Financial Controller at Maurice Xandra Solutions Limited

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Maurice Xandra Solutions Limited - Our client, being a Company at the forefront of the tech industry in Africa and with a unique African services offering is looking for a strong candidate to fill the position below:



Job Title: Financial Controller

Locations: Lagos and Delta

Job Description

  • Our Client is looking for a strong Financial Controller, who will strengthen the Finance Department and will lead it to and through the Series C round.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Drive strategy and growth of the company, by being a strong business partner to all departments by providing meaningful input and assistance where necessary.
  • Monitor execution of the strategy through accurate and timely reporting on KPI’s
  • Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances
  • Manage all accounting operations including billing, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, General ledger, Cost Accounting, and Revenue Recognition
  • Prepare and publish timely monthly consolidated financial statements including management accounts and board reports, to include developing financial reviews with senior management team

Cash Flow Management:

  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Work closely with management/executive teams to share adhoc reports and analysis findings
  • Manage, mentor and motivate the accounts team
  • Manage compliance with IFRS principles.
  • Manage compliance with all state, federal government and other statutory reporting requirements and tax filings

Knowledge and Skills Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required (minimum 2:1) preferably in Finance or Accounting
  • Good understanding of accounting software (SAP B1 is key and Quickbooks is an advantage)
  • Strong knowledge of month- and year-end closing process based on international consolidation.
  • Experience with financial modelling, budgeting and monitoring and creating financial statements
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong MS Office skills, especially Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Qualified Accountant (ACMA, ACCA, ACA) with strong current knowledge of IFRS accounting standards.
  • Must be able to work in a high-velocity, high performance environment

Key Competencies:

  • 7+ years of experience as a Financial Controller or a similar role with combined experience in accounting and finance
  • Excellent leadership and project management skills; preferably hands-on experience with delivery on OKRs)
  • Commercially minded – able to dig into the business, understand drivers, engage and probe the teams on how to grow the business plus proffer ideas to that end
  • Multitask and manage competing priorities and deliver to strict time deadlines
  • Right balance between detail oriented and focus on the bigger picture
  • Ability to present to and liaise with an international board and investors.
  • Strong sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on company’s success
  • Ability to motivate and develop teams in a positive manner
  • Critical thinker but with a focus on solving the problems at hand



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email


Application Deadline  10th June, 2021.