Head of Finance

Job title: Head of Finance
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

  • Assist the CEO in formulating the strategic business plans and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations.
  • Implement and deliver the Company’s finance strategy and support the CEO and the Leadership team in its development.
  • 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.
  • Maintain adequate relations with bankers, financial partners and external auditors.
  • Forecasting financial results.
  • Conducting risk management.
  • Evaluating and initiating investments.
  • Allocating resources and managing finances.
  • Recommending cost reduction strategies.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

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

Functional Competencies:

  • Experience crafting financial strategies and managing accounting teams.
  • Experience in modeling financial strategies
  • 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
  • Proficiency with accounting software
  • Previous experience in Management roles (ideally in technology/service companies).
  • Strong communication skills, negotiation, and interpersonal relationships.

Experience and Qualifications

  • MBA, Bachelor’s degree or college degree in Business or Business Administration, or related fields.
  • 10 years minimum experience.

Certifications/Training

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).
  • Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Physical Requirements:

  • Typically sitting at a desk or table.
  • Work is typically performed in an office.
  • Travel at least 20% of the time.
  • Job demands can also be flexible.

How to apply:

Qualified candidates should please send a resume to careers@descasio.io