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Finance Manager

  • Industry / Sector: Manufacturing
  • Location: Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Ref #: 002
  • Date Posted: 23-May-2018


Our client is a leading manufacturing company that majors in the production of premium quality sanitary wares, ceramic and porcelain tiles, and services the African and European market. In line with its desire to ensure that key roles are filled by the best talent with the requisite skills and experience, our client seeks to recruit an experienced individual to fill the role of a Finance Manager.

Detailed Job Description:

This role requires building effective working relationships across manufacturing, commercial and finance functions. The role is critical in delivering Company’s business and financial objectives.

Key Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with the manufacturing and commercial team to provide in-depth finance decision support, connecting the commercial and supply drivers to the finance impact
  • Support Financial Controller in preparation of Annual Operating Plan, budgeting process as well as monthly forecasting
  • Manage Revenue and operating model and aligned spend, specifically evaluating and analyzing trade spend optimization and total products profitability 
  • Maintain accurate and timely costing across all aspects of the production process and ensure that these consistently reflect the true picture
  • Ensure cost data is allocated correctly and take corrective action to resolve issues
  • Ensure that the Bill of Materials reflect correct usage levels and support investigations of any major variances, plus ensure that these get resolved
  • Partner with the commercial teams to better measure and analyze both effectiveness and efficiency of trade spend investment across brands
  • Manage monthly performance reporting and analysis of Company’s performance against targets
  • Manage risks and opportunities and provide performance insights
    Identify performance enhancement options and work with the leadership team to execute
  • Ensure the preparation of timely and accurate monthly management accounts and reports for operational management
  • Responsibility for all journals and final GL balances including review of month end balance sheet
    reconciliations and control accounts
    Ensure the accuracy and integrity of Company’s accounting records and financial systems
Key Outputs
  • Provide insightful business performance management analysis
  • Alongside business risk management, identify business improvement opportunities
  • Monthly financial statements for the company
  • Ensure financial data provided by the team is of the highest standard
  • Development of financial insight and great business partnering
Qualifications and Experience
  • 10 + years of relevant business experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree required in a recognized accounting qualification preferred (CIMA, ACA, ACCA)
  • Commercially minded with similar experience within an FMCG environment
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and influence across an organization
  • Strong team player; great relationship-building skills
  • Exposure/working knowledge of ERP systems

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