Chief Finance Officer - Agri Business

Crystal Consultants
  • Nigeria-Other
  • Confidential
  • 15-25 years
  • 10 Sep 2015

  • Senior Management-Finance

  • Agriculture/ Horticulture
Job Description

Education & Skills

Chartered accountant from a reputable institution and advanced trainings
Proven ability to lead diverse teams across multiple geographies
Strong listening/ learning skills and ability to anticipate and adopt to dynamic markets
Self-motivated and can-do attitude in tackling strategic, financial and operational challenges as part of the senior leadership and an exercised ownership mentality
Experience in implementing and refining key ERP, especially financial and risk mgt. systems
Excellent proficiency in written and verbal English, French is a plus

15 years or more of finance experience, 10 years in leadership roles in finance and accounting
Extensive work experience in commodity/ agriculture industry in international and reputable organizations
International work experience, across emerging markets, including Africa (i.e. Dubai is not the first international posting)

Dual reporting line to GMD of Agri Business (in the future, currently GMD of agri Group) and CFO of agri Group
LinkedIn Keywords Area: Finance, Controlling, Accounting
Current role (indicative): Chief Financial Officer, VP Finance, Senior VP Finance, Finance Director

10 years or more experience

Job Specification:

Responsible for finance & accounting function of the Agri Group, across its operations in Nigeria/ West Africa, Dubai and emerging locations, overseeing the work of all financial controllers in each company of the Agri Business Group
Drives the overall improvement of the financial, accounting, risk management and audit systems, processes and capabilities across the Agri Group
Requires minimal supervision and manages independently the finance and accounting team

Job Specific Comments

Preparation and execution of budgeting, monitoring and forecasting process in collaboration with the financial controllers of each company within the Agri Business Group
Enhancing and establish finance & accounting systems, processes and capabilities
Develop the finance team by both internal and external recruiting and development
Preparation of management and regulatory reporting in time and quality
Exercising full cost control across personnel/ other costs and managing working capital
Financial planning, review and monitoring of projects (revenues & costs, opex & capex)
Forecasting of funding needs, identification funding sources & management of bank relations
Managing risk, including identifying, quantifying, controlling and flagging FX, market, credit, operational and political-risks and take mitigating actions
Strengthen internal control and audit
Monitoring of legal cases pertaining to the finance and accounting function

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