Financial Controller at Asseco Software Nigeria

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Asseco Nigeria (, is a subsidiary of the Asseco Group (, the 6 th largest IT company in Europe. Asseco develops and sells proprietary software and services for Financial Services (Banking, Insurance, and Capital markets), Enterprise (Power, Telecommunications, Fast Moving Consumer Goods), Public Sector (various areas with special focus on eGovernment, Tax Collection, Social Security, Defence). Asseco also has a strong offering and track record in Cybersecurity & Trust Services as well as in RPAS/UAV operations. The Asseco Group employs over 26,000 professionals in more than 50 countries, with companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, New York NASDAQ and Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
Asseco Nigeria was incorporated in 2014 and is unique as it has significant local content while being part of a global IT group. This structure supports our strategy of providing local added value in terms of implementation, customization and support of the Group’s established solution set in addition to local software development, to meet our West African clients’ most demanding and specific business needs. Our vision is to become the strategic technology partner to our customers driving their competitive edge and offering to them high quality solutions at low cost.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Financial Controller
Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Role Summary
Asseco Nigeria is seeking a Financial Controller, who will be a seasoned professional in finance and business administration and who will be a member of the company’s Leadership Team.
The candidate must have a solid track record in handling fund raising (equity and debt) in addition to a standard finance & business administration profile. We are looking for a hardworking, detail oriented professional with strong leadership and team management skills.
Leading the Asseco Nigeria finance team in charge of the company’s revenue collection, cost control, cashflow, fundraising, bank relationships as well as other finance functions.
Preparing investor pitch and taking part in presentations of the company’s business to prospective investors and/or financiers.
Preparing quarterly financial and business reports to the Board and to Asseco Group, in accordance with Asseco Groups, standards and requirements.
Responsible for strategic planning around resource allocation and the development of a model to support the company’s growth.
Taking executive decisions with Management in terms of the company’s financial position, treasury and cashflow management.
Securing funding of the company’s business and operations.
Responsible for the relationship with the company’s banks, lenders and other financial partners.
Manages the company’s ERP, invoicing and other financial control systems, policies and procedures.
Recommends new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of the finance function and services performed.
Responsible for the company’s filing, archiving and bookkeeping system.
Manages and handles the relationship with the company’s accountants and auditors for efficient and speedy reporting.
Produces documents, briefing papers, reports and presentations as may be required.
Supervises the maintenance and alteration of office areas and equipment, as well as layout, arrangement, and housekeeping of office facilities.
Networking with investors, banks, and financial institutions in order to maximize their value proposition for the company.
Managing own diary in order to organize and prioritize monthly, weekly, and daily goals.
Actively contributing to regular and adhoc meetings and updating Executive Management.
Acting as a leader, manager, and mentor to the Finance team members.
Qualifications & Experience
MA / M.Sc or higher University Degree in Finance, Business Administration and/or equivalent.
Minimum 5-10 years of successful work experience in an investment fund, bank and/or in the finance function of a reputable IT company.
Candidates must have a good understanding of the software industry and technology trends.
Ability to speak foreign languages is a plus.
Readiness to travel locally and internationally.
5+ years experience in a fast-paced financial institution (preferably investment fund) or in the finance function of an IT company.
Must have a university degree or equivalent. A higher relevant graduate degree, particularly in finance and/or business administration is a plus.
Candidates should have a good understanding of the software industry and technology trends.
Proficiency in using Microsoft Office, particularly Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint is a requirement.
Experience of running an ERP and/or payroll/PAYE/taxes filing system is a plus.
Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
Foreign language proficiency is a plus.
Ability to take initiative and, when necessary, ability to be assertive, particularly with third parties (such as banks, suppliers, vendors, and other service providers).
Exceptional time management and organizational skills.
Impeccable verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent demonstration and presentation skills.
High level of attention to detail and accuracy.
Ability to solve problems, autonomy and ability to think out-of-the-box.
Strong leadership and team management skills, showcasing initiative and responsibility.
Ability to work in a fast paced, collaborative environment.
Ability to work within local and international (project/virtual) teams.
Ability to work under pressure, to multitask, to focus and to deliver results.
Good communication skills and outstanding team spirit.

Competitive, based on experience and subject to negotiation.

Application Closing Date
1st August, 2021.

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