3 New Accounting Jobs at Michael Stevens Consulting

Michael Stevens Consulting, a well known consulting practice with first class strategic alliances. We are currently seeking to employ suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Financial Accountant

Location: Lagos

Summary of Responsibilities

  • To monitor and ensure adequate control over financial administration, accruals, prepayments and expenses across the organizations, preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financials.

Main Functions

  • Review processed invoices, ensuring adequacy of supporting documents, accuracy of computations, propriety of authorisations and authenticity of transaction documents.
  • Engage in ongoing cost reduction analysis in all areas of the company.
  • Review the performance of competitors and report on key issues to management.
  • Engage in benchmarking studies to establish areas of potential operational improvement.
  • Interpret the company’s financial results to management and recommend improvement activities.
  • Review company bottlenecks and recommend changes to improve the overall level of company output.
  • Participate in target costing activities to create products that meeting predetermined price goals.
  • Collating, preparing and interpreting reports, budgets, accounts, commentaries and financial statements.

Other Duties:

  • Co-ordination of the company’s internal and external audits
  • Participate in the preparation of the company’s annual plans and budgets
  • Review of journal entries and vouchers before releasing them on SAP
  • Closing and opening of periods in SAP
  • Provide support to the Finance team on the efficient use of SAP.
  • Carry out from time to time any other function as may be assigned by the Head, Financial Services

Job Title: Factory Accountant

Location: Anambra

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Ensure accuracy and reliability of accounting records for Onitsha Plant.
  • Prompt and accurate rendition of financial and management information performance and provision of support for the Onitsha Plant through preparation of valued added business information and analysis of financial and non-financial data.
  • Ensuring adherence to financial and non-financial controls and procedures established by management in respect of inventory and risk management.

Main Functions

  • Implementing and monitoring of financial controls in respect of expenses, materials procurement and utilization as it affects Onitsha Plant.
  • Leading a team of staff responsible for the production of management accounts.
  • Initial development then preparation of Management accounts and Finance Reports within the agreed timescale.
  • Produce weekly, monthly and quarterly management reports for use by senior management.
  • Monitor Compliance with approved Annual Estimates (Budget) and Long Term Plan.
  • Generate and follow up production and other variance reports
  • Responsible for reporting Onitsha Plant business performance, compare with budget (annual estimates), report and investigate variances.
  • Responsible for preparation of regional accounts, analysis of their financials and expenses monitoring.

Other Duties

  • Quarterly assessment and review of stocks and provisions to determine their adequacy in line with IFRS.
  • Product costing for Onitsha Plant.
  • Preparation of monthly brand income statement for management use.
  • Signing of pay slips and cheques for Onitsha Plant.
  • Follow up and resolve audit comments and implement workable suggestion.

Job Title: JV Accountant

Location: Lagos

Summary of Responsibilities

  • To ensure accurate, timely and periodic reporting of the financial status of all JV projects for internal review by the FD, reporting to Management & Board of Directors and reporting to JV partners, in line with Shareholder Agreements and MOUs governing the JVs or SPVs.

Main Functions

  • Validation of JV project payments and entries into project accounts with the Contract Administrator, Cost Accountant and Accounts Payable Manager.
  • Validation of JV Project sales inflows with Sales Managers and Treasury Operations.
  • Preparation of JV financial reports on monthly, quarterly and annual basis, covering the Statement of Affairs (SOA), Sales Summary and Cash Position.
  • Interaction with Project Managers and Director, Technical Operations, for status updates on JV projects.
  • Liaison with the Insurance Manager and Contract administrator on insurance matters and bond administration relating to JV projects.
  • Liaison with legal department on JV structure.
  • Participation in quarterly review meetings with JV partner representatives.
  • Ensure proper filing and archiving of all JV reports for ease of retrieval.
  • Coordinate the process of audit of the JV financial accounts leading to project closure.
  • Coordinate tax audit exercises that may arise on the JV projects
  • Participation in preparation of company’s annual business strategy in collaboration with the Leadership Team.

Other Duties:

  • Review and validation of JV project disclosures in consolidated financial reports on quarterly and annual basis.
  • Tracking and reporting of updates on statutory requirements for JVs
  • Implementation of internal and external auditors’ recommendations on JV administration and reporting.
  • Assisting the Finance Director on other special assignments as may be required from time to time.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications and CV’s to:  
[email protected]

Application Deadline  2nd October, 2015.

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