Senior Accountant in Lagos, Nigeria

at Trigger Advisory Services

Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

  • An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Accountant to join a fast growing E-commerce company in Nigeria.
  • In order to be successful in this position, candidates must be able to ensure the integrity of accounting information by researching accounting issues for compliance and establishing quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting.


  • As Senior Accountant, you will analyze complex financial reports and records.
  • Take ownership of reporting costs, productivity, margins and expenditures for companies and organizations.
  • Make recommendations based on analysis and status of reserves, assets and expenditures.
  • Review journal entries of junior accountants to ensure accuracy.
  • Train and mentor junior account staff.
  • Perform variance analyses and prepare account reconciliations.
  • Assist with financial and tax audits.
  • Document and monitor internal controls in support of auditing team.
  • Coordinate more complex accounting projects and initiatives with other members of the accounting and finance team or with other departments.
  • Analyze revenues, commissions and expenses to ensure they are recorded appropriately on a monthly basis.
  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations.
  • Analyze financial information and summarize financial status on a monthly basis and report on variances.
  • Assist with preparing tax returns and corporate reporting requirements.
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.
  • Analyze financial information and summarize financial status.
  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures.
  • Produce error-free accounting reports and present findings to Management.
  • Responsible for setting departmental goals and objectives.

Qualifications and Experiences required

  • 5- 7 years' Accounting experience with at least 3 years in a senior capacity.
  • Must have a B.Sc in Accounting or Finance from a reputable institution.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent public speaking skills.
  • Must be ICAN or ACCA certified.
  • Analytic and decisive decision maker with the ability to prioritize and communicate to staff key objectives and tactics necessary to achieve organizational goals.
  • Technically astute with experience in Financial Modeling.
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process.
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process.
  • Excellent accounting software user and administration skills.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Must be aware of business trends.
  • Previous experience in a similar role.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • M.Sc or MBA is an added advantage.

Person Specification

  • Team Player.
  • Great attention to details.
  • Front-line Ownership (must be able to see transactions from start to finish).
  • Result Oriented
  • Excellent Communication and Organizational skills.
  • Can work under pressure.
  • Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills.
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