Associate, Finance Operations at Babban Gona

Babban Gona | Job Title: Associate, Finance Operations | Location: Lagos | Employment Type: Full-time
Reports to: Head, Finance Operations
Industry: Financial Services

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of financial analysts toward achieving pre-set goals.
  • Develop guidance documents for financial processes and train staff on their use.
  • Verify that transfer requests meet guidelines.
  • Ensure that staff expenditure requests meet guidelines and budget limits.
  • Provide support to management during year-end closing which includes helping process transfers and answering any questions that colleagues in the finance division might have regarding revenue, expenditures, fund movement, etc.
  • Measuring the monetary funds of the company in order to find out whether they will affect the execution of all the enterprise projects.
  • Approve third party payments through accurate reconciliation of financial records.
  • Monitor and manage credit cards and invoice payments for farmers.
  • Act as the main point of contact for addressing any inquiries and questions related to financial operations.
  • Perform monthly invoicing by gathering and compiling data, coordinating with the Financial Control team on cost allocations, and working with financial analysts to record information in the accounting system.
  • Analyze existing accounting and finance systems and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Support periodic finance audit and development of financial policies and procedures for operational efficiency.
  • Develop and maintain financial statements for future reference.
  • Support financial planning, budgeting and other reporting activities.
  • Ensure that financial operational activities are executed and delivered as per the standards set by the company.
  • Develop operational initiatives to achieve financial goals.
  • Monitor and manage expenses within the established budget.
  • Performs a variety of administrative activities to ensure financial and personnel requirements are met in a timely manner.

Experience in  Finance and Accounting Role:

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  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Banking, Business or Economics.
  • Master’s Degree in Finance and/or MBA is an advantage.
  • 3 – 5 years of work experience in finance and accounting
  • Profound know-how in advanced financial analysis, cash management – accounts payable and receivable, bank reconciliations,  investment banking, etc.
  • Strong financial modeling experience.

Other Requirements:

  • Strong leadership skill; and ability to streamline functions.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills – both written and oral.
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skill.
  • Ability to work with a team or independently.
  • Extensive experience leading a complex organization and passion for getting into details to identify root cause of issues and create innovative solutions.
  • Excellent presentation skills; must be comfortable interacting with executive-level management.
  • Strong negotiation skills٫ with a good ability to build relations with employees and vendors.
  • Strong organizational skills with business-oriented thinking.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret data to derive business insights
  • Ability to provide support to; and collaborate with internal units and external groups to achieve business objectives

Start Up Environment:

  • Thrives in a fast paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities.


  • Competitive Salary
  • Health Insurance
  • Pension
  • Performance Bonus
  • Annual Paid Vacation
  • Group Life Insurance

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
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