Job in Abuja at ASO West Africa Limited for an Assistant General Manager, Accounting Services

AS Operations West Africa Limited. (ASO) is a Nigeria-registered subsidiary of Adam Smith International (ASI). ASO provides operational support to three DFID-funded projects in Nigeria, i.e. NIAF, GEMS and ENABLE. Operational services include IT and Communications; Residential and Hotel Accommodations; Administrative Support; Domestic Ground and Air Transportation; International Travel and Protocol; and, Security Services.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Assistant General Manager, Accounting Services

Location: Abuja
Position: TBD

Job Summary

  • Based in Abuja, this position directs and coordinates the work of the Accounting Services Section for a mid-sized operational services company. Among our clients is a leading international advisory firm that works throughout the world to help reform and improve economies and institutions
  • This is a senior-level management position which provides accounting support to the client by directing and coordinating the work of the section and supervising the staff of the section
  • Salary is based on an established, posted pay scale. The position is classified as an Management Services Level 10 (developmental)


  • Delivering coordinated accounting services to clients in several key cities;
  • Supervising a team of accountants in Abuja and Kano including developing a balanced division of labor, overseeing day to day duties of staff and managing leave requests for staff within the section;
  • Following up with clients on all finance related matters;
  • Working within a team environment to share the workload;
  • Chairing a once weekly meeting with project accountants to monitor and follow up on outstanding advance payments;
  • Keeping the General Manager informed of all delays or problems within the section; and
  • Ensuring transactions posted to the accounting system are accurate;
  • Ensuring all work is carried out quickly and on a fixed schedule and delays are communicated appropriately;
  • Ensuring staff have collected all required documentation in support of any payment;
  • Other related duties.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Above-average writing abilities;
  • Ability to effectively supervise employees;
  • Knowledge of Nigerian Acts related to pension, taxation, etc.
  • Ability to use a personal computer, email, Excel and Word
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing (English is required for this position)
  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks;
  • Ability to read financial budgets, translate information into written reports and make recommendations;
  • Ability to transfer data from one source to another with extreme accuracy;
  • Knowledge of advanced accounting functions;
  • Knowledge of internal controls and accounting functions;

Education and Experience

  • Advanced Degree in Accounting from a recognized university;
  • Accounting Certification: ICAN, ACCA or CITN;
  • Extensive experience with the use of a variety of computer applications including Excel and Word; and
  • At least 5 years’ experience supervising a team of staff.
  • Experience in payroll accounting;
  • Extensive experience in performing detailed accounting functions for a mid to large Nigeria-registered company;

Who Can Apply:

  • Nigerian citizens only

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application package to: [email protected] using “Assistant General Manager, Accounting Services” in the email subject line

Your application package should include:

  • A covering letter detailing how you meet the Education and Experience requirements;
  • Your CV; and
  • Contact details for three recent work-related referees


  • Only applicants who meet the Education and Experience requirements will be contacted. If you do not meet these, you need not apply.
  • Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Application Deadline 1600hrs (WAT); 30th June, 2016.

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