Reports To : Associate Vice President, Finance
About Company : Ourclient is a reputable investment firm that offers Investment Banking andCapital Market services to clients in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Key Duties & Responsibilities :
Ensure that assigned programs and projects are managed in afinancially responsible manner and that significant discrepancies are promptlyreported to the Finance Manager for resolution.
Ensure compliance with the applicable procedures and that allsupporting documentation is in place and checked prior to processing payment.
Carry out month-end closing activities including reviewingthe accuracy and classification of general ledger entries, completing balancesheet reconciliations (including cash / bank and advances) and calculating theexpenditure allocations to projects, where applicable.
Assist in preparation of periodic financial reports,including management account and annual financial statements, in line with theset guidelines and formats.
Support the workplan and budget formulation process by providingcost input and other pertinent data including any commitments and, on aday-to-day basis
Generate budget variance reports for management includingcomments to justify any significant variances between budgeted and actualexpenditure.
Prepare the bank reconciliation on a monthly basis and submitreconciliations for final review and approval by the Finance Manager.
Maintain the fixed asset register and inventory records inline with related policies and procedures.
Provide auditors and other reviewers with relevant input / information and any other required assistance to ensure that the reviews runsmoothly.
Implement audit recommendations and provide regular progressupdates to the Finance Manager.
Review monthly statutory deduction schedule (PAYE,withholding tax and Pension deductions) to ensure accuracy and timelyremittances to the relevant authority.
Supervise and provide mentoring to direct reports.
Be a key point of contact for other internal units and forexternal contacts e.g. banks, tax consultants etc., on financial and accountingmatters
Any other tasks assigned by the Finance Manager that canreasonably be expected of a senior finance officer, but not necessarilyspecified above.
A bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or a related fieldfrom a reputable university
Minimum of six (6) years post NYSC working experience with atleast 2 years reporting to a Senior Management role.
ICAN or ACCA certification
Vast knowledge of Nigerian Financial Regulation and Tax Laws,with specific experience in dealing directly with FIRS and LIRS.
The following will be added advantages :
International exposure through education, travel and / or workexperience
A Master’s degree or an MBA from a reputable university
Desired Skills :
Accurate attention to detail
Exceptional communication, presentation and business writingskills
Project management expertise
Strong analytical and execution skills
Strategic thinking and decision-making ability
Good negotiation and conflict resolution skills
Ability to handle confidential issues with discretion
Good interpersonal and teamwork skills
Ability to work with minimal or no supervision
Proficient use of the basic finance software packages