Financial Accountant Job at JHI Nigeria, Lagos

Human Resources Specialist Limited – Our client, JHI Nigeria, a top
provider of Facilities and Property Management Services in Nigeria, has
engaged us to identify a stellar Accountant for its operations run out
of its office in Lagos.

JHI Nigeria is currently recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Financial Accountant
Job Ref.: ACCT 2016
Lagos, Nigeria
Job Descriptions

  • The successful candidate will be responsible for all accounting functions, processes and reporting.
  • She/he will ensure that Finance is seen as a value adding
    business partner (Business Tenants, property management and clients);
    and build and strengthen the ability of Finance to make sound business
    decisions. The position reports to the Finance Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Financial Reporting: Provide accurate and timely statutory
    reports, standard and ad hoc financial reports to clients and
  • Audit: Schedule and organize timely audits, prepare audit packs
    and respond to all audit report queries accurately, promptly, and in a
    courteous manner.
  • Data Integrity: Review all contract summary for accuracy. Check
    and Assume responsibility for all entries on Nicor Lease Audits to
    ensure data integrity.
  • TI and Technical fees: Calculate and invoice TI and Technical
    fee in accordance with clients’ approval framework, and collect fees
  • Liaise with various agencies and contacts to ensure full regulatory compliance.
  • Put forward suggestions to improve quantity and quality of work.
  • Manage and lead staff, and manage professional relationships with external contacts.
  • Work as an effective team member, anticipate to ensure tasks are completed in a timely manner.
  • Ensure each assignment or task is delivered in a timely and effective manner.
  • Ensure that staff behavior and conduct conform to company values, expectations, and policy.
  • Lead by example, use good judgment, and maintain the highest level of discretion and confidentiality.
  • Keep supervisor apprised of all matters relating to Finance in a timely manner.
  • Balance Sheet Control: Maintain GL account list, clearing of
    take on accounts, conduct monthly reconciliation of all balance sheet
  • Maintain intercompany loan account, invoice and account
    receivables. Maintain fixed registers, follow up on long-standing items,
    and report on balance sheet.
  • Take on and Handovers of buildings: Capture take on balances on TB handovers, and coordinate financial process.
  • Monthly management meetings: Attend monthly client meetings and provide accurate and timely feedback to management.
  • Review of Accruals: Verify expenses against project lists;
    ensure use of correct accounts. (Expenditure vs Capital), control
    accuracy, and investigate problem areas in actuals.
  • Management fees & Commissions: Calculate and invoice
    management fees. Review commissions for accuracy and posting of batches.
  • Be proactive, accurate and timely in your communication with
    clients, management, and other stakeholders. Respond to queries from
    internal and external clients and stakeholders promptly, accurately and
    in a courteous manner.
  • Budging and Forecasting: Coordinate budget management to include
    establishing and reporting on deviations, compiling annual budgets.
  • Handle all related inquiries accurately in a prompt and
    courteous manner. Manage budget class rates to include comparing tariffs
    against budgets, identifying tendencies, updating tariffs, and amending
    monthly projections.
  • Legal Compliance: Complete VAT returns and complete income tax returns as necessary.
  • Review of GPS: Manage GPS sundry debtor including commissions. Provide input in GPS property management budgets.
  • Cash management: Process owner payments and manage and reconcile cash flows.
  • Other related duties as assigned.
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Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.
  • Professional certification in Accounting strongly preferred.
  • Six years of directly related experience; 2 in property management is strongly preferred.
  • Team player with strong ability to work collaboratively to meet goals.
  • Ability to make quick decisions and solve problems.
  • Strong ability to plan, coordinate, and organize projects.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work under pressure, to meet deadlines.
  • Accurately and speedily analyze scope of work and schedule work for on-time delivery.
  • Ability to listen, understand, and ask relevant follow-up questions.
  • Persistent, resilient and resourceful demonstrating a positive can-do attitude at all times.
  • Reliable, dependable, and able work diligently with the uttermost level of integrity.
  • Methodical approach, analytical and critical thinking skills in problem solving and decision making.
  • Demonstrate sound financial expertise and business acumen.
  • Superb ability to consistently produce timely and error-free work at all times and to all contacts.
  • Demonstrable ability to network, represent self, department and the company well.
  • Excellent computer skills, proficient in MS office Suite, NICOR, MDA, and SAP.
  • Strong knowledge of capital expenditure, legal aspects of accounting, taxes, GAAP and FIRS.
  • Superior knowledge of advanced calculations and reporting.
  • Excellent ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong ability to train and present reports to non-finance/accounting audience.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of company policies & procedures, administration principles and reporting.
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal and relationship management skills.
  • Superb ability to interact with staff, clients and all contacts in a professional manner.
  • Strong people management and leadership skills.
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How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover letter with their CV/Resume to: In the subject line of your email, please write “ACCT 2016”.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted so no calls or email please.

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