Accounting Manager Job in Kano March, 2015 At APM Terminals
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Job Title: Accounting Manager, Kano
At APM Terminals, the results you deliver matter. We will give you lots of responsibility right from the start and plenty of opportunities to achieve your full potential. For all of our employees, we offer fair, competitive compensation and rewards which include continuous development opportunities. Since our talented employees are the foundation of our company culture and our success, we reward performance in a way that promotes continued achievement.
Value and team-based leadership.
•An open and engaging working environment.
•A wide range of international career opportunities.
•Opportunities for personal and professional growth in a dynamic environment.
•Competitive compensation packages
•Performing accounting functions for financial segment of business including assisting in preparation and analysis of monthly financial and management reports;
•Monitor transactions and bank account on a regular basis;
•Ensuring proper accounting and timely payment of statutory dues like WHT/VAT/PAYE;
•Perform financial analysis of business as assigned by Controller;
•Liaise with auditors, banks, statutory authorities FIRS, other external authorities;
•Work with the preparation of the quarterly financial reporting package and assist in audit requests as assigned;
•Identifying and contacting customers with overdue accounts, and entering data into computer to track collection efforts and progress;
•Perform month expense and balance sheet account reconciliation and analysis for review by the Controller;
•Coordinating and/or working on special projects as assigned by the Finance Manager or the CFO;
•Gathering data through file research or discussion with sales/estimators in order to answer questions and compile backup information for further collection efforts;
•Preparing work papers for audit and pre-qualification purposes;
•Performing back-up functions for various cost positions and specific tasks assigned by the Finance Manager from time to time.
Who we are looking for
Requires at least two years post graduation experience;
Requires a university degree in business or accounting. Qualification as a Chartered Accountant or Certified Public Accountant, or equivalent is preferable.
Requires at least five to seven years of progressively more responsible general accounting and finance experience. Requires at least two years of management / supervisory experience.
Must have extensive knowledge of international accounting standards, accounting principles and practices, including some knowledge of international audit standards.
Must have a working knowledge of Management Accounting fundamentals and its applications.
Must be familiar with best practices in the professional field of accounting.
Must have working knowledge of payroll, accounts payable, and general ledger processing.
Requires ability to communicate in English, both verbally and written.
Good Computer literacy in Excel, Access;
Must be able to exercise good judgment in order to set priorities;
Knowledge of import procedures and related activities.
How to Apply