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Accountant at a Leading International Boarding School

Posted on Fri 17th Mar, 2023 - --- (0 comments)

A leading International Boarding school in Lagos is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Accountant

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Contract


  • Monitor, analyse and report on the School’s operating costs and expenditure and identify cost saving measures
  • Carry out financial analysis and evaluation of project costs of provide relevant information for management decision making
  • Perform General Ledger (GL) reconciliation including:
  • Reconcilethe GL account on a periodic basis for completeness and accuracy, identify transaction and posting errors
  • Reconcile the GL with the bank statements on a regular basis, identify reconciling items and liaise with relevant personnel to ensure reconciling items are resolved
  • Reconcile the GL to the subsidiary ledgers and ensure that posting and transaction errors are identified and resolved on a timely basis
  • Perform all GL maintenance activities including GL period opening and closing
  • Reconcile the School’s cashbook to its statements
  • Prepare the periodic (monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual) financial statements (Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow statement etc.) for the school.
  • Coordinate the interface with other departments to generate relevant and adequate data for developing management reports
  • Perform periodic (monthly and quarterly) closing activities as defined in the financial policies and ensure timely generation of periodic (weekly, monthly and quarterly) financial and management reports for use by management and the Board for strategic decision making.
  • Ensure prompt tax payments at designated banks and obtain necessary receipts / documents for tax filing.
  • Compute accurately and file all applicable tax returns to ensure the School’s compliance with all tax laws and regulations.
  • Ensure that all incoming invoices are accurately logged into the financial system and payment to suppliers is made in line with the school’s expenditure policies.
  • Reconcile vendor invoices and other supporting documents to the approved invoice schedule in order to establish completeness and validity of details.
  • Ensure accurate reporting of daily cash management activities, including staff advance disbursement.
  • Prepare periodic (fortnightly and monthly) cash forecasts for the School’s, in order to proactively manage cash flows and ensure availability of funds to meet daily operational requirements
  • Prepare / compile agreed periodic activity and performance reports for the attention of the Head, Finance & Accounts
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the Head, Finance & Accounts.

Education and Work Experience

  • First Degree in Accounting or any other related discipline
  • Relevant professional qualifications (ACA, CIMA, CPA, ACCA) is mandatory
  • Minimum of five (5) years relevant experience.

Competencies and Skills:

  • Good knowledge of financial accounting, including local and international accounting financial reporting standards and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Good knowledge of financial controls and systems including the use of accounting packages
  • Understanding of local tax regime & legislation and implications for the School
  • Attention to detail, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • High sense of responsibility, accountability and dependability
  • High integrity and ethical standards
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office productivity tools.

Application Closing Date
31st March, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications and Curriculum Vitae (CV) online to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.


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