Senior Accountant

July 18, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

Greensprings School

Greensprings School’s history dates back to January 1985 when it started off as a Montessori school offering nursery education to children aged 2-5 years. Founded In 1985 – Since then, the school has grown remarkably and is today a leading institution offering a first-class education from the foundation stage to post-secondary levels. We believe that offering a progressive education gives both parents & pupils’ stability and continuity, removing the inconvenience of having to change schools periodically.
From our first campus, situated in the heart of the Lagos mainland, which started with only 3 pupils, Greensprings School has grown tremendously in size and has also now established a state-of-the-art campus on the Lekki Peninsula and Ikoyi, with a combined student population of over 2,500 pupils.
Greensprings School has been entirely self-supporting since its inception. There is a Board of Governors, which, not only guides the overall direction and strategic running of the school; it also oversees the work of the Director of Education and the School Director. We look at our history with pride and affection but we also look forward with eager anticipation to the challenge of meeting the current educational needs of children growing up in the global village of the 21st century.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Accountant

Location: Anthony, Lagos
Reporting Line: Chief Accountant / Head of Accounts
Department / Group: Finance / Accounts
Position Type: Permanent
Business Line: Education
Role and Responsibilities

Contributes to the financial operations and financial reporting functions.
Expected to work with other finance leaders in providing timely and accurate information for decision-making.
Involved in billing processes and interaction with parents and other external and internal stakeholders, manages accounts receivables and ensures timely collections, ensures compliance with policies and budgetary and other financial controls around accounts payables.
Participates in month-end closing activities and preparation of monthly reports. Supports the preparation of statutory reports and liaises with external auditors and other consultants.
Supervises and manages the performance of assigned team members.
Perform bank reconciliations for major accounts
Closely supervise petty cash management
Oversee documentation management and ensure adequate supporting documents exist for all transactions
Prepare periodic account analysis
Participate in the preparation of management accounts and/or supporting schedules
Participate in the timely generation of accurate school bills for all students
Ensure regular update of Students Records as and when due
Review Account Receivable processes and ensures policy compliance
Ensure timely collection of receivables for assigned sections
Review Accounts payable processes and ensures prompt settlement of approved bills
Monitor statutory payments and advice management on prompt settlement
Provide inputs for the development of improved accounting controls, policies and, procedures
Ensure proper coordination of activities within the assigned team
Ensure adequate customer service to both internal and external stakeholders
Support the external audit process
Evaluate the performance of the team and make necessary recommendations
Perform research and analysis to support decision-making as may be required
Other tasks that may be assigned by the line manager

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Degree in Accounting or Finance Related Course (Upper Credit/Distinction preferred)
Professional Accounting Qualification – ICAN/ACCA
At least 5 years of cognate finance experience preferably (some experience in the educational system will be an added advantage)
Experienced in various sub-sections of the Finance function e.g. Accounts Receivables, Accounts Payables, Treasure Management, Financial Reporting, Payroll.

Preferred Skills:

Deep accounting knowledge, working knowledge of GAAP, IFRS and, Finance leading practices
Advanced excel/data analysis skills
Analytical and problem-solving skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Sound verbal and written communication skills
Emotional intelligence
Proficiency in MS applications and several accounting applications/ERPs
Integrity
Professionalism
Highly driven
Attention to details
Leadership and Organizational skills
Good project management skills.

Application Closing Date
29th July, 2022.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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