Group Finance Controller at Nicole Sinclair Consulting

Our client is a group of companies focused on distribution in Nigeria. They operate/offer solar hybrid systems combined with innovative financing plans to both businesses and consumers. They are in need of a GROUP FINANCE CONTROLLER. the incumbent is expected to lead and be accountable for establishing and running the following functions at a group level: financial reporting (management & statutory, incl. filings and audit), budgeting, treasury, HR and KPI tracking. Responsibilities Financial Management and Control Responsible for preparing monthly reports to the management committee.Prepares and complete interim and end of the year statutory accounts, including consolidation of the Nigerian subsidiary of the U.S parent and Ops Co.Responsible for the management of the treasury function and payroll.Management and development of the accounting function designed to monitor and control all aspects of the business; progressing innovative systems development which delivers incisive performance indicators, management information and provides the competitive advantage to the group.Construct and monitor reliable control and fraud prevention systems.Responsible for maintaining appropriate insurance coverage. Taxation Compliance with all Nigerian and U.S tax authority requirements.Liaison with external auditors, taxation advisers, solicitors and other professional advisers.Ensures the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements Budgeting and Forecast  Responsible for the implementation and management of group budgeting cycle.Preparation of budgets, forecasts and business plans and continuedMonitoring & review of performance against them to enable robust reporting of variances to the Board and third party stakeholders. Information Technology To take a lead role in the implementation of theUpgraded Sage accounting system.Working closely with IT to ensure users have access to the key components of the accounting system, receive adequate training and have the essential reports readily available to facilitate decision making and problem-solving. Others Ensure record keeping meets the requirements of the auditors and government agencies.Maintains relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendations.Monitor cash balances and cash forecasts; maintain the group’s banking relationship.Be the custodian of the group’s creditworthiness and credit rating.Negotiate with all relevant government bodies, company unions and regulatory entities if and when required.Performs other duties as assigned.

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