Chief Financial Officer at a Finance Company

  • Full Time
  • Lagos

OptiHuman Consulting Limited – Our client operates in the finance sector; providing access to financing, investment opportunities, wealth management and other financial solutions to individuals and SMEs.

One of our clients, is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Chief Financial Officer

Location: Ikeja, Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time


  • Develop a strategic direction for the business, along with supporting tactics, and monitoring the progress of the company in meeting its strategic goals.
  • Oversee the formulation of the annual budget.
  • Guide the business planning cycle; develop robust business cases to assess funding needs and expansion initiatives.
  • Develop a system of analytics and performance metrics that support the company’s understanding of its strategic direction.
  • Manage the accounting, treasury, IT and tax departments.
  • Build an efficient treasury capability for global currency and cash management.
  • Participate in the functions and decisions of the executive management team.
  • Implement operational best practices throughout all areas of responsibility.
  • Accurately oversee the compilation of financial information into financial statements with accompanying disclosures.
  • Report financial results to management and appropriate channels.
  • Implement a strong risk management process and report on risk issues to the Board of Directors.
  • Ensure that the business complies with regulatory and other legal requirements.
  • Review and act upon the findings and recommendations of internal and external auditors.
  • Demonstrate and ensure operational excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Lead finance activities for capital structure and listing.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to promote good business partnership.
  • Monitor projected cash balances.
  • Arrange for financing to meet future cash requirements.
  • Support the corporate structure for resilience and shareholder value.
  • Invest excess funds based on projected cash balances.
  • Maintain relationships with banks, lenders, and shareholders.


  • The Ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or any related discipline.
  • Professional qualifications e.g., ICAN, ACCA, CFA are required.
  • A post graduate degree/MBA will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 9+ years’ experience in a senior management role is required.
  • Great attention to details and good analytical skills needed.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to continuously learn and stay updated with industry trends and innovations
  • Excellent leadership, and communication and presentation skills are required.
  • Excellent negotiation and stakeholder management skills required

Application Closing Date
26th April, 2024.

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