ACCOUNTANT in Lagos, Nigeria

at Genesis Consulting Agency

Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

The accountant is responsible for applying accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial information, prepare accurate and timely financial reports and statements and ensure appropriate accounting control procedures.



  • Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities
  •  Compile and analyze financial information to prepare financial statements including monthly and annual accounts
  •  Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures
  • Ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met
        Financial audit preparation and coordinate the audit process
  • Ensure accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of revenues and expenses
  • Analyze and advise on business operations including revenue and expenditure trends, financial commitments and future revenues
  •   Analyze financial information to recommend or develop efficient use of resources and procedures, provide strategic recommendations and maintain solutions to business and financial problems
  • Prepare financial management reports
  •   Ensure accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close
  • Establish and monitor the implementation and maintenance of accounting control procedures
  •   Resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities
  • Continuous management and support of budget and forecast activities
  • Monitor and support taxation issues
  • Develop and maintain financial data bases


    Accounting degree or equivalent
    2 -5 years accounting experience in the management of financial/accounting systems and budgets, financial reporting, financial data analysis, auditing, taxation and providing financial advice
    Knowledge and experience of related computer skills (must be highly skilled in the use of the accounting software peachtree, advanced knowledge of excel spreadsheets, ms office applications)
    Must have good verbal skills and good written skills in order to handle the administrative needs that come with accounting problems
    Must have excellent work habits including a willingness to work the hours necessary to get the job done
    Must be highly skilled in dealing with financial and numeric data
    Knowledge of accepted accounting practices and principles
    Knowledge of economic principles
    Knowledge of auditing practices and principles
    Knowledge of applicable laws, codes and regulations

Key Competencies

    Attention to detail and accuracy
    Problem analysis
    Judgment and problem-solving
    Supervisory skills
    Stress tolerance
    Planning and organizing
    Strong communication skills
    Information and task monitoring

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