Finance Assistant

Confidential

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We are an indigenous company, positioned as a preferred Marine Logistics/ Maritime Security Service Provider, recognized for safe, reliable, prompt, efficient and quality service delivery for the market and communities we serve in.

 

Summary

The Finance Officer is responsible for computing, classifying and recording financial transactions to ensure the financial records of the organization are accurate. The Finance Officer also performs routine financial calculations and general ledger duties. The bookkeeper may also check the accuracy of calculations performed by other employees. 

 

Duties and responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Manager, Finance to ensure smooth operation of all finance matters 
  • Support the Finance Manager by inputting into sales and purchase ledgers from source documents
  • Matching invoices to statements and purchase orders to invoices
  • Input accounting data into the accounting system with speed and accuracy
  • Assist in the production of financial statements and applications, preparation of spreadsheets, reports and correspondence as required
  • Plan, organize and manage own workload to ensure your contribution to the company’s monthly financial reporting process is achieved in a timely and accurate manner
  • Ensure swift payment of invoices
  • Resolution of finance related queries
  • Assist with end of year preparation and procedures
  • Provide financial support to team members
  • Dealing with statutory returns
  • Assisting internal/external auditors with queries
  • Contributes to unit goals by accomplishing related duties as required

 

Competencies 

  • Extensive knowledge of excel spreadsheets
  • Knowledge and experience of SAGE
  • Excellent customer service & communication skills
  • Ability to handle large volumes of invoices

 

Qualifications

  • 2 to 3 years’ of related financial /office experience required.
  • Higher national diploma or Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance 
  • A professional accounting qualifications is considered as a strong advantage

 

Work environment

This job operates in a clerical, office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers and filing cabinets.  

 

Physical requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

 

This is a largely sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.  

 

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervision responsibilities.  

 

Other duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

Summary

Company

Confidential

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Location

Lagos

Specialization

Banking / Finance / Insurance

Job Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualification

Degree

Preferred Years of Experience

1 - 3 years