The British Council of Nigeria has a special opportunity for a Head of Finance based in our Lagos office.
Head of Finance Nigeria
The Role Purpose:
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 while 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 to the design and implementation of regional financial strategy in the country.
- Qualified accountant or equivalent with proven experience of successfully managing and delivering in similar roles
- Minimum of 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 organizations
- 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. a member of a board or senior management team advantageous
- Experience in managing government-funded projects advantageous
- Extensive project management with regards to change with evidence of leading and delivering advantageous
Please refer to the role profile for a full list of the role responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification.
Please follow the links for the relevant documentation to support your application:
Closing date for applications is 30 June 2019 (23:59 UK time)
In your application form, please clearly explain how you meet the essential and desirable skills, qualification and experience criteria mentioned in the person specification section of the role profile. This will help us determine your fit for the role and increase your application’s chances of success.
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