Group Chief Financial Officer in an Indigenous Oil and Gas Servicing Company


KPMG Nigeria – Our client, a leading indigenous Oil and Gas Servicing firm is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Group Chief Financial Officer

Location: Lagos
Sector: Oil and Gas
Job Type: Full time


  • We are seeking to fill the role of a Group Chief Finance Officer who is not the typical number-cruncher stereotype but someone who thinks of themselves as more of a strategic player in the company.
  • He/she needs to be creative, understand best practices, and know how to create more value for the company.

Job Description / Skills and Capabilities

  • Responsible for coordinating the annual operating plan and oversee the preparation of the annual budget for the divisions and the group and monitor its implementation.
  • Ensure that effective internal controls are in place and ensure compliance with GAAP and applicable federal, state and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting.
  • Provide strategic advice on potential returns and risks to the businesses through analysis of data and financial performance.
  • Develop and implement detailed cost management strategies to monitor and control costs Group-wide.
  • Participate in the development of the Group’s overall strategic goals and ensure these are cascaded to the different Finance teams across the organization.


  • First Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration / Management or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 17 years work experience with 8 years hands-on experience at senior management in accounting and finance, managing complex strategic issues/minimum of 8 years as a CFO (Preferably in an indigenous oil and gas industry).
  • Strong treasury and cash flow management experience.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting and internal control principles, operational risk evaluation and governance frameworks.
  • Strong entrepreneurial drive and commmercial acumen with a track record of building up an organization within the oil and gas industry.
  • MBA or a Master’s Degree in Business, Finance, Economics or related discipline.
  • Professional qualifications such as ICAN or ACCA.
  • Strong knowledge of IFRS accounting principles.
  • Previous experience in financing and debt structure and proven track record of raising capital from the international market funding environment.
  • Adept at eveluating investments mergers and acquisitions, business diversifications and general company growth.
  • Strong relationshp management, negotiation and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills with an ability to communicate effectively and confidently at al levels.
  • Thorough knowledge of relevant legislation and regulatory requirements as well as the ability to translate these into appropriate policies and procedures.
  • Able to develop, implement and review as at when due an ideal capital structure for each of the businesses.


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