Head of Finance – CornerStone Staffing NG 456 views

Cornerstone Staffing






CornerStone Staffing – Our client, a big player in the FMCG Industry, is looking to recruit a suitably qualified candidate to fill the position below:

Job Description

  • In this role, you will be responsible for all aspects of strategic and operational finance in Nigeria, acting as the finance partner to the Country Director and Nigeria Executive Team.


Strategy Development and Implementation:

  • Lead the development and delivery of the Nigeria Finance strategy working with the Nigeria Executive Team, the regional Finance team and relevant corporate teams.
  • Ensure that a robust financial business plan with agreed targets is developed that reflects the strategic focus for the Nigeria operation.
  • Lead the development and delivery of the Nigeria Tax & Status Business Case ensuring that the operation has the right governance structure to successfully and compliantly deliver its business growth.

Governance and Compliance:

  • Ensure all Finance and Tax activities are delivered in compliance with and to relevant official standards and governance.
  • Ensure the procurement and management of quality outsourced services for accounting, audit, reporting and tax.
  • Maintain a strong culture of risk management, both within the operation and with partners.
  • Lead in-country organisation, support and response to internal and external audits.

Leadership of the Finance Function:

  • Provide accurate and timely financial information which supports the Country Director and the Nigeria Executive Team in making business decisions in line with country strategy and which grows the business in a profitable and controlled manner.
  • Ensure the delivery of strategic and operational business planning, forecasting and reporting in partnership with the Nigeria Executive Team.
  • Lead on Treasury and cash flow management for the Nigeria operation.
  • Ensure financial business processes are kept up to date, documented and communicated to staff.
  • Periodically review financial processes to ensure they remain appropriate, customer focused and compliant.
  • Monitor and ensure implementation of changes in Nigerian tax and accounting legislation and ensure any changes required are made to financial and business systems.
  • Liaison with HR and manage payroll service activities.
  • Ensure all necessary financial documents are archived and stored according to the relevant retention schedules.
  • Ensure that the Fixed Asset Register is completed accurately and monitored on a regular basis.
  • Own the Financial Control and Compliance Framework (FCCF) process and work closely with the Nigeria Executive Team to ensure that all aspects of financial risk are managed rigorously.

Business Development and Growth:

  • Develop and leverage potential for business growth through high quality financial modelling and commercial costing and pricing strategies.
  • Ensure effective and efficient delivery of financial services by maximising productivity in financial transactions and support.
  • Ensure the assessment of financial risk and return on market opportunities and any investments in new products and services.
  • Lead on ensuring all financial aspects of the setting up new products, projects, investments and services e.g. tax and accounting compliance, as well as pricing and costing are addressed.
  • Coordinate advice on financial and legal aspects of commercial negotiations.


  • Bachelors Degree in Business, Accounting, Economics, Mathematics or a related discipline
  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years cumulative experience with at least five (5) years in a Leadership role
  • Master’s degree in Finance, Economics, Advanced Mathematics or similar discipline is preferred
  • Relevant professional qualification in Finance and Accounts e.g. ICAN, ACCA etc.
  • Experience in working as a commercial business partner
  • Experience in a financial accounting role
  • Previous CH / FMCG experience
  • Experience in emerging markets

Skills and Competencies:

  • Managing People – Level 3
  • Managing Projects – Level 3 (Level 4 Desirable)
  • Communicating and Influencing – Level 5
  • Managing Finance and Resources – Level 5
  • Managing Risk – Level 3 (Level 4 Desirable)
  • Knowledge of Nigerian Tax and reporting regulatory requirements.
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