Job Summary

The Accountant function is designed to assist the CFO and Finance Department in the delivery and management of day to day financial transactions internally and externally.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

The African Talent Company seeks qualified candidates to fill this role for one of its clients in the Finance sector in Nigeria 

Reporting Line: CFO

Location: Ikoyi – Lagos

Direct Reports: Account Officer, Cashier

Key Tasks:

  • Prepare monies for disbursement to and from the bank
  • Perform cashier duties related to petty cash and vendor payments
  • Documents financial transactions by entering account information.
  • Recommends financial actions by analyzing accounting options.
  • Summarizes current financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports.
  • Substantiates financial transactions by auditing documents.
  • Maintains accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures.
  • Guides accounting clerical staff by coordinating activities and answering questions.
  • Reconciles financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information.
  • Secures financial information by completing database backups.
  • Maintains financial security by following internal control.
  • Prepares payment by verifying documentation and requesting disbursements.
  • Answers accounting procedure questions by researching and interpreting accounting policy and regulations.
  • Complies with federal, state and local financial legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements and advising management on needed actions.
  • Prepares special financial reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing account information and trends.
  • Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping financial information confidential.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional, publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Accomplishes the result by performing the duty.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Preparing accounts and tax returns, PAYE, LIRS, FIRS etc.
  • Administering payrolls and controlling income and expenditure.
  • Analyzing accounts and business plans
  • Providing tax planning services with reference to current legislation.
  • Any other duties as assigned by management.
  • Daily preparation of payment to vendors/staffs.
  • Oversee daily voucher posting by the Accounts Officer
  • Co-ordinate required support levels and training.

Key Performance Indicator

The incumbent must demonstrate:

Communication Skills

General Administration

Numeric Skills

Business Ethics

Reports Creation and Analysis

Customer Service Skills


Excellent use of MS Office Suite

Knowledge of Financial Systems /


Education & Skills Required

Minimum Education Required Bachelor in Financial Management /

Accounting Field

Membership / Certification of a professional financial body is an added advantage. (ACCA, Chartered Institute of Bankers, CIFCN, ICAN)

Master’s in financial management is an advantage

Minimum Years of Experience Required 5 Years in similar position 

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