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Financial Controller- Private Equity Firm

  • Location: -, Nigeria
  • Date Posted: 18-Jan-2018


Our client is a leading private equity firm whose main focus is providing its customers with innovative approaches to deliver capital solutions that meet the unique needs of companies. In line with its desire to ensure that strategic roles are filled by best-in-class talent with the requisite skills and experience, the organisation is seeking to recruit a Financial Controller.

Detailed Job Description:

The Financial Controller will be responsible for owning and managing the implementation of the financial strategy and control framework for the company.

  • Established track record of implementing viable commercial growth strategies, instituting operational
  • Overseeing and managing all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems, ensuring compliance with the company’s Finance policy, IFRS and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), regulatory requirements, and internal control/audit requirements
  • Optimize the management of banking relationships and initiate appropriate strategies to enhance the company’s cash position
  • Overseeing the company’s budgeting process & ensuring full implementation and monitoring of the agreed budget
  • Developing and implementing systems to ensure the collection, reporting and analysis of performance data for internal and external accountability and performance improvement
  • Providing development opportunities for direct reports that challenge and expand their capability
  • Providing leadership that inspires others to succeed and develop, and proactively share experience, knowledge and ideas
  • Establishing an environment where the Finance function engages effectively with other groups in a way that ensures both internal customer needs and those of external stakeholders are understood and met
  • Ensuring that performance objectives are clearly defined for all job roles within the team and that all staff members are evaluated against agreed performance objectives at pre-defined periods set by the HR function
  • Provide business analysis and decision support to the CEO through both proactive and reactive performance analysis and by offering advice on cost management strategies as required

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum of university degree or equivalent from a reputable tertiary institution
  • Minimum of 10 years’ work experience in a Finance Function
  • An MBA or Business related postgraduate degree would be an added advantage
  • Experience in agribusiness is an added advantage
  • Possession of a recognized professional accounting qualification e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CFA)
  • Excellent communication, business presentation, persuasion, and analytical skills
  • Hands on experience in financial planning, budgeting and forecasting

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