Financial Controller at Aggreko Plc

Aggreko – Around the world, people, businesses and countries are striving for a better future. A future that needs power and the right conditions to succeed. That’s why at Aggreko, we work round the clock, making sure you get the electricity, heating and cooling you need, whenever you need it – all powered by our trademark passion, unrivalled international experience and local knowledge.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:



Job Title: Financial Controller

Reference No.: JR03802
Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full Time

Purpose of The Job

  • Provide finance leadership and support across all areas, including the leadership team and particularly the GM Nigeria.
  • Ownership of all key FP&A activities including the budget process and monthly forecasting.
  • Responsibility to review and maintain a strong financial control environment across Nigeria.

Key Responsibilities

  • Monthly reviews of variance against budget/forecast
  • Management of results (actuals and forecast) and reporting hierarchy including; P&L Fleet and non-fleet capex Net operating assets Headcount.
  • Discussions with HR on headcount and employment cost movements
  • Consolidated monthly financial reporting for Nigeria

Risks & Opportunities / Profit ‘contingency’ Management:

  • Lead monthly review and approval of results with SLT, GM and FM covering financials and consequential operational impacts
  • Collation of information for MBR review pack (with GM, AFM) supporting creation of pack in conjunction with FM
  • Ensure updated reporting hierarchy remains fit for purpose (2021 specific)
  • Participate in monthly functional review calls, to develop understanding beyond financial information

Business Planning Cycle:

  • Create plan, timetable, and templates for internal budget cycle
  • Discuss ahead of cycle, key areas of focus (specific to each area where applicable)
  • Participate in review meetings with business leaders, providing both challenge and support
  • Prepare consolidated presentation and manage all other submissions to Africa finance Control environment
  • Ensure consistent approach to financial controls across each the Nigeria business, aligned to wider Africa Group control environment
  • Management of READ (risk event assurance database) reporting including monitoring of overdue actions and high risk areas.
  • Participation in WACA Finance controls activities as a representative for Nigeria including review and challenge of submissions for; Financial Control Checklists, Segregation of Duties, Delegation of Authority, Collaboration with Internal Audit on relevant audit issues

Indicative performance measures / Key inter dependencies:

  • Delivery of objectives and tasks, with minimal supervision, on time and with a quality output
  • Seen as trusted partner across the business, a “go to” person
  • Develop a wide network of contacts across the business areas and functions through collaboration.

Education / Qualifications

Professional Skills / Experience:

  • Experienced finance professional with strong financial accounting knowledge
  • Propensity to absorb non-financial information across a broad range of topics and disciplines
  • Experience in providing reliability and clarity of information, tailoring outputs for audiences.

Personal Skills / Experience:

  • Experience in working with several operational areas, geographies, and business units
  • Ability to work effectively on multiple, un-related tasks covering various functions
  • Ability to present financial and non-financial information clearly
  • Ability to quickly build trusted relationships across functions and areas
  • Ability to provide appropriate balance of challenge and support

Aggreko Sales Behaviors (How we would like you to operate in this role)
Be Dynamic:

  • We drive ourselves to acquire and maintain a well-developed network, understanding our marketplace, competitors and industry trends
  • We use our commercial acumen to qualify our opportunities robustly, identifying where we can win and where we cannot
  • We create, maintain and share robust Sales Opportunity plans, ensuring we know what needs to be achieved to win both new and repeat business.
  • We create, maintain and share robust Account Plans, ensuring Aggreko is competitively positioned to take advantage of opportunities when they arise

Be Expert:

  • We take personal responsibility to acquire and maintain the knowledge we need to understand how Aggreko’s resources, products and services bring value to our customers
  • We take the time to prepare for all our customer interactions by conducting thorough research into their organization, their business environment and their people
  • We know how to deploy Aggreko’s resources (time, people, money) in an effective and efficient manner, both in the interest of the customer and our wider business.
  • We have a deep understanding of our processes:  Knowing who and where to go to when we need help to get things done.  We share this knowledge freely with our colleagues

Be Together:

  • Our colleagues, customers and partners’ safety is our first thought at all times
  • We make every effort to ensure that our customers and colleagues needs, and expectations are being met.  We communicate clearly and honestly, and we value both theirs and our time
  • We lead from the front, accept responsibility and value the opinions of others.  Our ambition is to attain the status of trusted advisor, both in the eyes of our customers and our colleagues
  • Whenever possible we use our collective knowledge and resources, but we hold ourselves accountable for the achievement of our sales targets and objectives

Be Innovative:

  • We challenge ourselves.  Actively seeking feedback from our colleagues and customers to understand how and where we can improve
  • We aspire to best practice, leveraging our internal and external networks to inform our thoughts, decisions and actions
  • We take control of our future by planning and developing a sales pipeline of closable opportunities that enable us to forecast our future business accurately
  • We are inquisitive about our customers’ real needs enabling us to provide the best solutions for today and tomorrow, whilst negotiating win/win outcomes for them and us.



How to Apply
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