Accounting Manager at Zipline

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Job Title: Accounting Manager

Location: Abuja

About You and the Role

  • The Finance and Accounting Manager will be responsible for implementing, maintaining, and expanding end-to-end accounting, systems and processes in Nigeria.
  • Additionally, this person will be responsible for customer relationship management, ensuring timely invoicing, and following up on outstanding payments from our customers.
  • A successful candidate will be based in Nigeria and must have strong communication and negotiation skills, be detail-oriented, and have the ability to work in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment and meet tight deadlines.
  • This role has many customers – both internal and external – and a successful candidate will need to be excited and ready to partner cross-functionally across many teams in the business to achieve the given objectives.

What You’ll Do
General Accounting:

  • Manage and oversee the daily operations of the country’s accounting department including; month and end-year process, accounts payable/receivable, treasury, budgeting, cash forecasting, banking relationships and fixed asset activity.
  • Monitor and analyze accounting data and produce financial reports or statements including P&L, Balance Sheet, and statement of cash flows
  • Own month/Year end closing for their respective countries and establish key processes to ensure financials accurately reflect business activity
  • Partner regularly with various teams, including General Manager, Country Leadership, and Global Finance Team, to support data driven decision-making
  • Coordination of banking activities and transactions. Oversee credit card reconciliation, cash reconciliation, mobile money reconciliation, review of employee expense reimbursement and more.
  • Assist in other ad-hoc project as needed

Financial controls & cost reduction:

  • Ensure proper financial control and compliance.
  • Coordinate and complete annual audit timely
  • Improve systems, implement policies and provide recommendations on cost reduction
  • Tax Management & Compliance.

Accounts Receivables:

  • Maintain all customer contracts and ensure they are applied during invoicing
  • Ensure monthly billing, submission of invoices to customers, and cash application to receivables in Netsuite as per remittance/payment advice
  • Ensure banking details provided to customers via letter must correspond to the banking details on the invoice. Issue receipts upon payment from customers
  • Provide monthly statements of accounts to customers after reconciling the customer accounts and promptly resolve customer issues
  • Provide management and other key stakeholders with reports on accounts receivables and collections, Tax Credit certificates, WHT on VAT, etc
  • Frequent follow-up and contact customers for overdue payments
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams such as fulfillment, customer service, HSI, and various nest to ensure the right information or data for monthly billing

What You’ll Bring:

  • A First Degree preferably in Accounting, Finance or Business-related discipline
  • Recognized professional accounting certification (ACA/ACCA)  with a preference of 7+ years of experience ( bonus if you have experience with Netsuite)
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of finance best practices, IFRS, GAAP and other applicable accounting standards, billings and collection procedures.
  • Excels in working in a rapidly changing environment with stakeholders in various time-zones
  • Industry experiences in FMCG, Fintech or Agritech company is a plus.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to multitask and  work effectively with multicultural teams
  • Experience in managing relationships with government agencies

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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