Senior Financial Accountant

Vodacom Nigeria
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Job Description
Vodacom Business is an international company with its head office based in Johannesburg, South Africa and operations in the 12 other African countries, including Nigeria, Kenya and Cameroon. With customers in 40 African countries and spread throughout the world and European offices in London, Paris and Brussels, some travel could be a requirement.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Senior Financial Accountant
Department: Finance
Location: Lagos
Reporting to: Chief Accountant
Job type: Full-time
Employment type: Permanent

Key Role:
Financial Reporting Role

Principal Accountabilities/Objectives:
  • Responsible for General ledger accounts management and reconciliation. Ensure that Balance sheet reconciliations are completed for review by the Chief Accountant and the Finance Director on a monthly basis;
  • Assisting in timely completion of the high quality monthly reports;
  • Adherence to monthly closing checklist and closing calendar;
  • Assist the Chief Accountant in preparing internal management reporting to the Executive Management and the board of directors as directed from time to time;
  • Assist the Chief Accountant in the preparation of the monthly, quarterly and annual management reports;
  • Support month and year end close process;
  • Assist in ensuring timely completions of Internal and External Audits. Respond to queries from auditors and ensure implementation of all recommendations raised during the audit;
  • Assist ad-hoc analysis requests from the Chief Accountant;
  • Assist in the provision of financial analysis and preparation of annual budgets, forecasts and projections;
  • Accomplishes department and organization mission by completing related results as needed;
  • Ensure accurate preparation and submission of VBN HFM Reports to Group;
  • Analyzing general ledger accounts, to identify costs that should be capitalized and included in fixed assets;
  • Completing standardized forms to set up entries on the fixed asset register, or in the asset management system;
  • Preparing capitalization entries;
  • Monitoring reports to ensure that assets are correctly entered into the fixed assets sub-ledger;
  • Completing forms to record transfers of equipment from one department to another;
  • Relocations of equipment, sales, disposals, thefts, and other losses;
  • Reconciling the fixed asset register or sub-ledger, or the subsidiary asset management system to the general ledger control account for each class of fixed assets, and resolving any reconciling items;
  • Preparing depreciation schedules and making accounting entries to record depreciation expense;
  • Keeping files of all supporting documentation for fixed assets and capital projects;
  • Generation of capital projects lists and reports of capitalized assets, values, and depreciation;
  • Maintaining schedules and files of insurance policies on fixed assets;
  • Providing information for fixed asset reporting, such as summarizing financial activity for inclusion in the property, plant and equipment section of the financial statements;
  • Providing information for the preparation of tax schedules for depreciation and for gains and losses on the sale or exchange of fixed assets;
  • Controlling assets that are not capitalized but for which a control register is maintained, such as tools and small equipment;
  • Coordinating the physical inventory process for fixed assets;
  • Reviews of asset activity for compliance with company policy; and
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief Accountant.

Communications and Work Relationships:
  • Internal: All staff
  • External: Auditors
  • Other Business Units: All Departments

Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements
Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Competency requirements:
  • Strong technical accounting skills including a depth of knowledge of IFRS and its business application
  • Exceptional analytical problem solving skills
  • Attention to details
  • Highly organized and efficient
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Exceptional modelling skill
  • Ability to work under pressures and deadline driven
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to research and report on various technical accounting issues.
  • Very comfortable with Microsoft office applications and SAGE Accounting Packages
  • Big 4 audit firm experience highly desired
  • ACA/ACCA qualified with at least 7+ years cognate corporate reporting experience

Application Closing Date:
31st August, 2015

Method of Application:
Interested candidates should send their application and CV's and tell us why your talents are a good match for our opportunities.

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Job Summary
July 10, 2015
Offer Type
Minimum of 7-10years
August 31, 2015
Finance / Accounting
ICT / Telecommunications
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