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Financial Controller in a Foremost Law Firm

Human Capital Partners (HCP) – Our client, a foremost law firm, is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Financial Controller

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the Preparation, reporting, filing and management of all financial statements.
  • Oversee the accounting, filing and payment of all statutory liabilities accurately and within the stipulated timelines.
  • Ensure effective cost control and cost management processes are implemented, tracked and reported.
  • Prepare and deliver the budget and financial plans on time and manage expenditure within the approved limits.
  • Review all financial plans and budgets regularly to identify and implement approved cost reduction opportunities.
  • Manage cash flow and debtor days within approved limits.
  • Oversee the fee note generation and fee collection process ensuring prompt issuance of fee notes and prompt escalation of receivables to the partner in charge.
  • Ensure that all financial transactions are accurately recorded, filed and reported.
  • Ensure that all reconciliation are completed on a timely basis and that differences are investigated and resolved promptly for month end and year-end reporting purposes.
  • Create and generate timely month end and annual reports to communicate the financial performance, trends and forecasts.
  • Supervise the finance department staff, including accountants and financial assistants, and motivate for excellence by clarifying roles and providing constructive feedback.
  • Lead the requirement gathering, implementation of and migration to a new accounting system.
  • Ensure financial processes and controls operate effectively and efficiently on a day-to-day basis, and develop and implement a review of existing processes and controls to identify improvements for immediate implementation.
  • Assist the Management Board in developing and implementing a risk management process.
  • Manage the identification and mitigation of risk within the finance department.
  • Establish and implement financial reporting systems to comply with government regulations and legislation.
  • Collaborate with auditing services to ensure proper compliance with all regulations.
  • Examine all financial reports and data closely to check for and correct discrepancies.
  • Create systems to prevent errors in data collection, data entry and calculations.
  • Present reports to partners, stakeholders and board members.

Requirements

  • A Master’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent.
  • Twelve (12) years proven experience in Finance Management.
  • Relevant Professional Certification such as ACA, ACCA, ICAN is an added advantage.
  • Excellent communication, Leadership and People Management Skills.
  • High Level of Integrity and Confidentiality.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of audit, accounting principles, accounting software use and implementation.
  • Compliance and risk management oriented

Deadline: 10th February, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: recruitment@hcp-ng.com using the position as the subject of the email.

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