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  • Finance and Accounts Executive at Layer3

  • Posted on: 22 April, 2014 Deadline: 5 May, 2014
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    Layer3 is one of the fastest growing network and security infrastructure companies in West Africa, providing award-winning services, including managed and cloud services, network security, IT infrastructure management, virtualization and mobile device management solutions.

    Our unique model integrates best-of-breed technologies from global leaders such as Juniper Networks, Blue Coat, Polycom, AirWatch, F5, Extreme Networks and VMware, coupled with our next-generation metro fiber networks, to offer unparalleled services and after sales support to some of the most demanding customers.

    To learn more about Layer3 and our services, visit our website at

    Finance and Accounts Executive


    Job description
    This role is based in Abuja and will report directly to the Head, Finance and Accounts, and will require commercial awareness, attention to detail, strong business ethics and a flexible approach to work & office hours. 

    Under supervision from Snr Manager, Finance and Accounts, your duties will include preparing the monthly management reports, monthly maintenance of the company workbooks, preparing VAT returns, producing the Annual Statutory Accounts. You will also be expected to setup up pricing as and when necessary; cost projects; calculate commissions; set up vendor payment plans; and be the primary account manager and be responsible for handling 2nd level escalations. Your duties will generally be within the following sectors of accounts & finance:

    • Financial Strategy
    • Financial Accounting
    • Management Accounting
    • Expenditure Control
    • General Ledger
    • Purchase Ledger
    • Tax and Payee
    • Payroll Processing
    • Vat
    • Pension and other statutory Remittances

    Duties and responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
        Continuous management of financial & Inventory systems and accounts SOPs
        Liaising with internal and external auditors and dealing with any financial irregularities as they arise
        Producing reports and recommendations following internal audits or public sector audits
        Preparing financial statements, including monthly and annual accounts
        Preparing financial management reports, including financial planning and forecasting
        advise on tax issues
        Vendor management
        Preparing profit and loss statements and monthly closing and cost accounting reports.
        Preparing and review budget, revenue, expense, payroll entries, invoices, and other accounting documents.
        Analyzing revenue and expenditure trends and recommend appropriate budget levels, and ensure expenditure control.
        Explaining billing invoices and accounting policies to staff, vendors and clients.
        Resolving accounting discrepancies.
        Recommending, developing and maintaining financial data bases, computer software systems and manual accounts filing systems.
        Processing all invoices, expense forms and requests for payment.
        Dealing with daily transactions for the petty cash and ensuring that reconciliations are completed on a weekly and monthly basis.

    Performing any other duties as  required by management or supervisor

    Desired Skills and Experience
        Minimum of first degree certificate in Finance or other related field
        Minimum of 2 years’ post NYSC experience, preferably in the industry
        Previous experience in disbursement and tracking of daily cash flow
        Knowledge of current laws and practices regarding taxes, VAT, WHT, PAYE, and pension
        Awareness and ability to demonstrate the importance of ethics & appropriate codes of conduct in the workplace
        Ability to demonstrate capacity to create & drive accounting & or financial processes & procedures
        Ability to achieve daily targets while attending to impromptu activities that may occur
        Capacity to withstand pressure with practical examples from past experience
        A considerable knowledge of purchasing, importation, vendor and inventory management
        Excellent written and verbal communication skills,
        Computer literate with experience in using Open ERP and/or Quick books
        Assertive & firm personality with a keen eye for detail

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should send their resumes via email with 'Account Executive' as subject of the mail to This is an urgent recruitment and ONLY the shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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