Business Controller (Head of Finance) at Nigerdock Nigeria Plc – FZE

Nigerdock is West Africa’s leading indigenous upstream oil and gas services company focused on Oil and Gas construction and marine services including offshore fabrication, ship building and repair, industrial training and specialised Oil & Gas and Maritime support. It is strategically located on Snake Island Integrated Free Zone, in Lagos, with immediate access to the open seas. Nigerdock is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jagal, a Nigerian conglomerate holding that operates leading energy businesses and manages a diverse portfolio of investments.We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Business Controller (Head of Finance)Location: LagosDescriptionTo lead team of 20 people spanning the areas of finance and procurement for Nigerdock FZE (ND)Core ObjectivesForm a close working relationship with the CEO/Managing Director, Finance Director and Senior Managers providing the strategic guidance required to support current activities and future growth.Ensure integrity of numbers and reporting at all timesContribute fully to the development of company strategy across all areas of the business, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and providing financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business driversAct as the lead Finance Business Partner to the commercial, project and operations teams.Establish a high level of credibility and manage strong working relationships with external parties including customers, vendors, advisors and external auditorsEnsure strict and efficient control over the cash management and treasury functionsEnsure statutory and internal reporting are in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations, and are fully compliant with all Nigerdock and Jagal policies and proceduresImplement and manage robust controls and documented processes to ensure effective governance and the integrity of financial informationDeliver timely, high quality and insightful financial analysis and planning reporting – Multi year plans, Quarterly forecasts and budgetsContinually initiate and drive process improvements within the finance, and procurementTo participate fully in the general management of the CompanyTo actively support a culture that places safety and the environment as top priorities at all levels of the CompanyTo provide leadership and direction to the Finance and procurementTo advise on the introduction, updating and renewal of financial systems and oversee the implementation any duly approved investment in systemsTo actively develop the Company’s ERP systemsOversee and lead external and internal auditsEnsure that:Appropriate financial records are keptAll statutory accounts are submitted accurately and on timeManagement accounts are highly relevant and prepared on timeThe annual accounts are appropriately auditedLead and drive all company-wide forecasts, annual budgets and cash flow forecastsEnsure debtors are effectively managed and payments are received on timeParticipate fully in all commercial bids for large, complex multi-year contacts ensuring:Up to date and accurate cost information is availableAll key project risks are identified and accounted for accordinglyChallenge underlying assumptions where appropriateValidate the accuracy of final bid pricing submitted to clientsLead financial reporting and management of projects ensuring:Timely and accurate reporting of project results against the original bid and baseline budgetsProvide clear insights into variances to budget and communicate to project teamsEnsure project financial risks and cost overruns are identified early to enable the implementation of appropriate mitigating actionsProject management teams have all required information and clear visibility of project costs to drive operational decisionsValidate the accuracy of project forecasts by clearly understanding and challenging all underlying assumptionsEnsure that company-wide financial risks are identified and mitigation strategies developedEnsure optimum staffing levels and organizational structures are in place within the Finance, and procurement functionsLead staff development and succession planning for these departmentsActively recruit, mentor and develop local employees to grow Nigerian staff capability and future leadership potential 

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