc).
  • Ensure that all State and Federal taxes are filed and paid promptly.
  • Ensure that all tax (VAT,WHT) rules are complied with and that the company has always minimised its tax liability.
  • Ensure that audits are planned and executed within prompt timeframes.
  • Any other such duties as may be required within the general character and level of the post.
  • Prepare weekly cash forecasts including customer collections.
  • Report to the CFO on a monthly basis on outstanding accounts. Build business relationship with key accounts

Primary Activities

  • To assess and influence progress towards strategic goals, both quantitative and qualitative, and act as a strategic business counselor and trusted advisor.
  • Identify and define business opportunities and risks in order to create sustainable value.
  • Support management with relevant information to drive improved performance
  • Ensure business decisions are grounded in sound financial analysis
  • Interpret management information to deliver understanding of business requirements.
  • Understand the Business strategy and provide highly relevant insight into business performance
  • Support the Finance Function in protecting the assets of the company and in ensuring compliance with financial regulations build business relationship with key accounts

Job Requirements and Skills

  • Graduate Qualifications: A First degree BEng, BSc, BTec, Science or Technology Only from a recognized University REQUIRED.
  • Post Graduate Qualifications: Master’s degree or Post Graduate Qualification would be of ADVANTAGE.
  • Previous Work Experience: Work experience ideally within an International Environment REQUIRED.
  • Experience: 7- 10 years work experience ESSENTIAL.
  • Certifications and Training Requirements: Relevant Certifications in (Accounting/Finance) and ACCA, CIMA, ACCA or similar Certification REQUIRED.

Key Skills:

  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office, Outstanding Process and Systems Documentation, Attention to Detail, Highly Organized, Conflict Resolution, Presentation Skills, Excellent Communication skills, Highly Organized, Team Oriented and Leadership, High Tolerance for Stress, Problem Management (analysis and resolution), Customer Service Orientation, Relationship Builder, High level of Integrity, Time and Priority Management Skills, People Management and Negotiation skills. Superior Analytical.
  • Advanced computer skills (Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint) and CRM applications
  • Experience of Microsoft Dynamics
  • Good communication skills vital as this role will liaise regularly with both local management and Group Directors in UK.
  • Experience of foreign currency transactions.
  • Social skills in dealing with senior managers and colleagues in both Africa and abroad.
  • Good reporting skills.
  • Ability and confidence to contribute to the development of the company rather than just follow instructions.
  • Collating, preparing and interpreting reports, budgets, accounts, commentaries and financial statements
  • Assist in producing short to medium as well as long-term business plans
  • Managing budgets : Balance Sheet and P&L
  • A strong sense of purpose and responsibility with excellent interpersonal skills, good communicator with attention to detail and disciplined
  • Exceptional ability to work independently and under pressure
  • Possession of a high sense of integrity
  • Leadership skills, self-driven, results oriented and a clear focus on high quality and business profit.
  • Open minded, a progressive thinker, a listener and an individual who is comfortable with participation from fellow employee
  • Distribution experience or high volume transaction experience with large bluechip multi national companies would be beneficial.
  • Desired experience in financial management and processing in the context of foreign companies.
  • Foreign currency experience sought.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Self motivating, with flexibility and ability to work under pressure to deadlines
  • Sound knowledge of accounting principles and hands on experience of running an accounts office.
  • System implementation skills would be an advantage.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidaetes should send CV to: [email protected] 
Required with your submitted CV are the following; your current earning information and your DOB. Your contact details should contain active phone numbers and email addresses. Review your CV every time you make a submission, one CV does not fit all jobs. Kindly note that we need the subject matter of your response to contain the Job Title you are interested in, the file type must be PDF or DOCX, the preference being word documents, any response that contains a file name such as “My CV or My Resume” cannot be treated.

Please note short listing is based on the requirements in the given job descriptions such as; qualifications required, years of experience, technology and industry exposure. All candidates for the list positions MUST have relevant and required work experience.

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