Junior Finance Assistant

Lagos - Lagos

26 Jul 2022

Lagos - Lagos

Accounting

Full Time

1

2 - 5 years

Finance Assistant

Level: Entry / Junior (1 - 3 Years experience)

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

To provide work flow in the finance processes by ensuring efficient and effective documentation in line with Country regulations; being proactive in the management of the financial processes, through a rigorous accounting and provide accurate and timely reports as and when required.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure that all journal entries are posted correctly.
  • Regular updates to financial statements and reports
  • Maintain accounts receivable and accounts payable
  • Prepare monthly payroll.
  • Regular follow-up on all outstanding debts for specific customer accounts in liaison with the respective sales staff and Credit collections team
  • Verify facts of all transactions before processing for approval
  • Ensure adherence to policies and procedures of the finance department.
  • Maintain records of all financial transaction and correspondence s in the requisite files (invoices, credit notes, remittance slips, copies of withholding VAT and any other accountable correspondence)
  • Ensure that collections and banking are done in a timely manner.
  • Follow up on overdue payments and maintain accurate records of all debt collection activity.
  • Involve the sales team in risk management and collection of overdue payments, providing them with appropriate information.
  • Assist with resolution on client complaints on billing.
  • Carry out periodic stock and inventory checks
  • Develop and maintain strong working relations with the sales and operations departments
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned to you by your Supervisor from time to time.

KEY RESULT AREAS:

  • Regular follow-up on all outstanding VAT/ WHT receipts for specific customer accounts in liaison with the credit control team.
  • Verify facts of sales alterations before any payment confirmations & proforma invoices are issued.
  • Ensure adherence to policies and procedures of the finance department.
  • Ensure that billing instructions are clear and strictly adhered to, especially on the Cartrack platforms (CAMS)
  • Timely preparation of finance reports.
  • Maintain accurate records of all customers financial standing with Cartrack.
  • Ensure accurate reconciliation of customer account and amicable resolution of customer complaints.
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by your Supervisor from time to time.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Qualification: Minimum B.Sc degree in Finance or Accounting Option and Certified Public Accountant CPA (K) ACCA with CIA and CISA certifications
  • Experience: At least two years in Financial Accounting in a medium sized organization.


Salary: Negotiable + Company benefits