Hot job in Nigerdock for a Business Controller (Head of Finance)4 min read

Nigerdock, a member of Jagal Energy, is the leading indigenous Nigerian energy services company with diverse but related capabilities in complex oil and gas project delivery during both the greenfield and brownfield stages of an asset lifecycle.

The range of services offered includes full Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC), or stand-alone engineering, procurement management, onshore and offshore fabrication, brownfield modifications, fabric maintenance, asset maintenance management, shipbuilding and repair, marine services, logistics and the associated base support services.


We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Business Controller (Head of Finance)

Location: Lagos


To lead a team of 20 people spanning the areas of finance and procurement for Nigerdock FZE (ND)

Core Objectives

  1. Form a close working relationship with the CEO/Managing Director, Finance Director and Senior Managers providing the strategic guidance required to support current activities and future growth.
  2. Ensure integrity of numbers and reporting at all times
  3. Contribute fully to the development of company strategy across all areas of the business, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and providing financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers.
  4. Act as the lead Finance Business Partner to the commercial, project and operations teams.
  5. Establish a high level of credibility and manage strong working relationships with external parties including customers, vendors, advisors and external auditors
  6. Ensure strict and efficient control over the cash management and treasury functions.
  7. Ensure statutory and internal reporting are in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and are fully compliant with all Nigerdock and Jagal policies and procedures
  8. Implement and manage robust controls and documented processes to ensure effective governance and the integrity of financial information.
  9. Deliver timely, high quality and insightful financial analysis and planning reporting – Multi-year plans, Quarterly forecasts, and budgets
  10. Continually initiate and drive process improvements within the finance and procurement.
  11. To participate fully in the general management of the Company
    To actively support a culture that places safety and the environment as top priorities at all levels of the Company
  12. To provide leadership and direction to the Finance and procurement
  13. To advise on the introduction, updating and renewal of financial systems and oversee the implementation any duly approved investment in systems
  14. To actively develop the Company’s ERP systems

Oversee and lead external and internal audits
Ensure that:
Appropriate financial records are kept
All statutory accounts are submitted accurately and on time
Management accounts are highly relevant and prepared on time
The annual accounts are appropriately audited
Lead and drive all company-wide forecasts, annual budgets and cash flow forecasts
Ensure debtors are effectively managed and payments are received on time
Participate fully in all commercial bids for large, complex multi-year contacts ensuring:
Up to date and accurate cost information is available
All key project risks are identified and accounted for accordingly
Challenge underlying assumptions where appropriate
Validate the accuracy of final bid pricing submitted to clients
Lead financial reporting and management of projects ensuring:
Timely and accurate reporting of project results against the original bid and baseline budgets
Provide clear insights into variances to budget and communicate to project teams
Ensure project financial risks and cost overruns are identified early to enable the implementation of appropriate mitigating actions
Project management teams have all required information and clear visibility of project costs to drive operational decisions
Validate the accuracy of project forecasts by clearly understanding and challenging all underlying assumptions
Ensure that company-wide financial risks are identified and mitigation strategies developed
Ensure optimum staffing levels and organizational structures are in place within the Finance, and procurement functions
Lead staff development and succession planning for these departments
Actively recruit, mentor and develop local employees to grow Nigerian staff capability and future leadership potential

  1. University Graduate or equivalent
    Internationally recognized accounting qualification (CA, CPA, ACCA, CMA)
    Minimum 10 years of experience in increasing roles of responsibility and within large and leading organizations
  2. Experience with large projects and EPIC would be advantageous
    Preferably experience of working in or dealing with business in Africa or other emerging markets
  3. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    High level of integrity and ethical behavior – sets a good example
    Proven record of leading and developing subordinates
    Strong ability to prioritize, multi-task and delegate
  4. Culturally aware and adept at operating in a multi-cultural environment
  5. Highly IT literate with strong experience in ERP systems
  6. Advance MS Excel financial planning and modeling skills
    Solid team player with high energy and go get the attitude to deliver results
  7. High degree of resilience.
    Application Closing Date
    Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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