Head of Accounts Job at Adexen Recruitment Agency

Adexen Recruitment Agency was mandated by a leading construction company to recruit an experienced candidate to fill the position below for their operations in Nigeria:

Job Position: Head of Accounts

Job Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full time
Job Category: Accounting and Finance
Industry: Construction & Real Estate


  • General supervision of all accounts & finance activities of the group of companies
  • General management of the day-to-day activities of the Accounts and Finance team.
  • Continuous Review of the Company’s accounting Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) in line with best practice and statutory requirements.
  • Provide financial advice and support to all departments as and when necessary, towards proper budget management and cost control. 
  • Develop (when required) and maintain a good relationship with Financial Service Providers (banks, insurers, Financial regulatory agencies, etc).
  • Review, Negotiate and Reconcile bank charges.   
  • Drive 100% compliance of accounts team with the Company’s finance and accounts SOP, policies, rules and regulations.
  • Oversee reconciliation of all ledger accounts.
  • Conduct review and evaluations to allow for cost reduction opportunities.
  • Liaise with relevant in-house departments (e.g Contracts, Service..etc) to ensure that all receivables due to the company are invoiced accurately and collected.   
  • Collate, review and interpret financial data and information with 100% accuracy.
  • Review financial records for predicting financial trends and advising Management towards profit maximization and loss reduction.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance from a recognised University
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a similar senior position within an international group.
  • MBA, M.Sc in Accounting and Finance.
  • Excellent knowledge of applicable tax laws and other statutory requirements of companies registered in Nigeria.
  • Knowledge of other West African Countries’ laws and standards would be an added advantage.
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant Accounting standards, best practice protocol and ethics codes.
  • ICAN, ACCA, CITN or any other related qualification.
  • Knowledge and experience with Opticon ERP accounting module.
  • Excellent knowledge of SAP Business one accounting package.
  • French command is a strong plus.
  • Large team management experience.

USD $60,000 annually.

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