Accounting Manager – Lagos

Job Role: Accounting Manager

Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Application Deadline: April 19, 2023
Position: Full-time
Team: Finance

Job Overview
The holder of this position will be part of the Finance team that is based in Lagos, Nigeria, led by the Head of Finance & Admin. You will oversee, supervise, and evaluate the operations of the Accounting Department. This involves direct oversight and management of the company’s accountants as well as accounting support staff. You will be responsible for planning, organising and managing the daily operation of the Accounting functions, tasks and projects, while ensuring that department responsibilities are performed and completed in a timely and accurate manner.

Key Responsibilities

  • Providing day to day direction and support to the accounting team ensuring expectations are communicated and departmental goals are achieved
  • Coaching, training and developing the team, including employee performance evaluations and providing career development planning and opportunities

Deliverables and Activities

  • Work together with the accounting team to evaluate and improve processes to enhance speed and accuracy of accounting tasks
  • Overseeing: Compliance & Taxes, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, financial statements and cost reports, and analysis receipts and disbursements, general journals, fixed assets and month end processes
  • Lead and provide oversight for month-end close
  • Preparing forecasts and monthly reports
  • Developing, implementing and assessing short and long-term programs, goals and objectives for accounting department
  • Ensuring that accounting practices, records, controls and decisions are made according to accounting standards and Company policy
  • Organising and manage periodic stock takes and perform inventory reconciliations
  • Preparation of statutory accounts
  • Overseeing preparation and completion of the annual tax returns
  • Performing other duties as required

Required Skills & Experience

● 7 years of broad-based accounting/reporting experience, including minimum 3 years supervisory or management experience
● ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified or equivalent accounting qualification i.e. degree in Finance or Accounting
● Knowledge of SAP software
● Working knowledge of Nigerian tax laws
● Experience working with and producing management and statutory accounts
● Excellent computer skills in the Microsoft Office environment with advanced Excel skills
● Experience in supervising, evaluating, training and motivating employees
● Excellent communication skills
● Exceptional attention to detail
● Experience working at multinational organisations will be advantageous
● Awareness and ability to demonstrate the importance of ethics & appropriate codes of conduct in the workplace
● Ability to achieve daily targets while attending to impromptu activities that may occur

Highly Desired Skills:

● Good people skills
● Ability to organize, multi-task and prioritize tasks
● Good influencing and negotiation skills
● Ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues

Applicants to send their resume with their preferred location (Lagos/Abuja) to

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