Lafarge Africa Plc is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group – the biggest building and concrete solutions company in the world. It is a publicly quoted company on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and serves Nigeria with a wide range of building and construction solutions designed to meet housing and construction needs from small projects like individual home buildings to major construction and infrastructure projects.

Job Position: General Ledger Accountant

Job Location: Opebi, Lagos

Job Description

  1. The General Ledger Accountant is in charge of managing the General Ledger of the legal entity of his/her scope.
  2. The role will ensure that the books reflect the true financial position of the entity and that all transactions booked into the accounts are IFRS compliant, conform with relevant local statutory requirements, group policies, world-class performance and internal control standards through implementing best practices and Group policies and procedures.
  3. The role ensures that all transactions in the ledgers are fully recorded in accordance with the Group and Country accounting policies, chart of accounts, and related accounting principles and practices.
  4. The function is ultimately accountable for the correct booking of all transactions in line with internal procedures and statutory rules.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Ensure that all account reconciliations are performed at an appropriate frequency and discrepancies resolved on a timely basis in accordance with group guidelines and professional best practice.
  2. Ensure accurate, reliable, and timely monthly closing.
  3. Support the preparation of statutory information and validate the data used to compile statutory results.
  4. Contribute to ad hoc financial reporting by ensuring the correct level of support is available for the preparation of any ad hoc financial report.
  5. Manage all changes in accounting policies received from the Group as well as from the Country.
  6. Perform and lead month-end, quarter-end and year-end closing
  7. Perform periodic balance sheet reconciliations and schedules.
  8. Monthly balance sheet review with adequate schedules analysing the financial position of the business
  9. Perform monthly Intra-company reconciliations with other Bus with zero variances
  10. Ensure Intercompany Reconciliation of all entities and timely closure of open items
  11. Ensure adequate provisions and accruals are maintained from time to time
  12. Ensure that all GL balances agree with sub module e.g Bank Balances.

Audit (Internal and external):

  1. Optimize group and internal control policies and procedures.
  2. Perform all the necessary controls and make any adjustments needed.
  3. Ensure that all data and information provided in his/her scope is reliable and correct.
  4. Identify, implement and communicate process improvements.
  5. Maintain a master list of journal entries
  6. Providing the lead way for the external auditing of his/her entity and maintaining good audit relationship in the process.

Loans & Interest Accounting:

  1. Ensure loans and bond accounting accuracy.
  2. Ensure loans and fixed deposits interests are up to date.
  3. Ensure unclaimed dividend records are correct and up to date.

Job Dimension:

  1. Sales, number of people, budget, volumes, etc.:
  2. List of direct reports: N/A.

Who you’ll be working with:

  1. Internal to the Country Shared Services
    • Manager, General Ledger Accounting
  2. External to the Country Shared Services
    • Master Data Management
    • Finance & Control
    • Product Line CFOs and Controller
    • Product Lines Managers to ensure all risks are booked
    • Legal department
    • Internal auditors and internal control to review process and identify control weaknesses and recommend changes.
  3. External to the Group
    • External auditors
    • Financial Reporting Council
    • Finance team in Paris.

Job Requirements
Level of education / qualifications normally required:

  1. B.Sc / HND (Accounting/Social sciences)
  2. ACA /, ACCA (Compulsory).

Specific Work experience:

  • 5 years post NYSC working experience with minimum of 3 years in similar role.

Technical / Functional Skills:

  1. Good knowledge of an ERP environment – ideally JDE or SAP
  2. Practical knowledge of IAS, IFRS
  3. Internal controls
  4. Good knowledge of cement accounting
  5. Familiar with local statutory requirements on financial reporting
  6. MS-Excel Knowledge

Behavioral Competence:

  1. Effective communication skills with people at all levels of the business
  2. Decisive under pressure considering the criticality and urgency of decisions
  3. Pro-actively analysing the balance sheet for risks and opportunities

Leadership and Managerial Abilities:

  1. Management oriented towards performance and results
  2. Leadership potential
  3. Good integrity and ethics; Trustworthiness
  4. Ability to pay attention to details
  5. Team player and ability to work independently

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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