Accountant Job in Nigeria

 Estrada International Staffing Solutions - Our client is a prominent player in the real estate industry, renowned for their innovative developments and commitment to excellence. With a diverse portfolio that spans residential, commercial, and mixed-use properties, our client has established a strong presence in the market. They prioritize sustainability, cutting-edge design, and the highest standards of quality in all their projects.

As part of their continuous growth, they are seeking talented professionals to join their dynamic team in the position below:

Job Title: Accountant

Location: Ikoyi, Lagos

Employment Type: Full-time
Sector: Real Estate

Job Objectives

  • Our client is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Accountant to oversee our financial operations and ensure the accuracy and integrity of our financial transactions.
  • The successful candidate will have a strong analytical mindset, a thorough understanding of accounting principles, and the ability to produce and present insightful financial reports and forecasts.
  • Experience in managing or collaborating with a team of Accountants is essential.

Principal Duties / Responsibilities
Financial Operations and Reporting:

  • Perform reconciliation of account balances and bank statements.
  • Maintain and update the general ledger.
  • Prepare accurate month-end and year-end close procedures.
  • Produce error-free accounting reports and present financial results to management.

Financial Analysis and Strategy:

  • Analyze financial information to summarize financial status and forecast future financial trends.
  • Identify discrepancies, suggest improvements, and implement changes to improve financial efficiency and reduce costs.
  • Support the finance management team with ad-hoc projects and strategic financial planning.

Technical Support and Compliance:

  • Provide technical support and advice to the Management Accountant and other finance team members.
  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and other relevant regulatory requirements.

Team Management and Collaboration:

  • Supervise and manage accounting assistants and bookkeepers.
  • Participate in the hiring, training, and development of accounting staff.
  • Plan, assign, and review the work of the accounting team to ensure accuracy and timeliness.

Audit and Taxation:

  • Assist with the preparation for internal and external audits and serve as a key point of contact for auditors.
  • Prepare and file tax returns and ensure compliance with local, state, and federal tax regulations.
  • Direct internal and external audits to ensure compliance with financial and regulatory standards.

Process Improvement and Documentation:

  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.
  • Support the continuous improvement of financial processes and systems.
  • Ensure accurate and timely documentation of all financial transactions and processes.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or a relevant field.
  • Relevant certification (ICAN) is preferred.
  • Proven 2-3 years of experience as an Accountant in a similar role.
  • Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures and principles.
  • In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and awareness of business trends.
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process.
  • Proficiency with accounting software packages and advanced MS Excel skills, including Vlookups and pivot tables.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Strong aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Application Closing Date
8th July, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.