Head, Financial Reporting (25 views)

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

Financial Reporting Management

  • Prepare and review the quarterly and annual reports (i.e. financial statements, footnotes, MD&A etc.) as well as ensures compliance with all IFRS reporting requirements.
  • Develop and maintain a consistent formal process to support financial reporting.
  • Maintain a calendar of quarterly deliverables to keep all filings on schedule.
  • Ensure compliance regarding internal controls over external financial reporting and technical accounting.
  • Work closely with external auditors as related to financial reporting and technical accounting matters.
  • Complete all relevant IFRS disclosure checklists and challenges the appropriateness of disclosures.
  • Monitor the development and applicability of emerging accounting and reporting rules as related to the potential impact on the company’s financial statements.
  • Work collaboratively with managers and controllers, corporate finance team, internal audit, and others with a focus on technical accounting matters and policies.
  • Complete, review, and/or oversee the completion of memorandums to document the company’s application of technical accounting matters.
  • Work closely with tax team members as their projects relate to technical accounting matters.
  • Identify and assess new risk areas that arise as a result of major projects or process changes and changes in accounting guidance and advise management to ensure appropriate application.
  • Prepare financial results and regulatory returns for the company
  • Prepare monthly accounts and draft control accounts to ensure the balance sheet is complete and the profit and loss are accurate
  • Ensure annual regulatory filings along with statutory notes and disclosures
  • Support in compiling an annual budget and medium-term plans and quarterly forecasts by partnering with business areas
  • Implement improved financial reporting systems and processes. 
  • Monitor core controls such as balance sheet reconciliations across the business.
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial MI to senior management. 
  • Ensure accurate and timely regulatory reporting to relevant authorities. 

 People Management

  • Set performance objectives for team members in alignment with the strategic priorities of the company
  • Provide guidance to team members and gives timely feedback to ensure continuous improvement in the quality of deliverables
  • Motivate team members to maintain a high level of performance and excellent service delivery.

Key Requirements

Education and Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from a reputable university
  • Relevant professional certifications such as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is required.
  • Previous relevant experience in insurance is required.
  • Minimum of 8-10 years’ experience in financial accounting/reporting role in an Insurance company with a proven track record of outstanding performance

Skills and Competencies 

  • In-depth knowledge of Financial Reporting 
  • Excellent knowledge of Management Accounting
  • Understanding of regulatory compliance 
  • Experience in using relevant accounting software 
  • Knowledge of tax planning and management 
  • In-depth knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) 
  • Excellent Leadership and People Management skills
  • Strong Financial and Business Acumen 
  • Excellent Strategic thinking skills
  • IFRS 17 implementation experience in an insurance company.
  • Practical experience in the implementation of accounting system(s) in an Insurance company
  • Proven Solvency II experience
  • Extensive knowledge of MS Office tools
  • Ability to work under pressure.