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  • Posted: Feb 22, 2024
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Lafarge Africa Plc is a leading Sub-Saharan Africa building solutions Company and member of the LafargeHolcim group. The vision of Lafarge Africa Plc is to be the most trusted and preferred partner of African construction professionals and home builders by delivering cement, concrete, aggregates and other building solutions that are best in quality, envir...
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    Accounts Payable Accountant

    About the role

    The role is primarily responsible for processing invoices and issuing payments.

    What you'll be doing

    • Review all invoices for appropriate documentation approval prior to payment.
    • Process 3-way PO matching invoices
    • Prioritise invoices according to payment terms
    • Process payment request
    • Reconcile all vendor accounts before payments are made
    • Manage suppliers / invoice discrepancy.
    • Ensure smooth account closing and pre-closing process.
    • Ensure periodic reconciliation of key suppliers account.
    • Maintain good customer relationship and focus with suppliers.
    • Ensure payments are made in line with the payment terms agreed with suppliers.
    • Generate payment reports and all such reports that provide transparency on settlement and status of invoices.
    • Respond to all vendor enquiries
    • Respond swiftly to suppliers’ queries.
    • Attend to and resolve all invoice discrepancies and discrepancies with suppliers.
    • Manage all invoice processes, receiving every invoice from vendors, and matching these to the purchase order made.
    • Confirm that all items are received and properly invoiced.
    • Ensure timely payment of vendor invoices and expense vouchers
    • Provide supporting documents for audits
    • Ensure strict compliance to internal controls guiding the job role

    Who you'll work with

    • Sales, number of people, budget, volumes, etc.:
      • List of direct reports: 
    • Key interfaces, stakeholders and relationships:
      • Internal to the team
        • Accounts Payable Manager
      • External to the team
        • All payment initiating units
        • Plant Control section of finance
        • Tax section of finance
        • Treasury section of finance
        • Internal Audit
      • External to the organization
        • Suppliers
        • Contractors

    What we are looking for 


    • / HND (Accounting/Social sciences)
    • ACA /, ACCA (added advantage)
    • 5 years post NYSC working experience with minimum of 2 years on similar role.

    Technical / Functional Skills:

    • Good knowledge of an ERP environment – ideally JDE or SAP
    • Understanding and correct application of VAT regulations with FIRS
    • Understanding and correct application of WHT regulations with FIRS
    • Internal controls
    • Sound knowledge of a standard accounts payable process
    • MS-Excel Knowledge
    • Good presentation skills for educating external clients on company policies and procedures

    Behavioral Competence:

    • Personal and intra-personal Communication skills
    • Customer focus
    • Good analytical skills
    • Confidentiality Good integrity and ethics
    • Trustworthiness

    Leadership and managerial abilities:

    • Leadership potential
    • Problem solving skills
    • Ability to pay attention to details and accuracy
    • Organizing and prioritizing

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Lafarge Cement on to apply

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