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Assistant Accountant at iROKO Partners / Lagos

Full-time / Posted 28 February 2013 / Viewed: 2057 times /

Job Specification
Role: Assistant Accountant
Department/Direct Report: Finance – Group Financial Controller

Rapidly expanding online media organisation is seeking a highly motivated individual with at least 3 years working experience within finance and accounting function. Suitable Candidates must be ACCA qualified or part-qualified but in their final stage of examination.

Salary: N200K per Month
Start Date: ASAP
You will report directly to the Group Financial Controller and assist in all matters related to the following:

 Reconciliation of multiple bank accounts at each reporting period end
 Reconciliation of the sales and purchase Ledgers
 Preparing and posting of journal entries and reconciliation of general ledger
 Preparation of monthly staff payroll
 Analysis of VAT return
 Maintenance of the fixed asset register
 Managing the accruals and prepayments schedule
 Assisting with the preparation of P&L and Balance Sheet Accounts
 Producing detailed variance analysis to budget at month end
 Assisting with preparation for the financial year end
 Prepare/ Produce adhoc reports as and when required by the financial controller
 Provide required support to external auditors and ensure compliance with internal controls
 As part of the accounts team, you will be required to provide cover for any administration duties when required

Candidate Requirements:
 Must have strong communication skills
Experience working for SME company in growth stage
 Must be highly numerical and analytical
 Proficient user of Microsoft Excel including Pivot Tables /Vlookups
 Analyse and report financial data to key personnel
 IFRS Knowledge is essential
 Ability to work on own initiative
 Must be ACCA part or fully qualified

Minimum BSc Accounting qualification or equivalent

Company description:

iROKO Partners Ltd is a well-funded, VC-backed, growingstart-up business. We are the fastest growing digital media company offering West African content globally. Our mission is to provide easier access and discovery of quality entertainment content to hundreds of millions of people on devices of their choice. We have offices in London (Marketing, European Business Development and Engineering), New York (Business Development) and Lagos (Content Acquisitions and Operations and Headquarters) and South Africa (Distribution).

We encourage you to check out,, and our soon to launch mobile apps on Android and iPhone. iROKO Partners is one of the largest Internet group in West Africa; we have been featured in publications such as CNN, CNBC Africa, BBC, NY Times, Variety, Financial Times, Economist, The Sunday Times, The Times, Forbes, Techcrunch, Pandodaily and many others.

We are a dynamic, progressive and diversified online distribution company. We work out of an informal and funky office in Islington Borough. It has excellent transport links, in an area with some great lunching facilities and nice bars.

What We Look For In Every Candidate:

Passionate, clear thinking, flexible, confident working in small teams, fluent in English.You’ll have a desire to be both critical and receptive to the input of other team members. IROKO offers an exciting and diverse work environment with plenty of opportunity to excel in a fast growing business solving a clear customer need with a working revenue share business model.