Accountant
Bradfield Consulting
LAGOS, Nigeria
20d ago

Responsibilities :

To carry out the following functions as follows :

Book-keeping and Accounting :

  • To oversee and manage the accounting books and records of the firm and ensure that all financial transactions are accurately and promptly posted into the accounts ledgers of the firm;
  • Internal Control and Reporting :

  • To Implement and maintain an effective internal control system and financial control. Provide accurate and informative reporting on the financial results of the firm that will enable effective management decisions;
  • Financial System Management :

    To ensure that the financial systems and processes implemented are efficient and effective, and support the internal controls processes and procedures.

  • These must be maintained and reengineered on a continuous basis to ensure at all times that they are effective and efficient;
  • Financial Management :

  • To ensure that there is accurate accounting in accordance with Nigerian accounting standards, that facilitates effective reporting and decision-making;
  • Budgeting :

  • To ensure that there is an accurate and effective budget process in place to ensure sound financial control and reporting, and forecasting of financial results;
  • Other Functions :

    Performing other related duties and responsibilities as directed.

    1. Reporting line : Reports to Financial Controller, but interfaces with Partners as necessary

    2. Supervision : Candidate will work under the direct supervision of Financial Controller.

    3. Contacts : With approval from Partners, candidate will liaise and interface with Associates, Administrative staff, and the Firm’s bankers and Auditors.

    Personnel Specification : 4. Demands of the Job :

    4. Demands of the Job :

  • Ability to keep confidential and observe the utmost discretion in all matters relating to the Firm;
  • Ability to recognise financial events and consequences of actions; exercise good judgment with value added recommendations.
  • Ability to understand the functions of every department in the firm, its relationship with other departments and its overall contribution to the objectives of the organisation;
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and evaluate work as well supervise and direct subordinates
  • Ability to use Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc. for presentation and reporting;
  • Ability to relate with partners and associates in the firm and ensure an understanding of the finance function as supportive to all legal service operations;
  • Ability to work with minimal / no supervision;
  • Ability to multi task with minimal or no error; and
  • Ability to be a proactive thinker and an excellent problem solver.
  • 5. Qualifications :

  • B.Sc in Accounting or any related course
  • ACA, ACMA or ACCA certificate
  • Hands-on experience with Accounting software like Sage Line-50, SAP e.t.c.
  • 6. Required Experience :

    Minimum of 3 years post N.Y.S.C experience in the management of financial systems and budgets, financial reporting, financial data analysis, auditing, taxation and providing financial advice.

    7. Required Personality :

    Proactive, confident, problem solver, energetic, result driven, honest, articulate and hardworking individual with a strong desire to excel and a passion for the work.

    8. Rewards : Reasonably compensated with usual benefits.

    9. Knowledge Demands :

    Candidate must have the requisite Accounting Knowledge, including, but not limited to :

  • Strong understanding of the workings and functions of the finance office of the Firm.
  • Book-keeping and financial reporting.
  • 10 Skills :

  • Strong problem solving, listening and learning skills and proactive / analytical thinking;
  • Ability to report challenges and relevant information clearly and timely;
  • Excellent organizational skills with an attention to detail (good at multi-tasking);
  • Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to deal with customers and external contacts;
  • Good organizational skills, ability to work and sometimes implement own processes;
  • Excellent team-player; and
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • 11. Attitudes :

  • A strong work ethic with a positive, get-it-done’ attitude.
  • Honesty, integrity, stress tolerance, self-control, flexibility / adaptability, independence, self-motivated and committed to the common goals and values of the Firm.
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