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  • Job Vacancy at AS Operations West Africa Limited. (ASO)

  • Posted on: 13 June, 2016 Deadline: 30 June, 2016
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  • AS Operations West Africa Limited. (ASO) is a Nigeria-registered subsidiary of Adam Smith International (ASI). ASO provides operational support to three DFID-funded projects in Nigeria, i.e. NIAF, GEMS and ENABLE. Operational services include IT and Communications; Residential and Hotel Accommodations; Administrative Support; Domestic Ground and Air Transportation; International Travel and Protocol; and, Security Services.

    Assistant General Manager, Accounting Services

     

    Job Summary

    • Based in Abuja, this position directs and coordinates the work of the Accounting Services Section for a mid-sized operational services company. Among our clients is a leading international advisory firm that works throughout the world to help reform and improve economies and institutions
    • This is a senior-level management position which provides accounting support to the client by directing and coordinating the work of the section and supervising the staff of the section
    • Salary is based on an established, posted pay scale. The position is classified as an Management Services Level 10 (developmental)

    Responsibilities

    • Delivering coordinated accounting services to clients in several key cities;
    • Supervising a team of accountants in Abuja and Kano including developing a balanced division of labor, overseeing day to day duties of staff and managing leave requests for staff within the section;
    • Ensuring transactions posted to the accounting system are accurate;
    • Ensuring all work is carried out quickly and on a fixed schedule and delays are communicated appropriately;
    • Ensuring staff have collected all required documentation in support of any payment;
    • Following up with clients on all finance related matters;
    • Working within a team environment to share the workload;
    • Chairing a once weekly meeting with project accountants to monitor and follow up on outstanding advance payments;
    • Keeping the General Manager informed of all delays or problems within the section; and
    • Other related duties.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Above-average writing abilities;
    • Ability to effectively supervise employees;
    • Ability to read financial budgets, translate information into written reports and make recommendations;
    • Ability to transfer data from one source to another with extreme accuracy;
    • Knowledge of advanced accounting functions;
    • Knowledge of internal controls and accounting functions;
    • Knowledge of Nigerian Acts related to pension, taxation, etc.
    • Ability to use a personal computer, email, Excel and Word
    • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing (English is required for this position)
    • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks; and

    Education and Experience

    • Advanced Degree in Accounting from a recognized university;
    • Accounting Certification: ICAN, ACCA or CITN;
    • Experience in payroll accounting;
    • Extensive experience in performing detailed accounting functions for a mid to large Nigeria-registered company;
    • Extensive experience with the use of a variety of computer applications including Excel and Word; and
    • At least 5 years’ experience supervising a team of staff.

    Who Can Apply:

    • Nigerian citizens only

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send their Application package to: gm@asoperations.com using "Assistant General Manager, Accounting Services" in the email subject line

    Your application package should include:

    • A covering letter detailing how you meet the Education and Experience requirements;
    • Your CV; and
    • Contact details for three recent work-related referees

    Note

    • Only applicants who meet the Education and Experience requirements will be contacted. If you do not meet these, you need not apply.
    • Applications received after this time will not be considered.

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