Opportunity For A Smart Career Move

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Opportunity  For  A Smart Career Move

Our client is a fast moving consumer goods company and the largest manufacturer of its product category in sub-saharan Africa with factory in Agbara Industrial Estate and Administrative Offices in Ikeja. To strengthen the company’s management  team, the company  needs  an experienced and competent  female  chartered accountant to lead the Accounts Team.

Location: Agbara Industrial Estate

Position: Head of Accounts

Position Summary

As Head of Accounts, you will be responsible   for overseeing the functions of the Accounts Department and ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the company’s accounting system and financial information.


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop procedures and accurate implementation of the recording, classifying, and summarizing of daily financial transactions
  • Generate financial statements (balance sheet, profit and loss, cash flow) monthly
  • Ensure general ledger, subsidiary ledgers, and other financial records and schedules are accurately maintained
  • Institute policies and procedures capable of protecting the business resources against waste, fraud, and inefficiency.
  • Maintain procedures to establish tight control over cash   and stock transactions
  • Ensure timely follow up and collections of accounts receivable
  • Evaluate & implement internal and external audit recommendations & provide feedback to management on results
  • Implement budget and forecast preparation schedule by collecting relevant business data and projections from the line departments and provide relevant analyses and feedback to enable finalization of the budget and forecast proposals and all related reports including profit & loss, balance sheet and cash flow statements
  • Generating monthly, quarterly & yearly management reports
  • Liaising with company’s external auditors during audits by providing necessary information and managing relationships
  • Provide support, service and advice in all finance matters to the company’s management
  • Exercise budgetary controls, accounting & physical controls and credit control as per laid down procedures
  • Manage fixed assets
  • Maintaining an effective involvement and understanding of the business in order to contribute to key business decisions within the Company through financial advice and expertise

Qualifications & Experience

  • Female with good  leadership  and  coaching qualities
  • ACA, ACCA or ICMA or the like from an  internationally recognized accounting body.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accountancy, Economics, Finance or in other Social Science disciplines  from a reputable University.
  • At least 5 -7 years  of  practical experience, preferably obtained from a top class manufacturing operation
  • Possession of strong communication skills
  • Very good in using   Microsoft  spreadsheet application for manipulating financial data
  • Good knowledge of accounting software and information  reporting and presentation applications
  • Very good analytical, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Good supervisory management and leadership skills
  • Very good team work and communication skills( verbal, listening, writing and presentation)


If you are interested in  this  opportunity, please email your updated CV and  short cover letter, not later than  June 26, 2015 to fmcgjobs@irisconsulting.info. Your cover  letter should clearly demonstrate how you meet the competency requirements for the job and the specific contributions you will bring to our client.





Last Updated on Monday, 15 June 2015 10:16


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