Job Vacancies at IHS Towers

IHS Towers is the largest independent mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Founded in 2001, IHS provides services across the full tower value chain – colocation on owned towers, deployment and managed services.

Today IHS Towers has operations in Nigeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Zambia and Rwanda. Following the recent acquisitions of MTN and Etisalat’s tower portfolios in Nigeria, IHS owns over 23,300 towers in Africa.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Senior Specialist, Financial Reporting

Location: Lagos (On-site)
Job type: Full-time
Level: Mid-Senior career

The Opportunity

  • IHS Towers is expanding our global footprint and we are seeking an individual to join our Finance team in Nigeria as a Senior Specialist, Financial Reporting.
  • The Senior Specialist, Financial Reporting will own the Company’s General Ledger and ensure that all transactions and documentation comply with IFRS and SOX requirements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare and distribute internal financial statements and reports, maintaining the highest quality and accuracy.
  • Manage monthly closing process, including reconciliations and analysis of all balance sheet and profit or loss accounts. Coordinate with other Finance functions to ensure timely and accurate execution of month close financial reporting activities.
  • Identify and propose accounting relevant adjustments required for accuracy of the Trial Balance and other routine accounting reports.
  • Prepare monthly summarized management financials and cash-flow statements (CFS). Make updates based on reviews with process owners and relevant stakeholders.
  • Identify need for changes to accounting policies and systems in response to changes in global accounting standards and the immediate business environment.
  • Continuously reassess financial reporting systems for all entities in Nigeria, matching trend of investing and financing activities to management expectation. Report identified exceptions to management.
  • Prepare stand-alone and consolidated annual financial statements in compliance with IFRS. Attend to all review comments and follow through to final sign-off.
  • Provide support for financial planning in the annual budgeting process and monthly variance analysis.
  • Coordinate the Company’s annual audit with the independent auditors.
  • Maintain and strengthen internal controls over financial reporting.
  • Research and resolve accounting issues including evaluation and implementation of new accounting pronouncements to ensure IFRS compliance.
  • Prepare technical accounting memos that provide clear guidance on complex accounting topics.
  • Attend to other external stakeholder reporting queries and enquiries.
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned by the Senior Manager, Financial Reporting.

Key Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics and/or related disciplines.
  • Relevant professional qualifications – ACCA/ ICAN
  • + 6 years in audit and assurance, accounting consulting and preparation of IFRS financial statements.
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Behavioural Competencies:

  • Collaboration & Teamwork

Functional competencies:

  • IFRS Accounting
  • SOX 404 Compliance
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Use of MS Office Tools
  • Business Communication.

Organizational Competencies

  • Customer Focus – People demonstrating this competency understand & exceed our customers’ needs. They develop trusted, reliable & collaborative relationships. They are consistently operating to the highest standards of service & delivery.
  • Innovation – People demonstrating this competency constantly seek new & improved ways to deliver our products & services. They champion engineering & skills development, and work to create a collaborative and supportive operating environment.
  • Integrity – People demonstrating this competency are open & honest in everything they do. They support financially & environmentally sustainable growth. They make socially responsible decisions and treat their stakeholders with respect.
  • Be Bold – People demonstrating this competency are thorough in analyses & decision-making. They are courageous in expanding existing markets & developing new ones. They confidently pursue appropriate financial returns and are forward-thinking and ambitious.

Application Closing Date
2nd May, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

Job Title: Senior Specialist, SOX & Compliance

Location: Lagos (On-site)
Job type: Full-time
Level: Mid-Senior career

The Opportunity

  • IHS Towers is expanding our global footprint and we are seeking an individual to join our Finance team in Nigeria as Senior Specialist, SOX & Compliance.
  • The Senior Specialist, SOX & Compliance will Improve finance policy and process compliance by ensuring that policy and process documents are up to date, reflecting current realities and embedding awareness, ownership, and compliance within and outside the Finance department.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate local SOX requirements as the local SOX Champion, including RACM validation and sign offs, control design inputs, follow-up on evidence submission, training, and change management.
  • Test operating effectiveness of selected key SOX controls in a period prior to formal management or external audit testing.
  • Ensure control ownership is routinely updated for all key and non-key controls for the local market by ensuring that RACM documents are aligned with the organisational structure.
  • Maintain the database of deficiencies and open control issues, undertaking root cause analyses, following up and tracking management actions, escalation, collaborating with the Internal Audit and SOX Teams. Drive remediation efforts through the risk management application and engagement with issue owners.
  • Review policy documents on an annual basis to ensure that they reflect current realities and best practice guidelines.
  • Create and implement an annual training plan for all key stakeholders within, and outside of the Finance function covering all finance processes and policies.
  • Perform policy and process risk-based compliance reviews.
  • Develop a policy and process dashboard, monitor and report monthly against set KPIs.
  • Review appropriateness of user access to key Finance systems through assessment of appropriate segregation of duties, alignment between privileges and job role and employment status.
  • Translate work objectives into tactical work plans through liaising with management to ensure that objectives are met within agreed timelines.
  • Planning and conducting business understanding workshops and undertaking risk assessment for the evaluation of risk of misstatement of financial reports or non-compliance to policies. Undertake risk assessment to identify compliance key areas of focus through discovery investigations to identify opportunities to add value through compliance reviews and assurance activities.
  • Collection, review, and analysis of workings and other financial information prepared by accounting department for identification of exceptions. Analyzing and reviewing of other non-financial information reported to management for completeness and accuracy.
  • Work with / cooperate with group Fin Ops functions, Global process owners and SOX team on driving consistency with a global IHS outlook and compliance work.
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned by the Director, Finance Process Optimization.
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Key Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Management, or related field.
  • Professional auditing and/or accounting certification a must e.g., ACA, ACCA
  • Minimum of 6 years’ relevant experience, in audit or accounting. Industry experience in
  • internal audit is an asset.
  • Good appreciation of IFRS accounting, SOX, ITGC and COSO.
  • Internal/external audit training is a must.

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Collaboration & Teamwork

Functional competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Internal Audit
  • Risk Assessment
  • Financial Acumen
  • Use of MS Office Tools
  • Flowcharting
  • Business Communication
  • Workload Management.

Organizational Competencies:

  • Customer Focus – People demonstrating this competency understand & exceed our customers’ needs. They develop trusted, reliable & collaborative relationships. They are consistently operating to the highest standards of service & delivery.
  • Innovation – People demonstrating this competency constantly seek new & improved ways to deliver our products & services. They champion engineering & skills development, and work to create a collaborative and supportive operating environment.
  • Integrity – People demonstrating this competency are open & honest in everything they do. They support financially & environmentally sustainable growth. They make socially responsible decisions and treat their stakeholders with respect.
  • Be Bold – People demonstrating this competency are thorough in analyses & decision-making. They are courageous in expanding existing markets & developing new ones. They confidently pursue appropriate financial returns and are forward-thinking and ambitious.

Application Closing Date
4th May, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply!

Important Notice

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by people assigned to it.
  • They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
  • All personnel may be required to perform other responsibilities in addition to those specified from time to time, as needed.
  • We do not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it.
  • Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity inclusion. We do not discriminate on grounds of colour, race, nationality, religion, age, ethnic origin, disability, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation in our employment practices
  • Our people are all equally gifted in unique ways: we come from diverse traditions, personal experiences and points of view. And we want to include yours, Are you ready to inspire us with your ideas?
  • We encourage all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
  • Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview
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