Finance Officer - BAT Nigeria

BAT is British American Tobacco is a company situated in Ibadan manufacturing cigarettes. The company is searching for a Finance Officer.

Reference Number
Job Title:
Finance Officer
Reports to:
Finance Executive - Accounts Payable
Requisition Number:
Response Deadline:
Principal Accountabilities:
·         Operational/Technical/Professional Results
·         Ensure invoices are accurately coded and scanned through the SAP application in timely basis to enable prompt payment and periodic reporting.
·         Ensure that all invoices have correct supporting documentation and that tax and other deductions are correctly calculated.
·         Ensure that all vouchers/invoices and their supporting documents are invalidated after processing to avoid reuse.
·         Reconcile all vendors’ accounts and prepare statements of such reconciliation monthly.
·         Monitoring ZFA102 (scanning report) to ensure scanning is done on time and all rejects properly addressed and rescanned.
·         Leadership Results
·         Ensure that all vouchers and invoices processed for payment comply with the Company policies and authority schedules and no transactions that are outside policy or in excess of authority levels are processed.
·         Ensure that all urgent payments receive the required attention.
·         Management Results
·         Ensure that suppliers are paid on a timely basis and in line with the Company payment policy, objectives and the objective of being a good corporate citizen.
·         Attends to all vendors queries from all locations and resolving all issues that might arise.
·         Liase with Bass Ame to ensure timely and efficient posting of all parked invoices by the Temps.
·         Ensure that all due invoices were picked up on the weekly payment run and follow up on those not picked for one reason or the other.
·         Relationship Results
·         Maintain effective liaison with other colleagues in the AP team to ensure that all vouchers and invoices are returned promptly for filing after processing.
·         Innovation Results
·         Provide technologically driven solutions to identified processing problems
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
·         A good honors degree or HND in Accounting or any of the Social Sciences
·         Sound knowledge of double entry book keeping and Nigerian taxation
·         Knowledge of Total or Control Accounts.
·         SAP
·         Computer literate
·         Flair for IT skills
Key Outputs:
·         The job exists to process vouchers and suppliers invoices in collaboration with the BAT South African team. Accounts Payable application of the SAP to ensure that the Company’s payment obligations are met on a timely basis and in the most efficient manner. This job would also ensure reconciliation of vendor accounts are properly done and control accounts are adequately reviewed and reconciled
Equity statement:
BAT Nigeria is an equal opportunities employer. All shortlisted applicants will be considered and assessed using the same criteria and recruitment process.

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