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Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Avanti Consulting Limited

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Avanti Consulting Limited is a consulting firm registered in Nigeria and having its office at 8, Sam Adegbite Close, Off Amodu Ojikutu Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. We are the team of young and energetic Consultants having positive approach to provide expert and professional services with due care of professional ethics.Job Responsibilities

Oversees the company’s overall finance function.
Develops/supervises the development of strong and effective business strategies and plans.
Prepares the Company’s annual budget and communicates approved performance targets to all stakeholders.
Advises the CEO on major financial decisions and ensures the proper execution of/compliance with the Company’s laid down financial policies, guidelines and processes.
Periodically assess the Company’s financial management needs and current capabilities; determines proactively gaps and develops plans to bridge/meet financial needs.
Develops effective financial systems to facilitate management decision-making.
Oversees budgeting, budgetary review, financial controls, reporting and other financial management processes.
Organizes the finance function as may be required from time to time to ensure close alignment to business needs and changes in processes.
Oversees the design and implementation of processes that provide business managers the necessary financial data to make decisions and monitor performance.
Ensures the effective management of the Company’s financial resources.
Ensures all periodic external reporting obligations are met on timely basis.
Ensures the continued integrity of the Company’s cash, receivables, and payables management activities.
Handles and in some cases will lead, major financial negotiations, review and advise on large contracts, strategic alliances and preferred vendor arrangements to ensure Company interests are adequately protected, and objectives achieved within budget provisions.
Monitors Company’s operating performance and overall financial health using established corporate business performance metrics.
Enforces financial discipline/guidelines and controls across the company, and especially amongst management.
Ensure the development of strong finance capability (an ability to translate business decisions into numbers/financial metrics and to understand the implications for financial performance) across the Company.

Qualifications and Experience

First degree or its equivalent, preferably in a numeric discipline e.g. Accounting, Economics, Business Administration or in a related field.
A post-graduate degree or its equivalent in any discipline. An MBA or any other related professional qualification is required.
Relevant professional qualifications/affiliations such as ICAN, CIBN, CFA, ACIB etc.
Minimum of 10 years senior management experience within the financial services industry.
Prior board-level experience/ experience reporting to a board/ board committee.

Competency / Skill Requirements:

Knowledge and understanding of the Nigerian financial services market.
Good product development and portfolio management capabilities.
Excellent customer relationship development/management skills.
Knowledge and understanding of commercial financial products.
Ability to think strategically and holistically and to appreciate the systemic impact of various policies, issues and solutions.
Must have a high sense of responsibility, accountability, integrity and ethical standards.
Must have strong business acumen, maturity and tact, including the ability to relate with highest levels of management of financial institutions.
Thorough understanding of operational risk of a financial institution,
Proficient in MS Office suite (particularly Excel), good understanding of IT issues and the role and possibilities of IT in financial management.
Understands the needs of a start-up, with willingness and ability to perform duties beyond the scope of work
Ability to manage multiple priorities, create effective systems and meet tangible business goals from an unstructured, dynamic and empowering environment
Strong interpersonal skills and written and oral communication skills
Highly attentive to detail with excellent organizational and documentation skills
Results-oriented, with the ability to drive projects from inception to execution stages
Demonstrated leadership, networking and collaboration/negotiation skills
Ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships within a diverse organizational structure.

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