Adexen Nigeria Recruitment: Chief Accountant (Airfreight)

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23 Mar, 2010

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Accounting Jobs in Nigeria

Adexen Nigeria is hiring for a client – Airfreight & Sea freight Company is looking for a Chief Accountant to support its operations in Nigeria.


The ideal candidate will be responsible for:

·  To control and manage the day-to-day accounts transactions

·  To prepare monthly Management Accounts

·  To supervise the Accounts clerks and cashiers

He will report to the Finance Manager.

The position is based in Lagos.


·  Control the treasury, the bank movements and their reconciliation with bank statements.
·  Control the correct coding of accounts vouchers, their posting and filing.
·  Control timely payment of creditor’s invoices.
·  Control the cash movements
·  Receivables: maintains individual ledgers, allocates payments to invoices, send dunning letters, maintains WHT recoverable ledger
·  Taxes: prepares monthly VAT returns, WHT remittance
·  Payroll: monthly payments, follow up of loans / advances / leave allowances / pension funds
·  Monthly closing: prepares P/L and B/S
·  Look after the Companies interests regarding Nigerian authorities and external auditors.
·  Reconcile accounts with debtors, creditors and Group companies.
·  Produce monthly Management Accounts
·  Monitor changes in legislation and publications regarding accountancy and financial matters.
·  Assist in the preparation of standardized accounting procedures in the Company.
·  Deputise for the Finance & Administration Manager when he is not available.


·  An advanced certificate in accountancy recognized in Nigeria, preferably “Chartered Accountant” with working experience in the logistics sector.

·  Good Health status. Demonstrate the energy level, authority, professionalism and honesty required of a fully committed and effective Chief Accountant in Nigeria.

·  Min 5-10 years experience in a similar position

·  Interested in long-term employment.

·  Stable and progressive career – no job hoppers.

·  Must possess demonstrable and measurable success in a similar management role in a large or medium sized logistics company within Nigeria.

·  Strong accounting ability must be proven including profound knowledge of Nigerian tax laws, foreign exchange regulations and labour laws (logistics sector).

·  Must be able to communicate effectively with clients, creditors and Nigerian authorities.


Attractive package

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