Chief Financial Officer

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Nigeria, , Nigeria

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Key Skills: CFO, Finance, Accounting, Auditing, Controlling, Reporting, Forecasting
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Relocation: Relocation assistance could be provided if required
Salary / Package: Competitive salary depending on experience
Language: Professional English language ability required
Timeframe: Role has full sign off and budget
Recruitment Partner: Airswift
Account Manager: Brandon Bissell

Key Words: Tax, Finance, Accounting, Auditing, Legal, Policies, Financing, Capital, Fundraising, Equity, Debt, Investors, Banks, Stakeholders, Forecasts, Assets, International, Workforce, Cash Flow, Engineering, Power, Energy, PV, Photovoltaic, Solar, Renewables, Business Process, Nigeria, Lagos, West Africa, Africa, Ghana, Chief, CFO, C-Suite, Chief Financial Officer, Management, Controlling, CFA, MBA, GAAP, IFRS, ERP, Tax, Trade, Reporting,
Recruitment, Careers, Vacancies, Airswift

Key Responsibilities:
* Manage all finance functions with full authority over treasury, tax, statutory and management accounting, financial control and internal and external reporting
* Control and evaluate the organization's fundraising plans and capital structure
* Manage fundraising processes for both debt and equity financing
* Lead strategic finance strategies and explore innovative financing sources including equipment trade finance, structured finance etc
* Manage relationships with investors, banks, external auditors and other relevant stakeholders
* Build-out the finance team, manage, coach and evaluate all finance personnel
* Institute policies to ensure the accuracy, completeness, integrity and appropriateness of financial information
* Ensure compliance with all statutory, legal and internal policies
* Oversee the preparation and delivery of reliable, accurate and timely financial reports, forecasts and budgets to the executive team, Board and external stakeholders
* Review and analyze monthly financial results and provide recommendations
* Where necessary, create credit scores for existing and prospective clients/customers
* Develop performance measures and monitoring systems that support the company's strategic direction
* Provide accurate reporting on key performance measures and monitoring systems and provide actionable recommendations
* Develop cash flow projections and ensure cash flow is appropriate for the organization's operations and planned investments
* Understand, identify and manage key business and company risks and insurance requirements
* Report risk issues to the audit committee of the board of directors
* Implement hedging tools/policies to mitigate financial risks related to the interest rates on the company's borrowings, as well as on its foreign exchange positions
* Implement policies to effectively manage balance-sheet risk, including Accounts Receivables, Accounts Payables and extension of credit to customers
* Maintain and ensure compliance with documented system of accounting policies and procedures
* Drive compliance and adoption of ERP system across the company

Experience & Skills:
* BSc/BA in Accounting/Finance required. Chartered Accounting, CFA, MBA qualification is a plus
* At least 5 - 7 years' senior level and team management experience
* Advanced computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office, financial reporting software and advanced financial modeling
* Prior experience with investor relations and capital raising
* Deep understanding of GAAP and IFRS requirements
* Excellent analytical, strategic, planning and problem-solving skills
* Strong leadership and organizational skills
* Excellent communication, presentation and people skills
* Ability to work well with the Chief Executive Officer, board members and other senior managers
* Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods
* Fluency in English is required
* Experience working and living in emerging markets
* Ability to work in fast-paced, dynamic startup environment

Next Steps:
We have an exceptional team in place, and we are pleased to be able to appoint a further person to our growing business. We are aware that you may not 'tick all the boxes', but if you believe you can genuinely offer some valuable skills and experience to our business, please in the first instance contact our recruitment partner Airswift, and the account manager Brandon Bissell.