Accounts Payable Officer

Tomato Jos

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Tomato Jos is a Nigerian agribusiness that intends to be the first fully integrated tomato paste company in the country. 

We started operations in 2014, and hold the following four values at the core of our business: We care about the company; We care about each other; We are problem solvers; We are humble

In line with these core values, we have developed a fully mechanized and sustainable farming strategy that enabled our company to produce some of the highest tomato yields in the country last year.

We also work with a network of out grower farmers, which both empowers rural smallholders in northern Nigeria and enables our processing facility to source raw material from a wider area of land. 

Our processing facility runs with the highest quality standards to produce fresh, tasty tomato paste made from Nigerian tomatoes that were grown on Nigerian farms. 

We sell our tomato paste to domestic consumers, promoting our product as all natural and proudly Nigerian.

 

The Position and Mission

  • To maintain an organized financial accounting system with strong controls that supports the operations of the company.


Job Responsibilities
Employee will work closely with the operational and financial teams to provide accounting support.

Employee will report to the Financial Controller. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Assist with accounts payable functions including but not limited to:

  • Verifying invoices, expense reports, check requests, and purchase requisitions
  • Entering data into accounts.
  • Confirming the integrity of financial transactions by getting source documents to back up all transactions
  • Filing all appropriate accounts payable documents (both online and physical copies)
  • Assist with accounts receivable functions including but not limited to:
  • Applying payments to appropriate accounts.
  • Reconciling customer/vendor/outgrower accounts.
  • Handling customer/vendor/outgrower inquiries.
  • Filing all appropriate accounts receivable documents (both online and physical copies)
  • Assist with payroll functions including but not limited to:
  • Collecting timekeeping information.
  • Reviewing all time cards for accuracy.
  • Costing of timecards.
  • Issuing pay.
  • Recording payroll records for the company.
  • Any pay-related information to employees.
  • Prepare monthly allowance documents every month
  • Reconcile transactions as needed
  • Manage imprest (petty cash) including disbursals and submitting remittance reports
  • Assist Financial Controller in weekly reconciliation of accounts and in monthly closing of books
  • Assist Financial Controller to maintain compliance with all appropriate financial regulatory authorities
  • Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.

Professional Requirements

  • BSC or HND Accounting preferable
  • 2-5 years of work experience preferable
  • Familiar with online accounting software (e.g. QuickBooks, Peach Tree, etc.)
  • Comfortable with numbers
  • Intermediate MS Excel and Word ability

Other Requirements

  • Must have professional appearance with a positive attitude.
  • Must be a self-starter, with the ability to work independently.
  • Must possess good time management skills and work well under pressure.
  • Must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Must be able to quickly identify problems and propose solutions.
  • Must be able to work well in teams, with people from different cultures and education levels.
  • Must have an extremely high sense of integrity.
  • Must be honest and truthful in all relationships with Tomato Jos and its employees.

Employment Period

  • Position available immediately.
  • If hired, employee will undergo a preliminary three-month evaluation period.
  • At the end of the evaluation period, Tomato Jos will evaluate employee’s performance for consideration of full-time employment.

Work Hours

  • Employee is expected to work Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm with an hour lunch break, and Saturdays depending on workload.


Location

  • Farming operations are currently located in Igabi LGA, Kaduna State. Applicants must be willing to relocate to the area.
  • Certain projects may involve travel, which Tomato Jos will accommodate.

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Summary

Company

Tomato Jos

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Location

Kaduna

Specialization

Accounting / Audit / Tax and Banking / Finance / Insurance

Job Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualification

Degree

Preferred Years of Experience

3 - 5 years

Application Deadline

Monday