Finance Roles at KPMG Nigeria

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KPMG Nigeria - Our client, a top-tier full-service Law firm that  provides world-class legal services to local and international clients, is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

HEAD OF FINANCE

OVERVIEW

This role is responsible for helping secure the company's long term financial sustainability through sound and risk-conscious financial, investment and treasury management and control practices.
The role provides strategic leadership and coordination to the Finance Department to achieve optimisation of financial resources and reduction of financial exposures, thereby maximizing returns on investment.

DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION
Formulates, updates and drives the delivery of the firm’s finance and investment strategy, policies and processes
Engages the Managing Partner, Heads of Practice areas and other Partners to develop short, medium and long term financial plans and projections
Takes responsibility for monitoring the external environment for developments, their financial implications for the business, potential financial risk factors and exposures and advising leadership as appropriate
Coordinates the budget preparation process by taking into consideration annual financial goals, trends, projections and expected revenues
Ensures the preparation and submission of financial statements, financial reports and management reports at the appropriate time
Establishes measures and controls to ensure that all financial transactions are accurately captured and reported
Recommends financial policy, procedure and system improvements to the Partners, and drives effective implementation
Develops and maintains appropriate tax structures in compliance with statutory regulations and ensures prompt payment of tax, insurance premiums and other statutory fees and/or remittances
Identifies, appraises and advises leadership on viable and efficient options for maximising the firm’s funds
Manages investment assets to achieve optimal application and growth of funds
Manages the firm’s liquidity and cash flow to ensure availability of funds for the practice
Develops and manages key relationships with relevant bodies/contacts e.g. regulatory authorities, auditors, financial institutions and tax authorities
Establishes sound standards and procedures for internal and third party payments
Oversees the establishment of an effective debtor management system and policies
Reviews and approves the monthly payroll
Reports periodically to Practice Area Leaders and the Managing Partner on the financial performance of practice areas and the firm
Advises Partners on proposed projects financials, changes in financial regulations and /or market trends and their implications for the business
Engages with external auditors to ensure the annual audits are effectively conducted in line with agreed timelines
Provides assistance, support and training to staff and practice areas in areas of budgeting, billing, collections, forecasting, variance analysis and financial management
Sets and drives the execution of performance standards, goals and targets for Finance staff
Coaches Finance staff to deliver on their own performance goals and engages with HR to facilitate implementation of their approved development plan

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Good first degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or any business discipline
Relevant professional certifications e.g. Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Association of Certified and Chartered Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or equivalent
Minimum of 12 years relevant post-qualification experience, with at least 4 in a management role in a reputable organisation

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS:
Budget and Planning
Strategic Business Support
Financial Reporting
Financial Controls
Relationship Management
Tax Compliance
Treasury Management

INTERNAL AUDIT MANAGER

JOB SUMMARY

This role is responsible for evaluating the effectiveness and adequacy of internal controls.
Also responsible for planning audits and supervises/manages audit teams in the performance of regulatory, financial, operational and special audits.

DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION

Works with Department Heads to ensure that the relevant internal audit strategies, standard operating procedures, policies and manuals for the practice are implemented and updated where required.
Plans and implements the Internal Audit programmes in conjunction with Department Heads to ascertain and report on degree of compliance with the firm’s approved policies and operating procedures, laws, regulations and code of good business practices.
Leads and executes audits independently and efficiently, including audit planning, testing, control evaluation, report drafting and follow-up and verification of issue closure.
Coordinates the execution of special duties/investigations of any significant breach of the Firm’s code of business conduct and suspected fraud cases as requested by the Board.
Promotes a culture of transparency and accountability in the firm’s operations.
Plans the scope of work as well as the deadlines of each internal audit exercise.
Executes audits efficiently, including audit sample testing, controls testing and evaluation, report drafting and follow-up and verification of issue closure.
Develops a risk based test plan by selecting appropriate audit approach, test procedures and sampling criteria based on professional judgement and departmentally defined internal audit methodology.
Proposes practical and value adding recommendations to address control weaknesses and/or process inefficiencies identified during internal audit.
Coordinates year-end inventory count and periodic fixed asset verification exercises carried out by the internal audit supervisors.
Engages with the external auditors and supports engagement with other areas of the firm.
Conducts follow-up reviews of and resolves control issues arising from internal and external audit exercises.
Key Performance Indicators
Audit Planning and Execution
People Management
Reporting

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
A First Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Management  or any Business discipline
Membership of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) or  Association of Certified and Chartered Accountants (ACCA) or  Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or equivalent
Minimum of 14 years relevant post-qualification experience, with at least 4 in a management role in a reputable organisation

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HEAD OF FINANCE
INTERNAL AUDIT MANAGER

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