Accounts Officer needed at Meristem Securities Limited

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Job title : Accounts Officer jobs in Lagos

Job Location : Lagos

Deadline : April 17, 2023

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Job Summary

  • Support the Head of Accounts in provision of full financial and management accounting services to the Management, especially, MD/CEO. Manage and safeguard the company’s finance and financial resources.


  • Coordinate back office responsibilities as in a responsible and reliable manner
  • Effective Coordination of the Accounts Department with the aim of ensuring seamless flow of operations and generate relevant and timely information for the decision making process of the company.
  • Ensure adequate record keeping (efficient filing system), book keeping, and posting of transactions on a daily basis and maintenance of all relevant ledger accounts.
  • Banking liaison functions including daily banking of all instruments received.
  • Evaluate the performance of various types of banking relationships and make recommendations regarding the improvement of such relationships for effectiveness and efficiency of operations;
  • Conduct a daily reconciliation of all accounts maintained with the third parties such as banks, brokers, insurance companies; A daily report of such positions must be forwarded to the Managing Director, copying the Heads of Units
  • Generate weekly and monthly bank reconciliation statements.
  • Ensure client’s transaction are posted real time into their cash accounts
  • Review procedural and document flow charts relating to the unit operations with a view to improving efficiency and effectiveness;
  • Assist in the production of periodic budgets for planning purposes
  • Monitor company’s budget with respect to the actual performance and the production of periodic budget variance analysis statements for management decision making.
  • Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service
  • Liaise with the company’s auditors with respect to the company’s annual audit.
  • Generate Fixed Income Investment report on a weekly basis.
  • Provide general accounting information needs for the Back Office operations
  • Generate business volume as per the attached Marketing Target for the back office for the financial year.
  • Any other assignments from the Managing Director.
  • Any other assignment as may be assigned by your supervisor


  • Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent.
  • A minimum of first degree in any management science/social science related discipline preferably in accounting, economics/finance.
  • Professional qualification- A minimum of ACA/ACCA is compulsory while other qualifications such as ACS, ACTI, CFA will be added advantage
  • 3 years of cognate accounting experience


  • Negotiation Ability
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership
  • Integrity
  • Team spirit
  • IT savvy


  • Leadership:
  • Ability to influence others to do what is ethically right.
  • Must possess good listening skills
  • Must be fair, goal oriented, responsible and skilled
  • Must be a good director of affairs both human and material
  • Must be able to evaluate others
  • Must be charismatic
  • Proactive decision-maker
  • Ability to forecast the market
  • Ability to pay attention to details
  • Ability to penetrate the market and get the best of prices for goods
  • Ability to question assumptions
  • Ability to proactively measure performance.
  • Self-starter
  • Must be an energetic person with unusual initiative
  • Must be resilient
  • Sound ethics and integrity.
  • Must be discernibly honest and of consistent upright character
  • Must be ethical i.e. must follow the ideals and responsibilities of the banking industry as set out in the code of ethics guiding operations and operators in the industry.

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