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Zola Electric is the world’s first massively scalable off-grid electric company. It exists to provide affordable and reliable energy to communities that currently lack such power. The company utilizes distributed renewable energy to sell power as a service to customers who suffer from an expensive grid, an unreliable grid, or have no electrical grid access at all. We provide 24/7 clean energy to anyone, anywhere. Our aim is to deliver a complete technical, operational and financial model that makes incredibly high quality renewable electrical services affordable to millions of homes.

Job Detail

Location: Lagos
Experience: 2year(s)
Course of Study: Accounting
Required Grade: Any

The Position

 

    Zola Electric is seeking an experienced Accountant who will be a part of the Corporate Controller’s organization. The role focusses on Tax & Statutory compliance, Accounts Payable, Accounts receivables, Bank reconciliations and Fixed Assets in the organization

    The person works with local stakeholders and suppliers on queries and reports directly to Accounting Manager

 

Responsibilities

 

    Timely preparation of accurate due tax schedules for review by the finance manager

    Timely payment of all due taxes, proper filing of tax declaration & local compliance reporting

    Maintenance of up-to-date tax certificate before the expiry of existing tax certificate

    Liaise with external tax consultants

    Assist in payroll processing by verifying correctness & accuracy of the payroll, capturing the payroll entries into the financial system, subsequently paying the payroll.

    Manage the imprest process in the country

    Preparation of staff loans, staff advances and staff sales commission’s schedule. Reconciliation and run report for review by the finance manager

    Assist service managers in maintenance of accurate and up-to-date service/installation agents’ data for buy-in deduction and any other deductions as applicable

    Capture journals into the financial system for approval by the finance manager

    Assist with accounts payable queries and escalate any unresolved queries to the Finance Manager and Corporate Controller

    Monitor the handling of petty cash, collation of supporting documents/receipts and prepare monthly reconciliations

    Assist in the preparation for the annual external audit and internal audits by ensuring that working paper files and the necessary supporting documentation is made available

    Monthly preparation of Balance Sheet reconciliations and follow up.

    Maintain proper records and filing systems to ensure completeness, validity, and accuracy of financial transactions

    Fixed Asset Management - Manage the asset tagging process based on input from the central team that maintains the asset register.

    Participate in a physical inventory (PI) to test what has been recorded in the asset register to confirm the existence of the assets, ensuring that any missing assets are promptly written off.

    Stakeholder Engagement

    Participate in weekly Core Team Meetings and monthly Performance Review Meetings

    Liaises closely with the finance manager to provide the necessary updates on day-to-day activities

    Liaise with the central accounting team on accounting and financial reporting matters.

    Maintain sound working relationships with financial institutions, relevant authorities, especially Revenue Authority

    Support the collaboration across functions to understand and resolve problems on the ground

 

Requirements

Academic and Professional Skills:

 

    Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Finance or Accounting

    Minimum 2 years of accounting experience, ideally 3-5 years of professional experience

    Knowledge of basic financial accounting principles

    Knowledge of ERP systems

    Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel

    Communication skills in English

 

Competencies:

 

    Analytical and problem-solving skills

    Planning, organizing and time management skills

    Attention to detail

    Deadline driven

    Team player

    Work under pressure

    Self-motivated

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