Financial Controller needed at Africa Global Logistics

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Job title : Financial Controller

Job Location : Lagos

Deadline : August 10, 2024

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Job Description

  • The job holder is responsible for managing the Finance and Accounting operations on reporting variances, analysis, and preparing budgets, and financial forecasts.
  • The job holder also prepares and publishes financial statements and reports to guide decision-making.

Leads and manages the Finance Operations function:

  • Manages the overall cost control function, including but not limited to stock, technical and operations and develops reliable performance measurement KPIs.
  • Ensures financial risk management through analysis and mitigation of the risk environment.
  • Provides financial advisory for project contract management and deal-making.
  • Identifies and recommends processes and/or cost improvement opportunities.
  • Sets goals for the team in terms of quality of reporting & cost control.
  • Assesses the performance of the team.

Reports finance control-related tasks:

  • Ensures the accuracy of the financial and business analysis reporting process in strict respect of the deadline.
  • Prepares the various reporting required by HQ and ensures their consistency.
  • Anchors the annual budget preparation process.
  • Prepares the monthly financial reports (expenses, facilities, accounts opened and closed), and quarterly reports for the HQ.
  • Prepares monthly forecast, variance analysis and budget-to-actuals reports required by the management.
  • Controls the cost of the company’s assets.
  • Prepares the DAC & DAD (investment requests), and monitors capital cash out and budget.

Revenue’s recognition:

  • Ensures exhaustive revenue invoicing and collection on all billable activities.

Project implementation:

  • Establishment of the business plan (proposition, implementation, control, monitoring).

Analytical Accounting: Enabling activity-based costing development and task-related:

  • Develops and updates the analytical accounting within the department.
  • Provides accurate information about the cost per equipment, and its evolution and proposes corrective actions to management.
  • Provides accurate information about the cost of a company’s operations and their management evolution.
  • Sets up weekly, and monthly analyses of these indicators and reports to the CFO, with KPI covering both operational and financial aspects.
  • Supports Heads of Departments (not limited to operations) in generating departmental monthly statistics.

Disbursement control:

  • Monitoring the company disbursement per activity and ensuring the accuracy of the file balances with the provisional expectations.


  • Assists and supports the proper implementation of the SOP.
  • Reviews current finance processes and makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Assists in the accounting operation control & reviews reports (expenses)
  • Ensures the safekeep of confidential financial information, such as contractor guarantees, etc.
  • Coaches team members on the job.
  • Any other task assigned by the Line Manager
  • Ensures the efficiency of the company’s procurement system and implements the relevant procedures.


  • BSc. in Finance or Accounting, Economics from an accredited institution.
  • MSc. or MBA is an added advantage.
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills (Microsoft Access will be a plus)
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in Accounting / Financial Analysis / Business Analysis/ Internal Audit / Statutory Audit Experience /Cost control.
  • ACCA, CFA, CPA, or other relevant qualifications within or outside Nigeria with Proven skills and experiences are required.
  • Big 4/ FMCG/ Integrated Logistics Experience will be added advantage.

How to Apply for this Offer

  • Accounting / Financial Services jobs