Accountant, Financial Operations (Supervisory) - Bridgegap Careers

Accountant, Financial Operations (Supervisory)

Full Time
  • Post Date: February 10, 2019
  • Offered Salary Competitive Remuneration
  • Career Level Officer
  • Experience 8 Years +
  • Gender Both
  • Industry Banking/Finance
  • Qualification Bachelor Degree
Job Description

MTN Nigeria – The leader in telecommunications in Nigeria, and a part of a diverse community in Africa and the Middle East, our brand is instantly recognisable. It is through our compelling brand that we are able to attract the right talents who we carefully nurture by continuously improving our employment offerings even beyond reward and recognition.

Job Description

To account for all company-wide Financial Operations activities (Fixed Assets, Revenue Management, Expenditure Operations, Business Support and General Ledger), support various divisions on financial issues and maintain commercial relationships with external stakeholders.

Review relevant general ledger accounts (Income statement and Balance Sheet), the analysis of Balance Sheet accounts, relevant general ledger/sub- ledger accounts, reconciliation of weekly and monthly performance reports, relevant schedules and reports for accuracy and completeness in line with set accounting standards.

Review and approve journal vouchers and other financial transactions for posting in ERP system.

Supervise the implementation of finance policies, processes and procedures and e.nsure strict adherence to established internal controls, MTN PPP’s, IFRS, IAS and GAAP.

Work with Financial Operations Manager to prepare departmental budgets and provide support in daily unit administrative activities in line with the strategic objectives.

Provide input into relevant management and board papers, review supporting documents/back up schedules to meet audit and regulatory requirements as well as analyse/interpret data to facilitate decision making.

Ensure efficient optimisation of databases/systems and prompt resolution of all reconciling items.

Monitor and report on key performance indicators in order to meet all month end r.eporting deadlines.

Oversee daily operations of the department as well as safeguard company assets and maintain customer/vendor relationships.

Coach and train direct reports to ensure understanding of the objectives and goals of the department, awareness of set targets/requirements and identify opportunities for team members.

Identify training requirements of team members, develop program to address knowledge gaps and to enrich knowledge repository within the department.

Continuously seek self-professional development to sharpen skills and capabilities in a versatile and evolving digital landscape.

Foster active collaboration and relationships with employees across all levels and divisions in line with MTN’s VB and values.

Maintain a strict control environment and ensure strict compliance with all MTNN policies and procedures.

Analyse/prepare relevant information for annual budget and financial forecasting; and assist in managing inter-company relationships.

Supervise/review operational cash flow projection and utilization as well as processing of account payable.

Work with Financial Operations Manager to identify /rectify error in the entry and remittance of Withholding Tax deductions.

Establish trends and benchmarks for cash transactions per accounts and prepare reports to assist with pricing decisions.

Review and approve departmental accrual submissions as well as provide detailed investigation and analysis of all accounts.

Job Condition:

Normal MTNN working conditions

May be required to work extended hours

Open plan office

Requirements, Experience & Training


A first degree in any discipline,a finance and management related degree is desirable.

A professional accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CPA, CIMA).

Fluent in English


Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an area of specialisation; with experience in supervising others

Experience working in a medium organization

Experience in core accounting function

Knowledge of Microsoft Office tools

Experience in using an ERP system is desirable

Experience in Finance functions in the telecommunications industry would be an added advantage.


Numerate and analytical skills.

Effective communication.

Assertiveness in workplace.

Problem solving and decision making skills.

Time management.

Personal Effectiveness.

Creative thinking.

Telecommunication Basics.

Knowledge update on accounting and financial standards and best practices.

Minimum qualification

BA, B.Sc, B.Tech or HND