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Financial Officer at a Global Media Organization


EarthSteam- Our client, a Global Media Organisation is currently seeking applications from suitable qualified candidates to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Chief Financial Officer 

Location: Lagos 
Reporting to the Nigeria CEO and SSA CFO. 

Job Descriptions

  • The purpose of this role is to lead the Finance function within a market providing financial advice and guidance to teams in support of the achievement of market revenue and profit targets.

Key Accountabilities

  • Advises Senior Market Management on key business decisions through sound commercial judgement highlighting options, trade-offs, risks and opportunities
  • Finance leader and sponsor of growth initiatives including launch of new business units and acquisitions
  • Drives closer integration of business units within market
  • Embeds client profitability and excellent commercial judgement in business decision making within the market
  • Tracks performance against internal targets and external best practice, making timely interventions at appropriate times
  • Leads the short and long-term budgetary planning and cost management for a market in alignment with global processes
  • Visibly sponsors and drives continuous improvement/change programmes throughout their implementation to achieve project benefits; maximizes usage of the Regional Operational Finance Centre
  • Builds finance capabilities, tools and skills within a market on a continuing basis to increase efficiency and the value add of the Finance team across the business
  • Instils a sense of operational excellence and understanding of the competitive environment across the Finance teams within a market
  • Supports the Regional Operational Finance Director, as necessary, in terms of management of the ROFC, escalation/resolution of issues and adherence to SLA’s
  • Owns the country level Income Statement and Balance Sheet
  • Ensures control and governance requirements are met within the market.

Person Specifications

  • Robust knowledge of internal control systems and implementation of such controls
  • Expert level financial analysis skills
  • Fluency in English and local market language
  • 15+ years of experience, with 10+ years of financial management experience
  • Extensive experience working and living in an international environment
  • Graduate degree and/or internationally recognised finance/accounting qualification (i.e. ACA/CPA, CMA or CFA) or MBA with Finance specialism

Key Experiences:

  • Business strategy
  • Acquisitions and post-merger integration
  • Business partnering
  • New business
  • Team leadership
  • Experience with acquisitions and post-merger integration
  • Experience with launching new businesses and changing overall business strategy
  • Extensive experience of pricing and negotiation
  • Experience in both IFRS and local GAAP accounting standards.

NGN 20,000,000 – NGN 25,000,000.

How to Apply

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