[Vacancy]: Finance Lead Needed at Proten

March 1, 2024

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

Fiscal Management & Internal Control:

  • Oversee the following processes on behalf of the company and manage the financial health to drive business growth:
  • cash flow/liquidity management
  • credit and treasury controls
  • tax remittance and planning
  • financial data management, data integrity and record keeping
  • Ensuring consistency and effectiveness of accounting and finance systems, policies and procedures in areas not limited to the following:
  • monthly/quarterly/annual close process
  • account reconciliations
  • account audits
  • adjustment entries.
  • Prepare and review detailed financial analysis to illustrate key business drivers, performance indicators, identify financial risk, and determine the appropriate financial strategies to get desired results.
  • Working closely with operational leadership to pro-actively identify potential financial risks and opportunities, assess and interpret to local circumstances and implement workable solutions.
  • Performing quality assurance/analysis of all documentation including balance sheet accounts to ensure compliance, integrity of account balances/financial reporting and effectiveness of business processes.
  • Researching and advising on complex technical finance and accounting issues, ensuring periodic analysis of internal and external factors (monetary, fiscal and economic) that could affect profitability of the company or business investment

Financial Planning:

  • Manage and coordinate the preparation of the company’s budget while working with all departments to ensure their yearly and monthly budgets are accurately computed.
  • Coordinate and direct the preparation of financial forecasts and models for sound business decisions
  • Financial Reporting:
  • Coordinating the timely and accurate rendition of key financial and accounting reports not limited to the following to track financial status of the company:
  • financial statements
  • regulatory reporting
  •  Imanagement accounts
  • cost analyses
  • key performance metrics,
  • budget and forecast variances
  • Accurate closure of monthly/quarterly/annual accounts in compliance with IAS & IFRS with proper accruals and provisions
  • Corporate & Regulatory Compliance:
  • Ensure compliance of all finance activities and documentation with local statutory, corporate and business practices, policies and requirements
  • Manage relationship with auditors to drive efficient and effective audit processes (audit planning, debrief meeting, audit fees etc.)
  • Coordinate with internal and external auditors and drive implementation of corrective actions arising from the audits and proactively work to prevent future issues / manage risk.
  • Manage relationship with government authorities and tax advisors to drive efficient and effective tax processes (CIT/ VAT/WHT tax returns preparation)
  • Leadership & Team Management:
  • Establish standard operating procedures (SOPs) for operational and transactional processes impacting the financial statements, including closing, reporting and analysis

Manage and coach an accounting team that is:

  • able to exhibit to a great depth of the organization’s values, culture and show continuous growth in personal, departmental and organizational development.
  • Able to perform efficiently while diligently following the standard accounting processes of the organization and the regulations provided by the government.
  •  Support commercial and operations leaders/teams to understand financial/accounting implications of transactions and other matters by providing expertise and technical accounting guidance.
  • Carry-out other functions that may be assigned by the company from time-to-time in attainment of the department goals


  • Bachelor’s degree or HND in Accounting, Finance, Economics or related fields (Master’s degree in Business Administration will be advantageous)
  • ACCA, ICAN or CIMA certification is mandatory
  • Minimum of 7 years experience in finance (experience in poultry industry will be advantageous); with proven leadership and or 3-5years senior management experience in finance

Functional Competencies/Requirements:

  • Strong domain knowledge in accounting, finance and economics of livestock industry and business
  • Proficiency in modern accounting and finance productivity tools and software
  • Fiscal prudence and management
  • Business Analytics and Modelling skills
  • Financial information Management and reporting
  • Tax planning and management
  • Risk management
  • Strategic alliance and management
  • Performance management
  • Relationship Management
  • Strong understanding of regulatory laws and standards

General Management Competencies/Requirements:

  • Strong Leadership skills
  • Strong Oral and Written Communication skills
  • Strong Presentation Skills
  • Strong Negotiation Skills
  • Strong People Management Skills
  • Ability to plan, schedule, and coordinate effectively

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