Full time
Posted 2 months ago

Meristem Securities Limited is a leading capital market conglomerate that offers Wealth Management services, Stockbroking services, Registrar services, Trustee services and Investment Banking services to our clients.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Accounts Officer

Job Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full Time
Specialization: Accounting / Audit / Tax

Job Summary

  • Support the Head of Account in provision of full financial and management accounting services to the Management, especially, MD/CEO.
  • Manage and safeguard the company’s finance and financial resources

Job Duties / Responsibilities
Strategic:

  • Ensure that an appropriate financial policy framework is in place to guide management decision-making, particularly in the areas of assets and liability management (ALM).
  • Establish comprehensive operational guidelines & workflows covering all business transactions and processes.
  • Maintain contacts and liaise with bankers, auditors, regulatory authorities (SEC, NSE, PFAs, and e.t.c), tax authorities (Federal & State) to ensure compliance and long-term financial security and stability.
  • Participate in meetings of departmental heads as necessary and work closely with all departmental heads/management team, advising them on likely financial consequences of all proposed courses of actions.
  • Be prepared to act as a member of project management team as necessary.

Financial / Accounting:

  • Ensure accuracy and integrity of all financial records and data input.
  • Ensure production of accurate monthly and quarterly performance reports and management accounts.
  • Ensure financial and other reporting systems are maintained in accordance with company’s accounting policies and relevant standards required by regulatory bodies, management and external auditors.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly banks’ reconciliation reports.
  • Ensure error-free trades posting into software(s) and timely settlement.
  • Manage and monitor daily cash position to ensure effective liquidity management as well as minimize company’s exposures/liability.
  • Production and submission of quarterly reports and any other reports as may be requested to SEC in specified format.
  • Ensure effective coordination of offers processes and returns rending to issuing houses.
  • Ensure the appropriateness of the key financial assumptions included in the company’s strategic policies and budgets.
  • Prepare annual accounts and report for consideration by Management & the Board.
  • Maintain records to meet management, statutory & legal requirements.
  • Provide full accounting services to the management including departmental financial analysis and exploring any potential problems with them in order to make appropriate budgetary decisions.
  • Undertake such other financial analysis and reporting as requested by the management from time to time.
  • Prepare and render tax returns (PAYE, VAT, WHT, e.t.c) as and when due.
  • Plan and manage company’s tax liabilities.
  • Evaluate the tax liability impact of complicated courses of actions, minimize tax burden and deal with tax authorities and other government agencies (Federal & State).
  • Advise management & departmental heads on major financial issues as they arise.
  • Manage and maintain fixed asses schedule and depreciation schedules.
  • Manage and maintain the company’s payroll system.
  • Prepare and submit staff monthly pension remittances to the PFAs.
  • Manage and maintain the financial accounting systems for the company.
  • Coordinate/facilitate annual budget and forecasts sessions.
  • Any other assignment as may be assigned by your supervisor.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of First Degree in any Management Science / Social Science-related discipline preferably in Accounting, Economics / Finance.
  • Professional qualification- A minimum of ACA/ACCA is compulsory while other qualifications such as ACS, ACTI, CFA will be added advantage.

Work Experience:

  • 1 year Post NYSC cognate accounting experience.

Skills / Knowledge:

  • Good planner with analytical and problem solving flair.
  • Strategic thinker with superb ability to micro manage and ensure operational excellence.
  • Good attitude of seeing other departments/staff colleagues as internal clients.
  • Commitment to providing accurate and timely information to a high standard.
  • Ability to demonstrate oral and written communication excellence to staff and non-staff.
  • Ability to coach and develop colleagues and delegate accountability to encourage staff responsibility and engagement.
  • Excellent understanding of financial and accounting systems.
  • Good grasp of accounting software and Microsoft Office, especially Excel at a minimum of intermediate level.
  • Ability to adapt to changing situation and structures.
  • A good team builder and manager.

HOW TO APPLY

Click https://meristem.seamlesshiring.com/job/view/36

Job Features

Job Category

Accounting, Tax & Auditing

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