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Financial Controller at Lekki Freeport Terminal

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Lekki Freeport Terminal part of the CMA-CGM Group, is the only Container Terminal Operator in Nigeria’s only deep seaport. It is set to become the largest container terminal in Nigeria and West Africa with enormous potential of becoming fully automated thereby contributing to the large trading operations of Nigeria and indeed, West Africa. The premise on which Leeki Freeport Terminal will operate is to connect global maritime trade to Nigeria and the rest of the world.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Financial Controller (Local – within Nigeria)
Location: Lagos Island, Lagos (On-site)
Job type: Full-time
Department: Finance
Indirect reports To: CEO
Reports To: Chief Finance Office

Position Summary

  • This position is for an experienced Financial Controller, or Comptroller, under the guidance of the Chief Finance Officer to undertake all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget, and forecasts preparation, as well as development of internal control policies and procedures. Finance Controller responsibilities will also include financial risk management.

Responsibilities

  • Creation of internal audit, manage all accounting operations including Billing, A/R, A/P, GL, Cost Accounting, Inventory Accounting and Revenue Recognition.
  • Creation of analytical accounting.
  • Analysis and follow-up of costs.
  • Creation, and follow-up of group reporting.
  • Reporting to shareholders (monthly, quarterly, annually).
  • Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances.
  • Prepare and publish timely monthly financial statements.
  • Coordinate the preparation of regulatory reporting.
  • Research technical accounting issues for compliance.
  • Support month-end and year-end close process.
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting.
  • Manage and comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings.
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.
  • Business partner (follow-up of commercial development, market shares, …)
  • Super-user on Billing Module, ERP, and reporting module.
  • Must provide all the relevant information and statistics KPI`s to the management team when needed.
  • Must maintain high stakeholder’s level satisfaction by being proactive in the resolution of the issues.
  • Additional controller duties as necessary.

Educational Qualification

  • Bachelor’s Degree / Higher National Diploma / Professional Degree in Finance, Accounting, or any related course.
  • Professional Certification – ICAN or similar
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Experience:

  • 10 years + in Finance and Accounting.
  • Experience in Container terminal is a plus.
  • Analysis and control of GL accounts
  • Creation of analytical accounting
  • Analysis and follow-up of costs
  • Creation, and follow-up of group reporting
  • Reporting to shareholders (monthly, quarterly, annually)
  • Budgeting
  • Creation of internal audit
  • Business partner (follow-up of commercial development, market shares, …)
  • Super-user on Billing Module, ERP, and reporting module

Skills and Abilities Required in Position:

  • High standard in computer skill.
  • Expert in financial analysis and forecasting.
  • Takes ownership for work. Meet daily challenges with a positive and open mind.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedure.
  • Experience in creating financial statements.
  • Experience with creating financial statements.
  • Must be able to exercise good judgment to set priorities including planning and implementing work.
  • Requires intermediate to advanced verbal and written communications skills in English, in addition to effective interpersonal skills.

Critical Success Factors:

  • Achieve and maintain all Finance KPIs.
  • Demonstrate clear understanding of all financial projections.
  • High level of analytical & troubleshooting skill for financial activities.
  • Required exceptional time management due to fast moving demanding work.
  • Zero discrepancies between financial statements.
  • No delay in mail and correspondent handling.
  • Hands on experience and professionalism.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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