Accounts Assistant

Confidential

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Job Purpose/ Key Objectives:

  • Support the Finance team in processing payments, entering accounting records into Infor SunSystems and ensuring tax compliance.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Verify the accuracy of invoices and other accounting documents or records.
  • Collect invoices/bills and make entries into the accounting system and run reports.
  • Coordinate with various stakeholders to ensure seamless accounts payable process by ensuring the approval of invoices/bills, preparing back up documents, making payments and providing payment details to vendors.
  • Liaise with relevant action parties (Accounting, Reconciliation, Banks, etc.) to ensure timely resolution, communication and documentation of returned/unapplied payments.
  • Calculate tax and other deductions to deduct from the source while making payment.
  • Maintain repository for financial documents and records to meet the Group and audit & tax requirements.
  • Liaise with the bank and other government institutions in Finance functions.
  • Update and maintain accounting journals, ledgers and other records detailing financial business transactions (e.g., disbursements, expense vouchers, receipts, accounts payable).
  • Reconcile records with internal company employees and management, or external vendors or customers.
  • Carry out monthly bank reconciliation and intercompany reconciliation.
  • Liaise with tax consultants and banks to ensure timely remittance/ filling of taxes.
  • Ensure invoices and other backups are digitized and filed securely.
  • Investigate questionable data and recommend actions to resolve discrepancies.
  • Verify expenses in line with the approved budget.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related field.
  • Candidate must be a chartered accountant. (i.e. ICAN, ACCA)

Experience

  • Minimum of 2-4 years of relevant experience in a similar role.
  • Previous experience in an accounting/audit role.
  • Previous experience in the oil and gas industry is a major advantage.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

  • In-depth knowledge of accounting principles.
  • Proficient in the use of Infor SunSystems ERP software is a prerequisite for this role.
  • Competent in Microsoft applications including Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Organizational, verbal and written communication skills a must.
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
  • Professional presentation and conduct.
  • Must have excellent follow-up and tracking skills.

 

Personal Attributes

  • High level of integrity, tact and a deep respect for confidentiality.
  • Articulate and close attention to detail.
  • Flexible, reliable, self-motivated and dedicated team player.
  • Quick thinking and ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Skilled in performing a broad range of financial duties.

Summary

Company

Confidential

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Location

Lagos

Specialization

Accounting / Audit / Tax

Job Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualification

HND

Preferred Years of Experience

1 - 3 years