Senior Accountant needed at a Federal Government Agency in Lagos

Listing Info
Job Description
Bradfield Consulting – Our Client, a newly established independent examination body saddled with the responsibility of providing a unified syllabus and conducting a qualitative examinations for candidates seeking Direct Entry admissions into tertiary institutions.

The aim of this body is to play a leading role in researching, developing and delivering assessment to Federal, State and private universities as well as interested foreign tertiary institution.

We Are Recruiting To Fill The Position Of

Job Title: Senior Accountant

Location: Lagos

Job Description

    • The Principal Accountant will coordinate and manage the finances and accounts of the Board, superintending over credit, Salaries & Wages, IT, Treasury, Expenditure Control and other related units


    • Primary responsibility is to coordinate and manage finances and accounts if the board.
    • Facilitate and complete monthly close procedures
    • Analyze revenues, commissions and expenses to ensure they are recorded appropriately on a monthly basis
    • Receipt of all monies due to the Board and rendering proper accounts of all such monies collected;
    • Disbursement of funds to meet the Board’s operational needs;
    • Preparing the Board’s Financial Statements;
    • Building a comprehensive financial and accounting data of the Board’s activities for the relevant users;
    • Formulating Budget plans and preparation of Annual Budgets for the Board;
    • Liaising with Banks and other financial Institutions on behalf of the Board;
    • Control of the Board’s Revenue and Expenditure estimates;
    • Payment of Wages and Salaries to the Board’s staff.

Skills and Competences

    • Proficient in reading / interpreting financial statements for the purpose of underwriting credit
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team and take on new tasks with a high level of difficulty.
    • Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Knowledge of Statutory accounting principles.
    • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of major accounting software packages for both general ledger and statutory accounting. Great Plains and Freedom preferred.
    • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and external agencies to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving, and results.
    • Working knowledge of or able to quickly assimilate accounting rules and regulations relating to Local Authority
    • Able to persuade, influence and professionally advise others at senior level, on complex financial issues.

Qualification And Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from a recognized institution. A masters degree will be an added advantage
    • Must be a Chartered Accountant
    • A minimum of 10 years post-qualification experience of which 5 years must be in a financial leadership role.

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