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Chief Finanacial Officer at Leadway Assurance Plc

Leadway Assurance Company Limited is one of Nigeria’s foremost insurance companies, with a reputation for service efficiency and customer reliability. For over 4 decades, the company has honoured its underwriting commitments and earned its reputation of excellence in claims handling. This reputation has been attained by the continuous pursuit of improvements with regards to its financial, underwriting and service profiles.

To continue its time honoured tradition of excellent service provision, Leadway seeks to recruit the services of a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to join its executive management team.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the CFO will be responsible for financial management operations which includes the development of a financial strategy, metrics tied to that strategy and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve assets and report accurate financial results. The CFO will also oversee the financial-accounting function of the company which includes financial reporting, preparation of budgets, cash flow forecasts and other projections as required.

 

Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate must be a qualified/certified Accountant (ACA/ACCA) and possess:
  • A bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Economics/Banking and Finance or related field from a reputable institution
  • A Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business would be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 15 years’ cognate work experience in financial management function with at least 5 years in Senior Financial Management capacity spanning Corporate, Business Planning, Revenue Assurance, Treasury Management and Accounting with excellent knowledge of insurance business.
  • Demonstrable understanding of insurance financials as well as advanced business finance and performance analysis
  • Strong budget and management skills, including proven project and process management ability

 

 

Skills/Requirements:

 

  • Able to provide financial leadership in determining strategic business direction and align financial strategies
  • Able to stimulate behaviors across the organization to achieve strategic and financial objectives
  • Possess broad and in-depth enterprise-wide knowledge and capabilities of financial services, especially, insurance, to support the business
  • Able to see the big picture and provide useful and strategic advice and input across the company and on the executive team
  • Creative and a forward thinker with strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Highly professional and ethical with ability to maintain confidentiality
  • An strong change agent and communicator with strong people management and development skills
  • Possess excellent leadership and business partnering skills to achieve results through organisational resources
  • Possess sound knowledge and working experience of IFRS Accounting

 

 

Job Description:

  • Work with the Managing Director and Executive team to develop financial strategy and ensure Leadway’s targets are met or exceeded.
  • Oversee long-term budgetary planning and cost management in alignment with the strategic plan.
  • Ensure company compliance with financial reporting and control requirements and coordinate periodic financial reporting to the executive management team, as well as regulatory authorities.
  • Leverage financial perspective to improve risk-awareness, strategic decision-making, integrating performance management.
  • Dynamically balance cost and service levels in delivering on the finance organization’s responsibilities.
  • Define and adapt finance’s operating model.
  • Source, negotiate and facilitate external finance, when necessary to deliver on the approved strategic plan.
  • Develop tools and systems to provide critical financial information to the executive management team.
  • Participate in developing new businesses and utilising identified funding opportunities to support the businesses.
  • Assess organizational performance against both annual budget and long-term strategy and identify improvement imperatives.
  • Engage the Governance Committees on issues, trends and changes in operating models and financial systems.
  • Coordinate regulatory and supervisory functions, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements by approving and ensuring the filing of statements and reports, returns and taxes.
  • Manage relationships with Regulatory and Statutory bodies, i.e. NAICOM, FIRS, Lagos State Internal Revenue Service, etc.

 

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates who meet these criteria, should please apply online at: www.leadway.com/career/ attaching their resumes, cover letter and relevant documents as required.

Application deadline: 2 weeks from date of publication of this advertisement.

 

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