Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Location: Abuja

Company: SAO Group

Type of job: Full time

Are you a visionary financial leader with a proven track record of driving growth and profitability? Do you excel in a dynamic environment, influencing strategic direction and leading a high-performing team? If so, SAO Group, a leading investment and advisory holding company shaping diverse industries in Africa, wants you to join our executive team as CFO!

About SAO Group

SAO Group is a dynamic force, fostering positive social impact and economic empowerment across Africa. With a network of subsidiaries like SAO Energy, SAO Capital, and SAO Agro, we tackle complex challenges and deliver lasting value. 

In this pivotal CFO role, you’ll craft the financial blueprint for SAO Group’s sustainable growth, driving positive impact for stakeholders and maximizing shareholder value.

What You’ll Do:

  • Lead the development and execution of a comprehensive financial strategy aligned with SAO Group’s overall vision and the specific needs of each subsidiary.
  • Oversee the Head of Corporate Finance and ensure the efficient execution of financial activities.
  • Secure optimal financing solutions, including debt, equity, and mergers & acquisitions, to fuel business expansion and strategic initiatives.
  • Partner with the CEO and executive team to develop and implement strategic plans, ensuring financial alignment with business objectives.
  • Foster a culture of excellence within the finance department, leading and motivating a team of skilled finance professionals.
  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders, including investors, lenders, and regulatory bodies.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant financial regulations and accounting standards.

Who You Are:

  • A seasoned and accomplished CFO with a minimum of 15+ years of experience in a senior financial leadership role within a complex, multi-subsidiary organization.
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing successful financial strategies, driving growth, and profitability.
  • In-depth knowledge of financial modeling, valuation techniques, capital markets, and risk management principles.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a strategic mindset and a keen eye for detail.
  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a team, build rapport with stakeholders at all levels, and effectively communicate complex financial information.
  • A bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field; an MBA, ICAN/CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) or CPA (Certified Public Accountant) designation is a strong plus and preferred.

Bonus Points:

  • Deep understanding of the African business landscape, regulatory environment, and economic trends.
  • Experience working within complex holding structures and managing multiple subsidiaries.
  • Proven ability to identify and implement innovative financial solutions.

Why Join Us?

At SAO Group, you’ll have the opportunity to shape the financial future of impactful businesses across Africa. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, a fast-paced and dynamic work environment, and the chance to make a real impact.

Ready to lead SAO Group’s financial journey? Apply today!
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