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Job Vacancy at Mackinnon Bruce International – Lagos


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Job Title: Group General Manager – Business Process
Mackinnon Bruce International – Lagos

Job description
Mackinnon Bruce International is working in close partnership with a Global Shipping business in their search for a Group General Manager – Business Process (Finance Manager) to join their business in Lagos, Nigeria. This is a permanent, expat position which will require the successful candidate to be both ‘hands-on’ and strategic at times with prior experience in a West African expat environment, preferably from within the broader transportation industry.

Location: Lagos, Nigeria.

Reports to: Managing Director, Nigeria.

Team: accounting department 4 direct reports with 16 total persons in the team.


Responsible for all accounting processes in the business in Nigeria including financial planning, reporting and advising the board. Part of the Management Team for the Nigeria Group of companies and four offices across country.


Directs the development and maintenance of the financial system of accounting, budgeting and reporting, including formulation of policies, procedures and practices as may be necessary for effective financial control of the company, including subsidiaries and associated companies’ books maintained in Nigeria.
Analyses and interprets financial reports and assists the Management in appraising the activities of the different departments in terms of financial results, to facilitate corrective action, whenever required; proactively supports management with critical and important information.
In co-operation with the Managing Director and General Managers plan and execute financial decisions regards to payment, funds transfer and accountability of company assets and principal’s advance deposits and others financial instruments.
To prepare official and management reporting in accordance with the companies Financial Guide and Accounting Manual, consolidate with follow up of the company budget and other financial positions.
To activate and lead the development of routines and systems related to company invoicing, disbursement and principals related accounts.
To prepare, propose and monitor investments in relation to projects agreed by management and or principals.
Responsible for funds and working capital management of the Company. Meets the long and short term financial requirements of the company by means of loans, and active Treasury Management. Monitor and leads, in accordance with corporate norms, the; receipt, control and disbursement of funds, credit limits, collection of dues / debtors, closing of jobs
To make sure proper reconciliations are carried out with major authorities and local customers such as Nigerian Ports Authority, National Maritime Authority etc.
Co-ordinates, together with the MD, the internal audit of the Company and directs and co-ordinates the development of effective internal control procedures and practices.
Establish and follow-up “early warning” systems and routines.
Develops and maintains good working relationships with banks, other financial institutions and auditors.
Responsible for the organization of the accounting staff and work and making sure all employees have competence for their position. Motivate and develop the accounting employees and enhance skills levels. Plan training needs.
Integration of all software with Dolphin (Accounting program) and Dolphin System Owner.

Working Relationships:

Managing Director

Accounts Department

Group General Manager, Projects

General Manager, Liner

Manager – NYK

Manager – Manning

HR Manager

IT Supervisor



Group Financial Management

Regional Business Controller

Vendors VIP Payroll/ Pastel support / Winjit software

Desired Skills and Experience
Good English language skills, both written and oral
Computer knowledge (Word, Excel, MS-Outlook, Group software, Pastel)
Shipping, logistics & marine offshore knowledge preferred
In-depth knowledge of accounting and auditing procedures
Good knowledge of corporate tax, vat , paye and withholding tax
Good knowledge and exposure to IFRS reporting
Ability to work independently
Held a position as Finance Manager previously
Experience of working in West/East Africa (or similar locations)
Supervise & develop staff
Ability to work as part of a team
Good negotiating skills
Strong personality
Hands on
Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally.


University graduate in accounting / economics
Professional qualification viz.,Chartered accountant or Cost & Management Accountant
Designations CA / CPA / CMA

How to Apply

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