OLX Nigeria Job for a Business Operations (Finance) Lead

At OLX we have a clear ambition – to empower millions of people across the globe by helping them connect and share their goods and services. This inspiring purpose has helped us build one of the world’s leading Internet companies. This combination of business and purpose attracts a certain type of person. If you’ve got an entrepreneurial drive and think you can use that drive to contribute to our purpose, then we’d love to empower you to be successful. Want to know more?

OLX is recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Business Operations (Finance) Lead

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Job Description

Your opportunity…

  • As a Business Operations (Finance) Lead at OLX Nigeria you will be a significant driver for our fast growing business in an international, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Reporting to the Country Manager for Nigeria, the role involves working across cultures and countries and providing strategic leadership in all aspects of business operations.
  • You will be responsible for the development, execution and monitoring of key finance initiatives across the OLX business in Nigeria and will also work collaboratively with other functions including Marketing, Product and Business Development to drive overall business objectives

What responsibilities will you get when working with us?
Responsibilities includes but is not limited to the below:

Overall Funds Management:

  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and
  • Forecast cashflow positions and available funds for day-to-day business
  • Maintain relevant banking and partner

Budgeting and Accounting:

  • Prepare the company’s budget and ensure expenses are in-line with approved
  • Report variances on approved budget with clear rationale.
  • Actively participate in the formulation of overall strategic direction.

Financial Analysis:

  • Engage in on-going cost management
  • Engage in benchmarking studies to identify areas of potential operational improvements.
  • Produce accurate financial reports to specific deadlines and stay abreast of changes in financial regulation and legislation.
  • Compile key business metrics and create additional analysis and reports as requested.

What will you need to be successful in this role?

  • University degree in Finance, Accounting or related field
  • MBA or any other relevant Master’s degree would be preferable
  • Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Chartered Accountant or other relevant professional certifications in Accounting is a plus.
  • Fast learner in a very dynamic environment. Strong hands-on attitude that enjoys creating and implementing new business ideas.
  • Work experience in high-performance environments with a proven track record of personal, academic and professional achievements in an international field.
  • Passionate about online and has deep interest in developing businesses.
  • Humble, flexible personality with knowledge of the local Nigerian market.
  • Articulate, clear thinker; excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • 7+ years experience in leading roles in Internet / Consulting / Audit
  • Experience in using data analysis applications (e.g. Excel) and Financial management software (e.g. Quickbooks, Oracle) is desirable.
  • Excellent problem-solving, data driven, analytical, technical and numerical abilities with strong attention to detail is crucial.
  • Experience leading diverse teams both culturally and across geographies, especially within West Africa, is a plus.

What can you expect from us and what do we offer?

  • Fun diverse, inclusive and fair environment with a commitment to training, plus a relaxed casual attire.
  • Medical (including vision), Dental,  coverage for employee and  eligible dependents.
  • Performance based Rewards & Recognition that include competitive compensation, annual merit review.

Inspired and interested in the job? Apply!

  • Are you ready to live your dream and apply for this role? It only takes a few minutes to apply using our simple application template.
  • We will try to get back to you within the next two weeks but we have to admit, sometimes it takes a bit longer than that.
  • If it does please don’t worry we will respond to your application no matter what.
  • Once you’ve it out submit it online and our talent scouts promise to give it serious consideration.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application letter and CV’s to: [email protected]

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