Accounts Payable Accountant Job in Nigeria

 Lafarge Africa Plc is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group – the biggest building and concrete solutions company in the world. It is a publicly quoted company on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and serves Nigeria with a wide range of building and construction solutions designed to meet housing and construction needs from small projects like individual home buildings to major construction and infrastructure projects.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Accounts Payable Accountant

 Opebi, Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

About the Role

  • The role is primarily responsible for processing invoices and issuing payments.

What You'll be Doing

  • Review all invoices for appropriate documentation approval prior to payment.
  • Process 3-way PO matching invoices
  • Prioritise invoices according to payment terms
  • Process payment request
  • Reconcile all vendor accounts before payments are made
  • Manage suppliers / invoice discrepancy.
  • Ensure smooth account closing and pre-closing process.
  • Ensure periodic reconciliation of key suppliers account.
  • Maintain good customer relationship and focus with suppliers.
  • Ensure payments are made in line with the payment terms agreed with suppliers.
  • Generate payment reports and all such reports that provide transparency on settlement and status of invoices.
  • Respond to all vendor enquiries
  • Respond swiftly to suppliers’ queries.
  • Attend to and resolve all invoice discrepancies and discrepancies with suppliers.
  • Manage all invoice processes, receiving every invoice from vendors, and matching these to the purchase order made.
  • Confirm that all items are received and properly invoiced.
  • Ensure timely payment of vendor invoices and expense vouchers
  • Provide supporting documents for audits
  • Ensure strict compliance to internal controls guiding the job role

Who you'll work with:

  • Sales, number of people, budget, volumes, etc.:
  • List of direct reports:
  • Key interfaces, stakeholders and relationships:
  • Internal to the team
  • Accounts Payable Manager
  • External to the team
  • All payment initiating units
  • Plant Control section of finance
  • Tax section of finance
  • Treasury section of finance
  • Internal Audit
  • External to the organization
  • Suppliers
  • Contractors

Education / Qualifications / Skills

  • B.Sc / HND in Accounting / Social Sciences
  • ACA / ACCA (added advantage)
  • 5 years post NYSC working experience with minimum of 2 years on similar role.

Technical / Functional Skills:

  • Good knowledge of an ERP environment – ideally JDE or SAP
  • Understanding and correct application of VAT regulations with FIRS
  • Understanding and correct application of WHT regulations with FIRS
  • Internal controls
  • Sound knowledge of a standard accounts payable process
  • MS-Excel Knowledge
  • Good presentation skills for educating external clients on company policies and procedures

Behavioral Competence:

  • Personal and intra-personal Communication skills
  • Customer focus
  • Good analytical skills
  • Confidentiality Good integrity and ethics
  • Trustworthiness

Leadership and managerial abilities:

  • Leadership potential
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to pay attention to details and accuracy
  • Organizing and prioritizing.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online