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Latest Job: Associate, Finance Operations at Babban Gona Farmer Services Nigeria Limited

  • Doreo Partners is an impact investment firm with a proven track record of exclusively investing in profitable, high growth, early stage businesses that improve the livelihoods of Nigerian smallholder farmers. Doreo’s investment strategy is driven by the team’s passion to provide a private sector driven solution to Nigeria’s leading social …

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    Associate, Finance Operations

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA
    • Experience 3 – 5 years
    • Location Lagos
    • Job Field Finance / Accounting / Audit&nbsp

    Key Responsibilities

    • Lead a team of financial analysts toward achieving pre-set goals.
    • Develop guidance documents for financial processes and train staff on their use.
    • Verify that transfer requests meet guidelines.
    • Ensure that staff expenditure requests meet guidelines and budget limits.
    • Provide support to management during year-end closing which includes helping process transfers and answering any questions that colleagues in the finance division might have regarding revenue, expenditures, fund movement, etc.
    • Measuring the monetary funds of the company in order to find out whether they will affect the execution of all the enterprise projects.
    • Approve third party payments through accurate reconciliation of financial records.
    • Monitor and manage credit cards and invoice payments for farmers.
    • Act as the main point of contact for addressing any inquiries and questions related to financial operations.
    • Perform monthly invoicing by gathering and compiling data, coordinating with the Financial Control team on cost allocations, and working with financial analysts to record information in the accounting system.
    • Analyze existing accounting and finance systems and make recommendations for improvement.
    • Support periodic finance audit and development of financial policies and procedures for operational efficiency.
    • Develop and maintain financial statements for future reference.
    • Support financial planning, budgeting and other reporting activities.
    • Ensure that financial operational activities are executed and delivered as per the standards set by the company.
    • Develop operational initiatives to achieve financial goals.
    • Monitor and manage expenses within the established budget.
    • Performs a variety of administrative activities to ensure financial and personnel requirements are met in a timely manner.

    Reporting Line

    This position reports to Head, Finance Operations.


    Experience in  Finance and Accounting Role

    • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Banking, Business or Economics. Master’s degree in Finance and/or MBA is an advantage.
    • 3-5 years of work experience in finance and accounting
    • Profound know-how in advanced financial analysis, cash management – accounts payable and receivable, bank reconciliations,  investment banking, etc.
    • Strong financial modeling experience.

    Other Requirements

    • Strong leadership skill; and ability to streamline functions.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills – both written and oral.
    • Excellent quantitative and analytical skill.
    • Ability to work with a team or independently.
    • Extensive experience leading a complex organization and passion for getting into details to identify root cause of issues and create innovative solutions.
    • Excellent presentation skills; must be comfortable interacting with executive-level management.
    • Strong negotiation skills٫ with a good ability to build relations with employees and vendors.
    • Strong organizational skills with business-oriented thinking.
    • Demonstrated ability to interpret data to derive business insights
    • Ability to provide support to; and collaborate with internal units and external groups to achieve business objectives

    Start Up Environment

    • Thrives in a fast paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities.


    • Competitive Salary
    • Health Insurance
    • Pension
    • Performance Bonus
    • Annual Paid Vacation
    • Group Life Insurance

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Babban Gona on to apply

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