Accountant in Lagos, Nigeria

Administration & Office Support
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Job Description:

Provides financial information to management by researching and analyzing accounting data and also preparing reports.



 Prepares standard accounting reports and statements and also non-standard reports and statements, such as detailed cost and financial analyses, forecasts and projections reflecting interrelationships of accounting data; prepares or assists in preparation of special accounting studies.

Interprets data and points out trends or deviations from standards.

Identifies informational needs of management and revises or refines account structures or data accordingly.

Prepares intricate journal entries, maintains complex ledgers, prepares detailed cost accounting information, and reconciles and analyzes reports and ledgers.

Decides proper handling of financial transactions; approves transactions within designated limits.

Provides solutions to problems presented by lower level staff and recommends changes to accounting system, methods or procedures to management, utilizing knowledge of accounting principles and practices.

Interprets accounting data, analyzes reports and recommends action to be taken.

Implements changes in procedures affecting assigned function.

Monitors compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and university regulations.

Reviews computer reports for errors or inconsistencies; investigates and corrects problem.

Keeps informed by researching and evaluating appropriate professional and related legal literature as assigned.

Provides training to campus users as required.



Knowledge of accounting principles, practices and procedures.

Knowledge of basic leadership practices.

Skill in performing detailed numerical computations.

Skill in preparing detailed reports on a timely basis.

Skill in both verbal and written communication.

Skill in the use of computer hardware and software.


HND/Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related field and one year of professional accounting experience; OR, Five years' professional accounting experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

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