Finance Business Partner

Full Time


Job Information

Job Opening ID 93 Title Account Operations Specialist Location Lekki Industry Financial Services Work Experience 5 Years Salary Range (per month) Greater than 300,000 City Lekki State/Province Lagos, Nigeria Zip/Postal Code 100024

Job Description

AppZone is Africa’s leading provider of home-grown financial technology solutions. We expand the scope and competitiveness of financial institutions by delivering disruptive innovation on agile technology using best practices.

We recognize that our super-talented and highly motivated people are at the core of our unprecedented success so far. As such, we hire people with exceptional talents and abilities, then create an environment where you can become the best version of yourself and thrive both professionally and personally while delivering impact and having fun!

Your contributions have the potential to impact millions of people across Africa as we work together to provide technology that empowers people with unlimited access to financial services.

Job Profile:

As a Finance Business Partner, you are required to act as a strategic business partner to some stakeholders and provide some oversight, leadership and/or support to several key functions including financial planning and analysis, financial accounting, treasury and risk management, strategic financial planning, regulatory compliance, and investor relations.

As the Finance Business Partner, your job responsibilities include the following.

●Provide strategic financial and business insights to the CFO.

●Assess and evaluate the financial performance of the organization with regard to long-term operational goals, budgets, and forecasts.

●Review and analyze monthly financial results and provide insight and recommendations to both short-term and long-term growth plans of the organization.

●Analyze the company's financial results with respect to profits, trends, costs, and compliance with budgets. Issue regular status and ad hoc report to senior management.

●Prepare and present timely and accurate monthly financial budgeting reports including monthly profit and loss by the Product segments, forecast vs. budget by product segments and department and weekly cash flow.

●Providing strategic guidance around capital financing options to support company growth needs.

●Identify, develop and execute analysis of business initiatives, product launches and/or new service offerings.

●Review and ensure the application of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures.

●Ensure timeliness and accuracy of financial and management reporting data for the CFO.

●Oversee the preparation and timely filing of all local, state and federal tax returns.

●Collaborate with other departments and teams to stay in line with budgeting, and drive business outcomes and strategy.

●Oversee the month-end close process, constantly reviewing procedures while eliminating inefficiencies.

●Oversee preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.

●Oversee preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual budgets.

●Oversee preparation of client bills, invoices and business model generation for all products and services.

●Review and innovate financial models for cost management and revenue generation.

●Review all month-end closing activities including general ledger accounts, balance sheet accounts and overhead cost allocation.

●Enhance and implement financial and accounting systems, processes, tools and control systems.

●Proactively looking for cost-saving strategies.

●Work with other team members to understand revenue and cost drivers and define appropriate reports for tracking.

●Manage and continually improve the performance outcome of your team, diligently measure the individual performance of each team member, taking decisive and appropriate actions as necessary.

●Build and maintain the Appzone Culture within the finance team ensuring that Appzone’s core values are evident in every fabric of the department.

●Other specific responsibilities as defined by the CFO.


We would love to meet someone with:

●A minimum of 5 years’ experience of managerial accounting and financial management experience.

●Strong financial and accounting background, including an understanding of profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow management and general finance and budgeting.

●Knowledgeable in corporate governance, financial consulting, budget management and cash flow management.

●Significant experience working with external auditors, internal controls and compliance-related issues.

●Knowledge and experience in developing, implementing and using standardized methodologies, frameworks, SOPs, templates, etc for the achievement of team objectives.

●A high-level ability to prioritize and is goal oriented.

●Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.

●The ability to deal with confidential or sensitive information in a discreet and professional manner.

●An exceptional organization and time-management skills.

●A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business. ACCA/ACA and/or MBA required.

Physical Requirements:

We currently run a hybrid work structure; some days are remote while others require you collaborate with colleagues at the office location. For each situation, you may have:

●Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

This role functions within the group and reports to the CFO

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Grade Level: Manager

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