Chief Accountant 1 at BASF West Africa Limited

  • BASF West Africa Limited – We are the world’s leading chemical company because we offer intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. We link and develop people with diverse talents all over the world. For you, this means a variety of ways to advance. Not only your performance but also your personality matter to us. At BASF, careers develop from opportunities.

    Chief Accountant 1

    • Job TypeFull Time  
    • QualificationBA/BSc/HND  
    • Experience
      3 years
    • Location
    • Job Field
      Finance / Accounting / Audit  

    Job Id: 44045
    Location: Lagos
    Job field: Finance, Controlling & Audit
    Job conditions: Permanent

    What You Can Expect

    • Responsible for adherence to and compliance with company guidelines and procedures, and compliance with country legal regulations.
    • All requirements of the business and function are carried out timeously and effectively within the department.
    • Maintain the confidentiality of data within the organization.
    • Responsible for the financial statements of the company.

    Core responsibilities will include the following:

    • Perform monthly tax calculations and annual income tax returns also ensuring provisional tax returns in accordance with local legislation
    • Submission and filing of tax returns
    • Preparation of quarterly and year-end tax reporting
    • Ensure adequate internal controls over taxes are implemented to ensure income tax compliance
    • Posting of general journals & performing GL Recons on time. Ensuring clearing of old items, adequate documentation to support recons, and reasonability checks
    • Performing various bank recons and ensuring all items are cleared timeously. Liaise with team members in the finance departments on clearing
    • Perform finalization of the month end reporting
    • Ensuring that adequate internal controls are implemented over general ledger
    • Assist with monthly P& L preparation, analysis and reporting
    • Checking of creditor reconciliations
    • Preparation of annual financial statements in line with IFRS
    • Active involvement and liaison with internal and external auditors
    • Responsible for monitoring of accrual orders and its creation
    • Ad hoc projects
    • And any other finance related functions.

    What We Expect

    • Chartered Accountant (ACCA/ ACA)
    • Minimum 3 years in similar position
    • Exposure in the Construction Chemicals (EB) industry
    • High proficiency in SAP and MS Office.

    We Offer

    • Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment & on-the-job training as part of a committed team.
    • Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international company. BASF is an equal opportunity employer.
    • We embrace diversity & the principles of employment equity.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to BASF The Chemical Company career website on to apply

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