Junior Accountant at Bayer CropScience


Bayer is an innovation-driven company with a long tradition in research and development. We leverage our expertise to address global challenges and aim to improve people’s lives around the world. Our Bayer Group mission “Bayer: Science For A Better Life” is the foundation of what we at Bayer CropScience strive to achieve within the agricultural sector. Our contribution to society is based on helping to ensure an ample supply of high-quality food, feed, fiber and renewable raw materials. Enhancing world food security.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Junior Accountant

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time
Division: Enabling Functions
Job Level: BWCA 08

Role Purpose

  • To assist the Senior Finance & Accountant Manager to achieve all the company’s financial objectives, including financial management and reporting activities

Key Responsibilities and Tasks.

  • Assist Senior Finance & Accountant Manager and reporting activities
  • Monitor all the processes on workflow and report to ensure all the process are working efficiently.
  • Manage Sage ERP for the company.
  • Monitor the process of updating receivables, payables, inventories, inventory transfer and issuing and material usage, costing of products after manufacturing on the ERP.
  • Set up the business intelligence reporting module with some basic excel formulars to design the sales analysis report and the financial report
  • Manage account payables and receivables activities
  • Work with External Auditors for the yearly audit of the accounts.
  • Ensure that all accounting payment requests including payments to vendors and suppliers are processed based on the approved service level agreement -SLA
  • Evaluate and determine the validity of invoices/petty cash and impress claims
  • Responsible for all accounting and banking payment record system and software usage
  • Ensure that all business petty cash expenditure payments are done using the stores approved card
  • Ensure that all bank transfer, cost payments completed at stores and support centers are done with appropriate transaction recording
  • Ensure that all postings and bank statement balances are double-checked and signed off for the day
  • In charge of the vendor balance account and the monthly bank account reconciliation
  • Analyze expense reports to assign payments to the proper cost centers
  • Carryout out bank reconciliation and revenue assurance

Value Added:

  • Comply with Bayer standard Financial Steering processes and its timelines (divisional and non-divisional)
  • Support to operational rollout, implementation and change management of defined planning process and planning tools
  • Assist local process governance and drives the required intercompany transactions including adherence to intercompany contracts
  • Ensures management support on special projects and systems (SAGE)
  • Support ICS relevant activities concerning legal entity relevant processes
  • Contribute to local process optimization, automation and further development of standard tools and reports
  • Support initiatives to automate planning processes by applying analytical measures.
  • Support cross functional programs with colleagues to identify and implement efficiencies, cost savings, synergies and other value-added activities

Experience, Skills and Qualifications

  • HND / B.Sc. in Accounting / Finance / Economics
  • Minimum of 5 years Experience working with Sage ERP
  • Good use of Sage Evolution ERP
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting regulations
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Ability to influence across functions/levels
  • Demonstrate analytical skills, structured approach, proactive and self-motivated
  • Entrepreneurial drive, courage and demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in an innovative, complex, and fast-paced environment
  • Team player, good communication, change management and constructive facilitation skills
  • Process-management skills with focus on simplicity and efficiency
  • Conceptual thinking and problem-solving skills
  • English fluent written and spoken
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Analytical Skill
  • Highly Organized and Meticulous
  • ACA, ACCA is an added advantage but not mandatory

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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