Financial Controller at a Microfinance Bank – Culminate Consulting

Culminate Consulting – Our client, a microfinance bank, is seeking to recruit suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Financial Controller

Location: Lagos

Key Role

  • Successful candidate will be involved in long-term business planning, data analysis, budget control, revenue assurance, stress testing and reporting on financial performance and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Financial Planning and Strategy, Managing Profitability, Strategic Planning and forecasting, Corporate Finance, Developing Budgets, Managing relationships with banks and negotiations, fund raising and dealing internal and external stakeholders.
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Responsibilities

  • Responsible for integrity of General ledger
  • Implementing procedures according to Corporate policies and procedures
  • Full responsibility for the production of monthly management accounts
  • Review and approve all reconciliation and schedules such as bank statements, schedule of accrued charges, prepayments etc.
  • Statutory reporting and year end duties
  • Consolidation and reporting to senior management
  • Preparation of monthly budgetary control and performance.
  • Preparation of overall annual budget of the bank, including the assumptions and the ratios.
  • Treasury management and monitoring
  • Producing multi-dimensional reports for Management decision
  • Ensuring that all costs are properly tracked and that OPEX and CAPEX are within budget
  • Preparing and implementing budgets for the entire Company
  • Ensuring profitable margins on products are achieved and maintained.
  • Demonstrating cost cutting initiatives aiming at providing best solution at lower cost
  • Developing and implementing effective controls framework and management systems to guide and support business operations
  • Liaising with both external and internal auditors
  • Planning and managing the material ordering process and ensure constant availability
  • Ensuring monthly general ledger entries CAPEX and OPEX accruals and provisions are raised
  • Preparing Monthly Management accounts
  • Develop analytical tools to evaluate business proposals and identify best decisions
  • Involvement in day-to-day management team management

Requirements
Knowledge, Skills and Competencies:

  • Goal oriented, needs to be focused and achieve targets
  • Self starter and team Player
  • Resource Management
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Advanced Presentation skills
  • Leadership, Supervision and Coaching skills
  • Detail oriented and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Strong Stakeholder Management and team player.
  • Self Starter and ability to work independently
  • Negotiation skill
  • Strong financial and control management
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, pressurized work environment
  • Ability to innovate, prioritize and implement effectively
  • Highly proficient and versatile in the use of technology and accounting software
  • High level of honesty and integrity
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision

Qualifications

  • Minimum of B.Sc in Accounting/Finance/Economics
  • Masters degree will be beneficial
  • Qualified Accountant (ACCA, ICAN)
  • Minimum of 5 Years relevant professional experience in a similar role
  • Financial services or technology company experience will be beneficial
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Excel & Word;
  • Good knowledge of IFRS and Management Accounting
  • Good knowledge of CBN regulatory reporting

Application Closing Date
17th January, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s to: admin@culminateconsulting.com with the relevant position applied for as subject of the mail.

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