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Chief Accountant

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A leading Oilfield Equipment, Structural Steel, Marine Structures Engineering, and Fabrication Company is looking for a Chief Accountant to join their Finance team. The incumberment will be reporting to the Senior Finance Manager. * Will be responsible for overseeing the entire accounting cycle, ensuring accuracy and compliance with accounting standards, internal controls, financial reporting & compliance.

The Chief Accountant will lead a team of accounting professionals, play a pivotal role in maintaining financial integrity and supporting strategic decision-making and growth initiatives.

Job Duties/ Responsibilities:

Financial Reporting & Compliance:

  • Oversee the preparation and submission of accurate and timely financial statements in compliance with IFRS.
  • Provide insights into financial performance and trends to senior management.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Partner with other departments (e.g., Operations, HR) to ensure alignment on financial matters.

Supervision and Team Leadership:

  • Lead and manage the accounting team, providing guidance, coaching, and mentorship to ensure efficient & accurate financial book keeping entries and ultimately reporting.
  • Manage the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll functions.
  • Ensure the team's effective performance and continuous professional development.

Month-End Closing:

  • Assist in the month-end and year-end closing processes.
  • Ensure accuracy and completeness of financial records and compliance with accounting standards.

Audit Coordination:

  • Coordinate and manage external audits in conjunction with the Senior Finance Manager, ensuring timely and accurate provision of information to auditors.
  • Address audit findings and implement corrective actions.

Internal Controls:

  • Develop, implement, and monitor internal control procedures to safeguard company assets and ensure compliance with policies.

Tax Compliance:

  • Oversee tax compliance activities, working closely with tax advisors to ensure accurate and timely submission of tax returns.
  • Stay updated on changes in tax regulations and assess their impact on the company.


  • Bachelors degree in finance, Accounting
  • 8 years on the job experience ( 3 years in engineering services)
  • Advanced IFRS knowledge & proficient use of SAGE X3 software

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Accountancy & Finance

Focus: Financial Accountant

Industry: Engineering

Salary: Negotiable

Workplace Type: On-site

Location: Nigeria

Job Reference: 94XNTT-27E70871

Date posted: 11 June 2024

Consultant: Kim Goff

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