Accountant in Lagos, Nigeria

at R.S Hunter

Human Resources
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

  • Manage the company’s liquidity and institute efficient cash flow management
  • Manage the Accounts Payable and Receivables in Lagos and Abuja
  • Maintain a record of all bank/ cash accounts including petty cash
  • Prepare profit and loss statements and monthly closing and cost accounting reports
  • Establish, maintain, and coordinate the implementation of accounting and accounting control procedures
  • Prepare and review budget, revenue, expense, payroll entries, invoices, and other accounting documents
  • Analyze revenue and expenditure trends and recommend appropriate budget levels, and ensure expenditure control
  • Ensure all accounting records and supporting documentation for all financial transactions are maintained in a systematic order and in a safe and secure condition
  • Explain billing invoices and accounting policies to staff, vendors and clients
  • Resolve accounting discrepancies
  • Recommend, develop and maintain financial data bases, computer software systems and manual filing systems
  • Prepare monthly schedules for payroll, PAYE and Pension deductions made from employees’ compensation and benefits
  • Ensure accuracy of schedules and remittance advices and follow up to obtain third party evidences e.g. receipts
  • Ensure timely remittance and filing of monthly Value Added Tax (VAT) and Withholding Tax (WHT) returns
  • Develop the annual operating budget and consult with management on the fiscal aspects of salary recommendations and other administrative actions.
  • Interact with  internal and external auditors in completing audits.



  •     4 to 5 years of relevant work experience in the financial industry
  •       Qualified Accountant (ICAN/ACCA)
  •       Strong attention to detail and strong analytical ability
  •       Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  •       Must be able to multi task and work closely with individuals from a variety of backgrounds
  •       Must be extremely smart, with particularly strong quantitative, writing and interpersonal           skills
  •       High degree of computer literacy in Microsoft Office and financial systems
  •       Strong academic record with a demonstrably high degree of numerical, verbal and analytical       competence


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