Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Babban Gona seeks to hire an experienced and highly qualified Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with a proven track record of leading and managing finance teams within medium-sized or large dynamic organizations. The selected individual is expected to lead our core finance teams of Corporate Finance /Fund Raising, Financial Control & Audit, Treasury & Financial Operations and Financial Planning & Analysis. S/he will own the strategic plan for capital raising, deployment and management. The individual will also drive the creation and lead execution of a strategic finance roadmap to significantly grow the core business metrics.  The CFO is a key contributor to BG’s planning process responsible for both financial operations and business scaling.  As a member of the senior leadership team, the CFO will also be responsible for all finance systems, controls and processes as well as for recruiting and developing high performing teams.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Finance Strategy and Risk Management

  • As a member of the senior management team, make a key contribution to the formulation of the company’s short and long-term financial strategies to drive business growth.
  • Responsible for planning, implementation, managing all the finance activities of BG including business planning, budgeting, forecasting and investor relations.
  • Perform risk management by analyzing BG’s liabilities and investments.
  • Construct and monitor reliable control systems and ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government authorities.
  • Report risk issues to the finance & audit committee of the board of directors.

Finance Operations

  • Oversee all operations including but not limited to Corporate Finance, Financial Control, Audit, Treasury & Finance Operations, Tax and Financial Planning & Analysis.
  • Lead and optimize the company’s fundraising plans and capital structure
  • Drive BG’s financial planning, budgeting and forecasting
  • Optimize cash flow and short-term cash management /treasury operations
  • Provide leadership on managing BG’s accounts including Payables and Receivables
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory tax laws and company policies.
  • Work with the team to prepare all regular management accounts and financial reports and provide financial results to the board of directors.
  • Manage all relevant 3rd party relationships including investors, banking relationships, suppliers, auditors etc
  • Establish and enforce policies, processes and standards across the organization.
  • Oversee all the company’s transaction processing systems including but not limited to the Accounting System, Inventory Management System, Business Planning System etc

Leadership and Team Development

  • Ensure, on an ongoing basis, that current and planned investments and finance operations are aligned with company business objectives.
  • Work with team to prepare and monitor operational budgets that meet prevailing company objectives and constraints.
  • Hire, develop, evaluate and retain a highly-qualified team of finance professionals.
  • Foster a culture of transparency and accountability in the Finance department.
  • Ensure that the organization has strong control systems with clear policy violation guidelines.
  • Develop and maintain a plan that provides for succession and continuity in the most critical Finance positions
  • Partner with business unit leaders and other functional heads to create and execute robust business plans that significantly expand the business to reach our goal of 1 million farmers.
  • Create, implement and maintain a continuous improvement and control plan for overall business operations, while supporting the finance teams to meet business needs.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a reputable university in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance or any related field with a recognized professional certificate in Accounting such as CPA, ACCA or ICAN
  • 10+ years of progressively responsible financial management experience in a fast-growing organization preferably in an emerging market and /or agribusiness.
  • An advanced degree or MBA is highly desirable
  • Experience in tax preparation according to Nigerian laws is a plus
  • Experience with and thrives in a fast-paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities using a range of financial accounting software and tools
  • Highly analytical mindset with excellent problem-solving skills and strong business acumen.
  • Strong Corporate Finance, Risk Management and Financial Planning expertise.
  • Experience working with executive teams, corporate boards and implementing corporate governance frameworks
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written) with an ability to articulate ideas to both finance and non-finance audiences.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset coupled with an ability to inspire confidence and create trust while working under pressure.
  • Passionate, driven individual who achieves results through teamwork and collaborative approaches.

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Send CV /resume and cover letter to: [email protected] with the subject line: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)