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Assistant Manager Finance Accounting At Best Search Recruitment

Date Posted: 26/Jun/2014
Deadline: Not Specified
  • Specialization Admin / Finance
  • Industry
  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria


Division or Section: Finance & Accounting

Reports to: Finance Manager

Job Classification: Assistant Manager Finance & Accounting


The ideal candidate will be a person who naturally takes charge of the functional challenges, anticipates problems and proactively seeks out solutions, whilst also driving the day-to-day operational requirement of the job. The candidate takes a keen interest in the development of his employees and the financial and general well-being of the company.


(IPE Factors: Impact & Innovation)

Provide timely and accurate financial information / analysis of Line performance to Cluster Management.

 Overall responsible to ensure accurate General Ledger is maintained for all accounts including statutory.

 Ensure timely preparation of monthly financials, schedules, reconciliation for Senior Finance Management review.

 Ensure Hermes is correctly and timely updated and signed-off.

 Prepare quarterly forecast for management review and upload the data in Hermes4cast.

 Prepare/Assist Management in annual budget.

 Ensure monthly reconciliation and internal control files are timely updated for Senior Finance Management review.

 To co-ordinate with GSC and ensure that off-shored tasks are carried out timely, accurately and completely.

 To oversee the operations of the Payables function to ensure vendors are paid accurately and efficiently.

 To oversee the performance of Receivables function to ensure customer invoices are correctly and timely issued.

 Drive identification of local opportunities to improve profitability.

 To be responsible for risk management surrounding payments and receipts.

 Outstanding receivables management.

 Ensure that local finance and controls are complete, accurate and timely in line with global guidelines and local laws and regulations.

 Ad hoc reporting


(IPE Factor: Communication)

Internal: APMT Management Team through Finance Manager /CFO

External: Auditors, external accountants, tax authorities & regulatory bodies


(IPE Factor: Knowledge-Teams & Breadth)

 The position reports directly to the Finance Manager.

 The position scope is domestic.

 Direct Reports – G/L. Supervisor

 Indirect Reports – None



(IPE Factor: Knowledge)

 Requires a university degree in business or accounting. Qualification as a Chartered Accountant or Certified Public Accountant, or equivalent is preferable.

 Requires at least five years of progressively more responsible general accounting and finance experience preferably in the private sector, and in transportation or related industry.

 Must have a working knowledge of Management Accounting fundamentals and its applications.

 Must be familiar with best practices in the professional field of accounting and financial analysis.

 Must be familiar with finance and banking concepts and the tools for analyzing financial decisions, based on modern financial theory, including such things as discounted cash flow techniques, capital budgeting and valuation; investment decisions, analysis of corporate financial policy, including capital structure, cost of capital, financial markets, and merger and acquisition activities.

 Must be familiar with commercial law, credit agreements, concession and management agreements, and other related legislation, decrees, and legal opinions.

 Must have thorough understanding and working knowledge of accounting specific software. Requires proficiency in various software applications and programs, specifically EXCEL spreadsheets.

 Requires excellent analytical skills, including the ability to extract, compile and analyze data.


If you are interested in applying for this role or simply want to find out more, please visit Best Search Recruitment’s website at and attach your CV to any role of interest for further discussions.

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