ACCOUNTING MANAGER VACANCY AT A RENEWABLE ENERGY COMPANY
Posted: 11/Sep/2019

We are a pan-African electricity company specializing in the generation of solar energy, with a focus on medium-scale solar systems (20 kWp to 2 MWp). Unlike many other international solar companies, we have built a strong local team of engineers and technicians offering a fully integrated solution from design, to installation and maintenance. Company is headquartered in Lagos Nigeria with a branch office in Accra Ghana.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Accounting Manager

Location: Lagos
Department: Finance
Reports to: Financial Controller
Manager of: Accounting Team

Key Performance Areas
Performs professional accounting work, including auditing, analysing and verifying fiscal records and reports, preparing financial and statistical reports, providing information to staff regarding accounting practices and procedures, and reconciling general ledger accounts;
Assists in preparing the company’s annual and mid-year budgets; prepares year-end audit reports and schedules
Trains and provides technical advice to lower-level accounting personnel, and performs related work as required
Ensure that all requests from employees are handled and delivered in record time

Key Responsibilities
Manage the Accounting team in their day to day activities, including:
Organization of responsibilities
Establishing procedures and timelines
Quality control and assurance of work done
Line management responsibilities (absences, training, evaluations)
Ensure proper organization, execution and control of:
Accounts Payable
Accounts Receivable
Cash and Bank transactions
Maintenance of Accounting Records
Period Closing
Group Consolidation and Intercompany Account Management
Support the FC in the preparation for and management of External Audit procedures
Provide on a timely basis period reporting schedules and materials as agreed with the FC
Responsibility to challenge and understand the outputs of the Accounting team to ensure the reasonability and commercial sense of information produced, including:
Variance analysis
Application of business and activity knowledge to outputs
Engagement with operating departments to clarify and build understanding.
As agreed by the FC, formal signature responsibilities both internal (in accordance with Group delegated authorities) and external (e.g. banks, vendor relationships).

Routine Tasks:
Prepare, examine, and analyse accounting records, financial statements, and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
Prepares journal entries and reconciles general ledger and subsidiary accounts; prepares monthly financial statements, including distributing monthly revenue and expenditure reports to departments.
Ensure all company’s financial transactions are captured accurately and timely, manually and within the electronic accounting systems. Maintain an efficient filing and document retrieval system of all accounting books and ledgers.
Analyses and reconciles expenditure and revenue accounts, including investment reports.
Calculates and prepares reimbursement billings and tracks receivables; reconciles monthly accounts receivable.
Support the CFO and the FC to develop, maintain, and analyse budgets; prepare periodic reports that compare budgeted costs to actual performance and highlight issues for Management attention.
Assist with audit schedules for external auditors
Prepare monthly management accounts as directed by the FC including but not limited to - profit and loss account, balance sheet, bank reconciliation statements and receivables and payables ageing analyses
Appraise, evaluate, and maintain accurate and comprehensive inventory of all company’s assets, recording information such as the property's description, value, and location.
Reviewing and verifying accuracy of data;
Assist with preparation and filing of annual financial statements
Prepare invoices for all projects and monthly customer statements
Assists with the preparation of the annual and mid-year budgets.
Assists with the fiscal year-end and fixed asset accounting.
Provide the necessary support to auditors and other statutory examiners
Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Experience and Skills Required
University Degree in Accounting or Finance. A qualified Chartered Accountant with minimum of 4 years work experience in a similar position with an Audit firm or reputable organization.
Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management. Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations.
Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS).
Must be able to work effectively with all levels of employees, including top, middle and supervisory levels of management.
Must be able to exercise discretion and good judgment, with an ability to understand the effect of decisions overall in the company.
Ability to analyse financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and projections.
Requires advanced verbal and written communications skills in English, in addition to effective interpersonal skills.
Knowledge of Accounting soft-wares and advance use of MS Excel.
Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, vendors and clients.

Application Closing Date
30th October, 2019.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV (in MS-Word or Adobe PDF format only) to: Kehinde@saphiredegrees.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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