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Finance And Accounts Executive At Layer3

Date Posted: 22/Apr/2014
Deadline: 05/May/2014

Layer3 is one of the fastest growing network and security infrastructure companies in West Africa, providing award-winning services, including managed and cloud services, network security, IT infrastructure management, virtualization and mobile device management solutions.

Our unique model integrates best-of-breed technologies from global leaders such as Juniper Networks, Blue Coat, Polycom, AirWatch, F5, Extreme Networks and VMware, coupled with our next-generation metro fiber networks, to offer unparalleled services and after sales support to some of the most demanding customers.

To learn more about Layer3 and our services, visit our website at

Finance and Accounts Executive


Job description

This role is based in Abuja and will report directly to the Head, Finance and Accounts, and will require commercial awareness, attention to detail, strong business ethics and a flexible approach to work & office hours. 


Under supervision from Snr Manager, Finance and Accounts, your duties will include preparing the monthly management reports, monthly maintenance of the company workbooks, preparing VAT returns, producing the Annual Statutory Accounts. You will also be expected to setup up pricing as and when necessary; cost projects; calculate commissions; set up vendor payment plans; and be the primary account manager and be responsible for handling 2nd level escalations. Your duties will generally be within the following sectors of accounts & finance:


ü  Financial Strategy

ü  Financial Accounting

ü  Management Accounting

ü  Expenditure Control

ü  General Ledger

ü  Purchase Ledger

ü  Tax and Payee

ü  Payroll Processing

ü  Vat

ü  Pension and other statutory Remittances

Duties and responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Continuous management of financial & Inventory systems and accounts SOPs
  • Liaising with internal and external auditors and dealing with any financial irregularities as they arise
  • Producing reports and recommendations following internal audits or public sector audits
  • Preparing financial statements, including monthly and annual accounts
  • Preparing financial management reports, including financial planning and forecasting
  • advise on tax issues
  • Vendor management
  • Preparing profit and loss statements and monthly closing and cost accounting reports.
  • Preparing and review budget, revenue, expense, payroll entries, invoices, and other accounting documents.
  • Analyzing revenue and expenditure trends and recommend appropriate budget levels, and ensure expenditure control.
  • Explaining billing invoices and accounting policies to staff, vendors and clients.
  • Resolving accounting discrepancies.
  • Recommending, developing and maintaining financial data bases, computer software systems and manual accounts filing systems.
  • Processing all invoices, expense forms and requests for payment.
  • Dealing with daily transactions for the petty cash and ensuring that reconciliations are completed on a weekly and monthly basis.

Performing any other duties as  required by management or supervisor

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of first degree certificate in Finance or other related field
  • Minimum of 2 years’ post NYSC experience, preferably in the industry
  • Previous experience in disbursement and tracking of daily cash flow
  • Knowledge of current laws and practices regarding taxes, VAT, WHT, PAYE, and pension
  • Awareness and ability to demonstrate the importance of ethics & appropriate codes of conduct in the workplace
  • Ability to demonstrate capacity to create & drive accounting & or financial processes & procedures
  • Ability to achieve daily targets while attending to impromptu activities that may occur
  • Capacity to withstand pressure with practical examples from past experience
  • A considerable knowledge of purchasing, importation, vendor and inventory management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills,
  • Computer literate with experience in using Open ERP and/or Quick books
  • Assertive & firm personality with a keen eye for detail

 Interested candidates should send their resumes via email with 'Account Executive' as subject of the mail to [email protected] This is an urgent recruitment and ONLY the shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Application deadline: 5th May 2014.

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