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Group Chief Financial Officer

  • Location: Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Ref #: WXB 246
  • Date Posted: 6-Jul-2018

Overview:

Our client is a multinational conglomerate based in Nigeria with interests across various sectors in Africa. The company manages its investment in its various operating entities through the Group Office. Our client is desirous of filling executive roles within the Group Office with best-in class talent in terms of skills and experience for the following position:

Detailed Job Description:

The Group CFO will provide overall strategic direction and leadership for the Group’s finance function, as well as ensure the integrity of all accounting consolidation and reporting activities.
 
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Oversee the development and implementation of a finance strategy that is properly aligned and supports the Group’s strategic goals and objectives
  • Provide oversight to the finance functions of the subsidiary companies, and ensure adherence to defined Group policies
  • Co-ordinate the financial planning process in line with the Group’s strategic direction to support the Group’s financial requirements and tax implications
  • Oversee tax planning to optimise the Group’s tax position and ensure full tax compliance
  • Oversee the management and coordination of all financial reporting activities for the Group
  • Responsible for presenting and reporting accurate and timely historical consolidated financial information of the Group in line with relevant international reporting standards
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
The candidate is expected to have the following qualifications/ competences amongst others:
  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in any relevant discipline
  • Professional accounting/ finance certification, (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA)
  • Minimum of twenty (20) years of relevant experience of which at least ten (10) must have been at an executive management level / C-level in a conglomerate
  • Experience working for a large diversified multinational is desirable
  • Strong leadership and people management skills, including the ability to manage a large team in a multi-cultural environment
  • Proven experience leading change in an organization

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