Financial Controller at United Nigeria Airlines

United Nigeria Airlines is a wholly owned Nigerian company incorporated under the Companies and Allied Matters Act of 1990 at the Corporate Affairs Commission to offer commercial air transportation services under the trade name United Nigeria.

We re recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Financial Controller

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full Time

Job Summary

  • The financial controller performs effective risk management and plans the organisation’s financial strategy. 
  • The ideal candidate must be well-versed in all aspects of financial systems, controls and management ranging from accounting to broad investment and banking operations.
  • The candidate will be an excellent leader with strong interpersonal and communication skills. He or she must be a highly motivated, result-oriented manager able to work under pressure.

Key Functions

  • Participating in executive management and making decisions on the running of the company;
  • Setting up and managing the financial and accounting functions of the airline;
  • Raising and managing funds from various local and international sources to meet the capital and investment needs of the airline
  • Managing cash and liquidity risks;
  • Ensuring regulatory financial, tax and reporting
  • Driving the company’s financial planning; Maintaining systems and controls
  • Performing risk management by analysing the organization’s liabilities and investments;

Duties / Responsiblities

  • Drive the company’s financial planning, budgeting, controls and company growth
  • Perform risk management by analyzing the organization’s liabilities and investments
  • Decide on investment strategies by considering cash and liquidity risks
  • Ensure cash flow is appropriate for the organization’s operations
  • Overseeing Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Tax, Treasury, Payroll, Financial and Management Accounting functions.
  • Ensure efficiency of the company’s operations including advising on best practices to increase the bottom line
  • Overseeing commercial decision-making from tender analysis, margin analysis, pricing analysis etc
  • Ensure compliance with tax laws and other regulatory financial requirements including auditing
  • Ensure full and timely financial reporting by international financial reporting standards
  • Recruitment, training, mentoring and development of staff in the department and company on financial-related matters.
  • Supervise all finance personnel (controllers, treasurers, accounting officers, analysts )
  • Manage vendor relationships and procurements
  • Prepare reliable current and forecasting reports
  • Set up and oversee the company’s finance IT systems
  • Ensure compliance with the law and company’s policies
  • Develop and manage relationships with investors and financiers

Experience & Qualifications

  • BSc / BA in Accounting, Finance or relevant field; MSc/MBA is a plus.
  • 10+ Proven experience as finance officer/chief account or relevant role in a senior financial managerial position with a proven record of success
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Extensive relationships in the financial system
  • Knowledge of the aviation industry
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • An analytical mind, comfortable with numbers
  • CPA/ACCA/ACA is required
  • In-depth knowledge of corporate financial law and risk management practices
  • Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods
  • Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office and accounting software
  • Ability to strategize and solve problems

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CVs with Cover Letters to: using the job title as the subject of the email

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