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Latest Vacancy for Financial Controller at Skoll Foundation

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Skoll Foundation – We are now one of the leading foundations in the field of social entrepreneurship. Over the past 10 years, we have awarded more than $250 million, including investments in 85 remarkable social entrepreneurs and 70 organizations on five continents around the world who are creating a brighter future for underserved communities.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Financial Controller

Location: Lagos

Responsibilities

  • Manage finance functions and oversee the finance operations
  • Prepare, examine, and analyze accounting records, financial statements, or other financial/grant reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
  • Develop and maintain timely and accurate financial statements and reports that are appropriate for the users and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Create, implement and maintain appropriate systems for internal users
  • Maintain internal controls and safeguards for receipt of revenue, tracking of costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Develop and maintain financial accounting systems for cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, credit control, and petty cash.
  • Survey operations to ascertain accounting needs and to recommend, develop, or maintain solutions to business and financial problems.
  • Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations, to project future revenues and expenses or to provide advice where necessary.
  • Develop, maintain, and analyze budgets, preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted costs to actual costs.
  • Oversee the production of financial and managerial reports.
  • Coordinate all audit activities.
  • Oversee all tax and regulatory compliance issues.
  • Supervises all country office bank relations and bank account activities including negotiation of fees, interest and currency exchange rates.
  • Oversee the timely preparation, review and approval of all monthly bank account and cash reconciliations.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 7 years of finance experience
  • Master’s degree, in Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce, Economics or Finance with a recognized professional certificate in Accounting such as CPA
  • Demonstrated experience in budgetary and control oversight and the creation of internal control processes
  • Experience in managing highly decentralized branch operations and organization with large inventory spread out across regional warehouses.
  • In-depth knowledge of the financial analysis, planning and reporting
  • Knowledgeable in preparing financial reports for development partners
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to give, prepare and present oral presentations
  • Technical accounting skills
  • Exposure to and oversight of implementing controls in high volume cash transactions
  • Experience with coordinating audit activities and managing budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments.
  • Ability to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers
  • Commitment to recruiting, mentoring, training, and retaining a diverse team with the foresight and ability to delegate accordingly
  • Experience in tax preparation according to Nigerian laws.Compensation & Benefits
  • Compensation and benefits are negotiable, based on the candidate’s prior experience.


Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: careers@doreopartners.com Subject line should be: Financial Controller

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