School Accountant Job at Silverwood School


Silverwood School, Maryland Lagos is a Creche, Nursery & Primary School with contemporary teaching facilities, a retinue of professional management and teaching staff who ensure that pupils live our motto of: Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: School Accountant
Job Location:
 Lagos

Job Descriptions

  • Other duties of an appropriate level and nature may also be required, as directed by the Head of School
  • She /he has to maintain financial reports, records, and general ledgers; prepare and analyze budgets; and perform general bookkeeping. Responsible for billing activities, such as accounts payable and accounts receivable and recovery is vital.
  • The School Accountant is responsible for Organizing Handbook, and administering payroll and pension related functions.
  • Assisting Advising on compliance with legislation and guidance, for example LIRS, FIRS, PENCOM, etc
  • Monitor income and expenditure in relation to the school’s budget, and produce monthly reports for the Directors, Headteacher and the Finance Committee.
  • Keep all school accounts and prepare income and expenditure reports in accordance with the financial regulations and shall prepare accounts for submission to the school’s auditors.
  • Maintain and oversee all bank accounts including the school’s debit card/s, completing monthly reconciliations and reporting banking errors to her/his line manager.
  • Be responsible for all elements of cash handling including collections and disbursements, banking and security, fundraising and school trips.
  • Be responsible for the completion of the school’s payroll, ensuring all forms including timesheets, newstarter/leaver/variation forms and annual returns are submitted within required deadlines.
  • Be responsible for the placement of orders ensuring they are processed through the school’s computerize finance accounting.
  • In conjunction with the nominated staff members, scrutinise and attend to the payment of all invoices and statements of account.
  • Carry out and keep analyses of costs and other statistical information.
  • Co-ordinate and maintain a list of approved contractors and suppliers to ensure best value.

Key Attributes

  • Accountant with demonstrated experience in customer service account management is very pivotal to the job function
  • Self Confident, Mature and well dressed
  • Ability to evaluate, analyse and take critical decisions.
  • The position also requires administrative and supervisory functions
  • Candidates must posses qualifications not less than HND in Accountancy and with not more than 3 years experience in an accounting position.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Credentials to: support@silverwoodschools.com using the "Job title" as the subject of the email.