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Financial Controller At Phillips Consulting Limited

Date Posted: 26/Jul/2014
Deadline: Not Specified

We focus on creating and managing change in organisations by helping them formulate and implement customer focused strategies, align their management systems to support service delivery, and develop the competence and capabilities of their people to deliver on their promises. 

Phillips Consulting Limited is a wholly owned Nigerian firm with offices in Lagos, Abuja and Johannesburg. Established in 1992, we offer an array of business and management consulting services to government and corporate organisations.

Our focus is on creating and managing change in organisations by formulating and implementing customer focused strategies. This assists in aligning their management systems to support service delivery and developing the competence and capabilities of their people to deliver on their promises.

We draw our competitive strength from collaborations with global partnership firms in Europe, North America and Africa. Our delivery skills reflect our highly competitive recruitment of bright, vibrant and experienced consultants whose competence we continuously enhance through intensive training in the use of our proprietary management tools and techniques.

Clients benefit from our consultants’ varied skills through our cross-functional approach to assignment execution. We also ensure we empower clients with the knowledge and skills to continuously improve, long after we are gone.

We believe in Africa and its future and dedicate ourselves to achieving the African dream by actively seeking out alliances, partnerships and friendships throughout the continent.

We are a proud African consulting firm.

Financial Controller


Produce a financial forecast for company performance annually for submission to the board by November

  • Put together and communicate the required templates for the department's effective delivery of the company financial plan
  • Assist the Finance Department in designing the appropriate structure and applying accounting policies that optimise tax planning
  • Plan meetings with statutory bodies, auditors, consultants and local suppliers as appropriate

Organise regular meetings with the Regional Finance Managers on regional outturns, expenditure review and BC performance on a 2JC basis

  • Ensure required financial records are generated and maintained at all branches and reported on time to Head Office
  • Arrange the appropriate schedules and documents required for the Statutory Audit
  • Coordinate through RFMs that invoices and payment vouchers are updated on ERP system on a daily basis
  • Monitor through RFMs the receipts, issues and transfers of stocks at branch and regional level
  • Maintain and reconcile the accounts of suppliers & third parties

Produce company reports, including: A) JC Management Accounts, B) Branch/Region Profitability Report on 4 JC Plan, C) Annual Budget and variances D) Weekly Cash Flow Statement E) Annual Financial Statements by the end of Jan for filing by June

  • Produce journey accounts before the end of first week of the subsequent JC
  • Produce a financial plan for the year by November for the following year
  • Produce Budgeted Vs Actual expenditure & variance analysis on a regular basis
  • Generate relevant information for the regional review meetings
  • Produce weekly cash flow statement

Ensure that company accounting policies, procedures are in place in order to ensure that employees comply with the company polices and the company is compliant with local authorities

  • Ensure that all expenses are put through the relevant company approval process
  • Action all statutory payments are made on or before the due date
  • Obtain the necessary clearance from tax authorities for the company tax returns

Responsible for the identification and implementation of the training and development needs for the accounts department, including self and RFMs

  • Assess the need for training & its implementation in respect of IFRS
  • Address performance requirements of direct reports
  • Ensure that regular workshops are conducted for BCs either directly or through RFMs

Ensures that the accounts department creates, coordinates and updates the templates for all aspects of company financial reporting to facilitate timely submissions

  • Check ongoing compliance with financial policies
  • Check authenticity of reports & expenses reported
  • Hold RFM meetings alternate journeys
  • Process personal administration on a timely basis and approve the expenses personally for direct reports

Job Requirements

  • First degree or equivalent in accounting, finance, business administration or related field
  • An MBA will an added advantage
  • People and budget management experience
  • Minimum of 7 - 10 years of experience in financial analysis, of which at least three (3) must have been at a strategic/ senior management level

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