Finance Manager Job at Ascentech Services Limited

Ascentech Services Limited - Our client in the cement and construction-product manufacturing industry is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Finance Manager
Job Location: Victoria Island, Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time
Department: Finance
Industry / Sector: Manufacturing (Construction products & Chemicals)


  • This role is responsible for providing financial, accounting, and Business Control Services to SGN business unit and its functions, pro-actively driving and delivering effective Finance solutions in order to enhance both the short and long-term business results contributing to our leadership position in the market-place
  • The role shall implement and execute the aforementioned solutions in line with the Global and Regional Saint-Gobain Finance strategies as well as legal and statutory compliance of country Laws. The role works closely with the ICT systems to design custom solutions for the business unit.


  • Ensure accurate and timely production of financial reports, including monthly reports, business and strategic plans, budgets, rolling forecasts and accurate decision making information in line with our quality principles.
  • Monitoring and analytical review of key finance business drivers and performance indicators.
  • Provide financial support, analysis and interpretation to operational management.
  • Provide financial information and interpreting the implications for business performance and funding needs.
  • Develop, implement and maintain business and financial control systems across the division, and complies with company’s standards.
  • Manage the credit control function ensuring bad debts are minimised and sales opportunities are maximised.
  • Manage cash flow, treasury and tax requirements, with regards to Group standards.
  • Ensure compliance with financial legislation, standards and statutory obligations across the operation.
  • Accountable for ensuring Corporate Governance aligned to the Group Standard.
  • Determine, implement, monitor, review and evaluate budgetary and accounting strategies, policies and plans in consultation with other line managers.
  • Manage all aspects of the Finance function including and not limited to General Ledger, Fixed Assets, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Petty Cash, Bank Reconciliations etc
  • Ensure monthly financial statements, management accounts and cash flows are prepared
  • Prepare annual budgets and quarterly forecasts are prepared.
  • Review and track performance by monitoring variance from plan, highlighting potential issues
  • Maintain appropriate controls to ensure costs are within budgeted levels
  • Implement internal controls to protect and safeguard company’s assets
  • Liaise with external auditors, tax agents, bankers, insurers and statutory bodies
  • Review monthly recon files, managing general ledger close of adjustments to zero and manage people and processes to adhere to reporting deadlines
  • Prepare variance to budget as compared to prior year analysis, report on Company performance, identify problem areas and take remedial action with staff and Enabling functions as required
  • Effective internal controls management.
  • Evaluate financial reporting systems, accounting and collection procedures, and investment activities, and make recommendations for changes to procedures, operating systems, budgets, and other financial control functions.
  • All such duties and/or activities assigned by management/board as and when required.
  • Continuous change in legislation and macro-environment
  • Managing relationships across the entire business
  • Maintaining a high level of professionalism and integrity in executing the role
  • Relationship with shareholders
  • Alignment with the overall Equity policy of the country
  • Adapting to organisational changes
  • Macro-Economics including the exchange rate, inflation, fiscal policy of the government
  • Varying levels of business maturity
  • Increasing competitiveness
  • Infrastructure challenges
  • Collaboration with various Regulatory and legislative bodies within the African Continent
  • Close relationship with Stakeholders
  • Close collaboration and decision making with executives and Regional Board members
  • A fluid and evolving Macro-Economic environment both locally and internationally


  • MBA / BSc / HND in Accounting or Finance
  • ICAN qualification will be an added advantage
  • Membership of one or more Professional Bodies
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience preferably a manufacturing environment and working with SAGE system
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control principles including Financial Reporting Standards.
  • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems.
  • Ability to analyse financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections.
  • Experience in strategic planning, executing and developing budgets.
  • Knowledge of computerized cost control and accounting systems.
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience formulating objectives, standards, and procedures.
  • Risk management and general business/commercial acumen
  • Team player
  • Finance Manager, who is experienced in the cement and construction-product manufacturing company

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Resume to: using the Job position as the subject of the email.

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