Head of Finance at a Top-tier Full-service Law Firm – KPMG Nigeria

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:

Job Title: Head of Finance

Location: Lagos, Nigeria


  • 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

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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