Accounts Officer, Lagos

  • Lagos, Nigeria

Company Description

Our client is a major player in the upstream, and downstream segments of the petroleum sector. With a quality portfolio of oil and gas assets in Nigeria, their capabilities extend through upstream (exploration & production and drilling), downstream, trading of oil product, sub-surface engineering and data appraisal for geophysics and petroleum projects.

Job Description

ROLE DESCRIPTION: Responsible for providing support in looking after the organization’s financial plan and also given the responsibility of financial planning and record keeping of all accounts.


  • Preparing monthly bank reconciliations and reports to accompany monthly management accounts.
  • Audit payrolls.
  • Ensuring compliance with taxation legislation and preparing tax returns.
  • To supervise the posting of accounting information daily and ensure back up of electronic data
  • Preparing journal entries for posting to SAGE
  • Assisting with the preparation and consolidating annual accounting reports.
  • Reconciling balance sheets on a frequent basis
  • Analyzing expenditures against budget, investigating annual and monthly financial accounts.
  • Preparing reports, budgets, business plans, commentaries and financial statements.
  • Providing accounting support to managerial staff, colleagues and clients.


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a customer service focus
  • Must be competent in International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Must be highly detail oriented and organized
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office application; especially Excel
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and external agencies to maximize performance creativity, problem solving, and results



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business related degree required
  • IFRS Certification will be an advantage
  • ICAN/ACCA Membership Advantage
  • 2+ years of relevant experience

Additional Information

Only qualified candidates will be contacted.