Accounts Payable Officer at Westsons Limited

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Accounts Payable Officer

Our client, a reputable company in the upstream oil and gas industry is currently recruiting to fill the position below:

Business Type:    Upstream Oil & Gas

Department:        Finance and Accounts

Reports To:         Head, Accounts Payable

Job Purpose

The Accounts Payable Officer will provide support to Head of Accounts Payable to deliver efficient accounts payable practice.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support timely payment of corporate supplier invoices, employee claims, and related party transactions.
  • Match vendor invoices with purchase orders and goods receipts Notes (or service tickets).
  • Verify the accuracy of vendor invoices and confirm that the correct cost center and general ledger account codes are used.
  • Receives and records all invoices and payment requests and log on to the database for tracking.
  • Maintains copies of approved contracts for review against invoices.
  • Ensures that remittances of all statutory taxes to the Federal Inland Revenue Service and Lagos State Board of Internal Revenue are completed and to time.
  • Ensures that all AP/payment documents are systematically filed for ease of retrieval for at least 7 years.
  • Manages ledger integrity by investigation of balances and supplier reconciliations.
  • Preparation of weekly performance report on invoicing and payments.
  • Regularly monitors the accounts payable aging reports to measure the effectiveness of early payment performance.
  • Work with Treasury unit regarding the management of day-to-day liquidity.
  • Support month end activities by raising all invoices and completing payment run in the ERP system  

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

  • Must be able to deal with multi-currency transactions.
  • knowledge in application of ERP Accounting Systems.
  • General Applications: Microsoft Office packages
  • Exposure to accounts and supplier reconciliations
  • Knowledge of taxes applicable in Oil and Gas industry

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor‚Äôs degree in Finance, Accounting, or any finance related field.
  • Professional accreditation (ACA, ACCA) will be an added advantage.

Work Experience

  • Minimum of 4 years post-graduation experience, preferably in the role of account payable officer.
  • Upstream Oil and Gas experience is preferable.

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: westsons@westsons.com using the position as subject of email.

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