Accountant

Job Summary

We are looking for a suitable candidate to fill this position.

  • Minimum Qualification: HND
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Responsibilities:

  • Oversees and directs all general accounting functions, including a chart of accounts and general ledger, cash receipts and accounts receivable, accounts payable, fixed assets, petty cash, bank reconciliation and client trust accounts.
  • Establishes and maintains appropriate internal controls to safeguard assets, ensure proper accounting of transactions and promote operational efficiency within the Accounts Unit.
  • Prepares the company’s annual budget and cash flow projections.
  • Uses and is familiar with the company’s financial computer systems, manuals, and procedures. Maintains and updates procedural manual as needed.
  • Maintains adequate records of all transactions and ensures that transactions are posted daily / weekly (i.e. local banking transactions, receipts, cheque payments, petty cash transactions, fee notes, etc).
  • Conducts monthly bank reconciliation.
  • Prepares the monthly Staff payroll and coordinates such matters with the Practice Manager.
  • Responsible for the statutory deductions of PAYE Tax, Pension, Withholding Tax and VAT, and remittance to the relevant local authorities monthly.
  • Coordinates / supervises the company’s annual audit in collaboration with the External Auditors.
  • Prepares a schedule of monthly fee notes and clients’ payment status.
  • Maintains proper inventory of the company’s assets through the Fixed Assets Register.
  • Maintains records of staff travel advances and compilation of un-retired advances at the end of each month.
  • Acts as an interface between the company and its bankers.
  • Assists in the company’s debt collection efforts. Ensures receivables are paid in a timely manner.
  • Supervises the work of the Accounts Clerk.
  • Performs cash management functions. Ensures Client accounts are properly funded.
  • Acts as back-up to the Practice Manager.
  • Any other responsibility assigned by line manager.

Qualification:

  • A graduate with a background in accounting.
  • Good knowledge of Nigeria Taxation
  •  ICAN or ACCA as an added advantage ( Not Compulsory) 
  • Organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Reporting skills, deadline-oriented, time management.
  • Reasoning ability, mathematical ability, and logical thinking skills.
  • Problem-solving and Effective time-management skills.
  • Proficient with SAP is required
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Minimum of 3 years core accounting duties with the ability to work without supervision.

Salary Range: NGN150,000

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