Job Title: Nigeria Accountant

Department: Finance & Admin

Reporting Line: Head of Finance & Admin

Location: Lagos/Abuja

 

About ENGIE Energy Access

ENGIE Energy Access is one of the leading Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) and mini-grids solutions provider in Africa, with a mission to deliver affordable, reliable and sustainable energy solutions and life-changing services with exceptional customer experience. The company is a result of the integration of Fenix International, ENGIE Mobisol and ENGIE PowerCorner; and develops innovative, off-grid solar solutions for homes, public services and businesses, enabling customers and distribution partners access to clean, affordable energy. The PAYGo solar home systems are financed through affordable installments from $0.19 per day and the minigrids foster economic development by enabling electrical productive use and triggering business opportunities for entrepreneurs in rural communities. With over 1,700 employees, operations in nine countries across Africa (Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia), almost 1.5 million customers and over 7 million lives impacted so far, ENGIE Energy Access aims to remain the leading clean energy company, serving millions of customers across Africa by 2025. www.engie-energyaccess.com

Job Purpose/Mission

The holders of this position will be part of the Finance team that is based in Lagos and Abuja Nigeria, led by the Head of Finance & Admin. You are expected to handle data entry, processing, and recording transactions, updating the ledger, assisting with audits or fact-checking, and preparing budgets and reports. You should be thorough, accurate, and honest with good bookkeeping skills.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure correct posting of transactions in the financial system (SAP) daily.
  • Reconciling the company’s accounts payable and receivable 
  • Liaising with internal and external auditors and deal with any financial irregularities as they arise 
  • Tracking all payments to internal and external stakeholders 
  • Assist with budget forecasts for the company
  • Processing EEA Nigeria’s tax payments and returns 
  • Continuous management of financial & Inventory systems  
  • Producing reports and recommendations following internal audits or public sector audits
  • Explaining billing invoices and accounting policies to staff, vendors and clients.
  • Resolving accounting discrepancies.
  • Assist in Month-end closing process and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Dealing with daily transactions for the petty cash and ensuring that reconciliations are completed on a weekly and monthly basis

 

Experience

● 2-4 years Accounting experience
● Experience in any major accounting system (SAP an advantage) with ability to work on spreadsheets.
● Excellent understanding of accounting policies, standards and processes
● Excellent attention to detail, thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task
● Technical skills and competence
● Team player and self-starter
● Ability to influence, inspire and motivate people who are not directly under your responsibility
● Computer literate with experience in using Accounting Systems
● Intermediate Excel skills, ability to work with lookups and pivot tables.
● Strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills.
● Awareness and ability to demonstrate the importance of ethics & appropriate codes of conduct in the workplace
● Ability to achieve daily targets while attending to impromptu activities that may occur

 

Qualifications

 Degree or diploma in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or other related field

 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however due to the large volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ENGIE is an equal opportunity employer, promoting diversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. All applications are screened based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without any regard to origin, age, name, sexual identity, orientation or preference, religion, marital status, health, disability, political opinions, union involvement or citizenship. Our differences are our strengths!

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