Job Title: Head of Accounting (Chartered Accountant)
Location: Victoria Island, Lagos
As the Head of Accounting, you will oversee all aspects of financial accounting, reporting, and compliance for the organization. You will work closely with the Chief Financial Officer to develop and implement financial policies, procedures, and controls, and provide strategic financial guidance to senior management. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in accounting and finance, strong leadership skills, and a proven track record of success in a senior-level role.
- Lead and oversee the day-to-day operations of the accounting department, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, and financial reporting.
- Develop and implement accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls to ensure compliance with regulatory standards and best practices.
- Manage the monthly, quarterly, and annual financial close process, including the preparation of financial statements, reconciliations, and analysis.
- Coordinate and liaise with external auditors, tax authorities, and regulatory agencies to ensure timely and accurate reporting and compliance with statutory requirements.
- Provide strategic financial guidance and support to senior management, including financial analysis, forecasting, and budgeting.
- Monitor and analyze financial performance, identify trends and variances, and recommend corrective actions as needed to achieve financial targets and objectives.
- Ensure proper documentation and maintenance of financial records, supporting schedules, and audit trails in accordance with accounting standards and organizational policies.
- Stay informed about changes in accounting regulations, tax laws, and industry trends, and assess their potential impact on the organization.
- Lead and develop a high-performing accounting team, providing mentorship, coaching, and professional development opportunities to enhance their skills and capabilities.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including finance, operations, and senior management, to drive process improvements, operational efficiency, and business growth.
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. (Master’s degree or relevant certifications such as ACCA, CPA, or CIMA are preferred)
- Chartered Accountant (ACA or equivalent) qualification is required.
- Minimum of 7-10 years of progressive experience in accounting and finance, with at least 3-5 years in a senior-level role.
- Thorough understanding of accounting principles, standards, and regulations (IFRS, GAAP, etc.).
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret complex financial data and make strategic recommendations.
- Excellent leadership and management skills, with a proven ability to inspire and motivate teams to achieve goals and objectives.
- Advanced proficiency in accounting software, ERP systems, and Microsoft Excel.
- Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively interact with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
- High level of integrity, ethics, and professionalism, with a commitment to upholding the highest standards of financial integrity and transparency.
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple priorities with competing deadlines.
Salary: Very Attractive
Other Benefits: HMO & Pension
How To Apply
If you meet the above requirements and are interested in joining our team as the Head of Accounting, please submit your resume/CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience, qualifications, and why you are the ideal candidate for this position to email@example.com
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Don’t miss this opportunity to lead our accounting team and contribute to the financial success of our organization! Apply now!
Note: This position reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and requires strong leadership skills, financial acumen, and the ability to collaborate effectively with senior management.
- Experience Level Senior/Experienced
- Minimum Qualification BA/BSc/HND