Job Title: Finance Officer, Payables (Contract)

Department: Finance
Location: Lagos
Number to Hire: 1
Job Type: Contract
Minimum years of Experience: 3


The Finance Officer will be responsible for proper file management, easy tracing of voucher; and also ensure compliance with all accounting standards, policies and procedures, legal/statutory and Company regulation.

Other job functions include:

  • Preparation and recording of accounting entries in the general ledger system.
  • Ensure the integrity of the general ledger postings.
  • To liaise with the bank for all Company transactions, as assigned.
  • Confirm authorizations for all requests and obtain necessary supporting documents.
  • Identify and update Supervisor of significant problems, discrepancies, risks etc.
  • Receipt & Collation of Invoices for payment.
  • Preparation of transfer instructions for Banks.
  • Follow-up with Signatories for approved invoices for payments.
  • Posting of invoices as they relate to Vendors.
  • Filing of Invoices as they relate to Vendors.
  • Reconciliation of vendors account.
  • 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.
  • Other duties consistent with the role as assigned from time-to-time. 

Qualifications, Skills & Competencies

  • First Degree in Finance/Accounting.
  • 2-4 years working experience required.
  • ICAN/ACCA is required.
  • Knowledge in basic Book keeping procedure.
  • Skilled in basic typing and data entry.
  • Efficient use of accounting templates.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications.

Demands of the Job

  • Accurate attention to details.
  • Working knowledge of any Accounting Application.
  • Cooperative and willing to assist others.
  • Able to work with little or no supervision.
  • Able to deal with problems involving a few variables.