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    • Senior Accounts Officer at a Reputable Company

    Posted: Nov 30, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Senior Accounts Officer

    Job Summary:

    Senior Accounts Officer will aid business planning and decision-making by providing appropriate financial advice and undertaking related finance and accounts administration.

    Skills/Requirements:

    • A minimum of 5 years work experience as a Senior Accounts Officer in a medium/large sized reputable company is required.
    • Associate member of Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA) or similar professional certification.
    • Strong financial analysis, reporting and management skill.
    • Treasury and investment management skill.
    • Strong leadership ability.
    • Good communication and presentation skill.
    • People and performance management skill.
    • Ability to interpret financial reports for management decisions.
    • Fraud prevention, detection, and investigation skill.

    Responsibilities:

    • Coordinate financial planning, budgeting, procurement and investment activities for the company and its subsidiaries.
    • Collaborate with Unit Heads to prepare annual financial budget, including operating and capital expenditure budgets for the company.
    • Ensures approved capital expenditure budgets are always adhered to.
    • Implement, direct, and evaluate performance of operating budget periodically to ensure it is consistently profitable.
    • Advice management monthly and ensure compliance on income and planned expenditure policies.
    • Ensure monthly preparation and reporting of management account, showing actual revenue projected, balance sheet reconciliation, business performance analysis and financial recommendation.
    • Manage the entire payroll process of the company including seamless computation of staff salary in line with the existing regulations.
    • Institute and implement cost-saving strategies that will ensure reduction in operational expenses and present a monthly cost-saving report to the MD.
    • Maintain and update withholding tax deduction registers for the company and its subsidiaries regularly.
    • Ensure compliance and prepare all statutory returns.
    • Ensure compliance with all statutory and audit requirements at all times. Ensure certificates for statutory payment made (Company tax, Land Use Charge, VAT, Education Tax etc.) are properly documented for easy retrieval.
    • Develop and institute an internal control/accounting policy that will greatly reduce cost, financial leakages, and wastages.
    • Establish and implement effective, accurate procedures for custody and control of assets, records, and securities of the company.
    • Ensure safekeeping and easy retrieval of all financial records as at when needed.
    • Analyze financial data for deficient controls, duplicated efforts, extravagance, fraud or non-compliance with laws, regulations, and management policies. Ensure all noted errors are immediately reported to the MD.
    • Conduct a monthly review and reconciliation of inter-company accounts, including reconciliation of all ledgers and sub-ledgers. Take remedial action to correct noted inconsistencies or refer same to the MD.
    • Identify and implement approved continuous improvement strategies for the company’s financial policies and procedures to further strengthen and improve the company’s overall operation and effectiveness.
    • Supervise daily/weekly/monthly reconciliation of all bank accounts for the company and take proactive measures to address noted variance. Prepare and submit reconciliation report weekly and monthly to Management for review and necessary action.
    • Relate with external auditors to ensure annual audited report is presented to the Management latest by 1st Quarter of the subsequent year.
    • Communicate clearly and directly with assigned subordinates concerning performance expectations, productivity, and accountability. Ensure communication is ongoing, concise, and well understood.
    • Identify training needs of subordinates and liaise with the HR Unit to implement agreed training schedules for all staff in the unit. Attend and facilitate training and other employee development programs as may be required.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. MBA degree will be an advantage.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: recruitment.lekki1@gmail.com using the position as subject of email.

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