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Officer - Financial Control At Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority

Date Posted: 08/Jul/2014
Deadline: 22/Jul/2014

The NSIA is set up to receive, manage and invest in a diversified portfolio of medium and long term revenue of the Federal Government, State Government, Federal Capital Territory, Local Government and Area Councils, in preparation for the eventual depletion of Nigeria's hydrocarbon resources, as well as the development of critical infrastructure in Nigeria that will attract and support foreign investment, economic diversification, growth and job creation.

Driven by a private sector philosophy in outlook and orientation, the NSIA adopts global best practices in its operational systems, processes and procedures, and values the competencies, talents and diversity of its employees. Amongst other strengths, the NSIA has assembled an exceptional team, with a broad diversity of educational and professional experiences, who share a common passion to achieve NSIA's statutory mandate.

As part of ongoing initiatives to strengthen its operations and enhance its capacity to achieve its mandate, the NSIA seeks to recruit exceptional, result-oriented and suitably qualified professionals to fill the following positions:

Officer - Financial Control

The position holder will be in charge of providing accounting support to the finance function by ensuring accuracy, completeness and integrity of financial data.

Key Responsibilities

  • Compile and analyse financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger
  • accounts and ensure correctness in booking transactions and coding
  • Manage the Authority's fixed asset schedule in line with applicable standards
  • Support monthly management account, statements of comprehensive income and financial position preparation
  • Prepare monthly accruals, prepayments and depreciation calculation
  • Assist in yearly budget preparation
  • Support the year end audit analysis; preparation of financial statement and quarterly review process
  • Processing of all transactions (payables, receivables etc.), and maintain a complete and accurate
  • record of all accounting transactions
  • Execution of treasury activities including bank accounts management, bank reconciliations,
  • Funds receipts, Disbursements etc.
  • Remittance of all statutory deductions to the relevant bodies (pension, withholding tax payment, PAYE etc.)     .

Educational Qualification 

  • A good first degree in Accounting, Finance or related courses and a professional qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) is required
  • Minimum of four (4) years relevant experience.
  • Good understanding of accounting principles.
  • Sound knowledge of spreadsheets and accounting software
  • Good financial and accounting knowledge, including good appreciation of International Financial
  • Reporting Standards (IFRS).     . .
  • Appreciable understanding of NSIA's mandate.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethical standards and high level of integrity.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi task and function effectively under pressure.
  • Proficiency in the use of office productivity tools.

Method of Application

Interested and suitably qualified candidates should forward a suitability statement (application) and CV to the email address attached to individual job position:

Application Deadline: Thursday, July 22nd, 2014. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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