Friday, November 26, 2010

Jobs at PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc: FINANCIAL ANALYST


All Business Units - Lagos

The Role: Financial Analyst 
The successful candidate will be required to:             
  • Provide all required financial leadership and guidance to the category assigned
  • Act as the finance Manager for the category assigned and together with the rest of the team strive to optimize the performance.
  •  Pro-actively ensure that the financial targets are met.Provide financial evaluations of all new product and investment proposals.
  • Ensure that these are fully analyzed with the financial impact clarified and returns optimized.
  • Pro-actively seek ways to further drive the profitability of the category by identifying opportunities.
  • Ensure that proper spending controls are in place and that the category is aware of the actual spends vs. latest commitments.
  • Ensure that the monthly and yearly profit performance is tracked and that the status is explained to the management team on a continuous basis.
  • Manage the financial month end closing for the category and ensure that the results are accurate and clearly understood by the management team.
  • Coordinate the five year plan, budget and profit forecasts for the category.
  • Work together with the rest of the team to optimize working capital.   
  •  The Person :The ideal candidate for this position should:

    Have a minimum of second class lower degree in accounting, finance or related discipline.
  •  Have three to five (3-5) years post-qualification experience in the FMCG industry.
  • Be an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and/or the Association of Chartered Accountants and/or CIMA.
  • Have a strong understanding of financial analysis techniques.
  • Have a good knowledge of accounting soft-wares, MFG/Pro knowledge would be an advantage.
  • Be computer literate especially a sound knowledge of Microsoft Excel, very strong Excel modelling skills are required. 
  • Have a sound knowledge of IAS/SAS and IFRS.
  • Possess good interpersonal skills.
  • Have an eye for details and be self-motivated.
  • Must be a good team player.
  • Must have a flexible approach to work and be able to work under pressure.
  • Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS
 Please note that only shortlisted candidates would be contacted.
Closing date: 03 Dec 2010

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