Account Officer

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Account Officer
LagosLocalFinance/AccountingRef.: AT-061535
At APM Terminals, the results you deliver matter. We will give you lots of responsibility right from the start and plenty of opportunities to achieve your full potential. For all of our employees, we offer fair, competitive compensation and rewards which include continuous development opportunities. Since our talented employees are the foundation of our company culture and our success, we reward performance in a way that promotes continued achievement.
We Offer
Value and team-based leadership.
•An open and engaging working environment.
•A wide range of international career opportunities.
•Opportunities for personal and professional growth in a dynamic environment.
•Competitive compensation packages

Key Responsibilities
Ensures that all billable items are properly invoiced to customers and the amounts due are received in time.
Interacts with the banks and prepares the Funds Flow Reports; analyzes and recommend the need of transfers to eliminate the possibility of idle funds.
Prepares the Funds Utilization and forecast after taking into account the present bank balances, expected receipts and projected payments.
Reviews all accounts payable transactions to ensure accuracy of coding, data entry, and accurate payment of invoices.
Checks for proper approvals and authorizations before payments are made.
Reviews the supplier reconciliation on a periodic basis
Reviews the accounts receivables on a monthly or periodic basis to ensure timely collections from customers.
Reviews bank payments and bank reconciliation.
Prepares monthly bank reconciliation for all receivable / payable / cash; verifies accuracy of bank statements and resolve questions or problems; maintains integrity of cash balances and cash flow systems.
Authorizes the petty cash payments.
Reviews / Verifies the Petty Cash count on a daily basis.
Provides supervision and direction for subordinates
The impact of this position will primarily be to ensure proper funds management by the terminal leading to improvements in the overall financial performance
The position is required to constantly find means for better funds management for the terminal. The position has a complex nature impacting both financial & operational performance.

Who we are looking for
Requires a university degree in business or accounting. Qualification as a Chartered Accountant or Certified Public Accountant, or equivalent is preferable.
Requires at least three to five years of progressively more responsible general accounting and finance experience. Requires at least two years of management / supervisory experience.
Must have thorough understanding and working knowledge of accounting specific software. Requires proficiency in various software applications and programs, specifically EXCEL spreadsheets.
Requires a high level of planning and organizational skills.
Requires good verbal and written communications skills, in addition to effective interpersonal skills.
Requires excellent analytical skills, including the ability to extract, compile and analyze data.
Requires exceptional time management and organizational skills, due to fast-moving, demanding work environment.
Must be able to exercise discretion and good judgment
Must be able to handle company information with confidentiality and discretion.
Requires ability to communicate in English, both verbally and written.

>Last application date: 12 December 2014.
At APM Terminals, we are a team of over 20,000 employees spread across more than 60 countries united by a passion to provide our expertise in port operations and container management services. By providing the expertise and port infrastructure essential to world trade, we actively support the advancement of the societies around us, enabling local economies to unlock their potential and build an even stronger global community. Working with a team of talented professionals you will get a chance to experience different cultures and make friends all over the world. You’ll find a culturally diverse, stimulating environment at any of our offices, terminals or depots. When you join APM Terminals, the world is your workplace.
APM Terminals is an independent business unit within the Danish Maersk Group – a Global Fortune 500 company with about 89,000 employees and offices in 130 countries with global growth opportunities in a range of fields from shipping and energy to our offshore and manufacturing industries - Join us to achieve even your most ambitious career goals!