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Financial Accountant At Family-owned Multi-national Company

Date Posted: 24/Aug/2014
Deadline: Not Specified

Whyte Cleon Limited has gained years of competence in the area of Temporary Personnel Outsourcing & Management. We provide and manage highly skilled workforce for organisations on temporary or full time basis.

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Financial Accountant

Our Client a family-owned multi-national company full of passionate employees and iconic brands, shaped by a rich history of spirited entrepreneurship and delivery of excellence every time, the largest, privately held spirits company in the world, focused on building upon their successes by recruiting the best and brightest talent seeks young, vibrant, bright and experienced pacesetters that are ambitious and have eyes for numbers and details to fill the following vacant positions in order to drive rapid expansion in Nigeria.



  •   Responsible for the company’s Nigeria office Payroll, Taxes, Books, Records and Reporting
  •   Supports the MEA Finance team in the area of reporting and planning performance
  •   Supports PO process implementation and assists Local and Area team in PO creation and follow up
  •   Supports Local and Area team in the control of Distributors depletions and value chain analysis
  •   Potential to grow progressively in position to evolve towards more business analytics and management


  •   Prepares monthly invoices to customers (2 per month).
  •   Implements procedure to ensure Partner proceeds are in line with their revenues.
  •   Maintains financial accounting records for the subsidiary, accounting for local Advertising, Promotion and expenses.
  •   Prepares and accounts for Subsidiary payroll
  •   Calculates and prepare Payroll taxes and other statutory industry fees.
  •   Implements accounting and payroll systems relevant for the company.
  •   Implement and ensures good level on internal controls
  •   Ensures adherence to all tax reports and requirements (direct and indirect) and will potentially coordinate any Tax audit
  •   Deal with local banks
  •   Maintains monthly performance reporting.
  •   Maintains all statutory compliance with Local regulations ensuring integrity and accuracy of financial and statutory accounting
  •   Ensures new regulations (financial or legislative) potentially affecting business are communicated appropriately.
  •   Prepares monthly closure forecasts on a weekly basis (Open order based forecast)
  •   Prepares and reviews depletions reports / distributor’s inventory analysis
  •   Continuously seek to improve / Simplify finance reporting and planning tools to better fit with business requirements
  •   Supports Budget and LE process with Country manager and Area managers in conjunction with global timelines
  •   Supports BU Finance Director on ad hoc analysis & projects
  •   Supports the Area team on the PO process implementation
  •   Assists Area team on PO creation and follow up – prepares monthlyA&P accruals


  •   Nigerian with Financial Accounting and Payroll background
  •   Excellent Excel skills
  •   Attention to details and reliability
  •   Ability to balance broad picture and deep dive
  •   Dealing with complex entry and multidimensional figures
  •   Business awareness
  •   SAP / SRM knowledge a plus


  •   Bachelor degree in Accounting & Finance.
  •   Male/female aged below 30 years.
  •   Must possess valid driver’s license and must be driving for a minimum of 2 years
  •   Must have completed NYSC and have discharge certificate
  •   Work Experience Required: 5 years in business Finance and accounting firm or as assistant accounting manager of a Nigerian legal entity.
  •  ACA certification a plus
  • Fluent in English

Location: Lagos

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