Finance Director Job at a Manufacturing industry

Adexen - Our client, is a major player in the Manufacturing industry with specialisation in pharmaceutical products, is looking to recruit a suitable qualified candidate for the position below:

Job Title: Finance Director 

Job Reference: 1366
Location: Lagos

Job Description

  • The main responsibility of the Finance Director is to cascade the group’s overall strategic goals into the group’s finance strategy and implement strategies to meet the short, medium and long-term funding requirements of the business.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties
  • Provide guidance, leadership support and strategic direction in the execution of the group’s finance functions to support and facilitate the achievement of business goals and objectives
  • Conduct budget reviews to ensure relevance, accuracy, timeliness and easy interpretation for management decision making
  • Authorise expenditure/ transactions in line with approved authority limits
  • Manage the interface between the organisation, external auditors and regulators to ensure the organisation’s financial interests are protected
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with key banks as well as other local and international financial institutions
  • Develop and implement robust cost management strategies to monitor and control costs group-wide
  • Ensure the development and implementation of finance and accounting policies, procedures and processes in line with leading practices and accounting standards
  • Coordinate timely preparation of financial statements, ensuring the statements reflect the organisation’s financial position and comply with statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Oversee fixed asset management activities and ensure compliance with operating policies, controls and procedures
  • Coordinate the development of the corporate budget, and the allocation/ distribution of financial resources
  • Develop effective tax planning strategies and oversee the filing of all tax returns
  • Keep abreast of industry developments and trends and proactively ensure the adoption of relevant practices
  • Oversee the training, motivation and performance management of all finance staff within the Group
  • Serve as technical resource for the organisation on issues relating to interpretation of accounting, tax and regulatory provisions
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration or other related fields
  • Minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience with deep Pharma/FMCG industry knowledge. At least five (5) years must have been at a strategic management level
  • Associate membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) or relevant equivalent
  • Must be CPA certified with solid experience in financial management, including budgeting, forecasting validating/prioritizing strategic initiatives and cost management.
  • Must be able to effectively manage external auditors/Banks/Tax authorities.
  • Working knowledge of IFRS Standards and corporate governance is a must.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and ERP systems(SAP desirable).
  • Strong business acumen and ability to engage with highest levels of management of financial institutions
  • Strong strategic orientation, creativity and innovation
  • Must be able to demonstrate commitment to ethical standards and high level of integrity
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Excellent analytical and organisation skills

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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