Accounting Manager Lagos Mainland

Published date: 01/20/2018
  • Location: Lagos Mainland, Lagos, Nigeria

Givanas Cosmetics Nigeria Limited is a specialized Manufacturing company with wide range of products for the Nigerian markets like powder, petroleum jelly, perfumes.

Job Title: Accounting Manager



Job Purpose ◦The Accounting Manager is responsible for all areas relating to financial accounting.
◦This position will be responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements.
◦The Accounting Manager supervises four staff accountants and is responsible for day to day operations to ensure that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner.
◦This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, year-end audit preparation, and other duties to be assigned.
Job Description ◦Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding of the financial accounting and general ledger structure.
◦Ensure an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close.
◦Assist the Finance Manager in the daily requirements.
◦Ensure the accurate and timely processing of transactions.
◦Collaborates with the Finance Manager to support overall department goals and objectives.
◦Monitors and analyzes department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
◦Advises staff regarding the handling of non-routine reporting transactions.
◦Responds to inquiries from the Finance Manager, CFO, General Manager and firm wide managers.
◦Work with the Finance Manager to ensure a clean and timely period end audit.
◦Supervise the general ledger group to ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met.
◦Assist in development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department.
◦Provide training to new and existing staff as needed.
◦Support Finance Manager with special projects and workflow process improvements.
◦Ensure that all transactions posted in accounting software is accurate, error-free and in adherence to the existing policies and procedures.
◦Ensure that all posting is properly allocated with correct account and proper notes are mentioned.
◦Maintain all transactions with schedules and properly monitor the movements
◦Attend all inter departmental queries and assure that everything has been accounted
◦Assist the Finance Manager with proper period end closing
◦Monitor each suppliers’ and customers’ account every month and verify the reconciliations
◦Ensure that bank reconciliations are made twice a month
◦Maintain fixed assets register and administer stock count
◦Screen all transactions and provide 3-way matching
Key Technical Skills ◦Strong sense of deadlines and time management
◦Good communication skills and adaptability
◦Aptitude to learn and strong analytical skills
◦Ability to develop checking strategies
◦Multi-cultural Understanding
◦Sound good decision-making skills
Education & Professional Experience ◦Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
◦Minimum of 4- year general accounting experience with taxation background
◦A professional license
◦Sound Knowledge in IFRS and IAS regulations.
◦An audit experience (preferable from Big 4)
◦Ability to handle full set of accounts for a manufacturing firm
Application Closing Date
26th January, 2018.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's to: hr@givanascosmetics.com with the subject of the mail as “Accounting Manager”

Note: Only qualified persons will be contacted for an interview.


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