Associate Manager, Accounting vacancy at BIC, Lagos

Job Category: Accounting and Finance
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Lagos
Company: BIC®

About BIC®

BIC® products are known and appreciated all over the world for their quality, their affordability and ease of use. The ballpoint pen, the pocket lighter, the one-piece shaver are all part of the daily lives of millions of consumers. These products make BIC® one of the best known international brands, present in 3.2 million retail outlets, in more than 160 countries. As we explore the tremendous opportunities ahead, we have a need for dedicated and dynamic employees to help build our team.

Job Description

  • Oversee and manage the general accounting functions, including, but not limited to day-to-day operations of accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, and taxes.
  • Coordinate monthly, quarterly, and annual closing activities.
  • Ensure compliance with the policies, accounting procedures and financial reporting standards (IFRS) of daily operations.
  • Maintain calendar and tracker for all statutory obligations and ensure reporting deadlines are met and all local statutory filings are completed.
  • Coordinate and meet the requirements of internal and external audits.
  • Help Financial Manager with Bi-annual and year-end financial audit activities and the annual corporate financial controls audit
  • Assess current practices and procedures, and make recommendations for improvements
  • Ensure the delivery of financial statements to public institutions to ensure the facilities of lines of credit, as well as the facilities and benefits that entails.

Main Responsibilities / Tasks
Key Perfomance Indicators:

  • Proactive employee management ensuring sufficiently motivated and engaged team
  • Maintenance of the accounts receivable outstanding days within Group policy guidelines.
  • Financial statements are signed no later than 3 months after completion of the external audit, tax returns filed timeously.
  • Respect of MENAWACA and MEA HQ deadlines for the month end close process.
  • Month-ends are completed by no later than 1 business day prior to when the P&L is due.
  • Effective and efficient resolution of queries.
  • Timely completion of external audit.

Main Dimensions:

  • Objectives are joint with the wider team
  • Internal support to various functions
  • Responsibilities will be both regular and some will be more project-based or ad hoc.

Education and Professional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related discipline.
  • Professional certification such as ICAN/ACCA/CPA is required
  • M.Sc / MBA is an added advantage


  • 7 plus years prior work-related experience within Finance Department in a profit-driven organization
  • FMCG / Audit or similar industry experience preferred but not essential
  • Excellent fundamental accounting skills
  • Computer Literacy – Experience in Microsoft Suite (MS Word, Excel Advanced a must, Outlook and PowerPoint);
  • Prior experience in ERP SAGE or comparable accounting experience is advantageous.
  • Experience in JD Edwards and Hyperion Financial Management a plus.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization and perform well in a team environment.
  • Willingness to adapt to changing business requirements and learn new systems / methods as required.

How to Apply

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