Project Accountant in Lagos, Nigeria

at Don Quester Consulting

Engineering / Technology
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description


An engineering firm located in the heart of Lagos, Ikeja, seeks the services of a project accountant; The individual will be responsible for setting up and modifying systems and structures for the accounts department,  monitoring the progress of projects, investigating variances, approving expenses, and ensuring project billings/cost are issued to customers and payments collected.


·         Create project accounts in the accounting system and maintain project-related records, including contracts and change orders.

·         Authorize access to project accounts and establish and maintain relationships with financial institutions.

·         Source for funds and manage as required.

·         Authorize the transfer of expenses into and out of project-related accounts; Review and approve supplier invoices related to a project.

·         Review and approve time sheets for work related to a project and overhead charges to be applied to a project.

·         Review account totals related to project assets and expenses and report on project profitability to management.

·         Investigate project variances and submit variance reports to management.

·         Confer with receivables staff regarding unpaid contract billings.

·         Respond to requests for more detail from customers.

·         Approve the write off of any project-related billings that cannot be billed to or collected from customers.

·         Close out project accounts upon project completion.

·         Create and submit government reports and tax returns related to projects.

·         Compile information for internal and external auditors.


·       Candidate is required to possess a bachelor's degree in Accounting.

·       Must be exposed to engineering projects, with detailed knowledge of project contracts and government regulatory issues.

·       Candidate must have excellent communication and writing skills, must highly confidential, speed and accuracy, tactful, creative.

·       Must be able to manage work pressure and deliver desired result.

·       Candidate is required to have at seven years experience in which 4 years should be focused in project finance & accounting.


Interested candidates should send a recent copy of their CV to  stating the job code and job title as subject of the mail. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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