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Financial Planning & Analysis Manager At One Of The Leading Multinational FMCG Company

Date Posted: 11/Aug/2014
Deadline: Not Specified


Adexen Recruitment Agency is mandated by one of the leading multinational FMCG company to recruit a financial planning and analysis Manager for its operation
This position is based in Lagos- Nigeria.



Our client is one of the leading multinational FMCG company in Nigeria operating successful global brand in the market

Job description

  • Maintaining the process for the collation and analysis of required data from the relevant units, continually seeking areas for improvement
  • Analysis of key commercial drivers of performance including driving out PVM variances, sales, A&P and overhead variances, incorporating into Group submissions as appropriate
  • Preparation of period end reconciliations
  • Responsible for reporting of working capital performance for the company
  • Review and analysis of forex impact and possible hedging opportunities for the company's' product
  • Lead and manage the process of preparation and collation of annual budget P&L, balance sheet and CAPEX budget for submission to the group
  • Provide effective communication and guidance to all team members regarding period reporting, quarterly forecasts and budget
  • Preparation and collation of the full year P&L and Balance Sheet forecast for inclusion in quarterly forecasts ensuring accurate and timely submission to the group
  • Produce variance reports of forecast P&L and Balance Sheet against various reference points (Last Year, Budget, Last Forecast). Provide detailed analysis and review of variances
  • Challenge and critique budget submissions and forecasts to drive accuracy and insightful planning
  • Assist in the preparation and collation of the annual 5 Year strategic Plan, ensuring accurate and timely submission to the group
  • Lead the development, implementation, monitoring and testing of the company’s’ control framework, coaching Commercial and Marketing teams in control processes and driving a culture change where necessary.
  • Support the Finance Manager in embedding compliance and monitoring of regulatory environment
  • Responsible for the business and financial control environment including: Operation and improvement of the SAP system, Excellence in delivering against ABF’s Financial Control Framework and Credit control
  • Lead and coordinate the preparation of schedules for external audit and provide support to auditors as required
  • Preparation of financial statement and annual accounts in line with group policy and statutory requirement for review by external auditor and also ensure compliance with IFRS requirements
  • Provide financial analysis, support and challenge to the commercial team, assisting in evaluation of BTL activities, value chain etc. and continuously looking for improvements in processes, systems and ways of working to drive increasing sales and profitability.
  • Responsible for accurate and timely recording of transactions and month-end journals
  • Fully co-operate with and adhere to all company health, safety and environmental policies and procedures, communicating suggestions for improvement to line manager and/or Group Health, Safety and Security Manager


  • Minimum of BSc, HND degree in accounting, finance or any related discipline
  • A Qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA)
  • At least 6 years of experience working in industry or practice (ideally with significant FMCG experience)
  • At least 3 years’ experience with one of the big 4 accounting firms will be an advantage.
  • A track record of improving processes, systems and ways of working
  • Commercial awareness / interest
  • Demonstrable technical ability both in finance and IT (Excel and MIS systems)
  • Understanding of FMCG or retail markets
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Has excellent attention to detail, able to spot irregularities in the detail
  • People management skills
  • Good interpersonal, communication and influencing skills


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