Director, Financial Control

Company Details

9mobile is a Nigerian private limited liability company. EMTS acquired a Unified Access Service License from the Nigerian Communications Commission in 2007. The License enables EMTS to provide Fixed Telephony (wired or wireless), Digital Mobile Services, International Gateway Services and National/Regional Long Distance Services in addition to spectrum assignments in the 900 and 1800 MHz bands. We are employing to fill the job post of:

Employment Title: Director, Financial Control

Job: IRC4305
Area: Lagos, Nigeria
Employment Type: Permanent

Job Summary 

  • Develop and implement robust financial controls both in the finance and business operational realms.
  • Ensure compliance with appropriate and widely accepted accounting practices and standards.
  • Responsible for the management of EMTS’ financial accounting strategy and contributing to the development of business strategic goals.

Principal Functions
Tactical & Strategy:

  • Validate all financial controls and procedures within the business, ensuring the adequate maintenance of proper policies and procedures in the areas of finance &accounting.
  • Maintain suitable internal controls that lead to complete, accurate, and timely financial reporting.
  • Develop innovative risk management vehicles to improve the organization’s financial position.
  • Ensure alignment of the division’s strategy with the corporate strategy, goals, and objectives.
  • Establish and implement accounting procedures and policies in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and laws of the state.
  • Evolve and implement cost management strategies to monitor and control costs organization-wide.
  • Implement a consistent review of existing processes and controls to identify improvements that can be immediately adopted.
  • Prepare monthly business operations analysis report of projects and customer groups; analyse the budget variances and provide recommendations to ensure a budget is well executed.
  • Conduct the revision of monthly management accounts, with appropriate commentaries, providing accurate and insightful analysis of performance in line with internal deadlines.
  • Evolve and promote control processes to mitigate financial risks.
  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.
  • Take ownership of and communicate the department’s strategic direction and objectives to team members.
  • Maintain continuous lines of communication, keeping top management informed of all critical financial issues.


  • Ensure financial processes and controls operate effectively and efficiently daily while developing and implementing reporting measures to demonstrate their operations.
  • Ensure that all reconciliations are completed on a timely basis and differences are investigated and resolved promptly.
  • Support the CFO in the preparation of business plans and re-forecasts.
  • Analyse the financial impact of business operational issues & decisions and advise accordingly.
  • Integrate directly with the IT department in ensuring that appropriate financial management technology systems and platforms are in place to expand and sustain growth-oriented business and ensure financial success.
  • Support month-end and year-end close process.
  • Motivate, mentor, coach, guide and ensure knowledge transfer and capacity building in team members
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the CFO.

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or HND in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field.
  • MBA or similar advanced degree preferred.
  • Professional qualification (ACA, ACCA, CFA, ICAN) is mandatory
  • Advanced knowledge of professional financial standards.
  • Twelve (12) to Fifteen (15) years of work experience with at least three (3) years at senior management level.
  • Meaningful relevant experience in a business environment characterized by growth, enhancement of business processes and systems complexity
  • Strong executive presence and effective communication and relationship building skills.
  • A strong understanding of Finance control methodologies and techniques, including data analytics.
  • Exceptional attention to detail along with the ability to synthesize and communicate business issues and solutions.
  • Proven experience working within a fast-paced, complex business environment
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills with the ability to deliver strategic messages to senior leadership level positions.
  • Collaborative, team-oriented leadership style with a track record of leading and mentoring teams.
  • Ability to establish a high degree of accountability across the organization through both performance measurement and clear communications.
  • High level of integrity and discretion with confidential matters.


  • Financial Accounting / Reporting
  • Budgeting and control techniques
  • Receivables & Payable Management
  • Cost Accounting
  • Telecoms Industry Knowledge Skills
  • Leadership and People Management
  • Business and Financial Acumen
  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Judgment and Creative Problem Solving
  • Multi-tasking
  • Effective Communication and Collaborative
  • Strategic Thinker and Operations savvy Behaviour
  • Passion for Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Empowering people
  • Growing people
  • Teamwork
  • Customer Focus

Internal Relationships:

  • All Departments. Senior Management Team, Executive Management Team

External Relationships:

  • Vendors, Consultants, External Auditors
Application Closing Date

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