Finance Manager – Business Transformation at U Connect Human Resource Limited

U Connect Human Resource Limited is a leading provider of HR Services, Founded in 2004, we are a Human resource consulting company with head office in Lekki peninsula, Lagos. We are a proud Nigerian operation offering local support and services in the area of Human resource solutions with service offerings that include world-class personnel outsourcing, e-recruitment, headhunting, training and development, quality management solutions, outplacements, verification, computer-based pre-assessment, and competency testing as well as Business process outsourcing.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance Manager – Business Transformation

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description
As a Finance Manager – Business Transformation, you’ll actively participate in engagements covering the following expertise areas:

  • Finance Transformation Strategy & Roadmap
  • Financial Statement Close & Consolidations
  • FP&A, Controlling Excellence & Management Reporting:
  • Finance Operating Model Design
  • Finance & Accounting Process Improvement
  • Business Performance Management (BPM) including Budgeting and Forecasting; and Reporting.
  • Finance Transformation enabled by technology – i.e. Data Analytics, Power BI, Financial Modelling etc.
  • Global Business Services including Shared Service Centers, Outsourcing.

What You Will Do

  • As a Finance Transformation Manager, drawing on your knowledge and experience, you’ll have knowledge and experience of a number of the following areas: finance transformation; process transformation and improvement; planning, budgeting and forecasting; performance measurement and performance management; business performance reporting; cost reduction; shared service centers and business process outsourcing; financial statement close.
  • Your role will revolves around innovative commercial insights and contribute to thought leadership.
  • You’ll actively contribute to improving operational efficiency on projects and internal initiatives.
  • You’ll consistently drive projects to completion and determine that work is of a high quality.
  • The business would look to you to anticipate and identify risks and escalate issues as appropriate.
  • You will also actively establish, maintain, and strengthen internal and external relationships.

Project Management:

  • Contributing fully to the implementation of different Project as the Finance Transformation Manager
  • Capturing all Projects ensuring alignment with appropriate roadmaps & project portfolios
  • Tracking and managing high-priority strategic projects within the transformation portfolio.
  • Supporting benefit realization through Implementation of strong project management throughout the business organization.
  • Conducting financial due diligence and applying accounting procedures while also gathering and analysing data from many sources at once.
  • Preparing cost-benefit analyses for projects across departments while identifying areas where cash flow and revenue can be improved.
  • Performing several duties during the project lifecycle, including data gathering data analysis, cash flow monitoring, reporting and tax compliance.
  • Monitoring the progress of projects, investigate variances of project costs, approve expenses and ensure billing is up-to-date.
  • Identifying areas for improvement and develop solutions to prevent project delays and help the company meet its budgetary and cash flow goals.
  • Balancing big-picture business goals and long-term forecasting with day-to-day oversight of cash flow, revenue, and expenditures in order to make well-informed decisions about emerging opportunities and areas for improvement.
  • Ensuring that projects’ financial reports and shareholder reports are submitted according to laws and guidelines and help support organizational performance by delivering a high level of project completion.

Business Process Transformation:

  • Identifying areas of opportunity within the company and implementing processes to change its performance for the better.
  • Implementing operational changes and delivering measurable improvements.
  • Analysing business processes and workflows with the objective of finding out how they can be improved or automated.
  • Documenting procedures and presenting new process designs to stakeholders.

ERP Revamp:

  • Overseeing the identification of challenges around the ERP, working with ERP team for possible solutions and ensure its implementation which includes upgrade of current ERP as its relates to the finance team.
  • Ensuring project is delivered within the limits of budget, time and specifications of the business.
  • Working with staff members in accounting, sales, procurement, supply chain and other departments to complete projects according to business needs, internal and external deadlines.
  • Ensuring effective functionality of the ERP system and drive maximum user usage.

Change Management:

  • Coordinating Change Management activities and resolving cross project conflicts, while ensuring that the organization is aligned and prepared for implementation.
  • Supporting organizational change management efforts to ensure stakeholder buy-in / alignment, engagement and change adoption for the changes introduced through the transformation projects.
  • Developing collateral, communications and manage change champion network as part of these change efforts.

People and Relationship Management:

  • Coordinating External & Internal Audit activities
  • Managing Business Partners, Consultants, Customers and the Finance Team
  • Developing Finance talent alongside with the Talent Management team
  • Develop people through effectively supervising, coaching, and mentoring staff
  • Conduct performance reviews and contribute to performance feedback for staff
  • Contribute to people initiatives including recruiting, retaining and training Finance & Performance Management professionals.

Requirements
The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or HND in Accounting with NYSC Certificate
  • At least 8 years of experience delivering change in a Finance function environment –gained either from prior experience in consulting or through a track record of delivering change/transformation projects in industry
  • Strong process improvement experience in the following areas:
    • Transactional processing: Order to Cash; Procure to Pay; Record to Report
    • Financial planning and analysis: Budgeting and Planning, and Reporting)
    • Tax, Audit & Accounting skills with in-depth knowledge of current regulatory laws & accounting policies
  • Have experience in change, people and stakeholder management
  • Proficiency in Project Management
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both verbally and written
  • Be a good listener and pay attention to details
  • Sound Analytical skills with strong commercial awareness / knowledge
  • Strong business partnering, leadership & organizational skills
  • Possess a professional accreditation- ICAN, ACA, ACCA or CPA

The skills and attributes for success:

  • The ability to work collaboratively in a team environment (and know when to lead and when to follow)
  • Experience managing staff on multiple projects and providing direction to team members
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • A high level of motivation and a self-starting attitude
  • An ability to think outside of the box, and thrive on new challenges
  • Experience in delivering projects that cover the full life cycle
  • Experience managing staff on multiple projects and providing direction to team members.

Application Closing Date
29th October, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Resume to: a.hamzat@u-connect-ng.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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