Accountant Job at Ades Ventures Nigeria Limited

Ades was incorporated in 2004 and has been trading in the Royal Borough of Greenwich since then. Firstly as distributors of dried and smoked fish, and in 2006 the company expanded into selling catering supplies before opening the Cash & Carry in 2007. The company is managed by a dedicated team with extensive experience in the food industry and has maintained an excellent reputation in the industry over many years. Our aim is to make top quality African and Caribbean foods and drinks accessible and affordable to consumers in and around London, the United Kingdom and in the EU.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Accountant

Job Location: Lagos

About the job

  • Ades Ventures Nigeria Limited is looking for a full-time Accountant to join our fast-growing team
  • The ideal candidate will be responsible for overseeing end-to-end finance operations, financial planning and analysis, balance sheet reconciliations, looking to make improvements to procedures and controls, as well as ad-hoc projects and requests as and when they come up.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and direct budgets, financial planning and forecasting.
  • Leading the analysis of monthly and quarterly financial reports and presenting findings to the board.
  • Oversee transactional tasks and help make good financial decisions.
  • Undertaking strategic analysis and assisting with strategic planning
  • Undertaking research into pricing, competitors and factors affecting performance
  • Carrying out business modelling and risk assessment
  • Overseeing invoicing and accounts receivables
  • Drive the continuous improvement of end-to-end accounting practices.
  • Compliance returns
  • Prepare and post monthly accruals, prepayments and similar accounting entries.
  • Monthly reconciliation of bank, suppliers, customer ledgers and intercompany accounts: to ensure all accounts are accurate.
  • Oversee departmental cost analysis.
  • Advise on tax and treasury issues.
  • Participate in inventory process and ad hoc finance work requirements.

Educational and Professional Requirements

  • Professional Qualification ACCA desirable
  • BSc or HND in Accounting
  • MBA would be an added advantage.

Experience Requirements:?

  • Minimum of (8) years of working experience in finance and accounts (preferably retail industry)
  • Experience in using accounting software such as Sage 200.


  • Commercial and business awareness.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Problem-solving skills and initiative.
  • Strong attention to detail and an investigative nature.
  • Good time management skills, ability to prioritise and ensure deadlines are met.
  • Ability to work well in a team and build strong working relationships.
  • Excellent IT skills - Proficiency in MS Office specifically in excel and confident when using digital skills and other applications.
  • The desire to learn and take on new challenges.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: using the Job position as the subject of the mail.

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