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Job title : Account Manager for SME
Job Location : Lagos
Deadline : June 23, 2023
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As a Mid-Level Accounts Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the accounting operations, financial reporting, and compliance activities for small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) clients. This role requires a strong understanding of accounting principles, exceptional leadership abilities, and a proactive approach to managing financial processes.
- ?Financial Management: Oversee the day-to-day financial operations, including accounts payable and receivable, general ledger activities, and bank reconciliations, ensuring accuracy and timeliness.
- Financial Reporting: Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports, including balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, and variance analysis, for SME clients.?
- Budgeting and Forecasting: Collaborate with clients to develop and manage budgets, forecasts, and financial plans, providing guidance and recommendations to optimize financial performance.
- Tax Compliance: Ensure compliance with tax regulations, including timely submission of tax returns, and coordinating with external tax advisors when necessary.
- Audit and Compliance: Coordinate and support the annual audit process, liaising with external auditors and ensuring compliance with accounting principles, industry standards, and company policies.
- Financial Analysis: Analyse financial data, identify trends and patterns, and provide insightful recommendations to clients for improving profitability, cost control, and operational efficiency.
- Client Relationship Management: Build and maintain strong relationships with SME clients, serving as a trusted financial advisor, addressing their concerns, and providing guidance on financial matters.?
- Team Leadership: Manage a team of accountants and finance professionals, providing guidance, training, and performance feedback to ensure efficient and accurate financial operations.
- Process Improvement: Continuously review and improve financial processes, systems, and controls to enhance efficiency, accuracy, and compliance.
- Regulatory Compliance: Stay up to date with relevant accounting standards, tax regulations, and industry trends, ensuring compliance and recommending necessary changes to internal policies and procedures.
?REQUISITE QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- ?Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Finance, or a related field.
- CPA or relevant professional certification is an added advantage.
- Proven experience (3+ years) in accounting, finance, or related roles, with a focus on SME clients.
- Strong knowledge of accounting principles, financial reporting, and taxation regulations.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with an ability to work with large datasets and perform complex financial analyses.
- Proficient in Microsoft Excel and other financial analysis tools.
?KEY COMPETENCE & BEHAVIOURAL EXPECTATIONS
- ?Strong understanding of sales principles and account management strategies
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
- Ability to build and maintain strong client relationships.
Demonstrated track record of achieving sales targets and driving revenue growth.
- Effective time management and ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment.
- Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking abilities to address client needs and challenges.
- High work ethic and commitment to meeting client expectations and deadlines.
- Proactive approach in identifying upselling and cross-selling opportunities.
- Knowledge of the SME sector and understanding of its unique needs and challenges
- Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills to manage client accounts effectively.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team, collaborating with internal departments to meet client requirements.
- Adherence to confidentiality protocols and demonstration of integrity in handling client information
- Flexibility and adaptability to adjust strategies based on market trends and client feedback.
- Strong negotiation and persuasive skills to secure contract renewals and address client concerns
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