Great Career Consult - Our client, a reputable Pharmaceutical firm in Lagos State, is currently recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:
Job Title: Chief Accountant
Job Ref: CA0314
Reporting To: Director of Finance
Our client, is seeking to fill the position of a Chief Accountant who plans, directs, and conducts accounting activities within the Finance & Human Resources Department by performing the following duties, personally or through subordinates.
The Chief Accountant carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws
He/She directly supervises 1 or more employees in the Finance & Human Resources Department
Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints, and resolving problems.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assist in the development and implementation of goals, policies, priorities, and procedures relating to financial management, budget, accounting, and/or payroll.
Supervises and participates in the preparation of financial statements and reports.
Enters or directs the entry and maintenance of accounting records to show receipts and expenditures.
Establishes system controls for new financial systems and develops procedures to improve existing systems.
Coordinates preparation of external audit materials and external financial reporting.
Reviews financial statements with management personnel.
Manages the deployment and maintenance of new accounting, timekeeping, payroll, inventory, property, and other related procedures and controls.
Maintains general and subsidiary ledgers, accounts receivable, revenue distribution, depreciation, cost, property, and operating expenses, and insurance records.
Directs, conducts, and/or participates in cost analyses and rate studies.
Prepares statements and reports of estimated future costs and revenues.
Review of accounting and administrative controls.
To perform the job successfully, the ideal candidate should demonstrate the following competencies:
Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Cooperation: Establishes and maintains effective relations; exhibits tact and consideration; offers assistance and support to co-workers; works cooperatively in group situations; works actively to resolve conflicts.
Business Acumen: Understands business implications of decisions; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals.
Impact & Influence: Pursues and wins support for ideas; displays ability to influence key decision-makers; achieves win-win outcomes; uses authority appropriately to accomplish goals; addresses divergent opinions.
Cost Consciousness: Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources.
Ethics: Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; upholds organizational values, and is ethical and principled.
Goal Oriented: Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates perseverance and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; recognizes and acts on opportunities; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals. Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity.
Analytical: Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.
Use of Technology: Demonstrates required skills; adapts to new technologies; troubleshoots technological problems; uses technology to increase productivity; keeps technical skills up to date.
Job Knowledge: Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.
Judgment: Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Project Management: Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team activities