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Accountant

Adexen

Lagos, Nigeria

Job description

Job Introduction

    Adexen was mandated by one of its clients in the Pharmaceutical industry to recruit an Accountant for their operations in Lagos, Nigeria.

Responsibilities

    Provides timely and accurate financial information to the management by researching, analyzing accounting data and preparing reports.

    • Prepares asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information.
    • Documents financial transactions by entering account information.
    • Recommend financial actions by analyzing accounting options.
    • Summarize current financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports.
    • Substantiate financial transactions by auditing documents.
    • Maintain accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures.
    • Guide accounting clerical staff by coordinating activities and answering questions.
    • Reconcile financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information.
    • Secure financial information by completing data base backups.
    • Maintain financial security by following internal controls.
    • Prepare payments by verifying documentation, and requesting disbursements.
    • Research and interpret accounting policies and regulations.
    • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local financial legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions.
    • Prepares special financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends.
    • Maintain customer confidence and protects operations by keeping financial information confidential.
    • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

Desired Skills and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or relevant discipline.
    • Certifications from ICAN or ACCA.
    • Minimum of 5 years’ accounting experience in FMCG or Pharmaceuticals.
    • Experience in accounting process enhancement and cost control.
    • Working knowledge of Sage Evolution or other accounting system an advantage.
    • Conversant with Nigerian Taxation system.
    • Proven ability to work with department Managers in terms of budgets, financial controls etc.
    • Computer literate including Microsoft excel, Microsoft word etc.
We thank all applicants however only those selected will be contacted.

Industry

FMCG

Job Seniority

Mid-Senior level

Job Category

Accounting and Finance

Employment Type

Full time

Experience

5 - 10 years

Skills

Cost, Tax, Budgets, Accounting, Sage ERP, ERP Software, Microsoft Excel

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