Senior Finance Officer

Bell Oil and Gas

Job Title:        Senior Finance Officer

Location:       Lagos                                                                  

Overall Purpose of the job:

Provide support to the Finance Manager


  • Assisting in the preparation of Management Account.
  • Provide advance receipt/down payment schedule from customers and status on each assigned customer.
  • Supporting all financing transactions by compiling and tracking requests from prospective financiers.
  • Ensure all vendors exist in SAP
  • Ensure all payable related transactions generated are uploaded into SAP within 48 hrs after receiving the information/documentation.
  • Ensure all payables are captured and posted into SAP
  • Ensure all loans are tracked, exist in SAP and evidence of interest re-computation with bank charges available monthly.
  • Ensures all posting initiated in SAP have records that are traceable and easily retrievable
  • Ensure monthly cash projection and outgoing month’s cash flow performance are ready before the beginning of the new month.
  • Ensure weekly cash projection and outgoing weekly cash flow performance report are ready on the first day of a new week.
  • Manage the foreign payables spreadsheet
  • Ensure all banks accurate reconciliation report are available for sign off at work day 5 of every new month.
  • Develop a strong financial status to boost our cash flow position.
  • Prepare financial statements (Profit and Loss Account, Balance sheet, Cash Flow statements, etc)
  • Provide accurate payables aging report with schedule from SAP on monthly basis not later day work day of the new month.
  • Ensure vendors’ reconciliation report are available at work day 5 of the new month.
  • Accurate pay computation and pay run
  • Ensure GL is reconciled to payroll schedule on a monthly basis and provide evidence.
  • All reports received monthly as scheduled.
  • Ensure accurate posting [accurate GL A/C] of vouchers with proper and sufficient description
  • Ensure role is ready for external audit 30 days after year end.
  • Ensure complete adherence to the finance manual except where impracticable.
  • Ensure own roles in the finance manual is updated and agrees with actual practice.
  • Ensure records are kept of all transactions generated.
  • Ensure all posting in SAP have records that are traceable and retrievable.
  • Better understanding of what is expected from the role
  • Working knowledge of IFRS relevant to the role
  • Ensure all regulatory payments are in the cash flow and settled when due [PAYE, CIT, Pension, WHT, VAT, Customs duties] etc.
  • Demonstrate working and current knowledge of regulations as affect roles.
  • Support and review day to day work of finance officers.

 Person Specification:

  • A good university degree in accounting
  • Knowledge of accounting standards
  • Minimum of 5 years’ professional experience
  • Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality of business and official matters
  • ICAN/ACA/ACCA certification is required. Candidates in-view (professional stage) will be considered.
  • Knowledge of SAP is required
  • Strong experience/knowledge in Financial Reporting, Tax and IFRS is required
  • Oil and Gas experience is an added advantage
  • Strong financial acumen and analytical skills

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