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Finance Manager Vacancy At A Start-up Healthcare Company

Date Posted: 16/Mar/2017
Deadline: 20/Mar/2017

Hamilton Lloyd and Associates - Our client, a start-up healthcare company headquartered in the UK with presence in Nigeria and with immediate expansion plans across Africa; and with a focus on the delivery of specialized digital healthcare services across the country. 
As part of the set-up of the Nigeria office, our client is looking to hire suitably qualified candidates, to fill the position below:

Finance Manager

Job Summary 


  • The purpose of this role is to establish and promote sound financial management and accounting practices as well as ensure accurate recording and reporting of financial transactions.

Job Description 

  • Responsible for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial related activities of the Company.
  • This will include direct responsibility for accounting, finance, cash management, tax management; strategic planning, forecasting (budgeting), financial reporting and business plan execution for future business growth.

Main Responsibilities 

  • Provide leadership in the development for the continuous evaluation of short and long-term strategic financial objectives and operating procedures.
  • Drive the financial planning of the company by analyzing its performance and risks.
  • Retain constant awareness of the company's financial position and act to prevent problems.
  • Set up and oversee the company's finance IT system.
  • Set targets for and supervise all accounting and finance personnel (management accountants, internal auditors etc.)
  • Oversee all audit and internal control operations.
  • Develop the corporate fundraising strategy and manage relationships with partners and investors.
  • Prepare timely and detailed reports on financial performance on a quarterly and annual basis.
  • Conduct analysis to make forecasts and report to upper executives
  • Create, coordinate, and evaluate the financial programs and supporting information systems of the company to include budgeting, tax planning, and conversation of assets.
  • Approve and coordinate changes and improvements in automated financial and management information systems for the company.
  • Supports the management in the preparation of budgets and financial reports, including income statements, balance sheets and forecast for future business growth.
  • Ensure that effective internal controls are in place and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting.
  • Oversee the approval and processing of revenue, expenditure, and position control documents, department budgets, mass salary updates, ledger, and account maintenance and data entry.
  • Coordinate the preparation of financial statements, financial reports, special analyses and information reports.
  • Develop and implement finance, accounting, billing, and auditing procedures.
  • Interact with other managers to provide consultative support to planning initiatives through financial and management information analyses, reports, and recommendations.
  • Ensure records systems are maintained in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards.
  • Analyse cash flow, cost controls, and expenses to guide business leaders. Analyze financial statements to pinpoint potential weak areas.
  • Provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities.
  • Researching and reporting on factors influencing business performance.
  • Analysing competitors and market trends.
  • Developing financial management mechanisms that minimise financial risk.
  • Conducting reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities.
  • Managing a company's financial accounting, monitoring and reporting systems.
  • Liaising with auditors to ensure annual monitoring is carried out.
  • Developing external relationships with appropriate contacts, e.g. auditors, solicitors, bankers and statutory organisations such as the Inland Revenue.
  • Producing accurate financial reports to specific deadlines.
  • Managing budgets.
  • Arranging new sources of finance for a company's debt facilities.
  • Supervising staff.
  • Keeping abreast of changes in financial regulations and legislation.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Managing Director and CFO.
  • Oversee financial management of foreign operations to include developing financial and budget policies and procedures.
  • Providing and interpreting financial information.
  • Monitoring and interpreting cash flows and predicting future trends.
  • Analysing change and advising accordingly;
  • Formulating strategic and long-term business plans.

Job Knowledge 

  • Experience in strategic planning and execution.
  • Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management.
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects.
  • Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings.
  • Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule.
  • Comply and/or ensure compliance with regulatory guidelines as it relates to financial matters.
  • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems.
  • Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations.
  • Ability to analyse financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and projections.

Man Specification 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting or any Finance related course.
  • Minimum of 10 years post qualification working experience with at least 5 years at Senior Management Level in a Corporate Organisation.
  • Relevant Professional qualifications e.g. ICAN, ACCA
  • Confident and capable
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office and financial management software (e.g. SAP)
  • An analytical mind with a strategic ability
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Innovative and pacesetter
  • Not afraid to push the envelope
  • Pioneers and inventors/innovators
  • Team Player
  • In-depth knowledge of corporate finance and accounting principles, laws and best practices
  • Solid knowledge of financial analysis and forecasting


Note:Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV's to: [email protected] kindly make the subject of the mail the job title

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