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Job Opportunities at Paga Nigeria

Paga is a licensed financial services company and a leading payments company in Nigeria with a massive transformative purpose – to make it simple for one billion people to access and use money. It was founded on the simple belief that the ubiquity of mobile phones can be leveraged in building an ecosystem that enables people to digitally send and receive money and creating simple financial access for everyone.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Assistant Accountant

Location: Yaba, Lagos
Department: Finance
Sector: Consumer Finance
Grade Level: Assistant Accountant 1 – Grade 5
Report to: Finance Manager

About the Role

  • Paga is looking for a passionate, self-driven and experienced Assistant Accountant to join our team! As the Assistant Accountant, you will keep financial records, prepare reports, and update financial information.
  • You must be familiar with accounting procedures and should have experience with accounting software programs (like SAP and Oracle).
  • The ideal candidate will be able to process business transactions, handle accounts payable and receivable, expense reports, receipts, and other financial matters. Proven accounting experience is required.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work with senior accountant in processing payments to suppliers and vendors
  • Verify and process employee expense claims, manage and monitor reimbursements and ensure it is according to corporate expense policy
  • Manage and review company payment terms regularly to take advantage of cost savings
  • Process and record purchase requisitions on ERP by charging expenses to accounts and cost centers
  • Manage Tax remittances and other corresponds with the tax authorities for audit/desk review by collaborating with Tax consultant
  • Maintains and organize records on Tax documents
  • Work with stock reconciliation team to ensure that there is no stock out at any time and responsible for replenishing the stock
  • Weekly reconciliation of corporate bank accounts to ensure that errors and discrepancies are detected and resolved in a timely manner
  • Assist in the preparing of balance sheets, income statements and other financial statements according to legal and company accounting and financial guidelines
  • Support the month end process by reconciling balance sheet items to ensure proper classification and accurate account balances.
  • Prepare monthly reports for designated profit centres with commentaries
  • Perform bimonthly aged payables analysis and advice manager on overdue payment(s)
  • Prepare, reconcile, and manage pension remittance schedules for all PFAs
  • Identify improvements to the accounts payable process
  • Assist with external audit
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget as required
  • Perform vendor payment reconciliation on a monthly basis and serve as subject matter expert for various account payable functions.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Minimum 3-years’ experience in Accounting or finance related function
  • Proficiency across Data, Financial and Strategy Analysis
  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of a 2:1 in finance, accounting, or any related field
  • Strong accounting background and is a student member of an accounting professional qualification (ICAN, CIMA, ACCA etc.)
  • Experience in Nigerian tax regulation and management is an added advantage
  • Must have completed the mandatory NYSC

Key Competencies:

  • Result oriented with a keen eye for details
  • Solid understanding of basic accounting and accounts payable principles
  • Proven ability to calculate, post and manage financial records
  • Accurate data entry skills
  • Ability to build good relationships with vendors and suppliers
  • Ability to prioritise and multitask
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability work as part of a broader team
  • Intermediate computer software skills, including Excel and Accounting packages
  • Decisiveness, good judgement, strong organizational skills,
  • Self-Driven and hardworking

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Management Accountant

Location: Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria
Sector: Consumer Finance
Grade Level: Management Accountant 2 – Grade 8
Report to: Finance Manager

Details

  • Paga is looking for a passionate, self-driven and experienced Management Accountant to join our team! As the Management Accountant, you will be responsible for managing, developing, and overseeing the financial management system in our company.
  • The management accountant will be responsible for analyzing and advising our current and future expenditures for maximum ROI and project performance.
  • The ideal candidate will be well-versed in GAAP methodologies, and capable of creating cost-effective budgets for future projects.
  • They will also be responsible for developing, proposing, and implementing company-wide plans to reduce financial risks and lower costs as well as participate in project audits.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Analyse financial information, variance analysis and commentaries to assist business profitability and growth
  • Provide accurate and sound management reporting to assist with key decision making
  • Supervise month-end financial activities. Assign and enforce deadlines for all stages of the closing process
  • Manage team members and oversee all aspects of account payable, account receivables and revenue assurance. Plan, assign and review team member’s work.
  • Provide financial advice by studying operational issues; applying financial principles and practices; developing recommendations
  • Follow and comply with international accounting standards for financial statements
  • Ensure compliance with all financial regulations
  • Contribute to annual budgeting and planning process
  • Prepare budget estimates and financial plans for management and board members.
  • Ensure tax compliance and returns

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of a 2:1 in finance, accounting or any related field and must be a chartered accountant or has a professional qualification (ACCA, ICAN, CIMA) in view
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Financial analysis
  • Proficiency across data, financial and strategy analysis
  • Broad experience and knowledge of accounting and reporting standards
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in communicating and influencing senior stakeholders
  • Advanced computer software skills, including Excel macros and other accounting packages
  • Must have completed the mandatory NYSC

Key Competencies:

  • An analytical approach to work
  • Commercial and business awareness
  • Strong attention to detail and an investigative nature
  • Good time management skills and the ability to prioritise
  • The capacity to make quick but rational decisions
  • Good time management skills and the ability to prioritise
  • Problem-solving skills and initiative
  • The potential to lead and motivate others
  • The ability to work as part of a team and to build strong working relationships
  • Self-Driven and hardworking
  • Discreet and respects confidentiality
  • Integrity and high professional/personal ethical standard

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity inclusion. We do not discriminate on grounds of colour, race, nationality, religion, age, ethnic origin, disability, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation in our employment practices.

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