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Senior Financial Accountant(Deputy Head of Accounts)

Finance and Accounts
Lagos
Job Description

JOB SUMMARY

Ø  Maintaining accurate books, records and schedules of all accounts.

Ø  Ensures timely preparation of periodic financials reports

Ø  Prepare for and review annual audit work papers and ensure adjustments journals are passed to agree company’s  books and records with the audited financial statements;

Ø  Work with internal and external auditors during field work exercise and in the preparation of annual audited financial statements.

Ø  Monthly review of bank reconciliations, loan schedules, etc.

Ø  Manage all intercompany transactions and ensure reconciliation 

Ø  Develop and monitor all financial systems with a view to improve and streamline procedures.

Ø  Ensure that policies and procedures set by Group are implemented and internal controls are operating effectively.

Ø  Responsible for ensuring the timely and accurate completion of all weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports.

Ø  Ensure that all accounting systems, procedures are in line with the International Accounting Standards and International Financial Reporting Standard

Ø  Maintain quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting;

Ø  Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls;

Ø  Continuously update, review and document the Company’s financial policies and procedures

 

Ø  Lead staff development and succession planning for financial Control team members

Ø  Actively recruit, mentor and develop team members’ capability and future leadership potential

Ø  Ensures statutory and internal reporting are in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations, and are fully compliant with company’s policies and procedures

Ø  Implements effective accounting procedures and internal controls which conform to corporate standards and best practices.

Ø  Establish a high level of credibility and manage strong working relationships with external parties including customers, vendors, advisors and external auditors

Ø  Maintain efficient and effective fixed assets system covering the day-to-day recording and control over the company’s fixed assets. 

Ø  Scrutinize payment vouchers before payment is effected with a view to controlling expenses.

Ø  Attend to internal and external Audit request/enquiries and ensure Audit report recommendations are followed up and implemented according to company’s procedures.

Ø  Ensuring timely rendition of statutory returns to government agencies

Ø  Ensure and supervises the documentation of Asset & Liabilities Committee Meeting ( ALCO)

Ø  Other functions that may be required by Management

 

Tax- functions

 

Ø  Minimizes legally required taxes by studying regulations, presenting strategies to the management

Ø  Responsible to legally minimizes tax liabilities through informed application of tax laws and regulations

Ø  Manage tax compliance, reporting, and filing for the Group

Ø  Oversee tax audit  exercises and follow up with the relevant government agencies

Ø  Work closely with the company’s tax consultants on tax related matters

Ø  Ensure timely and accurate filing of all tax returns

Ø  Establish appropriate system or processes for tax risk management for the Group

Ø  Recommends tax strategies by researching federal, state, and local taxation issues

Ø  Provide internal tax advisory services and support on business operation matters to the  Group

Ø  Accomplishes accounting and organization mission by completing related results as needed

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, economics or related fields.
  • 5 years’ experience in the field at minimum, preferably in the financial Services industry
  • Internationally recognized accounting professional qualifications (ACA CPA, ACCA, CMA,)
  • Strong Analytical and problem solving skills and meticulous
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Well –developed accounting skill and IFRS Knowledge
  • High level of integrity and ethical behaviour - sets a good example
  • Proven record of leading and developing subordinates
  • Strong ability to prioritize, multi-task and delegate
  • Solid team player with high energy and go get attitude to deliver results
  • High degree of resilience, self-initiative with positive attitude
  • Mature, proactive, resourceful and hands-on with good initiative

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