Accounting - Lagos

Tuesday, 22 November 2016
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City: Lagos » Lagos Mainland
Salary: ₦250,000


Contact name Reihn Power Global
Phone 07052074638

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Accountants provide financial advice to clients that range from multinational organisations and governmental bodies to small independent businesses. Accountants often specialise in particular areas of practice, including audit, management consultancy, recovery, forensic accountancy, taxation, assurance, and corporate finance (see the accountancy areas of work for more details). Typical duties include:
•preparing accounts and tax returns
•administering payrolls and controlling income and expenditure
•auditing financial information
•compiling and presenting reports, budgets, business plans, commentaries and financial statements
•analysing accounts and business plans
•providing tax planning services with reference to current legislation
•financial forecasting and risk analysis
•dealing with insolvency cases
•negotiating the terms of business deals and moves with clients and associated organisations
•meeting and interviewing clients
•managing colleagues, workloads and deadlines.
Work tends to be office based, with working hours often extending beyond the regular nine to five at peak times, such as at the end of the financial year.
Accountants go through a rigorous recruitment and qualification process, and this is reflected in their high professional status. Employers look for graduates with the following skills:
•ability to reflect on one's own work as well as the wider consequences of financial decisions
•business acumen and interest
•organisational skills and ability to manage deadlines
•teamworking ability
•communication and interpersonal skills
•proficiency in IT
•analytical ability
•a methodical approach and problem-solving skills
•high level of numeracy
Graduates can have an honours degree in any discipline, though relevant subjects such as accounting, business or economics are advantageous as these can provide a faster route to the necessary qualification with a professional accounting body.
All applicant should forward their detailed RESUME/ CV/ PROFILE to the comment box provided or to HR through this email for urgent recruitment by the human resource manager within one week of publishing.