Job Summary

Our client, a healthcare provider is hiring for the position of an Accounts Payable Manager. The job holder will be responsible for providing financial, transactional, and administrative support to the business in the end-to-end Purchase to Pay process. The role would be responsible for verifying, validating, and processing vendor invoices to completion in line with standard business policy, as well as post-transactional reconciliation and management of vendor accounts.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description/Requirements

Main Tasks:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain systems and procedures to ensure the achievement of the full score on all AP-related controls in the business unit control framework. 
  • Serve as a strategic business partner to the Procurement Function in the management of vendor relationships, ensuring the provision of efficient and practical resolution to queries, thus guaranteeing business continuity.
  • Timely and accurate booking of invoices with full payment term tracking to ensure payment of vendors happens as at when due without compromising the working capital objectives of the business.
  • Follow laid down guidelines for handling urgent payments and exceptions with a view to keeping the frequency of same within an acceptable threshold in line with the working capital objectives of the business.
  • Ensure full observance of the three-way match control in executing payment transactions, with all exceptions approved in line with the business’ authority matrix.
  • Perform periodic reconciliation of vendor sub-ledger to general ledger with the aim of identifying, investigating, and resolving variances.
  • Conduct quarterly circularization of key vendors (vendors attracting significant annual spend from the business) whilst pro-actively identifying and clearing reconciling items to avoid disputes and possible financial losses.
  • Serve as a key contributor to the cash planning process through the provision of accurate information on expected cash outflows.
  • WHT and VAT management. 

Relationship Management & Other Tasks:

  • Relate with various departmental heads & staff to obtain relevant data & info. 
  • Carry out any further tasks for which your qualifications & experience are suited and as may be directed by management.

Education, Technical Skills, And Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any numerate discipline 
  • Qualified Accountant, 4-6 years experience in Finance or accounting-related function
  • Membership of professional bodies, ACA, ACCA, CITN 
  • Practical knowledge of financial accounting principles and associated standards
  • Strong ERP exposure (appreciation of back-end setups and how they impact outcome)
  • Strong MS office working knowledge especially MS Excel and PowerPoint.  
  • Proactive, self-motivated, and capable of working in a complex and challenging environment.
  • Proven ability to design and effectively operate financial controls. 
  • Very good communication and influence at all levels of management
  • Previous experience in Accounts Payable Operations and management of associated controls.
  • Positive attitude and ability to work in a team.

Other Behavioural Attributes: 

  • Open-minded and able to work in a complex, fast paced environment. 
  • Ability to frame issues and define practical solutions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to relate across the board within and outside the organization.
  • Thoroughness and attention to detail




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