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HR Leverage Africa – Our client, a Prestigious Media based in Abuja is currently recruiting qualified and smart candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Accountant

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full-time

Description

  • The Accountant, reporting to the Managing Director manages the company or organization’s finances and are responsible for financial reporting.
  • The incumbent will assess financial risks and opportunities and oversee and manage lower level financial managers. They also help set and track financial goals, objectives, and budgets.
  • The Accountant will be responsible for the overall financial management, business analysis and reporting of financials, ensuring ongoing viability and a secure financial future in line with the organization’s business strategy, mission and values.
  • The incumbent will provide financial advice and information to the Managing Director, the Board of Directors and the senior team and develop and maintain financial and investment strategies.
  • The incumbent will have substantial experience / awareness of FRIS regulations, charitable finance regulations and key strategic finance reporting.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure that there is an accounting and procedural manual for the finance function for the excellent record keeping of financial transactions, bills collections and invoice settlements
  • Lead the automation of accounting processes and procedures for the efficient and accurate processing of transactions and reports generation, including systems security and data back-up
  • Update and ensure compliance with the cost management practices, and credit management policies and procedures for prompt receipts of overdue receivables
  • Supervise the raising of funds for the company and the utilization of funds for capacity upgrade and other purposes
  • Preparation of budgets and cash flow forecasts, and tracking records of cost and comparing actual with budget
  • Review costs components for determination of services/products charge-out rates
  • Design and monitor implementation of systems and controls to ensure compliance with tax and other financial regulatory provisions
  • Anticipate and control financial risks through the creation of a strong internal control environment
  • Preparation and presentation of period-end Income Statement and Statement of financial position
  • Attend to all Tax and Audit queries and ensure all taxes and dues are paid promptly and per relevant regulations
  • Oversee the maintenance of Fixed Assets register and updating of inventory records.
  • Oversight of the Procurement processes, including the review and updating of operational policies and procedures
  • Participate in the recruitment of finance staff
  • Ensure the continuous development of the finance personnel in their respective job functions
  • Setting and review of periodic and annual performance targets for finance staff
  • Advising and implementing best practice methods to increase revenue and reduce costs
  • Investment appraisal and analysis.
  • Managing the External Auditor relationship and ensuring the organisation is compliant with accounting standards.
  • Presentation of financial results and insights to the Board
  • Consult board members about funding options.
  • Managing the financial reporting for the organisation. This includes monthly financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, 5-year financial plans and all statutory financial reporting.
  • Providing sound financial support and insights to enable the TV network to make critical business decisions
  • Play a key role in the formulation of the business’s strategy.
  • Oversee and manage lower-level financial managers.
  • They also help set and track financial goals, objectives, and budgets.
  • Responsible for the overall financial management, business analysis and reporting of financials, ensuring ongoing viability and a secure financial future in line with the organisation’s business strategy, mission and values.
  • Providing financial advice and information to the Medical Director, the Board of Directors and the senior team and develop and maintain financial and investment strategies.
  • Liaising the contact between the Finance Office and the rest of the organisation.

Qualifications

  • MSc / MBA and ICAN certification
  • Proven 5 years work experience as a Head of Accounts, Director of Finance or similar role
  • Proven ability to develop long term strategic relationships with C-Level decision-makers
  • In-depth understanding of cash flow management, bank reconciliation and bookkeeping
  • Hands-on experience with budgeting and risk management
  • Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting models
  • Proficiency in accounting software
  • Solid analytical and decision-making skills
  • Leadership abilities
  • Grants and project management skills
  • Communication and team coordination skills
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in prospecting and developing new business.

Application Closing Date
31st October, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their Applications to: Abuja@HRLeverageafrica.com using the position as the subject of the email.

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