Job Summary

Our client, a healthcare provider, is hiring for the position of GL Controller.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 6 years

Job Description/Requirements

Main Tasks: 

  • Regular review of entity chart of accounts for accuracy, adequacy, and alignment with group directives.
  • Review of draft trial balance for reasonableness, investigation of unusual entries, and correction of wrong entries and omissions.
  • Maintain an up-to-date schedule of provisions and accruals covering all present unsettled business obligations (including tax where necessary) and keep appropriate documentation.
  • Ensure transactions are promptly and accurately posted in the transactional systems.
  • Manage General ledger and Subsidiary Ledger reconciliations (including bank, debtors, inventory,  creditors, fixed assets, and intercompany accounts).
  • Effectively partner with Supply Chain Unit to ensure the business maintains the desired level of inventory across all store locations in a cost-efficient manner and at optimized investment levels.
  • Drive active measures to reduce losses, damages, and misappropriation of inventory.
  • Collect, consolidate, and report at regular intervals on critical inventory-related indices such as quantity, age, and status of inventory items with actionable recommendations.
  • Coordinate with the Supply Chain team to conduct monthly inventory counts and prepare reconciliation schedules; partner effectively with all stakeholders to investigate and resolve variances and pass adjustments where required.
  • Conduct inventory impairment reviews with sufficient regularity (incorporating inputs from management) to ensure accuracy of the carrying amounts reflected in the financials.
  • Periodic revaluation of foreign currency denominated monetary items and booking of P&L effects in line with acceptable standards.
  • Act as the key contact person for all audits, coordinating requests from auditors, submission, and retrieval of documents; attend to all audit queries within primary area of responsibility.
  • Maintain up-to-date fixed assets register with appropriate classifications and to the level of detail required for the provision of insightful analysis and reporting.
  • Ensure asset creation, transfers, and disposals follow relevant local and group guidelines, and that all movements are appropriately captured and reported in the period-end analysis.
  • Ensure all charges/losses/gains relating to depreciation, impairment, and disposals are recorded in line with prevailing accounting standards.
  • Maintain project control statement covering all ongoing projects, highlighting on a periodic basis,  budget-spend variances, and ensuring significant overspends are flagged and addressed.
  • Ensure all asset acquisitions receive appropriate approvals and are in line with the budget; track and maintain all documentation required for CAFA (Capital allowance claims) and liaise with consultants to ensure all qualifying capital expenditure is included in the annual CAFA returns.
  • Co-ordinate and lead triennial fixed assets tagging and verification exercise, highlighting, investigating, and resolving any differences between physically identified assets and the fixed assets register.
  • Liaise with the FC/CFO and 3rd party insurers to ensure all ongoing projects and assets have appropriate insurance covers and that all significant risks of asset loss are effectively mitigated.
  • Coordinate period-end closings, effective management of cutovers, and maintenance of accounting periods in the transactional system.

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, 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
  • Experience in implementation of shared service structure for accounting operations
  • 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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| Full Time |
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| Full Time |
NGN 75,000 - 150,000
| Full Time |
NGN Confidential