Account Officer (Manufacturing Background) Job in Nigeria

Vixa Pharmaceutical Company Limited a well-established Nigerian Pharmaceutical Company. Vixa Pharmaceutical Company Limited has come of age with an imposing record of more than 10 years of meeting the needs in healthcare through a range of globally sourced, best-in-class drugs. Vixa Pharmaceutical Company Limited was incorporated in 1998 with the sole aim of manufacturing and marketing Pharmaceutical products.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Account Officer (Manufacturing Background)

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Position Overview

  • We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Account Officer with a strong background in manufacturing to join our team.
  • The ideal candidate will be responsible for managing financial transactions, preparing financial reports, and ensuring compliance with accounting standards and regulations within a manufacturing environment.
  • The Account Officer will play a crucial role in maintaining accurate financial records and providing insights to support strategic decision-making.

Key Responsibilities
Financial Management:

  • Manage accounts receivable and accounts payable processes.
  • Monitor cash flow and ensure timely payments to suppliers and vendors.
  • Perform bank reconciliations and manage petty cash transactions.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date financial records using accounting software.

Budgeting and Forecasting:

  • Assist in the preparation of annual budgets and forecasts.
  • Monitor budget variances and provide analysis to management.
  • Identify opportunities for cost optimization and efficiency improvements.

Financial Reporting:

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.
  • Analyze financial data and provide insights to support decision-making.
  • Ensure compliance with accounting standards and regulations.

Inventory Management:

  • Collaborate with the production team to manage inventory levels.
  • Conduct periodic inventory audits and reconcile discrepancies.
  • Monitor inventory valuation and provide recommendations for adjustments.

Cost Analysis:

  • Analyze manufacturing costs and identify areas for cost reduction.
  • Work closely with the operations team to optimize production processes.
  • Provide cost estimates for new products or projects.

Compliance and Audit:

  • Ensure compliance with tax regulations and filing requirements.
  • Coordinate with external auditors during annual audits.
  • Implement internal controls to safeguard company assets.

Stakeholder Communication:

  • Communicate financial performance and key metrics to stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to achieve organizational goals.
  • Provide financial insights and recommendations to support decision-making.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field. CPA qualification preferred.
  • Proven experience as an Account Officer or similar role, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles and practices.
  • Proficiency in accounting software and Microsoft Excel.
  • Versatile Knowledge in the use of SAGE Software & ERP is essential.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Professional qualification will be added advantage.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a reputable organization.
  • Below 30 years.

Skills / Knowledge Requirements:

  • Self-motivation.
  • Integrity.
  • Business acumen and interest.
  • Organizational skills and ability to manage deadlines.
  • Team-work ability.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in IT (sage software).
  • Presentation and reporting skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • A keen interest in numeracy.

Application Closing Date
9th April, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV and Cover Letter to: using the Position applied for as the subject of the email.

Note: Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.