Head of Accounts Job in Nigeria

Greensprings School is an international co-educational services limited comprising of Creche, Preschool, Elementary, Secondary and International Baccalaureate School.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head of Accounts

Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full Time

Role and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the day-to-day aspects of the Campus’ accounting and reporting functions and reports directly to the Chief Accountant who takes responsibility over the entire accounting process.
  • Also expected to work with other finance leaders in providing timely and accurate information for decision-making.
  • Oversees billing processes and interaction with parents and other external and internal stakeholders, manages accounts receivables ensures timely collections, and ensures compliance with policies and budgetary controls around accounts payables.
  • Ensures that month-end closing activities and preparation of monthly reports are done timely and accurately.
  • Supports the preparation of statutory reports and liaises with external auditors and other consultants. Supervises and manages the performance of the Campus Accounts Team.
  • Responsible for accounting excellence on Campus
  • Manage Campus accounting and financial activities including billings, payments, receivables, payables, and invoicing:
  • Ensure timely generation of accurate school bills for all students
  • Ensure regular update of student records as and when due
  • Review Account Receivable processes and ensure policy compliance
  • Ensure timely collection of receivables
  • Review Accounts payable processes and ensure prompt settlement of approved bills
  • Monitor statutory payments and advise management on prompt settlement
  • Monitor remittance of statutory deductions
  • Oversee payroll processes and ensure timely payment of staff
  • Reconcile PTA accounts quarterly and prepare reports for PTA executives
  • Perform bank reconciliation
  • Review and approve bank reconciliation statements prepared by team members
  • Closely supervise petty cash management
  • Oversee documentation management and ensure adequate supporting documents exist for all transactions
  • Ownership of all Campus related ledgers (regular account analysis)
  • Ensure adequate close-the-books processes are followed
  • Support Preparation of management accounts and supporting schedules
  • Perform periodic balance sheet review
  • Oversee budget monitoring and control at the Campus level
  • Oversee Campus treasury management processes
  • Prepare weekly Campus cash forecasts
  • Responsible for the Campus finance department’s budget
  • Provide inputs for the development of improved accounting controls, policies, and, procedures
  • Ensure proper coordination of activities within the department
  • Ensure adequate customer service to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Support the external audit process
  • Evaluate the performance of the team and make necessary recommendations
  • Perform research and analysis to support decision-making as may be required
  • Other tasks as may be assigned by the Line Manager.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: recruitment.lekki@greenspringsshool.com using "Head of Accounts" as the subject of the email.