InterContinental Lagos Job Vacancy for a Graduate Accounts Clerk

InterContinental Lagos is located on Victoria Island, in the centre of Lagos home to the majority of foreign embassies and multinational companies, making it the perfect residence for affluent business and diplomatic travellers. Built on an elevated terrain overlooking Lagos’s port and the city below, the 19 storey hotel offers uninterrupted, spectacular views of Lagos Skyline.

InterContinental Lagos comprises of 352 well-appointed, elegantly decorated rooms and suites as well as a Club InterContinental floor.

What is your passion? Whether you’re into tennis, baking or karaoke, at IHG we’re interested in YOU. We employ people who apply the same amount of care and passion to their jobs as they do their hobbies – people who put our guests at the heart of everything they do. And we’re looking for more people like this to join our progressive & committed opening team at the InterContinental Lagos.

InterContinental Lagos is currently recruiting for the position below:

Job Title: Accounts Clerk (Payable)

Job Number: LAG000274
Location: Lagos

Descriptions

  • What’s your passion? Whether you’re into singing, swimming or cooking, at IHG we’re interested in YOU. We love people who apply the same amount of care and passion to their jobs as they do their hobbies – people who help us create great hotels guests love.
  • At the moment we’re looking for an Accounts Clerk (Payable) to join our energetic and enthusiastic Finance team at InterContinental Lagos.
  • You’ll assist the Accounts Supervisor in the processing of invoices and statements to ensure the timely payment of accounts.
  • Handling the entire accounting payable process, from verifying invoices to processing cheque payments, you will also maintain a filing system for accounts payable records, assist in the reconciliation of accounts and liaise with suppliers and internal departments.

Key Job Descriptions

  • Conducts shift briefings to ensure hotel activities and operational requirements are known
  • Maintains a filing system for account payable records
  • Prepare and input prepayment, accrual and other month end journals in the Accounting system
  • Respond to and resolve vendors’ and other accounts queries
  • Collate suppliers documentation for processing
  • Purchasing/Inventory and Accounting system
  • Run cheque payment / electronic fund transfer for approval on a monthly/weekly basis
  • Reconcile supplier statements with establishment records and follow up on any discrepancies
  • Maintain the batch register and balance daily to general ledger
  • Prepare the accruals journal at month end for regular suppliers and delivery dockets not paid
  • Participate in other department stock-takes and month end close as appropriate
  • Generate vendors’ aging report and ensure it balance with General ledger
  • Ensure all controls are in compliance with internal/external audit requirements.
  • Work closely with Receiving department and related departments to ensure all invoices have the appropriate documentation attached and approvals prior to processing
  • Process all invoices and statements
  • Record and process payments of goods and services
  • Maintain clear lines of communication with outside companies to ensure timely and accurate supply of goods and services
  • Respond to and resolve vendors’ and other accounts queries
  • Check arithmetic accuracy and invoices and assign general ledger codes as per chart f accounts
  • Reconcile Food and beverage, general and direct items purchases between the

Financial Responsibilities:

  • Works with superior in the preparation and management of the department’s budget.

Duties include:

  • Assists in co-ordinating the preparation of the departmental annual budget.
  • Assists in monitoring and controlling departmental cost on an ongoing basis to ensure
  • Performance against budget
  • Be familiar with property safety, first aid and fire and emergency procedures and operate equipment safely and sensibly
  • Initiate action to correct a hazardous situation and notify supervisors of potential dangers Log security incidents and accidents in accordance with hotel requirements
  • Assists in the preparation of the hotel strategic plan, goals program, and Housekeeping Departmental Budget
  • Occupational Health and Safety Responsibilities
  • Demonstrate Awareness of OH&S policies and procedures and ensure all procedures are conducted safely and within OH&S guidelines and ensure your direct reports do the same
  • Be aware of duty of care and adhere to occupational, health and safety legislation, policies and procedures

Qualifications

  • Ideally, you’ll have an accounting qualification, Certificate or higher, have some accounting experience, preferably in a hotel industry, be proficient in Microsoft Excel and knowledge of Micros, Opera etc will be highly regarded.

Remuneration and Benefits

  • In return, we’ll give you a competitive benefits package including salary, discounted accommodation world wide and the opportunity to progress your career with IHG.
  • You’ll have the chance to work with a great team of people, and most importantly, we’ll give you Room to be yourself.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply 

Application Deadline  3rd March, 2016.

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