Job Category: Accounting
FINANCIAL CONTROLLER
Full Time

JOB OVERVIEW

Job Title Financial Controller
Department Finance
Unit Financial Control
Reports to (Direct) Reports to (Indirect)
Group Financial Controller N/A
Direct Reports Indirect Reports

Accountant N/A
Internal Interactions External Interactions

Heads of Departments

● Regulatory Bodies
● External Auditors
● External Assessors
● Financial Institutions

Job Summary
The Financial Controller is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day accounting functions, integrating
finance operations, forecasting and budgeting, preparing financial reports, and ensuring the financial
stability of assigned Strategic Business Unit (SBU).
He/she is also responsible for overseeing the generation and collation of financial data of the SBU and
ensures the timely submission of accurate management accounts reports to the Group Financial Controller.
Scope and Responsibilities
 Implements approved financial procedures to improve and maintain the financial health of assigned
SBU.
 Plans and budgets the resources necessary to complete all SBU’s activities for the Group Financial
Controller’s approval.
 Ensures that the SBU’s balance sheet account reconciliations are completed within corporate guidelines.
 Ensures that the SBU’s GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) finance records are maintained
in timely, accurate and complete fashion.
 Ensures compliance with provided requirements and performs quality assurance on all documentation.
 Liaises with the Accountant to maintain speed and accuracy of billing, payment and insurance claims.
 Prepares SBU’s tax documents and works with the Accountant and the Group Financial Controller to
resolve all tax issues.
 Supports SBU leaders/teams to understand financial/accounting implications of transactions and other
matters by providing expertise and technical accounting guidance.
 Reports finance status and key metrics; and submits monthly and annual financial reports to the Group
Financial Controller
 Partners with Mandilas’ Internal Audit department for internal compliance reviews. Drives closure of
open audit issues and proactively work to prevent future risk exposures.
 Performs financial analysis of balance sheet accounts to ensure compliance, integrity of account
balances/financial reporting and effectiveness of business processes.
 Manages relationship with auditors to drive efficient and effective audit processes (audit planning,
debrief meeting, audit fees etc.)

 Works closely with financial and operational leadership to proactively identify, assess and manage
financial risk.
 Carries out any other tasks as assigned by the Group Financial Controller.
Skills and Competencies
Technical Behavioural
Business & industry knowledge Stakeholder engagement and management
Business planning and analysis Leadership and people management
Corporate finance Communication (Verbal, written and presentation

skills)

Financial reporting
Financial analysis
Problem solving, numerical & analytical skills
Knowledge and application of relevant accounting
standards and software
Education and Experience

Education

 Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting,
economics, business administration or any other
related field.
 An MBA or a Master’s degree in a related field is
an advantage.
 Relevant professional certification e.g. Chartered
Financial Analyst (CFA), Institute of Chartered
Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Association of
Certified and Chartered Accountants (ACCA) or
its equivalent is required

Experience

● Minimum of seven (7) years’ cognate experience
in a Finance Control role.

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