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Finance Controller at Olam Nigeria Limited

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Finance is a contemporary and forward-looking function that is driving value by being a world-class partner to our business. As a Finance Controller you will partner with the business unit in the country (Business Head, Sales & Functional leads) to ensure P&L transparency & accuracy and to drive the business towards targets & operational KPIs achievement. As successful candidate you will be able to demonstrate ability to link business decisions to financial impacts

Key Deliverables

The key attributes would Include: –

  • Controllership: You are a controller that ensures accurate, efficient and timely delivery of relevant reports, while ensuring hygiene of accounting, book-keeping, various systems and processes.
  • Performance Officer: You help us to be on track with robust and timely performance tracking. You will ensure budgetary process improvements and achieve better predictability on outcomes – Value Manager: You also ensure & support value maximization initiatives (interest, Trade Finance, currency management, etc.) 
  • Co-Strategist: You are our strategist, you help in value-added decision support through superior data analytics and help us drive special projects to growth. Ensure and support value maximization initiatives (Interest, Trade Finance etc.)

Impact Areas for a Finance Controller

  • Business Financial Insights – Your in-depth knowledge on financial/management accounting principles will help us to accurately reflect the business performance. o Business/ Country Economics & Regulations o Financial Impact on Strategy Execution o Financial Planning & Analysis o Financial & Management Accounting
  • Controls, Compliance & Assurance – Your ability to evaluate risks and determining their impact on the management audit, developing and/or modifying audit procedures as required. You ensure compliances to legal and secretarial requirements as well as functioning within the norms of statutory audit regulations respective to country/ business. o Internal Controls o Compliance Measures o Measure & Assurance
  • Reporting & process efficiencies – The finance controller demonstrates conceptual ability to ideate and implement robust systems & processes suited to business/ country. You also display accuracy and efficiency in MIS reporting, budgeting.
  • Capability Building: Build capability in finance function, growing finance leadership pipeline and ensuring effective knowledge & expertise transfer for effective execution of finance strategies o Personal Credibility & Thought Leadership o Building Functional Capability


  • You should possess strong team and analytical skills, strategic thinking & leadership abilities
  • An enthusiasm to work in an unstructured environment will always add value
  • Your ability to communicate effectively will be an enhancer for this role especially as part of a team o You should be able to understand business issues outside of one’s area of expertise
  • A qualified chartered accountant with 8-12 years of experience in finance

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