Finance Business Partner

Who we are

Softcom was established in 2007 with a mission to “accelerate inclusion and growth for Africans wherever they may be” at scale. We want to be at the heart of improving how we live, learn, and work in Africa through innovation.

Over 10 million people have connected with platforms enabled by Softcom. We operate currently from Nigeria and are expanding to other countries in Africa, Europe, and Asia.

We are a human-centered company with an emphasis on product quality, intimacy with our customers, and ensuring our people can achieve their best.

We are currently focused on building technology to enable; 

Identity​: Human identification and verification.

Problem: Currently only 20% of our society’s population has a national identity and no robust infrastructure for human identification/verification for businesses.

Objective: To enable the enrolment of 50million Nigerians into the National identity system and to build an identification infrastructure that can enable businesses to serve and reach more customers digitally.

Payments​: Access to modern financial services for Everyone through their mobile phone. (

Problem: Only 40m Nigerians are currently banked while about 120m unique Nigerians have a mobile phone. 65% of financial transactions are done by cash.

Objective: Unlocking access to financial services for anyone with a mobile phone.

Learning:​ Knowledge to improve society’s human capital.

13m kids are out of school and there's a huge shortage of skilled labour.

Data​: Smarter decisions with Data.

Problem: The current approach to data collection is tedious and tasking. Organizations still struggle with the use of paper forms in collecting data and the inability to expand data collection to inaccessible areas.

Objective: To enable seamless data collection and analysis of Data to generate insight for decision making.

Each focus area is a product and functions as a Division or standalone company in tackling the problem.

An internal service division also exists to serve enterprise customers in our areas of focus.

Our ultimate goal is to build a company that will continuously innovate and build technology for connecting people to the value that will transform their lives and businesses

 Job ProfileAs a Finance Business Partner, the ideal candidate will be responsible for driving the business forward, the candidate will be required to build partnerships and foster a good relationship with the Senior Management team, Product Management team, and Project Management team.

The candidate will also be responsible for taking charge of the financial and resource needs for assigned focus area within the business, develop, and execute the financial strategy of your core business area in line with the organization objectives, fostering an understanding of business performance by preparing monthly management reports, delivering analysis and insight on business opportunities, taking a lead role in revenue generation for the unit by providing accurate cost analysis and making informed pricing recommendations, providing options and scenarios for business decisions and advising on all financial decisions within the unit.

As the Finance Business Partner, your job responsibilities will include the following;

  • Preparing Monthly Reporting packs that cover business performance and highlights key performance indicators and provide meaningful analysis and recommendations
  • Business Partnering across key divisions withing the unit namely; Product Teams and Project Teams
  • Take a lead role in budgeting and forecasting for the business unit.
  • Communicating with key stakeholders
  • Commercial leading on business decision and strategy
  • Business Modeling with Unit VP
  • Maintaining internal control framework
  • Lead role in determining commercial terms for all projects and products
  • Active role in the annual audit engagement
  • Constant innovation on how to improve business processes and financial performance.

We’d love to meet someone with;

  • A first Degree in a relevant field of study
  • A relevant certification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) or have started qualification exams
  • Previous experience in the technology industry
  • Minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience in a similar capacity
  • Great communication skills both written and oral
  • Great Analytics Skills (key for reporting function)
  • Collaborative skills and are a team player
Softcom is a leading tech solutions company based in Lagos, Nigeria. We are a group of professionals whose overarching goal is to add value to our clients and communities. Established in 2007 with a resolve to support organizations in their quest for impact and growth using technology, we transform companies by building several technologies, giving organizations clear roadmaps to achieve business objectives, automate operations, and becoming more visible in an ever-expanding internet-driven world. We develop products that impact people and organizations in Africa while maintaining a global scope. We partner up on some of the most impactful technology-related projects on the continent, and our solutions continue to impact the lives of over 500,000 people. With industry expertise across sectors from Education and Energy to Telecommunications and Financial Services, we deliver transformational value to businesses and enable social impact.