British Council

Head of Finance Nigeria

Lagos (State)
Senior Management and Professional Band (Naira)
13 Jun 2019
30 Jun 2019
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Head of finance
Contract type
Full time

The Head of Finance will have responsibility for all aspects of strategic and operational finance in Nigeria, acting as the finance partner to the Country Director and Nigeria Executive Team. S/he will be responsible for ensuring the finance strategy delivers growth through new business operating models and conforms to the Council’s financial control standards and the broader corporate and regional objectives, whilst ensuring compliance with local tax and regulatory requirements.
The post holder will be a key member of the Nigeria Executive Team, working collaboratively with the Regional SSA Finance Teams, and will actively contribute in the design and implementation of regional financial strategy in the country. 

Role Requirements: 
Qualified accountant or equivalent with proven experience of successfully managing and delivering in similar roles 
Ten years of relevant experience in commercial and/or ‘not for profit‘ organization 
Commercial experience, including analysis of business operations, investment appraisal feasibility analysis
Leading a team of professionals and working across functions/locations
Operating in international and multi-cultural organisations 
Knowledge of Nigerian Tax and reporting regulatory requirements
Strong evidence of managing the performance and development of finance teams
Evidence of being a key decision maker i.e. member of board or senior management team advantageous 
Experience of managing government funded projects advantageous 
Extensive project management with regards to change with evidence of leading and delivering advantageous 

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