Job Summary

A head of accounts and payments role is currently available at one of the fastest-growing real estate development companies in Abuja. The head of accounts and payments is responsible for coordinating and managing the accounting, payments, payroll, record keeping and reporting functions of the entire company and for deputizing for the chief finance

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

Job Description/Requirements

S/he will report to the CFO and have oversight over the following: 

  • Setting up a well-run and highly efficient accounting department that  will handle the accounting, reporting, payments and recording  keeping activities of the company both at the head office and sites 
  • Shaping the accounting and payments strategy and developing the  accounting and payments policy for the organisation
  • Coordinating all the head office and site accountants 
  • Managing the month and end of year accounting processes
  • Handling the organisation’s accounts payable/receivable
  • Overseeing cash receipts
  • Making and receiving payments
  • Reconciling the organisation’s bank accounts 
  • Managing check issuance and transfers
  • Overseeing the general ledger
  • Managing payroll and utilities
  • Handling capital assets reconciliations
  • Supervising fixed asset activity
  • Monitoring debt activity etc.
  • Monitoring and analysing accounting data and producing financial  reports or statements
  • Establishing and enforcing proper accounting methods, policies and  principles
  • Improving systems and procedures and initiate corrective actions
  • Meeting financial accounting objectives
  • Overseeing the establishing and maintaining of fiscal files and  records to document transactions 


Are you the right fit for the job? 

We are looking for someone who is an exceptional certified accounting practitioner, who can truly create value and manage the accounting,  payments and financial record-keeping strategy of our client. Typically, you  would be the right fit for this job if you possess the following: 


Technical Skills 

  • Vast experience with accounting and payments
  • A deep understanding of tax management
  • Excellent knowledge of financial reporting
  • A high level of numerical and analytical skills
  • A good understanding of a wide range of business issues   


Behavioural Skills 

  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Change leadership and managerial skills
  • Capacity to work in a fast-paced, high-growth entrepreneurial  environment
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Exceptional Communication Skills
  • The capacity to work under pressure 


Experience 

  • Between 5-7 years of experience in finance and or accounting with at  least two of these years spent as a head or deputy head of accounting
  • Experience working in at least one company with a minimum Ten  Billion Naira balance sheet size 
  • Familiarity with tax remittances 
  • Oversight of complex accounting teams 
  •  Good financial reporting skills  


IT knowledge 

  • High proficiency in Excel/Google spreadsheets 
  • Extensive knowledge of various digital collaborative tool
  • Knowledge of financial accounting, management finance and accounting software etc. 


Culture Fit 

  • The ability to work in a high-growth start-up 
  • Flexibility and innovation
  • Capacity to work with a diverse ethnoreligious team
  • Entrepreneurial skills
  • Flexible work hours 


Education

Compulsory: 

  • BSc in finance and or accounts or in economics, mathematics,  statistics, management or business studies (degrees in other social  science courses or the humanities are acceptable as long as the  applicant has a Master’s in finance and or accounting and ICAN or  ACCA qualifications)
  • ICAN or ACCA qualifications 

The possession of these qualifications will be very beneficial to your  application: 

  • Master’s in either finance and or accounting 

Salary 

The salary is attractive with accompanying benefits. 


Languages, location etc 

  • Fluency in English is compulsory
  • Must be willing to live and work fulltime in Abuja
  • The ideal candidate should not be more than 35 years old 
  • Familiarity with working in the real estate development,  construction, real estate finance and mortgage banking sectors is an  advantage but not compulsory 
  • Familiarity with working in Northern Nigeria and Abuja is an  advantage but not compulsory 

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