GL & Financial Reporting Accountant

July 20, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc

PZ Cussons is a dynamic consumer products group and innovator of some of the world's best known and loved brands. Calling on over 130 years of expertise, we operate internationally in carefully selected developed and emerging markets that present the greatest strategic potential for future growth. Our world-class supply chain and distribution networks enable us to meet our global consumer needs and deliver quality brands that add value and enhance everyday lives.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: GL & Financial Reporting Accountant
Job Requisition ID: JR000362
Location: Ilupeju, Lagos
Job Type: Full time
Department: Finance
Job Purpose

Why does the job exist?
Proper maintenance of monthly actual financial report   to enable an objective comparison with company’s forecast and budgets
To serve as a control to all financial entries going into the system from all other departments, factories, or depots.
To take ownership of all the balances and accounts in the Operating statement and Balance sheet.
To ensure that the accounts of the company are complete, accurate and valid at all times,
complying with all applicable internal and external accounting standards/ regulatory requirement and properly reconciled

Reporting Relationships:

Peer Relationships
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Reports to Finance Controller
Peers are Financial Analyst and other financial reporting accountant.


Turnover of unit
Budget responsibility
Team Size

Principal Accountabilities:

The key outputs of the job
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NOT a task list
Any requirement for organizing & planning including own work and the allocation of resources
Typical decisions made and if they are advisory or directly responsible for the outcome
Updating of Group reporting pack on Oracle Smart View/FCCS  relating to month End Cash voucher/IOU verification Working with external/Internal auditors for smooth running of statutory audit exercise.
Monthly Standard provision – Preparation of journal and posting of same on SAP Accurate monthly accruals/provision.
Reclassification, adjustments & correction consequent upon review of account.
Trend Analysis of Profit and Loss accounts and Balance Sheet Prompt completion and circulation of monthly management accounts. Preparation of the Management Information Report  in line with local and international standards (IFRS).
Working closely with Analysts and Factory Accountants in reviewing the accounts to clarify issues and take appropriate steps.
Review and preparation of Nig Operating Statement & Balance Sheet( SAP & Exec pack) Review & reconciliation of Balance Sheet accounts Liaise with other department; Account payable, cash office, Treasury, Tax, Wages, credit control, inventory, procurement during investigations for documents used in posting transactions to Ledger.
Review asset/liability accounts to ascertain their completeness, accuracy, valuation and existence

Internal & External Relationships:

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External auditors


All departments


HND, B.Sc. Accountancy
 A professional accounting qualification such as ACA(ICAN), ACCA, CPA, ICAEW, etc    
Computer expertise especially in MS Word, MS Excel

Technical/Professional Experience:

3 years minimum work experience
Good knowledge of International Accounting Standard
Good Knowledge of Group Accounting policies                                                              
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Very good knowledge of basic principles of accounting
Experience in working with company’s enterprise Financial system – SAP

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Needed:

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Job Context & Special Features:

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Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
Method of Application
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