Financial Controller at Lekki Freeport Terminal (1 slot available)

Lekki Freeport Terminal is currently seeking for a suitably qualified applicant to take the vacant position of a Financial Controller. Check below for the full details of the position:

  • Job Title: Financial Controller

  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Lagos Island, Lagos (On-site)
  • Department: Finance
  • Indirect reports to: CEO
  • Reports to: Chief Finance Office


Position Summary (Lekki Freeport Terminal)

  • This position is for an experienced Financial Controller, or Comptroller, under the guidance of the Chief Finance Officer to undertake all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget, and forecasts preparation, as well as development of internal control policies and procedures. Finance Controller responsibilities will also include financial risk management.

Lekki Freeport Terminal


  • Creation of internal audit, manage all accounting operations including Billing, A/R, A/P, GL, Cost Accounting, Inventory Accounting and Revenue Recognition.
  • Creation of analytical accounting.
  • Analysis and follow-up of costs.
  • Creation, and follow-up of group reporting.
  • Reporting to shareholders (monthly, quarterly, annually).
  • Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances.
  • Prepare and publish timely monthly financial statements.
  • Coordinate the preparation of regulatory reporting.
  • Research technical accounting issues for compliance.
  • Support month-end and year-end close process.
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting.
  • Manage and comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings.
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.
  • Business partner (follow-up of commercial development, market shares, …)
  • Super-user on Billing Module, ERP, and reporting module.
  • Must provide all the relevant information and statistics KPI`s to the management team when needed.
  • Must maintain high stakeholder’s level satisfaction by being proactive in the resolution of the issues.
  • Additional controller duties as necessary.

Educational Qualification

  • Bachelor’s Degree / Higher National Diploma / Professional Degree in Finance, Accounting, or any related course.
  • Professional Certification – ICAN or similar


  • 10 years + in Finance and Accounting.
  • Experience in Container terminal is a plus.
  • Analysis and control of GL accounts
  • Creation of analytical accounting
  • Analysis and follow-up of costs
  • Creation, and follow-up of group reporting
  • Reporting to shareholders (monthly, quarterly, annually)
  • Budgeting
  • Creation of internal audit
  • Business partner (follow-up of commercial development, market shares, …)
  • Super-user on Billing Module, ERP, and reporting module

Skills and Abilities Required in Position:

  • High standard in computer skill.
  • Expert in financial analysis and forecasting.
  • Takes ownership for work. Meet daily challenges with a positive and open mind.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedure.
  • Experience in creating financial statements.
  • Experience with creating financial statements.
  • Must be able to exercise good judgment to set priorities including planning and implementing work.
  • Requires intermediate to advanced verbal and written communications skills in English, in addition to effective interpersonal skills.

Critical Success Factors:

  • Achieve and maintain all Finance KPIs.
  • Demonstrate clear understanding of all financial projections.
  • High level of analytical & troubleshooting skill for financial activities.
  • Required exceptional time management due to fast moving demanding work.
  • Zero discrepancies between financial statements.
  • No delay in mail and correspondent handling.
  • Hands on experience and professionalism.

Application Closing Date: Not Specified.


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