Senior Financial Accountant in Lagos, Nigeria

at Vodacom

Financial Services
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
7 - 10 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

  • Responsible for General ledger accounts management and reconciliation. Ensure that Balance sheet reconciliations are completed for review by the Chief Accountant and the Finance Director on a monthly basis;
  • Assisting in timely completion of the high quality monthly reports;
  • Adherence to monthly closing checklist and closing calendar;
  • Assist the Chief Accountant in preparing internal management reporting to the Executive Management and the board of directors as directed from time to time;
  • Assist the Chief Accountant in the preparation of the monthly, quarterly and annual management reports;
  • Support month and year end close process;
  • Assist in ensuring timely completions of Internal and External Audits. Respond to queries from auditors and ensure implementation of all recommendations raised during the audit;
  • Assist ad-hoc analysis requests from the Chief Accountant;
  • Assist in the provision of financial analysis and preparation of annual budgets, forecasts and projections;
  • Accomplishes department and organization mission by completing related results as needed;
  • Ensure accurate preparation and submission of VBN HFM Reports to Group;
  • Analyzing general ledger accounts, to identify costs that should be capitalized and included in fixed assets;
  • Completing standardized forms to set up entries on the fixed asset register, or in the asset management system;
  • Preparing capitalization entries;
  • Monitoring reports to ensure that assets are correctly entered into the fixed assets sub-ledger;
  • Completing forms to record transfers of equipment from one department to another;
  • Relocations of equipment, sales, disposals, thefts, and other losses;
  • Reconciling the fixed asset register or sub-ledger, or the subsidiary asset management system to the general ledger control account for each class of fixed assets, and resolving any reconciling items;
  • Preparing depreciation schedules and making accounting entries to record depreciation expense;
  • Keeping files of all supporting documentation for fixed assets and capital projects;
  • Generation of capital projects lists and reports of capitalized assets, values, and depreciation;
  • Maintaining schedules and files of insurance policies on fixed assets;
  • Providing information for fixed asset reporting, such as summarizing financial activity for inclusion in the property, plant and equipment section of the financial statements;
  • Providing information for the preparation of tax schedules for depreciation and for gains and losses on the sale or exchange of fixed assets;
  • Controlling assets that are not capitalized but for which a control register is maintained, such as tools and small equipment;
  • Coordinating the physical inventory process for fixed assets;
  • Reviews of asset activity for compliance with company policy; and
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief Accountant.



Communications and Work Relationships

  • Internal: All staff
  • External: Auditors
  • Other Business Units: All Departments



  • Strong technical accounting skills including a depth of knowledge of IFRS and its business application
  • Exceptional analytical problem solving skills
  • Attention to details
  • Highly organized and efficient
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Exceptional modelling skill
  • Ability to work under pressures and deadline driven
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to research and report on various technical accounting issues.
  • Very comfortable with Microsoft office applications and SAGE Accounting Packages
  • Big 4 audit firm experience highly desired
  • ACA/ACCA qualified with at least 7+ years cognate corporate reporting experience


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