Accountant at Zola Electric

Zola Electric is the world’s first massively scalable off-grid electric company. It exists to provide affordable and reliable energy to communities that currently lack such power. The company utilizes distributed renewable energy to sell power as a service to customers who suffer from an expensive grid, an unreliable grid, or have no electrical grid access at all. We provide 24/7 clean energy to anyone, anywhere. Our aim is to deliver a complete technical, operational and financial model that makes incredibly high quality renewable electrical services affordable to millions of homes.We are recruiting to fill the position below: Job Title: AccountantLocation: LagosThe PositionZola Electric is seeking an experienced Accountant who will be a part of the Corporate Controller’s organization. The role focusses on Tax & Statutory compliance, Accounts Payable, Accounts receivables, Bank reconciliations and Fixed Assets in the organizationThe person works with local stakeholders and suppliers on queries and reports directly to Accounting ManagerResponsibilitiesTimely preparation of accurate due tax schedules for review by the finance managerTimely payment of all due taxes, proper filing of tax declaration & local compliance reportingMaintenance of up-to-date tax certificate before the expiry of existing tax certificateLiaise with external tax consultantsAssist in payroll processing by verifying correctness & accuracy of the payroll, capturing the payroll entries into the financial system, subsequently paying the payroll.Manage the imprest process in the countryPreparation of staff loans, staff advances and staff sales commission’s schedule. Reconciliation and run report for review by the finance managerAssist service managers in maintenance of accurate and up-to-date service/installation agents’ data for buy-in deduction and any other deductions as applicableCapture journals into the financial system for approval by the finance managerAssist with accounts payable queries and escalate any unresolved queries to the Finance Manager and Corporate ControllerMonitor the handling of petty cash, collation of supporting documents/receipts and prepare monthly reconciliationsAssist in the preparation for the annual external audit and internal audits by ensuring that working paper files and the necessary supporting documentation is made availableMonthly preparation of Balance Sheet reconciliations and follow up.Maintain proper records and filing systems to ensure completeness, validity, and accuracy of financial transactionsFixed Asset Management - Manage the asset tagging process based on input from the central team that maintains the asset register.Participate in a physical inventory (PI) to test what has been recorded in the asset register to confirm the existence of the assets, ensuring that any missing assets are promptly written off.Stakeholder EngagementParticipate in weekly Core Team Meetings and monthly Performance Review MeetingsLiaises closely with the finance manager to provide the necessary updates on day-to-day activitiesLiaise with the central accounting team on accounting and financial reporting matters.Maintain sound working relationships with financial institutions, relevant authorities, especially Revenue AuthoritySupport the collaboration across functions to understand and resolve problems on the ground 

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