Payment Officer at Hobark International Limited (HIL)

Hobark International Limited (HIL) is the parent company of the Hobark group operating in the oil and gas industry. The company was incorporated in 1998, starting as a staffing agency based in Port Harcourt. Currently we have offices in 4 countries with our head office in Lagos.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Payment OfficerJob DescriptionsReceives cheques on behalf of the company after ensuring that the vouchers and supporting documents are duly approved in line with the Synthesis of Delegated Authorities (DOA) and deposit same in the bank.Processing of inter-ventures payments and group invoices.Participate in the entire automatic payments process, which includes Invoice selection/gathering, Checking, Editing, Validation, Printing of payment instructions, Obtaining signatures, and Transmission to the respective banks.Processing of payments by drafts/cheques/Remita to statutory bodies and government agencies, ensuring adherence to due dates. Examples include: Withholding tax, Custom duties, DPR fees, PHCN, etc.Reprocessing of returned payments, working in concert with other sections in Finance to solve any problem associated with non-payment of vendors and ensuring that payment is reprocessed in good time.Contribute to payments forecast, showing the expected payments to be made at a later date (i.e. value date) for each entityLiaise with banks on payment related issues.Ensure that SOX documentations and compliance are adhered to.Controls & Risk Management:Responsible for the custody of the physical cash in the petty cash officeResponsible for custody of payment documents and instruments. 

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