Job Title: General Ledger Accountant

Department: Finance
Location: Lagos
Number to Hire: 1
Job Type: Permanent
Minimum years of Experience: 6


  • Reconcile general ledger accounts, revenue and expense accounts
  • Review financial reports to identify and explain variances
  • Perform accounting analyses and reporting to support decision-making purposes
  • Maintain general ledger accounts and prepare journal entries for accruals and variances
  • Perform accounting analysis for account payables, account receivables, reconciliations, and foreign exchange
  • Assist in ensuring proper file management, easy treatability of vouchers to general ledger as well as maintaining well reconciled vendor statements and files
  • Manage intercompany reconciliation and schedules
  • Assist in ensuring all reconciling items are promptly treated to ensure all vendor balances and expenses are captured within the reporting period
  • Ensure the integrity of the general ledger postings
  • Maintain regular contact with other staff, departments and remote offices on procurement and other finance matters, as well as to obtain and convey information and/or to correct transactions
  • Research, track, and resolve (or properly refer) accounting or documentation problems and discrepancies
  • Review and coordinate Year end/ External Auditors general ledger schedule
  • Ensure compliance with all accounting standards, policies and procedures, legal/statutory and company regulations
  • Other duties consistent with the role as assigned from time to time

Qualifications, Skills & Competencies

  • First degree in Finance/Accounting/Relevant Discipline
  • ICAN/ACCA required
  • 6-8 Years relevant experience
  • Basic bookkeeping procedures
  • Basic typing and data entry skills
  • Efficient use of accounting templates
  • Effective communication (written and oral)
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications

Demands of the Job

  • Attention to details and accurate
  • Working knowledge of any accounting application/ERP
  • Well organized
  • Cooperative and willing to assist others
  • Able to deal with problems involving a few variables