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Finance Manager: Abuja

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Winock combines ethical finance, technology and market insight to finance equipment for micro-businesses on a lease to own basis for productive use.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance Manager

Location: Wuse 2 – Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Overview

  • This position reports directly to the CEO and serves as an integral part of the management team.
  • The ideal candidate will have previously worked in an equipment leasing, microfinance or microinsurance institution.
  • As Finance Manager, the candidate will be responsible for monitoring and evaluating overall corporate strategy with the CEO and other determents with emphasis on bottom-line performance, working capital/liquidity and enhancing shareholder value.
  • This position will manage the Accounting and Finance team and provide Senior management with useful insights to help make better decisions on formulating and executing corporate strategy.
  • The candidate will manage the Accounting and Finance team and will design and implement operational controls and reporting procedures to ensure a high performing Accounting and Finance team.
  • The candidate will be required to professionalise and streamline the Accounting and Finance department, enabling rapid growth by significantly improving financial systems, risk management, operational efficiency, controls and KPIs.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for full day-to-day management of Accounting and Finance function, Shareholder relations and supporting future capital raising rounds.
  • Support the CEO and investors in additional fundraising, due diligence, mid-term financial planning and exit strategy
  • Establish KPI’s and reporting metrics
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements for senior management and investors
  • Create monthly and quarterly budget and forecast for each department
  • Effectively lead the Accounting and Finance team by developing and coaching existing team and by hiring and retaining top-grade talent
  • Manage the accounting team to ensure that clearly defined processes for Accounts payables, Accounts receivables and Debt recovery are followed
  • Develop and implement a financial risk management policy
  • Assess and predict financial risk and returns
  • Advise senior management on Financial policies
  • Think ahead of regulatory policy changes
  • Assist in contract negotiation with suppliers

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance related field
  • ICAN or ACCA qualification
  • Minimum of 10 years’ working experience, with at least 5 years in Management capacity spanning Accounting, Finance, Business Planning, Operations and Reporting with excellent knowledge of banking and insurance business.
  • Previous experience working in a microfinance, equipment leasing or microinsurance institution will be advantageous
  • MBA and CFA will be advantageous
  • Knowledge of statutory and regulatory issues as well as global best practices

Skills and Competencies:

  • Strong budget and management skills, including proven ability to manage project/process.
  • Strong knowledge of Accounting software such as Quickbooks
  • Ability to develop Financial projections
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to adapt to change quickly and multi-task.
  • Excellent ability as a consultant/negotiator to influence company senior management and Board of Directors.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, tight timelines, multiple priorities, and demanding Customers, in a fast-moving, constantly changing environment.
  • High degree of professionalism, maturity and confidentiality.
  • Strong oral, written interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Strong People skills- Building Collaborative Relationships, highly developed, demonstrated teamwork skill.
  • Demonstrated ability to see the big picture and provide useful and strategic advice and input across the company and on the executive team.
  • Creative and forward-thinking skill.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work within and manage a team of professional, guiding and coordinating towards achieving common objectives.
  • Strong Leadership skills.
  • Strong ethics.
  • Responsible for presenting and reporting accurate and timely historical financial information of the Company.
  • Responsible for capital planning and allocation as well as a balance sheet and Cashflow optimization.
  • Reports financial status by developing forecasts; reporting results; analysing variances; developing improvements.
  • Coordination of financial reports within the Company.
  • Demonstrates an excellent understanding of business finance and performance analysis.

Application Closing Date
30th Septembe

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