Finance Manager Vacancy

Job Description

Our client is seeking an Upper Quartile candidate to take on a Mid-Level Finance Manager role with their exciting new E-Commerce Business launch. The E-Commerce Startup was founded by proven eCommerce entrepreneurs in Nigeria. 

Job Title: Finance Manager

Key Responsibilities 
  • Manage the Finance Department, develop and implement a contemporary cost effective accounting system that will meet the challenges and objectives of the company
  • Co-ordinate the budget preparation, monitoring and control process, in line with agreed policies and procedures 
  • Participate in business strategic planning process 
  • Develop, review and circulate annual business planning guidelines/ assumptions to all departments
  • Define and communicate corporate accounting guidelines, including chart of accounts, periodic closing schedules as well as reporting requirements 
  • Assist business units within the company to maximise profit and minimise costs. 
  • Ensure required financial reports are provided to relevant units within the business on a timely basis.
  • Monitor organisational cash flow and liquidity to ensure the availability of funds required to finance daily operations, business plans and budgets. 
  • Develop/update the management information report framework and templates, including defining the model for data and information gathering across the Group 
  • Develop, review and update monthly, quarterly and yearly financial forecasts and ratio analysis 
  • Ensure accuracy of financial records and compliance with best practices in financial management and reporting 
  • Prepare, analyse and review key management reports 
  • Coordinate the periodic review of costs/ expenditure, identify and implement cost saving measures.
  • Plan, co-ordinate and control the financial analysis and evaluation of projects to provide relevant information for management decision making 
  • Ensure all CAPEX and OPEX purchases are within budget, board approval and manual of authority
  • Coordinate the computation and filling of tax returns for all Federal, State and local taxes including related reports to ensure compliance with tax laws and regulation. 
  • Ensure ample and proper documentation of all tax returns, support receipts and certification. 
  • Provide accounting support and guidance to all departments within the organisation 
  • Developing Procedural SLA's for the finance Dept. and maintain SLA's with other Departments. 
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the CEO/Board of Directors 
Key Requirement 
  • Note: this is a Start-Up environment and this role requires strong entrepreneurial mentality 
  • Excellent knowledge, understanding and experience of accounting concepts, principles and practices regarding budgeting and management reporting 
  • Strong skills and demonstrated capability to anticipate issues of strategic importance and lead/ utilise available resources to develop effective solutions 
  • Highly detail oriented 
  • If you are looking for a typical 8-5 job, this role is NOT for you…There will be some long days
  • A good university degree (plus an MBA degree is a clear advantage) 
  • Professional accounting qualification (i.e., ACA, ACCA or Equivalent) 
  • At least 3-4 years’ experience within Consulting, Assurance, Accounting and General Finance 
  • Experience in big 4 accounting firm a clear advantage
Please do NOT apply if you do not meet the key requirements above