21 Feb 2016

Full-Time Financial Accountant at Sapele Power Plc

Toni AdewunmiAnywhere

Job Description

Financial Accountant
Job Role/Title:

Financial Accountant

Reporting to:

Chief Financial Officer

Job Objectives:

To manage the smooth running of the Financial Accounting operations of Sapele Power Plc

Ensure adherence to the accounting deliverables of Sapele Power Plc

Key Responsibilities:

Drive the Finance Operations as its affect various departments of the company

Champion the Implementation of all Financial Cycle Processes and Procedures

Preparing final accounts by ensuring all account schedules agree with the General ledger balances on Monthly, Quarterly, Bi Annual, and Annual basis.

Reconciliation of Balance Sheet balances to Sub-Ledger and ensure prompt correction of identified errors

Ensuring Financial Reports are prepared in accordance with IFRS regulations

Preparation of Monthly Management Report. Detailing Financial Performance against budget and provide comments on all variances

Attend to External Auditors on annual audit exercise and other External Consultants

Ensuring that all regulation levies are paid as and when due. E.g (WHT Remittances, VAT, PAYE and CIT)

Vet all financial transactions and ensure they meet Sapele Power Plc standard reporting systems

Ensuring Stock Take exercise is observed on last day of every month.

Monitor the CAPEX and OPEX expenses while ensuring adequate compliance to financial prudence.

Ensuring transactions are coded into appropriate expense head and cost centers

Assist in extracting, collating and consolidation information needed to generate the company’s annual operating budget.

Coordinate the entire Finance team, ensuring they deliver the value required of the team

Build capacity within the Financial Accounting team of the Organization by:

Continuously reviewing the capacity required to support the team unit in delivering its functions effectively

Provide development opportunities for direct reports that challenge and expand their capability

Provide leadership that inspire others to succeed, and proactively share experience, knowledge plus ideas

Ensuring that performance objectives are clearly defined for all job roles within the team and that all staff members are evaluated against agreed performance objectives at pre-defined periods set by the HR function

Coaching and counseling of team members as necessary

Key Performance Indicators:

Up – to – date Asset details; Acquisition, Movement register and depreciation

Up to date details of all Prepayments

Accurate value of available stocks in the entire business or group

Accurate postings of accounts per account types, Cost Centers and business location.

Adherence to Monthly Closing Deadlines

Timely delivery of financial reports/ Monthly Management Reports

Zero Tolerance on correcting journals from External Auditors

Skills, Competencies and Requirements:
Functional Competencies/Requirements:

Financial Strategy Management

Financial Analysis Skills

Strong Financial and Management Accounting skills

Strong Computer literacy skills

In-depth understanding of Accounting softwares

In-depth understanding of Accounting systems

General Management Competencies/Requirements:

Strong Leadership skills

Strong Oral and Written Communication skills

Good Presentation Skills

Strong Negotiation Skills

Relationship Management

Strong Problem solving skills

Ability to plan, schedule and coordinate effectively

Educational Qualifications/Experience:

Minimum of university degree or HND Accounting, Finance (and or other recognized Professional Accounting Qualification ACCA or ACA)

Minimum of 5 years post professional qualification experience.

Basic knowledge of Power and Energy Sector’s GSAA, GTA, PPA & Accounting systems would be an added advantage.

Desired Personal Attributes:


Proactive self-starter

Assertive and tenacious

Ability to work with little or no supervision

Ability to work with all levels of management, build partnerships and teams

Highly organized and able to adapt quickly to changing priorities

Ability to cope with and work under pressure

Kindly forward cover letter with applications to: recruitment@sapelepower.com on or before the 26th of February 2016.

Job Categories: Accounting Jobs in Nigeria. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in Endless.

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