Lead Accountant Job Opening at GE Nigeria

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Applications are hereby invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates to fill the Lead Accountant Job Opening at GE Nigeria

Job Position: Lead Accountant 1 – Operational

Job Number: 2199705

Location:Lagos, Nigeria

Business: GE Global Operations

Business Segment: Global Ops-Middle East & Africa

Role Summary/Purpose

  • As the Lead Accountant you will be responsible for monitoring and managing accuracy of accounting entries.
  • Ensuring that entries are timely, and compliant. Will provide support to more junior team members by clarifying accounting requirements, mitigating risks, and supporting customers on system changes.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Full responsibility for the timely preparation and submission of monthly/quarterly management reports to HQ and the business units
  • Full responsibility for analyzing Business financials on a monthly basis and reporting on variances
  • Reviewing account reconciliations in line with the Corporate criteria for quality and driving quick resolution of any identified defects or failures
  • Support internal and external financial and tax audit and examination processes, including assisting with the preparation of audited financial statements, footnotes and supplemental information
  • Primary contact for the Businesses, responding timely and accurately to queries/clarifications raised
  • Leading month-end/quarter-end closing, communicating the closing calendar and ensuring strict adherence to agreed timelines
  • Reviewing General Ledger entries to ensure completeness and accuracy of Business financials


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or other Business related field and 3 – 5 years progressive accounting or finance experience
  • A valid NYSC discharge or exemption certificate will be required.
  • Must have valid authorization to work full-time without any restriction in Nigeria
  • Professional accounting qualification (e.g. CA, CPA, ACCA, ACA)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in U.S. GAAP, local GAAP, IFRS and authoritative accounting literature (i.e. FASB pronouncements)

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience working in a global business environment with sound understanding of global process and transactional flows Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate complex business issues in a clear/concise manner Strong analytical skills:
  • Successfully led projects/process improvements within operations/finance functions; able to quickly grasp new ideas Adaptable/flexible:
  • Being open to change in response to new information, different or unexpected circumstances, and/or to work in ambiguous situations Integrity:
  • Accepting and adhering to high moral, ethical, and personal values in decisions, communications, actions and when dealing with others
  • Able to clearly link financial results to operational performance drivers, generate alternatives and drive positive change Clear thinking/problem solving:

How to Apply

Interested and suitably qualified candidates should Click here to apply online

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