Accounts Payable Officer at Dangote Group

Dangote Group is one of Nigeria’s most diversified business conglomerates with a hard – earned reputation for excellent business practices and products’ quality with its operational headquarters in the bustling metropolis of Lagos, Nigeria in West Africa.

We arerecruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Accounts Payable Officer

Ref No: Okpella-F&A-0003
Location: Okpella, Edo, Nigeria
Job Type: Full time
Department: Finance (Plant)
Reports To: Deputy Head of Finance
Direct Reports/ Subordinates: 1
Job Grade: Asst. Manager

Job Summary

  • Ensure the timely and efficient processing of supplier invoices and staff advance.
  • Reconcile supplier accounts to ensure accuracy of DCP’s records.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review supplier invoices and supporting documents against invoice processing checklist in order to establish completeness and validity of details.
  • Match supplier invoices to purchase orders prior to processing to ensure consistency and identify errors/discrepancies/irregularities.
  • Proactively notify Head, Plant Finance of any irregularity in invoices/bills from third party.
  • Assist in ensuring that all suppliers’ statements of accounts are reconciled to the sub-ledgers before forwarding supplier invoices and supporting documents for payment processing.
  • Respond to supplier enquires regarding payment processing.
  • Ensure suppliers’ sub-ledger accounts are prepared and reconciled to the general ledger on a monthly basis.
  • Provide inputs into the review of existing invoice processing policies and procedures.
  • Maintain ageing report of debt and outstanding payments to suppliers.
  • Maintain an accurate and up-to-date record of all invoices received from suppliers/vendors.
  • Maintain a comprehensive record of all approved invoices, bills and payment supports.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Deputy Head of Finance
  • Receive staff advance requests, carry out initial review and forward Deputy Head of Finance for further verification and approval.
  • Receive staff advance retirements and maintain complete documentation of all transactions.

Education and Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in Accounting or other related discipline.
  • Three (3) to Nine (9) years of relevant work experience will be an advantage.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Good understanding of trends, challenges, opportunities, regulations and legislations relating to the cement manufacturing industry.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of finance best practices, IFRS, and other applicable accounting standards.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Good data gathering, analysis and problem solving skills
  • High ethical standards and integrity.
  • Basic proficiency in the use of MS Office tools.
  • Basic knowledge of accounting packages and systems, including SAP.

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