Senior Accountant in Lagos, Nigeria

at The Bridge Clinic

Healthcare / Medical
Hospital & Health Care
Minimum Qualification
Master's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

The Senior Accountant would lead the Finance & Accounting function for the organization. He would report to the Cheif Operating Officer and supervise a team of three Accountants.



  • Preparation of Trial Balance, financial statements, financial reports and reliable management information reports including profit and loss accounts on a monthly basis.
  • To develop and control a centralised accounting system to ensure that accounts are effectively managed.
  • Preparation of annual budgets and cash flow forecasts,
  • To control expenditure within approved budgets and investigate variances against budgets and provide analysis of differences.
  • To advise managers on costs and benefits of projects e.g. expansion, purchase of new premises or equipment, and all aspects of financial policy and control
  • Posting ledgers to ensure that records of the company transactions are duly kept and updated.
  • Reconciliation of client payments against bank statement, to ensure company’s bank account balance corresponds with  customers’ accounts on SAGE
  • To process Accounts Payable, VAT, Fixed Assets and general ledger in the finance system.
  • Preparing and maintaining the company’s monthly payroll
  • Liaising with the company’s tax consultant to ensure the tax regulation are met
  • Review, develop and maintain department SOP’s and appropriate internal control safeguards
  • Conduct internal audits to ensure high quality standards of service delivery
  • Plan and manage year end audit
  • Contribute to the overall process of company policy formulation and strategy
  • Manage departmental staff - Recruit, manage, train and motivate departmental staff according to company procedures and policy


  • University degree in Accounting
  • ICAN/ACCA qualified
  • Post qualification experience in accounting and management systems
  • Good knowledge of budgeting and forecasting issues and techniques.
  • Strong knowledge of SAGE Accounting Systems (or similar accounting package).
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