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Senior Accountant( Construction Company)

Our client is a multinational investment company with one of its base in Lagos, Nigeria. This role will handle all accounting operations within the company, preparing financial reports, performs account reconciliations, maintaining the general ledger, preparing tax returns, assisting with audit preparations, and performing other accounting duties as assigned.


  • Coordinates daily banking deposits and withdrawal which include, daily updates of online guest deposit, monitoring of withdrawals and cheques status.
  • Prepare accurate, timely financial statements in accordance with our established schedule and with input from the rest of the accounting department.
  • Conduct monthly and quarterly account reconciliations to ensure accurate reporting and ledger maintenance.
  • Analyze financial statements for discrepancies.
  • Liaise with the bank officers on issue relating to the company
  • Liaise with other departments on operational payments and retirements matters.
  •  Ensure that the finance  Policies and Procedures are strictly adhered to
  • Timely collation of due bills, initiate all payments, after all the internal controls have been followed and completed.
  • Advises the management of the company on cash liquidity status.
  • Ensure effective debt recovery.
  • Oversee the preparation of staff salaries and other emoluments on monthly and yearly basis.
  • Responsible for set up and maintaining a payroll Pensions, PAYE, Benefits, Allowances in the company software.
  • Liaise with PFA’s on staff pension entitlements after disengagement from the company’s payroll.
  • Prepares the monitoring reports such as budgets and monitors the matching of expenditures with incomes in accordance with the budget, critically review the variances and advice the management accordingly.
  • Attendance and provision of explanation on issues raised by the Internal Revenue Service during the course of tax audit, co-ordination of employees related tax forms for the issuance of Tax Clearance Certificate and tax deductions cards and arrange for reconciliation when the need arises.
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly and yearly management accounts reports that would be sufficient for planning and taking financial decision by the management staff and the Directors.
  • Works with the company’s auditors periodically, to carry out their routine checks and ensure that issues in letter of weakness are being attended to before the next financial year. Ensure that, the audited reports agree with the software reports after each audit exercise.
  • Commercial responsibility include, enhance the effectiveness of the organization policies and controls on the pricing and selling strategies with timely empirical analysis. Ensure that all selling metric would lead to a better turnover through clear computations and analysis.
  • Advice on available tax advantage both to the company and the Directors.
  • Supervises daily income and expenses postings into the various ledger.
  • Perform review of the work done by all other account staffs to ensure accuracy in all the company’s ledgers.
  •  Maintain directors ledgers; investments, payments and drawings.
  • Preparation of reports on the company’s liabilities from time to time.
  • Advise the vendors on various relevant withholding taxes.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • At least a bachelor's degree in Accounting
  • Between 7-10 years of related work experience is required.
  • Must be a chartered accountant.
  • Experience with computerized ledger systems
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Exceptional knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, cost accounting and cost control principles and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Advanced knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting best practices, laws, standards, and state/national regulations
  • Able to analyze financial records and interpret for other departments
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency using accounting software e.g Sage, Peach tree and experience with a software system implementation is  a plus.
  • Supervisory experience required.
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines.
  • Ability to deliver quality and accurate output.
  • Excellent reporting skills.
  • Attention to details.
  • Must be deadline-oriented.
  • Ability to function well in a team-oriented environment
  • Ability to manage time effectively.
  • Must be diligent and possess a high level of integrity.