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[Job Vacancy] Financial Controller at United Nigeria Airlines

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Job Vacancy

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: [email protected] using the job title as the subject of the email