Newland Elementary School

Accountant

Accounting, Auditing & Finance

Nigeria - Lagos Full Time | |


Job Summary

To manage and further develop all aspects of the school’s day-to-day financial operations. To provide information, advice, and guidance on matters relating to finances.

  • Minimum Qualification:Degree
  • Experience Level:Mid level
  • Experience Length:3 years



Job Description/Requirements

Responsibilities:

Budget Management, Reporting, and Analysis

  • Evaluating information to prepare a realistic and balanced budget for the school and forecast annual budgets 
  • Maintain accurate financial data, including accurate monthly financial statements.
  • Monitoring financial performance and analysing the cost-benefit performance of operations.
  • Identifying causes of significant variance and taking prompt corrective action.
  • Proposing revisions to the budget if necessary in response to unforeseen developments.
  • Giving weekly financial reports to the Head of School 
  • Preparing written monthly financial statements 
  • Assist in the review of policies as applicable and make recommendations for improvements 
  • Responsible for accuracy and integrity of accounting records 

Daily Financial Operations

  • Ensure accurate and timely billing of tuition and collection of fees.
  • Manage cash flow including petty cash bookkeeping. 
  • Salary calculations, payroll, and payslips.
  • Ensure accurate management of the fixed asset register.
  • Pay suppliers/vendors in a timely manner.
  • Employee loan and tax funds.
  • Administering POS transactions and other payment gateways. 
  • Ensuring all budgets remain up-to-date and accurate 
  • Liaise with various stakeholders. 

Audit, Tax, and Compliance

  • Maintain a continuous audit programme for all funds 
  • Oversight of all tax-related tasks, including statutory tax returns, company returns, tax rate checks, receiving of tax exemption cards, etc.
  • Ensure that the accounting and financial system is set to comply with applicable laws, regulations, and required standards 
  • Creating and maintaining an appropriate internal control manual that is up to date and in line with best practice
  • Ensuring compliance in the adoption and execution of internal procedures 
  • Working with tax consultants and legal attorneys as appropriate and needed. 
  • Assist in required audit/compliance matters as needed.


Requirements: 

  • At least 3 years of experience with an accounting system including practical accounting, processes, systems, and rules 
  • Excellent English language communication (written and oral) skills 
  • Computer literate, with an emphasis on accounting systems and familiarity with Quickbooks and Google Sheets 
  • Ability to prioritise workload to ensure that deadlines are met without compromising standards or circumventing procedure 
  • Varied and relevant experience in managing a financial accounting function, including audit work 
  • An eye for detail whilst maintaining an objective approach to materiality 
  • The ability to quickly grasp the financial impact of proposals 
  • A flexible and cooperative approach to work  
  • Experience of working in a similar capacity, ideally in a school and/or with children or a customer-service driven environment

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