Finance Head at an International Manufacturing / FMCG Company – Adexen Recruitment Agency

Full Time
Posted 2 weeks ago

Adexen Recruitment Agency is a global Human Resources Company providing business and support services in Africa. They support companies in all industries in the fields of HR, Legal, Finance, Sales & Marketing, Engineering and Supply chain.

JOB TITLE: Finance Head



  • Adexen was mandated by an international Manufacturing / FMCG company to recruit an experienced Finance Head / CFO for their operations. The position is based in Lagos.


  • The Head of Finance will be responsible for funding, treasury function, Cost & Management Accounting, creating forecasting models, assessing risk in investments and ensuring all accounting activities comply with regulations for the Group.
  • The role is also responsible for maintaining Group’s financial health and increase profitability.
  • Prudent Finance management with proper accounting and systematic reporting of activities and its analysis, being strong in all Commercial and Financial aspects. 
  • Negotiate best financing deals with Banks and Financial Institutions for competitive rates and charges for working capital.
  • Effectively manage the working capital components with specific attention to stock, debtors and cash balances.
  • Active management of overheads whilst seeking out areas for efficiencies for savings.
  • Preparation of budgets, forecasts and business plans
  • Continued monitoring & review of performance against them to enable robust reporting of variances to the Board and third party stakeholders.
  • Responsible for periodic reports to the Audit Committee explaining the processes adopted and undertaken by management to keep under regular review the effectiveness of internal controls covering financial, operational & compliance controls.
  • Play an active role in assisting management in the risk assessment process and embedding a risk management culture throughout the organization.

Desired Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • MBA in Accounting or Finance from a recognised University
  • Minimum of 15 years relevant experience with at least 10 years in a senior managerial position (FM, CFO, FD) within an international group
  • Previous experience in Manufacturing, FMCG, Food & Beverages is required
  • Strong competencies in Fund / Capital Raising, FP&A, Risk Management, Compliance & Controllership, Cost & Management Accounting
  • Proven experience in strategic financial planning and analysis
  • Advanced financial and accounting knowledge, including understanding of finance best practices and IFRS/ international accounting and financial reporting standards
  • Previous experience in Emerging markets/Africa is a plus
  • Communication, Leadership and Relationship skills
  • Management of a large multicutural team


  • Tax, Auditing, Banking, Corporate Finance, Process Control, Forecasting, Financial Analysis, Accounting, Financial Reporting, Leadership, Organization, Team Management, Cash Flow

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Job CategoryAccounting / Audit / Finance

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