Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at African Industries

African Industries is a diversified West African Conglomerate that employs over 4,000 people from over 10 countries. The Group has operations in eight locations in Nigeria, distributes products in several West African countries and is increasing investment in neighboring countries. Its origins lie in trading soft and hard commodities imported from Europe and Asia. The Group’s activities in Nigeria are now entering their fifth decade. Investments in manufacturing commenced with the reforms instituted to support industry in the early 2000’s in Nigeria - as democracy was established. Job Title:Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Candidate ProfileA Chartered Accountant/ ACCA with at least 15 years of experience ( at least 7 years of heading Finance Function of reasonable size manufacturing Unit).Experience of handling multiple unitsExperience of managing the accounting functions of manufacturing units.Should have experience of handling implementation of ERPMaturity and leadership skills are prerequisite for the positionExcellent interpersonal skillsStructured working styleAnalytical mindExcellent knowledge of Microsoft office especially Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Power pointPresentable and good communication skillsShould have experience of handling functions defined in Job descriptionJob Description:Review of Quarterly accounting Statements, Quarterly Business Plan , Monthly Profit & Loss Account and Monthly Cash BudgetsEnsure the deadlines for completing various reports are being metProvide support to Unit Accountants and ensure smooth relationship with Unit CEO’sEnsure the appropriate KRA’s and KPI’s are being set for Accounts, Finance and Tax department and proper monitoring system is in placeMentoring & Coaching of staff in the departmentEnsure efficiency and effectiveness of outsourced Internal Audit function To help Group CFO in developing strategy for the department and achieving targets setEnsure Compliance with the Lenders requirementsOperational and External Risk ManagementEnsuring timely refund of excess charges by the BanksFormalizing control matrix and periodical review of control matrixCo-ordinate with Group CFO on Manpower requirement

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