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
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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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