Hamilton Lloyd and Associates - Our client is a start-up healthcare company headquartered in the UK with presence in Nigeria and with immediate expansion plans across Africa; and with a focus on the delivery of specialized digital healthcare services across the country. As part of the set-up of the Nigeria office, our client is looking to hire the services of:Job Title: Finance ManagerLocation: LagosJob SummaryThe purpose of this role is to establish and promote sound financial management and accounting practices as well as ensure accurate recording and reporting of financial transactions.Job DescriptionResponsible for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial related activities of the Company.This will include direct responsibility for accounting, finance, cash management, tax management; strategic planning, forecasting (budgeting), financial reporting and business plan execution for future business growth.Main ResponsibilitiesProvide leadership in the development for the continuous evaluation of short and long-term strategic financial objectives and operating procedures.Drive the financial planning of the company by analyzing its performance and risksRetain constant awareness of the company’s financial position and act to prevent problemsSet up and oversee the company’s finance IT systemSet targets for and supervise all accounting and finance personnel (management accountants, internal auditors etc.)Oversee all audit and internal control operationsDevelop the corporate fundraising strategy and manage relationships with partners and investorsPrepare timely and detailed reports on financial performance on a quarterly and annual basisConduct analysis to make forecasts and report to upper executivesCreate, coordinate, and evaluate the financial programs and supporting information systems of the company to include budgeting, tax planning, and conversation of assets.Approve and coordinate changes and improvements in automated financial and management information systems for the company.Supports the management in the preparation of budgets and financial reports, including income statements, balance sheets and forecast for future business growth.Ensure that effective internal controls are in place and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting.Oversee the approval and processing of revenue, expenditure, and position control documents, department budgets, mass salary updates, ledger, and account maintenance and data entry.Coordinate the preparation of financial statements, financial reports, special analyses and information reports.Develop and implement finance, accounting, billing, and auditing procedures.Interact with other managers to provide consultative support to planning initiatives through financial and management information analyses, reports, and recommendations.Ensure records systems are maintained in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards.Analyse cash flow, cost controls, and expenses to guide business leaders. Analyze financial statements to pinpoint potential weak areas.Provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities.Oversee financial management of foreign operations to include developing financial and budget policies and procedures.Providing and interpreting financial information;Monitoring and interpreting cash flows and predicting future trends;Analysing change and advising accordingly;Formulating strategic and long-term business plans;Researching and reporting on factors influencing business performance;Analysing competitors and market trends;Developing financial management mechanisms that minimise financial risk;Conducting reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities;Managing a company's financial accounting, monitoring and reporting systems;Liaising with auditors to ensure annual monitoring is carried out;Developing external relationships with appropriate contacts, e.g. auditors, solicitors, bankers and statutory organisations such as the Inland Revenue;Producing accurate financial reports to specific deadlines;Managing budgets;Arranging new sources of finance for a company's debt facilities;Supervising staff;Keeping abreast of changes in financial regulations and legislation.Other duties as assigned by the Managing Director and CFO.Job Knowledge:Experience in strategic planning and execution.Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management.Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems.Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations.Ability to analyse financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and projections.Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects.Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings.Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule.Comply and/or ensure compliance with regulatory guidelines as it relates to financial matters.