Finance Manager jobs at Hamilton lloyd and Associates Nigeria 2013

Hamilton lloyd and Associate – Our client is a global leader in innovative pharmaceuticals, generics, vaccines and consumer health products, with presence in over 140 countries. They are big on providing healthcare solutions that address the evolving needs of patients and societies- products to prevent and treat diseases, ease suffering and enhance quality life.

Due to internal vacancies, the Nigerian office has decided to search for a Finance Manager.

Job Title: Finance Manager

Location: Lagos

External: Tax Authority, Consultants, External Auditors, Banks etc.
Other Business Units: All Departments

Main Responsibilities:

  • Provide effective operational financial planning, monitoring , accounting and reporting
  • Oversee the smooth and efficient running of the accounts department
  • Ensure compliance with statutory authorities and audit requirements including taxation and other legislative requirements
  • Update and keep relevant chart of accounts that reflect all financial management activities of the company
  • Responsible for safeguarding / verifying and controlling of all cash expenditures including payments and petty cash administration.
  • Supervises all accounting officers in ensuring completeness and accuracy of transactions & records
  • Monitors and enforces operational and internal control procedures as well as management of authorization procedures
  • Financial planning, budgeting and forecasting
  • Evaluation and management of company assets , ensuring proper procedures in acquisition , registration, transfers and disposals
  • Liaising with banks and other relevant financial institutions in matter relating to the organization.
  • Supervises reviews and approvals of bank reconciliations
  • Facilitating sales/ order entry processes and maintaining all sales related records
  • P&L account, balance sheet and cash flow statement.
  • Ensure accuracy of financial reports
  • Supervising the activities of all unit heads in the finance department
  • Ensuring adequate treasury plan for the company
  • Monitors the collation and consolidation of trial balance and financial reports.
  • Manages the company’s fixed asset register.
  • Reviews the reconciliation of bank and inter-branch accounts.
  • Supervises and/or prepare contracts for the procurement of goods and services.
  • Ensures that all records and data are adequately created and maintained in a logical order to ensure ease of reference and audit from the company’s internal audit unit.
  • To develop and implement tax planning strategies and apply expertise to tax functions in solving tax problems, aiding in tax decisions, and identifying tax planning opportunities and risks.
  • To manage treasury functions to safeguard the company’s cash, maximize return on ready cash and adequately plans for cash needs.
  • To represent the company in tax matters with tax authorities, and obtains tax clearance certificates for staff and the company as a whole.
  • To provide inputs, especially those relating to available cash and tax returns when financial reports are to be prepared.
  • To keep records of Departmental/staff cash requests and disbursements.
  • To manage the reconciliation of bank accounts and relationship with bank officials.
  • Other duties as assigned by the CFO.


  • In respect of the ideal candidate profile:
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems. A strong working knowledge of Sage and Excel is preferred.
  • Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations.
  • Ability to analyse financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and projections.

Personal Attributes

  • Work requires professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organisation.
  • Strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgement and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
  • High level of integrity and dependability with strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.

Educational Background
B.Sc in Accounting or Finance, MBA and ACA highly desirable in progressively responsible financial leadership roles, preferably in the Pharmaceutical and FMCG industry. With minimum of 7 years post NYSC relevant experience.

Application Closing Date:
18th December, 2012

Method of Application
Interested candidates should forward CV to:

Note: Only qualified candidates that fit the job description will be contacted. Please ensure you read Job description carefully.

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