CHIEF ACCOUNTING OFFICER

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CHIEF ACCOUNTING OFFICER
Suggested salary: NGN 75,000
Location: Lagos Mainland, Lagos
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DUTIES

A chief accounting officer, or CAO will typically be responsible for overseeing all aspects of an overything from regulatory compliance with accounting standards and practices to working with the chief financial officer (CFO) on developing financial strategies for the company. This position often reports to top level management/CFO and requires extensive experience.

This person will set and enforce accounting policy, in addition to working with other departments to develop positions on best practices throughout the organization. Reports from the accounting department are checked over by the CAO before being submitted to other departments of the company for review.

The CAO will be accountable to auditors and financial regulators, along with the CFO. Maintaining accurate and detailed financial records is a critical part of this job. If accounting questions develop, the chief accounting officer will be the first person consulted.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Reports directly to CFO and interfaces directly with other senior management team members, board of directors, advisors and shareholders or investors
• Monitors compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and company procedures
• Issues timely and complete financial statements under US GAAP and/or IFRS
• Reviews, investigates, and corrects errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, documents, and reports
• Assures compliance with federal, state, local and corporate policies, regulations and laws
• Researches and analyzes accounting matters
• Evaluates current accounting practices and policies and drives continuous improvement
• Prepares work papers and supporting schedules for the annual financial review
• Prepares financial statements and other reports to summarize and interpret current and projected company financial position. Ensures integrity of all financial information.
• Coordinates monthly closing process
• Develops and implements various accounting procedures
• Works with both internal and external auditors during financial and operational audits
• Develops, implements and upgrades financial systems and controls

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

• OND, HND or Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance from a respected institution, a public accounting background, and experience at large, well-reputed companies give the professional an advantage over other candidates at this level.
• A minimum of 1 year of progressive experience.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

• System implementation and upgrading experience
• Multi-location and international background
• Acquisition target due diligence and integration experience
• Ability to delegate work responsibility with strong interpersonal skills
• Problem solving and strategizing capabilities
• Progressive experience leading teams and managing projects
• Demonstrated ability to build relationships and communicate with peers, subordinates and executive management.
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