Financial Accountant in Lagos, Nigeria

at Reebok Consult

Import and Export
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
Entry Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Our client is a leader in the petroleum downstream sector. Their business is in the importation and trade of Petroleum Motor Spirit – PMS into the Nigerian market. Due to expansion the company now has an opening for an experienced Financial Accountant to cover a broad range of accounting, tax and financial reporting responsibilities.

Job Description:

  • Reports to the Executive Director
  • The role requires an assertive and well organised individual able to confidently report results to Directors, as well as manage administration relations with tax officials and advisors
  • The role has no direct reports and requires hands on record keeping, filing of tax / other returns and reporting monthly results using MS Excel.


  • Ensure the accurate and timely recording in the accounting system including accruals
  • Regular bank reconciliations and filing of documents
  • Preparation of the monthly oil assets reporting package to oil management in Nigeria & London
  • Preparation of the monthly trade reporting analysis to oil management in London
  • File local regulatory returns and payment of Admin fees, PEF, provisional tax, WHT & VAT on time
  • Preparation of the Annual financial statements, returns and audit backup files
  • Tax administration ensuring all responsibilities are met and proof obtained and filed
  • Ensure accurate allocation and booking of trades and expenses
  • Management of external and internal auditors
  • Confident and successful negotiation with authorities
  • Co-ordination of the asset budget and assistance in preparation of a budget
  • Leading various projects, notably reporting improvement and cost analysis projects


  • A recognized professional accounting qualification
  • Ability to take on responsibility and function independently
  • Minimum 3 years post qualification experience either in industry or practice
  • Competence and confidence to deal internally with management and also with demanding authorities
  • Proficient in MS Excel
  • Organised and an excellent communicator
  • IFRS experience – decent level of IFRS proficiency (Mandatory)
  • SAGE / (Peachtree) & SAP Business One experience is advantageous but not a requirement
  • Audit background is advantageous but not a requirement
  • Oil and gas experience is advantageous but not a requirement.
  • HND/OND can also apply

N.B: Applicants must be lagos resident

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