Accountant/Admin Officer at Owens and Xley

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  • Full Time
  • Lagos

Owens and Xley is a business consulting and advisory company. We offer strategic services in the areas of business advisory, business development and planning to small businesses that would otherwise not have access to the technical competencies available to bigger companies.

We know the role good planning plays in any business and its associated costs, and the initial capital challenges faced by small a business, which is why we have developed solutions which ensure that the small business owners still have access to the technical skill but at a fraction of the cost. We aim to help entrepreneurs and small business owners get better business results with less cost.

Accountant/Admin Officer


Our client, a leading party supplies company, well known for their quality and affordable party gift and decoration items, is looking to recruit an Accountant/Admin Officer. He/She would be responsible for maintaining the financial and accounting function. S/He or she will be tasked with preparing financial statements, maintaining cash controls, preparing the payroll, managing the company’s expenses and carrying out administrative duties.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities for the role

  • Assist with the preparation of the company budget
  • Implement financial policies and procedures
  • Establish and maintain cash controls
  • Manage petty cash
  • Manage expense requisition
  • Manage payment process to the vendors with Business Director
  • Follow up with creditors
  • Ensure that invoices are sent
  • Ensure that payments are made
  • Assist in the day to day running of the store
  • Manage employee requests
  • File and manage employee records
  • Reconcile bank statements
  • Establish and maintain supplier/vendor accounts
  • Ensure transactions are properly recorded and entered into the accounting software
  • Prepare financial statements such as income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements
  • Prepare quarterly reports and report on variances
  • Assist with the annual audit
  • Maintain financial files and records
  • Perform other duties as assigned/required by the Business Director


Educational Qualification

Minimum of HND/BS.C in a finance and administrative role


  • 2+ years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience in the retail industry a plus
  • Use of accounting software
  • Compulsory skills required (E.g. must be proficient in Excel)
  • Proven integrity
  • Familiarity with financial and customer service principles
  • Good math skills with the ability to create and analyze reports, spreadsheets and sales statistics
  • Proficient user of MS Office (MS Excel in particular)
  • Must be able to prepare management reports and correspondence
  • Good initiative, time and stress management skills
  • Leadership and organizational abilities
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Problem-solving attitude
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Preferably lives within the Lekki axis.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CVs to [email protected] using the job title as the subject of their application.

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