Chief Financial Officer at Guaranty Trust Holding Company (GTCO)

Guaranty Trust Holding Company (Formerly Guaranty Trust Bank Plc) is a multinational financial institution that provides individuals, businesses, private and public institutions across Africa and the United Kingdom with a broad range of market-leading financial products and services. Headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria and with subsidiaries in Cote D’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom, the Bank currently employs over 12,000 professionals and has Total assets and Shareholders’ Funds of N4.057trillion and N661.1Billion respectively.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Chief Financial Officer

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full Time
Industry: Financial Services

Overall Responsibility

  • The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for overseeing the company’s financial strategy and ensuring the strict monitoring of compliance and enterprise risks associated with the implementation of financial activities as well as the development and maintenance of control systems that are designed to safeguard the company’s assets.
  • The CFO will also direct the financial functions of the company (which include management reporting & quality control, tax and regulatory reporting, budgeting & financial planning as well as liquidity management in accordance with IFRS, FRCN, PENCOM, and other regulatory and advisory agencies.

Job Description

  • Provision of a comprehensive view of the organization’s financial position and strategy to aid informed decision-making by management. This includes the provision of financial plans, systems, strategies, and efficient business advice beneficial to the organization.
  • Plan and execute the overall structure and operations of the company’s financial resources which will involve forecasting the necessary capital expenditures and developing effective action plans.
  • Supervision of the planning, budgeting, and control of the organization’s financial expenditure including the approval and proper implementation of the company’s budget.
  • Prepare, present, and communicate the financial performance of the organization to management in order to support business development.
  • Analyze the company’s financial performance and its financial management systems, processes, cost structure and positions, make appropriate cost-effective recommendations to management and develop effective corrective actions where necessary
  • Ensure compliance with financial reporting and control requirements, and coordinate periodic financial reporting to the executive management team, Board, and regulatory authorities
  • Co-ordinate accurate and reliable fund valuation of all Funds Under Management in line with IFRS
  • Provide efficient tax management and administration services for the organization’s benefit.
  • Ensures adequate compliance with internal controls and PENCOM guidelines concerning the financial structure and business of the company.
  • Oversee due diligence and analysis of financial opportunities and markets as well as leveraging relationships built within the finance industry.
  • Analyze economic, financial, and market trends and identify the recommendations to address such issues.
  • Decide on investment strategies by considering cash and liquidity risks

Skills and Knowledge Required for the Job

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration or related field
  • Professional Qualification (ACA, ACCA, CFA)
  • Master’s Degree and/or MBA will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience of which 8 years have been in financial services (preferably a PFA) and 5 years in senior management
  • Developing Budgets and forecasting
  • Knowledge of IFRS and Nigerian tax laws
  • Ability to effectively manage competing deadlines for projects in a high-pressure work environment.

Attribute for success in the role:

  • Knowledge of actuarial concepts and how they apply to pension funding and asset allocation decisions.
  • Extensive knowledge of statistical concepts, methods, and models, and their application to finance.
  • Ability to study financial markets and effectively predict trends beneficial to the organisation.
  • Effectively break down complex data & analysis for non-technical audience.
  • In depth knowledge of diverse business functions and principles including corporate financial law and risk management practices
  • Ability to promote process improvement

Deadline: 1st September 2022.

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