Junior Accountant

July 26, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

Lendigo Nigeria - Seedstars

Lendigo Nigeria is a high growth portfolio company of Seedstars, focusing on SME lending. Our vision is to become the leading champion in SME lending for the common man in Nigeria while developing revolutionary fin-tech products that will change the old dusty lending industry. Being a part of this ambitious project is what drives us every day and makes us achieve the best results for our clients.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Junior Accountant
Location: Illupeju, Lagos, Nigeria 
Employment type: Full-time
Level: Mid Level
About the Job

If Fintech sounds interesting to you and if autonomy, a steep learning curve, and responsibility from day one are what you desire, then you might be the right fit for us!
Lendigo is seeking to hire a Data-Driven Accountant to join its team in Lagos, reporting directly to the country's senior accountant.
You will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations involving all accounting transactions, bookkeeping, bank reconciliations, expenses, bank payments, local taxes, capital importation, allocation of idle funds, and financial reporting.
The ideal candidate must be familiar with accounting procedures and should have experience with accounting software programs (like Xero).

Who We Are Looking For

We’re focused on culture first. We want someone with a soul. Someone who does the right thing. Someone without ego. We’re looking for someone we want to hang out with, laugh with, and work with. Social skills are a must.
We bet on raw talent over tenure. The baseline: candidates need to have a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience. That said, what we want most is someone that’s hungry. That’s more important to us than years of experience.
Experience in growing and managing employees at an early-stage company would be helpful, but not required.
Ideal candidates will be extremely flexible with scheduling, working weekends and occasionally on holidays.

Key Responsibilities

Prepare end-of-month reports
Prepare audits, forecasts, and other fiscal planning.
Oversee the day-to-day operations of the company including daily account reconciliation, cash/treasury management, and internal/external financial & compliance reporting
Prepare financial reports in accordance with local and regulatory accounting principles and ensure compliance with the accounting Policies (IFRS)
Support periodic reporting to stakeholders
Fact-checking invoices for payment and processing
Processing billing adjustments and refunds
Handling bookkeeping, including daily bank reconciliation 
Maintaining loan ledgers and other general ledgers on Xero
Interfacing with the company’s banking and business partners 

Responsibilities for this role include:

Manage all accounting transactions that come through the business
Process the bank statements and perform bank reconciliations
Monthly filing of statutory (PAYE, VAT, WHT, etc.)
Processing of invoices and liaising with other departments regarding payables.
Interfacing with the company’s banking and business partners 
Verify that transactions are recorded in the correct account allocations
Maintaining Loan ledgers and other general ledgers on Xero
Prepare a monthly Profit and Loss Statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement in accordance with local and regulatory accounting principles and ensure compliance with the accounting Policies (IFRS)
Audit financial transactions and documents
Handling any other financial function delegated by Superior or management staff.

Your Profile

First Degree in Accounting or Finance-related discipline.
Minimum of 2 years experience post-NYSC
Professional student of Accounting (ICAN, ACCA, etc.) would be added advantage
Knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting best practices, laws, standards, and state/national regulations and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
Exposure to finance or bank-related functions would be an added advantage.
Versatile in using ERP such as Xero, NAV Dynamic, Sage, etc
You exhibit strong analytical and IT skills, as well as Excel and spreadsheet expertise. Basic SQL knowledge is required for this position.
A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. “kiskil” is the password for the vision document above
Excellent time management skills; able to prioritize
Proactive, with an innate drive to explore different options for reaching results, autonomously

Benefits and Perks

Be part of an international team
Modern and cool office, Silicon Valley style 😎
A high degree of autonomy, flat hierarchy, open communication and  get shit done attitude
Pension, life, and health insurance schemes
Flexible working hours

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

To apply for this job please visit jobs.seedstars.com.

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