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Finance Budget & Planning Analyst Job in Lagos


Workforce Management Centre – Our client, a reputable production company, is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: 
Finance Budget & Planning Analyst
Location: Lagos
Duration: Contract (6 months – renewable)


  • 5-7 years of varied experience in budgeting, planning and accounting. An equivalent combination of education and experience would also be considered.
  • Knowledge of accounting concepts, principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP) would be an advantage.
  • Ability to think logically in analysing and solving problems.
  • Ability to perform mathematical tasks rapidly and accurately.
  • Must have excellent communication skills.
  • Experience working with SAP would be an asset.
  • Proven experience using MS Excel, including using advanced formulas.
  • General ledger, month-end close and bookkeeping experience.
  • Broad knowledge of A/R and A/P practices and procedures.

Budget & Reporting – 70%:

  • Assist with the preparation of timely and complete budget financials in conformity with US GAAP accounting requirements for consolidation and regulatory purposes.
  • Assist in the design of budget templates and standard worksheets for use by budget owners in budget and rolling forecast submissions.
  • Assist in budget training for all budget coordinators/owners on use of budget templates, dissemination of new information regarding any changes in cost code and cost centre structures.
  • Provide support in managing budget timetable to ensure strict compliance with due dates.
  • Provide 1st line review of non-commercial budget expenditures for the purpose of ensuring proper and accurate posting of expenditures to correct line items and that budget owners do not exceed budget on any line items.
  • Assist in the preparation of ad-hoc analyses and calculations while ensuring the integrity and accuracy of all forecast.
  • Provide continuous support to Budget Owners in the preparation of their divisional budgets and rolling forecasts.
  • Review proposed budget submissions from Budget Owners for accuracy and completeness.
  • Support in the consolidation of various budget and rolling forecast inputs towards producing the budget financial statements.

Accounting – 30%: 

  • Assist in the preparation of the monthly finance calendar for book-keeping and payment run
  • Perform assigned tasks during the monthly accrual process to ensure accuracy, validity and completeness of financial transactions.
  • Compare actual to budgeted results (monthly and YTD) at the end of each reporting period, and report on significant variances.
  • Provide assistance during the monthly transmission of actual financial data and timely submission of all applicable reporting schedules.
  • Active involvement in the SAP project to ensure a smooth transition.
  • Preparation of journal entries and reconciliations in line with SAP processes and procedures.
  • Review and analyze assigned account lines, balances and variances. Ensure all discrepancies and wrong postings are followed up and corrected promptly.
  • Provide assistance with relevant schedules and reconciliations during statutory audits.
  • Carry out other special projects or ad-hoc tasks as assigned.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications to: jobs@wfmcentre.com

  • Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
  • Kindly indicate “Finance Budget & Planning Analyst” as subject of the mail

Deadline  31st January, 2017. 

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