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Graduate Accounting And Audit Program (GAAP) At Sahara Groupl

Date Posted: 11/Sep/2013
Deadline: 30/Sep/2013


An Accounting & Audit Program for young Graduates with disciplines within Financial and Management Sciences including and not limited to Economics, Finance, Banking, Accounting, Mathematics.


Job Title:



Line Manager:

Graduate Accounting and Audit Program (GAAP)


Sahara Group

Human Resources


Role Statement:


Over the course of 6 months participants on the “GAAP” Programme, you will work on a number of different financial projects within several of our operating companies of the Sahara Group.

The programme will be focused on standard internal accounting procedures and your ability to analyze financial documents efficiently. During the course of the programme various other projects will be carried out in teams to test how well individuals work in a team.


All successful applicants will receive both coaching and supervision to ensure  you get to know and understand the core fields and activities of the Sahara Group while realizing your strengths and areas for improvement.


After successfully completion of the 6 months programme, you will begin your first position, for example as a Financial Accounting Analyst, within the trading division or either working in an analytical position within the internal Audit division for the group. The possibilities are limitless!!!


A project or position overseas is also a possibility.


The goal of this “GAAP” programme is to train you as a high-value individual in an International Energy Environment. A Management position is possible in time, depending on the qualities you show. In other words, it’s all in your hands…


Throughout this 6 month programme, you will be supervised by a Career Officer from our Talent Management Unit.



  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite with emphasis on Excel  (Word, Power Point)
  • Knowledge of accounting and financial principles and practices for Business Analysis
  • Experience with accounting packages ( Oracle, SAP, Peachtree, Simple accounting e.t.c)
  • Ability to multi-task with regular interruptions
  • Planning analysis/ problem solving
  • Attention to detail and accuracy


Minimum Qualification / Experience:

  • University degree (B.Sc./B.A) minimum 2nd class lower division in  Accounting, Economics, Banking & Finance - Part Qualification ( ACA, ACCA, CFA)
  • Other University degrees apart from mentioned above must have completed their professional qualification – ACA, ACCA or CFA
  • Completed NYSC
  • 0-2 years relevant post-NYSC experience
  • Maximum of 26 years by December 2013


Personality Traits:

  • Must have charisma, poise & finesse
  • Must be confident
  • Must be able to take initiative
  • Must be hardworking and one who thinks “out of the box”
  • Must be a strong communicator with ability to connect with people at all levels
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial & dynamic environment
  • Must be reliable, organized and detail-oriented
  • Must be ambitious with a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Self motivated, team player with a proactive approach to work


Working Relationships

  • Board of Directors
  • Group Heads/Heads of Departments
  • Human Resources
  • All staff


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