General Accountant

January 14, 2022

Job Description

  • Full Time
  • Abuja, Nigeria
  • Applications have closed

GVE Projects Limited

GVE Projects Limited is a leading distributed renewable energy solutions provider on a mission to end energy poverty in Africa through a business footprint that covers the design, sales, installation and maintenance of solar energy solutions for residential, commercial, industrial and rural off-grid or under-served communities across Nigeria.
Our solutions are tailored to reliably meet the electricity needs of our clients, resulting in energy cost reduction, improved efficiency and sustainability for which we have been recognized by the London Stock Exchange Group as one of the fastest-growing private companies in Sub-Saharan Africa.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: General Accountant
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Job Category: Accounting
Job Type: Full Time
Reports To: Chief Financial
Job Description

The General Accountant holds a vital role in the company. This position is expected to provide essential financial services to the company’s operations in compliance with global best practices, policies, systems, and procedures as laid down by GVE operational procedures.
S/he is expected to provide extensive administrative support to the Chief Financial Officer, staff, and stakeholders in execution of daily operations of the company.
S/he will ensure compliance with external requirements, such as local laws and regulations, partners, service providers and vendor contractual obligations, manage and monitor company financials and accounting and will be responsible for safeguarding GVE’s interest in transactions and interactions, providing effective first level stewardship of GVE’s assets and resources.

Responsibilities
The General Accountant is actively responsible for

Keep all accounting records incorrect order, up to date, and ensure that financial records are maintained in compliance with all procedures of the company
Manage the payables process and receipts and deposits of cash & bank transaction
Execute remittances for PAYE tax, VAT, and other tax responsibilities.
Ensure the smooth operation of bookkeeping and record transactions onto accounting software, in conjunction with preparing bank and petty cash reconciliation.
Advise management on any irregularities observed in record keeping and asset control
Perform internal audits.
Conduct a continuous review of all reconciliations, payments and helps in maintaining the proper documentation for further compliance reviews.
Helps in coordinating external and other regulatory compliance reviews.
Maintain relationships with several internal business stakeholders to understand the business.
Prepare reports based on audit results and present internal audit reports to the board.
Promote the highest standards of ethics across the organization.
Provide continuous review to all department staff and help them with control inputs in performance and development in line with the organization’s goals, objectives, and policies.
Perform all such other related duties as the Company may require from time to time

Account Payable and Receivable:

Responsible for sending out invoices to clients.
Ensure timely follow-up on invoices sent out to clients.
Manage accounts receivable and cash application functions to ensure timely and accurate recording, collection, reconciliation and reporting of accounts receivable.
Work closely with Commercial, Sales, Operations, and inventory control team to ensure discrepancies and payment delinquencies are resolved on a timely basis.
Reconcile general ledger accounts related to accounts receivable.
Updating of Cashflow forecast in ERP and providing weekly updates to management
Partner with cross-functional teams to share best practices and improve communication and procedures
Track account transactions and resolution of issues.
Establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external business partners
Oversee routine departmental activities of accounts payable
Maintain accurate and complete financial employee and client records
Prepare analysis of accounts and generate monthly reports.
Monitor vendor payments and timely receipt of outstanding credit
Build and maintain relationships with employees, clients, and vendors.
Supervision of advance payment made to vendor

Tax and Audit:

Prepare tax returns, payments, necessary paperwork, and reports.
Assess and research difficult tax issues to identify solutions.
Manage and maintain the company’s tax database.
Determine tax savings and recommend strategies to improve profits.
Ensure compliance with regulations by forwarding required information to federal, state, and local authorities.
Offer support and guidance during audits.
Evaluate tax regulations and suggest policies that diminish tax burden.
Keep track of industry trends and changes related to taxes.
Prepare accurate quarterly and annual tax reports.

Requirements
Who are we looking for?

Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Financial Management or related field. (Masters’ degree is a plus).
3 years of relevant experience in a financial / accounting related role proficiency and advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint (ERP is a plus)
ICAN, ACCA or related qualifications will be an added advantage
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Benefits
What we offer:

A competitive executive remuneration, performance bonus and career development opportunities.
Full benefits package that includes medical insurance, paid vacation etc.
Amazing work life balance.
Being a member of a dynamic team of professionals who are driving global revolutionary change.

Application Closing Date
15th February, 2022.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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