Charterhouse are currently undertaking a search, for one of our Middle East client’s, whom are in the process of looking to recruit a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). From a locational standpoint, this role will rotate across both the Nigerian production-hub and the head office in Beirut; applicants and candidates need to aligned to this prereqisite.
About the role
This client has a fully-fledged and vertically integrated operation across farming, food production and distribution. This role will take ownership of a team of finance staff locally in Nigeria and with a reporting line to a Middle East group head office, this CFO shall have overall responsibility for all areas of financial management, governance, funding and strategic planning. The CFO will also be required to develop internal controls; to allow for robust, accurate and compliant accounting processes, aligned to IFRS. Also, the CFO will be required to develop a strong platform to complete reliable financial due-diligence, through Financial Planning & Analysis functions, to provide operational commercial support and business development/investment feasibilities. In conjunction, the CFO will be required to develop and/or reshape the finance team and staff structures, whilst also developing strong succession planning and management mentorship.
The client will look to hire a qualified and experienced finance professional, with up to 15 years’ experience, across a mainstream financial reporting and/or accountancy-based position. Our client will ideally look to recruit a professionally qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA or CPA) whom is able to demonstrate an understanding and working knowledge of a manufacturing, production or agricultural centric organisation.
The successful candidate will be familiar and experience within a leadership role and shall possess a demonstrable track record with senior stakeholders, both internally and externally, to allow for the oversight of commercial support activities, banking relationships and external audit undertakings. The nature of this role and organisation requires their CFO to be based in Nigeria, on a rotation basis, whilst also travelling regularly across the Middle East offices to support group responsibilities and reporting lines.