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Chief Financial Officer

  • Location: Jalingo, Taraba, Nigeria
  • Ref #: CF 80
  • Date Posted: 11-Jun-2018

Overview:

Our client is a leading private investment holding company with interests in diverse portfolio of businesses. One of the strategic businesses (subsidiaries) is a startup Integrated Rice Farm, with about 30,000 hectares of land and a planned milling capacity of over 10,000 MT p.a. Our client is desirous of filling key roles in this subsidiary with best-in class talent in terms of skills and experience for the following position:

Detailed Job Description:

The role is based in Jalingo Taraba State, and will act as a strategic partner to
the business. The CFO will be responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient management of the farms financial resources.


PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:-

Coordinate the financial operations of the Farm and provide overall guidance and leadership in the execution of the activities of the function.
• Manage and oversee the entire day-to-day finance and accounting operations and finance team of the Farm.
• Oversee the development of the Farm's budget and the allocation of financial
resources.
• Ensure appropriate financial forecasting, costing, cost tracking, project costing, monitoring and control.
• Establish and maintain systems for cost-sensitivity analysis and early warning of cost-overruns.
• Proactively manage and monitor the Farm's cash flows to ensure optimal cash management and implement best practice treasury management practices.
• Prepare and submit periodic management reports and activities.
• Ensure timely and accurate preparation of the Company's financial statements in line with relevant statutory requirements and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
• Manage relationships with relevant regulatory and statutory bodies.
• Manage the Company's General Ledger and ensure that all transactions are
processed in line with acceptable accounting principles.
• Promote a culture of transparency and accountability in the Farm's operations.
• Monitor and manage corporate performance management, including monitoring budgets etc.
• Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Managing Director.
REQUIRMENTS:- 
The ideal candidate is expected to have the following qualifications/ competencies amongst others:

• First degree from a reputable institution in Accounting or related discipline.
• Professional accounting/ finance certification from a reputable professional body, e.g. ACA, ACCA, CPA.
• Minimum of ten (10) years post-qualification experience with at least three (3) years in a management role.
• Working knowledge of IFRS.
• Good understanding of the agriculture sector with specific knowledge of the rice value chain, including key players, markets and value drivers.
• Proven track record in managing an agribusiness at management level.
• Hands on experience in financial planning, budgeting and forecasting.
• Ability to plan strategically and successfully lead growth within an organisation.
• Good communication, business presentation, persuasion, and analytical skills.
• High sense of integrity, responsibility and accountability.

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