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Finance Manager, Controls
Location: Lagos
Experience: 4 year(s)
Course of Study: Accounting
Required Grade:
Job Details

Job Function:

• Support the development and enhancement of the control environment across Finance  in the 3 countries
• Monitor compliance with and adherence to Financial Controls Policy across the bank in the 3 countries
• Maintain the Bank’s Chart of Accounts, ensuring complete reconciliation in place  in the 3 countries
• Review General Ledger suspense and sundry accounts in the 3 countries
• Ensure outstanding items in general ledger sundry and suspense accounts are within life span in the 3 countries
• Assist in coordinating FCP and ORM trainings for Finance and other units across the Bank in the 3 countries.
• Perform ORM controls and drive adherence to the ORM framework across Finance and CRES in the 3 countries
• Perform Assurance reviews to ensure adherence to the FCP in the 3 countries
• Participate in OR and Controls projects across Finance as nominated/delegated by the FORM, Nigeria
• Serve as back-up to the FORM for Nigeria
• Serve as FORM for Sierra-Leone and Cameroon
  
Key Roles and Responsibilities

Financial Controls

    Ensure full compliance with the Financial Controls Policies (FCP) within the Bank at all times.
    Ensure that all Minimum Control Standards in the FCP manual are traceable to relevant KCSs/ KRIs within the Bank.
    Review reconciliations from all Account Owners and follow up on long outstanding items to ensure that they are cleared promptly.
    Monitor the number, age and nature of outstanding items in suspense and sundry accounts.
    Ensure proofs and reconciliation of Finance internal accounts is prepared on a regular basis in line with the FCP.
    Monitor and ensure bank wide existence of FCP specific DOIs as required by the FCP.
    Perform account and cost centre ownership and maintenance controls.
    Perform dormant account reviews

Qualifications and Skills

    Professional qualifications in Accounting and Finance e.g. ACCA, ACA plus at least four years work experience in highly regulated industry and generally known controls conscious environment.
    Good communications and interpersonal skills
    Broad understanding of banking practice
    General understanding of minimum controls standards
    An eye for detail and accuracy with a strong analytical capability
    Probing mind
    People management and stakeholder engagement skill
    Sound knowledge of Generally accepted accounting principles and group accounting policy
    High level of computer literacy is required especially the use simple system/ data query tools
    Team coordination, supervisory, people management and accurate execution/delivery of agreed tasks and objectives.
    Business writing skills
    A minimum of a second class degree in a related course
    Professional qualifications in Accounting and Finance e.g. ACCA, ACA plus at least four years work experience in highly regulated industry and generally known controls conscious environment.
    Good communications and interpersonal skills
    Broad understanding of banking practice
    General understanding of minimum controls standards
    An eye for detail and accuracy with a strong analytical capability
    Probing mind
    People management and stakeholder engagement skill
    Sound knowledge of Generally accepted accounting principles and group accounting policy
    High level of computer literacy is required especially the use simple system/ data query tools
    Team coordination, supervisory, people management and accurate execution/delivery of agreed tasks and objectives.
    Business writing skills

In compliance with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Act of 2004, all applicants should ensure that they have completed the mandatory NYSC programme. A discharge certificate will be required as evidence of completion of the programme. Where an exemption has been granted, a certificate of exemption will also be required.