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    Greensprings School, an international co-educational institution comprising of Primary and Secondary schools situated in both Anthony and Lekki areas of Lagos is requiring a male/female graduate with strong analytical skills, I.T skills, good numeracy skills and excellent interpersonal skills to fill in for the position of an Accountant for both Lekki and Anthony Campuses.



    • Reviews and adjusts general ledgers and subsidiary ledgers including cash receipts, fixed assets, cash disbursements, accounts receivable.
    • Monitor investments
    • Generate accurate and timely reports for management.
    • Coordinate consolidated account reconciliations
    • Liaise with both Internal & External Auditors
    • Assists in preparation of consolidated budget
    • Checking of consolidated organisation data entries for accuracy
    • Checking & confirming adequate support journals for approval
    • Preparation of monthly financial reports for CFO’s review
    • Analyzes and summarizes reasons for monthly and annual consolidated budget variances.
    • Provides inputs for development of improved accounting controls and procedures.
    • Ensures all taxation and legislative requirements are complied with at all times.
    • Preparation of management accounts for presentation to the Board of Directors
    • Supervision of Reconciliation, Fixed assets and stock officers.
    • Attends to tax issues affecting the company transactions.
    • Preparation of amortisation schedule for facilities secured by the company.
    • Other tasks as assigned by the Chief Finance Officer.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • B.Sc /H.N.D Accounting
    • Professional Qualifications

    Relevant Work Experience:

    • Minimum of 5 years experience as an Accountant
    • Experience as an auditor will be an added advantage

    Required Competency and Work Skills:
    o Effective use of information system, instruments and financial reporting tools in modelling a financial control environment
    o Good technical skills and understanding of IFRS
    o Good oral and written communication skills
    o Good interpersonal skills
    o Ability to think rationally and logically
    o Must be a highly organized strategic planner
    o Strong IT skills with good knowledge of SAGE ERP, SAP etc

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    Head - Accounts


    The responsibilities and essential duties performed on a frequent and recurring basis by the Head: Account includes but not limited to the following:

    Direct supervision of Account Receivable in order to provide accurate data for management use by:
    • Ensure timely generation of accurate school bills for all students
    • Ensure regular update Students’ Records as and when due
    • Responsible for accurate billing summary at the beginning of each term
    • Liaising with parents regarding school fee payments.
    • Assist in the preparation of installment plans, fee calculations and statements.
    • Regular follow up on overdue accounts
    • Assist DFA in prompt collection of fees, donations and other approved receivables and
    issuance of receipt.
    • Ensure timely preparation of report of fees and extract the outstanding fees
    • Prepare school fees reconciliation statement on monthly, term & annual basis
    • Liaise with school office and provide weekly report on students population
    • Any other fee function assigned by DFA
    • Preparation of weekly cash flow statements for school fund.
    • Preparation of weekly cash receipts schedule.
    • Petty Cash Reimbursement Function.
    • Bank Imprest Reimbursement Function
    • Bank Reconciliation Function - ensure up to date reconciliation
    • Monthly review of bank reconciliation and submission of same for approval
    • Maintenance of Other School Activities Funds
    • Maintenance of the Students Pocket Money Account & maintaining the cash books.
    • Any other treasury tasks assigned by DFA

    • Involved in the school day-to-day running expense decisions
    • Prepare the school’s financial statements.
    • Review of transaction forms before posting to ensure accuracy of coding
    • Reviews and adjusts general ledgers and subsidiary ledgers including cash receipts, cash disbursements, and accounts receivable.
    • Generates accurate and timely reports for management.
    • Supervise Finance & Accounts Staff and ensure compliance with accounting policies &procedures
    • Coordinate Account Reconciliations
    • Liaise with Internal Auditors
    • Attend to tax & pension matters and follow up on statutory deduction and remittances
    • Ensures proper compilation, posting and coding of vouchers
    • Assists in preparation of budget for the school by collation school budget data and providing same as input for the cost Accountant
    • Analyze and summarize reasons for school’s monthly & annual budget variances.
    • Participates in the preparation of consolidated financial reports.
    • Manages the supervision and evaluation of assigned employees.
    • Provide inputs for development of improved accounting controls and procedures.
    • Other tasks as assigned by the DFA

    Minimum Qualifications

    • B. Sc /H.N.D Accounting
    • M.BA/M.Sc is an Added Advantage

    Professional Qualifications


    Relevant Work Experience:

    • Minimum of 7 years experience as Head: Account

    Qualifications and Requirements:
    • Experience in the finance function (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting) Working knowledge of budgeting, planning, management
    • Knowledge of Financial management systems, accounting policies and standards; tax management.
    • Strong working knowledge of Excel
    • Extensive skill using accounting software and corporate dashboard technologies
    • Strong presentation and financial modeling skills
    • Proactive
    • An effective communicator at all levels in the organization, with strong oral and written skills
    • Strong values and high standards of ethics, integrity and trust
    • Problem solving skills
    • Team building skills and ability to delegate effectively.
    • A customer focused approach to dealing with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified applicants should please their CVs to and

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