Posted on :
5 Jan, 2011
5 Jan, 2011
Overall finance responsible for the Commercial SBU.
Ensure that all required financial leadership and support is provided to the MD and the team and that the financial returns are optimized.
Act as the financial interface between the SBU and the respective group finance teams. Ensure that the financial interests of the company is safe-guarded.
The position is based in Lagos.
Provide all required financial support to the SBU in terms of financial leadership and guidance. Ensure that the financial targets are met
Ensure financial evaluations for all NPD and investment proposals are prepared. Ensure that these are fully analyzed with the financial impact clarified and returns optimized
Provide all required financial analysis for promotional and marketing initiatives and seek to optimize the financial returns of the same
Pro-actively seek ways to further drive the profitability of the SBU via identifying opportunities
Have an overall understanding of the costing process and ensure that the standard costs for current and new products reflect the true picture and that any changes are pro-actively reconciled and communicated
Ensure that the monthly and yearly profit performance is tracked and that the status is explained to the management team on a continuous basis.
Ensure that proper spending controls are in place and that the category is aware of the actual spends vs latest commitments
Manage the financial month end closing for the SBU and ensure that the results are accurate and clearly understood.
Ensure that the monthly financial results reflect the true picture without any need for later “prior period adjustments”
Co-ordinate the 5 year plan, budget and profit forecasts for the SBU
Act as an interface between the category and the Nigeria group finance functions
Coach and develop the team member of the Commercial SBU finance team. Bring best practices and ensure the continuous development of the team.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Must hold recognized Accountancy/Finance Qualification
Must have a minimum of 5 years post qualification experience in senior financial management role, of which at least the last 3 years must be in a similar role.
Excellent Interpersonal Skills when interfacing with other members of Senior Management
Excellent command in English with first class oral and written communication skills
What is on offer
If your experience, personal characteristics and qualifications meet the position specifications and your personal objectives are to seek such a challenge, then we would like to hear from you with details of your current earnings, up to date CV and explanation as to why your achievements to date fit you for consideration.
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