Finance Associate, Nigeria

24 March

Job description

The Finance Associate will support the Head of Finance in the planning, implementation, management and running of all Nigeria’s financial activities.


Responsibilities will include:

  • Manage General Ledger in line with IFRS standards.
  • Maintain chart of accounts and reports in SAGE ERP.
  • Ensure ongoing and period-end postings are processed in an accurate and timely manner
  • Conduct timely reconciliation of significant balance sheet accounts.
  • Create and maintain master data for new/modified assets, depreciation rules etc. in IT systems, and process ongoing transactions.
  • Verify financial records from all sources and obtains appropriate approval before posting into the general ledger.
  • Generate all data and reports to satisfy management, statutory and fiscal reporting requirements.
  • Review the trial balance and sub-ledgers for integrity and accuracy and report errors and inconsistencies to the Head of Finance.
  • Assist the Head of Finance in the monthly and quarterly reporting process, group reporting and other finance-related tasks.
  • Prepares journals for review and approval by the Head of Finance before posting into the accounting software.
  • Responsible for managing audit process from start to finish including pre-audit activities.
  • Assist with ensuring the group’s policy on procurement is strictly adhered to.
  • Track and control consolidated cash flow and manage intercompany loans and investments.
  • Supervise document control procedures to ensure strict adherence to the document retention policy.
  • Conduct cash and bank reconciliation ensuring accuracy at all times.
  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Hard skills and experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent, an MBA would be an advantage.
  • A minimum of 4-6 years cognate experience or any similar combination of education and experience, with at least 4 years at a Big Four firm.
  • A professional member of an industry-relevant association (ACCA or ICAN)
  • Knowledge of accounting software/package.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Advance proficiency in Microsoft Excel is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of IFRS, local taxes and requirements.
  • Experience in liaising with the auditors and managing an audit process from start to finish;
  • Ability to create and manage a database

Soft skills:

  • Demonstrated abilities in a variety of real estate areas such as: transaction management, strategic planning, financial analysis and project/construction management.
  • Demonstrated abilities in management reporting: preparing and presenting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.
  • Ability to manage multiple work streams/projects of various sizes and complexity across diversified customer base.
  • Ability to comprehend, analyse, and interpret documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Selling skills.

Personal characteristics:

  • Self-driven;
  • Resilient;
  • Tenacious;
  • Result-oriented;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure;
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send an up-to-date CV to quoting ‘Finance Associate, Nigeria’ as the subject.