Financial Controller At Lufthansa Services Group

Financial Controller At Lufthansa Services Group

Lufthansa Services Group is the world’s largest provider of onboard services. It has presence in 211 airports in 50 countries. In 2018, the companies belonging to the LSG Group achieved consolidated revenues of approximately € 3.0 billion.

Job Title: Financial Controller
Location: Lagos

Role Purpose Statement

We are looking for a Financial Controller in our Lagos Nigeria- business unit (CSC), who reporting directly to the General Manager of the CSC  and part of the local management team, ensures an efficient and effective financial planning, controlling, reporting, accounting (incl. billing / invoicing), tax, risk management and treasury in the CSC while supporting the major business objectives

Main Accountabilities

Business Strategy, Policies and Tools

  • Implement the regional strategy in the CSC
  • Ensure compliance with statutory requirements, the corporate and regional guidelines and policies. Develop CSC specific procedures based on it
  • Identify potential business risks and ensure corrective actions are taken

Finance and controlling

  • Prepare or generate the annual business plan/ budget, and the annual financial reporting in the CSC to both shareholders in line with defined processes. Initiate corrective actions if needed; where appropriate: Finalise statutory accounts
  • Prepare or generate the monthly, quarterly and yearly financial statements/ reports of the CSC in line with internal and external requirements within the set time frames
  • Prepare or generate the monthly CSC forecast in line with defined processes
  • Generate the reports of the CSC and forward the results to the CSC management and Regional Finance and Controlling; generate reports and information based on ad-hoc request
  • Support CSC managers in monitoring the achievement of financial objectives. Initiate corrective actions if necessary in cooperation with CSC managers
  • Control the CSC capital investment budget activities
  • Ensure all tax activities are carried out and tax liabilities are optimised
  • Ensure an efficient and effective cash and treasury management for the CSC
  • Ensure the data quality and integrity of the CSC data in the Management Information System/ financial reporting system
  • Implement effective internal control processes in the CSC; ensure compliance with them in area of responsibility
  • Prepare and deliver financial studies, projections, analyses and feasibility studies in order to enable the management to take business decisions incl. capital expenditures
  • Develop specific CSC KPIs in co-operation with the manager
  • Ensure the efficient communication and co-operation within the CSC, within the Finance and Controlling network and with internal business partners
  • Initiate and lead CSC projects; participate or contribute in group wide and regional projects


  • Ensure that the area of responsibility is properly organized, staffed and directed
  • Guide, motivate and develop the direct and indirect (functional) reports within the HR policy

Plan, implement and control the cost budget in the area of responsibility, initiate and steer corrective actions in case of deviations

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Educational requirement of BSc in Accounting or Finance from a reputable institution is mandatory; and preferable Masters in Finance is required
  • Certification from relevant body is mandatory (ICAN and/or similar certifications)
  • Minimum of 8 years in accounting/finance function including a minimum of 3 years business experience in Finance and Controlling
  • Managerial experience
  • Knowledge of international accounting standards and local accounting principles & regulations
  • Experience in working within an SAP based environment
  • Know how in controlling and in management information systems
  • Good understanding of the organization, products, technological and competitive environment
  • Business acumen
  • Analytical skills, presentation and communication skills, customer orientation
  • Fluent English

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates who match this profile should kindly send their CVs to


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