VACANCY: Financial Controller

JobnetAfrica , Nigeria , Ibadan

Vacancy Summary

  • Sector: Aquaculture, Food processing
  • Field of Expertise: Finance / Accounting
  • Work Experience: 6-10 years
  • Benefits included: Bonus, International insurance, Pension
  • Preferred Candidates: Only national jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: Apr 30, 2023
  • Vacancy closing date: Jun 30, 2023

Job Description

Our client is a global leader in animal nutritional products with a presence in several countries around the world. We're seeking a Financial Controller to drive the formulation and implementation of the F&A strategy of the Operating Company (OpCo) in order to ensure the availability and reliability of adequate (financial) information as well as to contribute to the realisation of the business strategy of the OpCo.


• Strategy - Formulates a financial strategy, consistent with the business strategy of the Division and corporate guidelines, which after approval by the General Manager, results in short and (mid) long term plans for the department and a framework for the key areas of the department.

• Business Year Planning - Sets up and implements year plan(s) for the key area(s) of the department, in line with the strategy of the Division, in order to give, after approval by the General Manager, guidance for the activities of the department.

• Financial control - Ensures the timely and accurate availability of financial plans, reports and budgets, within corporate guidelines, in order to give management adequate insight into the financial situation

• Management advice - Proactively advises management in decisions with substantial financial consequences, and takes care of financial analyses to support these decisions, within corporate guidelines, to ensure financial awareness in decision making and to minimise financial risks.

• Risk management - Plans, directs and controls risk-management, supervises and controls the handling of claims, within corporate guidelines, in order to guarantee a balance between the financial (economic) risks and the costs of insurance

• Tax management - Ensures the handling of local tax matters, in line with corporate tax guidelines, in order to comply with relevant local tax rules and legislation.

• Administrative organisation - Ensures the formulation of the administrative organisation, in line with corporate guidelines, in order to safeguard effective and controllable administrative processes.

• Budget control - Controls the budget of the department, takes corrective actions when necessary, and ensures adequate reporting, within the corporate guidelines, to ensure that the department delivers its budget and meets KPI objectives.

• Human Resource Management - Organises, manages, develops and staffs the department, in order to be equipped for current and future business challenges and contribute to the optimisation of business results.

• Deputy duties - Depending on the business position of the OpCo, the Finance Manager may be acting as deputy of the General Manager

Qualifications and Experience:

• University education in finance and/or accounting.
• Professionally qualified
• Experience within the food manufacturing industry
• Hands-on financial professional, experienced as being Finance responsible for reporting Profit/Loss & Balance sheet within an International Business and/or Accounting Firm.
• Experience with SAP or other recognized ERP system is strongly preferred.
• Excellent IT skills in MS Office
• Strong communication skills – oral and written English
• Enjoys analysing numbers
• Able to demonstrate Integrity, Honesty & loyalty
• Entrepreneurial self-starter; an ability to take initiatives and get things done.
• A team player with an international, independent, pragmatic, result oriented attitude.
• Comfortable with a small team and end responsibility for financial results (correctness; timeliness)
• Capable working under tight deadlines.