Finance Manager, Logistics and Operations at Jumia Nigeria

Jumia is Nigeria’s number one online shopping destination where you can shop the widest selection of electronics, fashion, home appliances, kid’s items and more in Nigeria and have them shipped directly to your home or office at your convenience!We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Finance Manager, Logistics and OperationsJob ObjectiveAs Finance Manager, Logistics and Operations, you will be responsible for providing financial advice and support to the Company in order to make sound business decisions.ResponsibilitiesInventory Management:Establish and monitor appropriate accounting practices to ensure all inventory activities are captured correctly in Inventory Management system and interface accurately into the accounting systemEstablish inventory reconciliation procedures to ensure accuracy of all balancesEnsure accurate Inventory ageing and analysis and appropriate provisions are kept in the books for slow and obsolete stockEnsure accurate book  keeping for all initiatives regarding stock in transit and returns to VendorsFinancial Planning and Budget Management:Prepare the annual operating and strategic plan for the business unit (includes working capital and cashflow projections) to the right quality and to time.Prepare unit budgets and consolidate for the business unit and ensure consistency of numbers in line with the Service Level Agreements with each venture.Deploy best in class cost accounting tools to ensure clarity of cost bases and provide clarity on Cost optimization opportunities, and revenue generating schemes.Ensure accuracy in invoicingEnsure all unit heads are held to account to operate in line with the budget. Full variance analysis and corrective action plans are provided on a periodic basis (e.g. monthly)Financial analysis as will be required from time to time too aid management decision making.Financial Accounting and Reporting:Ensure completeness, correctness and accuracy of accounting records and transactions in the Financial accounting systems and in line with IFRS.Prepare monthly reconciliation statements of accruals and analysis of expense and revenue heads.Ensure proper filing of source documents and records relating to the operations of the business unit.Prepare Monthly Business Review reports fully reconciled to the SLA and the Financial accounting systems.Ensure internal control processes are working optimally.Expedite all audit assignments and ensure that recommendations are implemented to time and risks identified are mitigated.Adequacy of reconciliation with 3rd Party Logistics providers and completeness and accuracy of transactions embarked on with them.Fixed Asset and CAPEX ManagementEnsure the completeness and accuracy of the fixed asset register in line with IFRS.Ensure the adequacy of controls over the additions and disposals of assets and physical verification.Others:Provide leadership to finance team members and financial support to unit heads within the Business Unit.Competencies RequiredAbility to communicate effectively with internal and external affiliates and clientsStrong analytical and problem-solving skills. We are building ventures from scratch, learning and solving problems along the wayHands-on attitude. E-commerce is 50% operations, so you must not be afraid of rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dirtyProficiency in the use of ERP systemsStrong drive and ability to implement change in fast moving organizationsWillingness to make decisions as necessary and appropriate in accordance with company policies.Self-starter who will take initiative to effect positive changeAbility to work independently, as well as with a teamStrong organizational skillsDemonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality of privileged information and professionalism at all timesAccuracy and attention to detail 

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