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Financial Controller Vacancy at The People Practice

Posted on 13/06/22 8:39 by Admin
location Lagos
time Full Time
applications 0 Applications

The People Practice - Our client is recruiting a qualified candidate to fill the position below:

Job Position: Financial Controller
Job Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time


  • Our client is looking to hire a Financial Controller who will be responsible for overseeing all functions of the organization’s financial operations including accounting, finance, reporting, cash management, etc.
  • In this role, the FO will also monitor financial internal controls for the firm and provide supervisory guidance to members of the finance team.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop financial strategy, including forecasting and risk mitigation plans.
  • Oversee all company accounts and maintain necessary reporting to the banks
  • Prepare periodic financial reports, Income statements and oversee bank reconciliation statements.
  • Develop Annual Budgets and review regularly.
  • Engage in ongoing cost reduction analysis in all areas of the company.
  • Supervise and coordinate the activities of the Finance & Operations team.
  • Coordinate Annual Audit processes in compliance with regulations.
  • Cash flow management and regular review of internal reports.
  • Develop the company's financial books, interpret to management, and recommend improvement areas.
  • Reports to the MD with timely and accurate financial information.
  • Suggest updates and improvements for accounting systems (ERP).
  • Debt management and collection.
  • Process Compliance and Review.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory law and financial regulations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Banking & Finance or Economics.
  • A minimum of 7 - 10 years of Institutional experience in a business or Finance environment and minimum of 4 years in a management position.
  • ICAN, ACCA, CFA or CPA is mandatory.
  • Master’s degree is an added advantage.

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes:

  • Previous work experience as a Financial Controller.
  • Good Audit experience and great at liaising with External Auditors.
  • Strong ability to engage external regulators and regulatory bodies on tax issues and remittance obligations.
  • In-depth understanding of financial reporting in accordance with IFRS Reporting standard.
  • Strong stakeholder relationship management skills.
  • Strong leadership and managerial skills.
  • Strong Compliance and Internal Control orientation.
  • Sound knowledge of accounting fundamentals.
  • Proficiency in using accounting software (ERP).
  • Strong Analytical skills.
  • Good grasp of corporate governance, financial risk, and control.
  • Excellent leadership, team building, and management skills.
  • In-depth understanding of the financial services industry.
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Highly organized and strategic thinker.
  • Strong ethical values.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exacting attention to detail, picking up on the details that others miss.
  • Intellectually curious.
  • Very flexible with great collaboration skills.
  • A strong focus on excellence.
  • Ability to plan and prioritize effectively.
  • Comfortable working with a team.
  • Passionate, driven, and self-motivated.
  • A thirst for knowledge and learning.
  • Exceptional creativity and problem-solving skills.

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