Finance and Administration Officer at Sahel Capital – TDPel Jobs
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A start-up foundation seed company is commencing operations in Kaduna, Nigeria with the production of foundation seed for hybrid maize production for seed companies in West Africa and is seeking a Finance and Administration Officer.
The vision of the company is to be recognized as West Africa’s most reliable source of high-quality foundation seeds.
The Finance and Administration Officer will be responsible for strategically managing the financial resources of the company, accurately reporting company transactions and providing administrative support to the company. The Finance and Administration Officer will report to the Managing Director.
Duties and Responsibilities
Support the Managing Director in developing and implementing financial, account and budget management goals, policies and procedures.
Apply basic accounting knowledge and techniques to all areas of work, including routine costing and variance analysis.
Ensure that all transactions are captured and recognized in line with the accepted and relevant accounting standards.
Prepare the bank reconciliation statements as may be required.
Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports and present them to the Managing Director.
Prepare and manage budgets and disburse funds when necessary.
Prepare regular forecasts of revised financial position.
Maintain banking relations, plan and monitor company cashflow requirements to ensure smooth running.
Monitor the liquidity status of the Company and ensure profitable investment of idle funds.
Facilitate internal administrative and accounting audit and coordinate external audit processes as required.
Identify and address any risks, irregularities, lack of compliance that may become evident from internal/external audits.
Manage petty cash float.
Prepare and submit statutory returns for government, revenue services, etc. as required by law.
Manage relationships with banks and other finance institutions.
Provide necessary support required in the process of sourcing for funding.
Implement internal controls/accounting systems.
Ensure compliance and adherence to financial obligations, tax and legal obligations.
Manage procurement processes, under the guidance of the Managing Director.
Maintain a good and conducive working environment for staff and ensure compliance to internal procedures.
Oversee general repairs and maintenance of property, plant and equipment.
Monitor and schedule administrative procurements.
Ensure that all property, plant and equipment owned by the company have an insurance cover.
Perform other tasks as might be assigned by the management.
Minimum Qualifications & Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree or higher Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related field of study.
ICAN/ACCA certification is required.
Minimum of 4 years related experience.
Advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software’s like Peachtree, SAP, Sage etc.
Proven experience to understand and manage the financial and administrative functions of an agri-business.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work with minimal supervision.
Time management, scheduling and planning skills.
Strong analytical skills.
Must be able to work proactively and multi-task.
Experience of working with a start-up business is desirable.
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