Chief Financial Officer

Job title: Chief Financial Officer
First Level Supervisor: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Station: Head Office

Our Story

One of Africa’s fastest-growing and leading technology solutions providers, with a team of highly skilled and certified technology professionals committed to and passionate about delivering value to small, medium and large sized businesses across all industries.

We focus on implementing tailored digital transformation solutions that match each businesses’ needs and ambitions by supporting them to achieve lower operational costs, improved productivity, standardised processes, data security, competitive market offerings and high customer engagement.

Job Summary

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will be accountable for the financial and risk management operations, including the development of a financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results.

Key Functions / Responsibilities

Strategy

  • Assist the CEO in formulating the strategic business plans and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations.
  • Coordinate strategic, long-range financial and business plans of the Company.
  • Generate annual budgets for the various business units and lead the budgeting process.
  • Develop financial performance measures that support the company’s strategic direction.
  • Develop, enhance, implement, and enforce financial policies and procedures of the company that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the Company.
  • Participate in key decisions as a member of the Leadership Team.

  • Financial Operations

  • Implement systems to effectively manage the company’s transaction processing systems and implement operational best practices.
  • Oversee all monthly, quarterly, and yearly management and financial reporting.
  • Review monthly management information and provide sound financial management to members of the management and leadership teams.
  • Ensure that record keeping meets all the financial requirements of auditors and regulatory agencies and other stakeholders.
  • Serve as the focal point person for investor relations.

  • Corporate Finance

  • Ensure optimal use of capital and budgetary structure to enhance business profitability.
  • Monitor the capital adequacy and ensure availability of sufficient funds to meet business needs.
  • Implement systems and processes to optimize working capital.

  • Risk Management / Financial Compliance

  • Prepare and implement financial policies and procedures for use in the company.
  • Understand and mitigate key elements of the company’s risk profile.
  • Oversee the negotiation of financial terms of contracts and manage implementation.
  • Maintain appropriate insurance coverage.
  • Ensure contract compliance of all invoices.
  • Ensure that the company’s financial record keeping complies with its policy.
  • Ensure financial statements are prepared in line with financial reporting standards.
  • Report financial risk issues to the board.
  • Manage foreign currency risks.
  • Managing risk through diversification and reducing the correlation of results in the company.

  • External Communication

  • Bankers: Maintain adequate relations with bankers and financial partners.
  • Regulators: Liaise with relevant regulatory agencies to ensure compliance with established laws.
  • Auditors: Maintain relations with external auditors and manage the annual audit process.

  • Internal Communication

  • Supervise all employees in the finance and accounting department.
  • Ensure all accounting staff have a personal development plan and are formally appraised annually, or more frequently by agreement.
  • Work with the Human Resources team to oversee employee benefit plans, with emphasis on maximizing a cost-effective benefits package.

Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

  • Customer-Centric
  • Value Creators
  • Innovative
  • Leaders
  • Ownership

  • Functional Competencies:

  • Leadership: Business partner, communicator, cross-functional, influencer
  • Operations: Data analysis, profit improvement, investment and cash flow management
  • Controls: Identifying, qualifying, and mitigating risk
  • Analytical capacity and proactivity
  • Previous experience in Management roles (ideally in technology/service companies).
  • Strong communication skills, negotiation, and interpersonal relationships.
  • Previous experience working with technology companies is a plus

Experience and Qualifications

  • MBA, Bachelor’s degree or college degree in Business or Business Administration, or related fields.
  • 10 years minimum experience.
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).
  • Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Why Join Us

  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Exceptional governance structure.
  • Forward thinking results oriented culture.
  • Smart and passionate colleagues.
  • Flexible work environment.

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