General Ledger Accountant needed at British American Tobacco

Job title : General Ledger Accountant

Job Location : Lagos

Deadline : May 03, 2024

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The Accounts payable manager in a dynamic and fast-paced environment will work with a team of other experienced professionals across BAT’s Sub-Saharan Africa Area. You will be responsible for providing strong leadership to the business’ accounts payable team. The accounts payable manager’s responsibilities include maintaining accurate records regarding payments to suppliers, processing payments to vendors, supplier reconciliations and training staff members.


  • Managing accounting functions like maintaining the payables/creditors general ledger, month-end closing, and expense reporting
  • Ensuring accuracy of financial statements and payment transactions
  • Maintaining and updating vendor databases
  • Undertaking reconciliation of supplier statements
  • Negotiating payment terms with vendors and suppliers
  • Executing vendor payment runs and assessing tax related processes


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field – mandatory
  • Finance and accounting background, with a minimum of 3 years work experience.
  • Professional accounting qualifications (ICAN, ACCA, CIMA)
  • FMCG sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Good knowledge of IFRS standards and reporting best practices
  • SAP – strong advantage
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills with the ability to articulate control issues, risk, impact, and recommendations to management.
  • Critical problem solving, interest in analysing business data with attention to detail
  • Good knowledge of working with ERP systems and Microsoft office applications – added advantage
  • Business Partnering skills – ability to develop good working relationship with key stakeholders. Apply a commercial approach to all activities.

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