Management Accountant

Posted On: 08 September 2020 Paga   Lagos
Reference: N/A Type: Full-Time

Job Description

Paga is a licensed financial services company and a leading payments company in Nigeria with a massive transformative purpose - to make it simple for one billion people to access and use money. It was founded on the simple belief that the ubiquity of mobile phones can be leveraged in building an ecosystem that enables people to digitally send and receive money and creating simple financial access for everyone.


  • Paga is looking for a passionate, self-driven and experienced Management Accountant to join our team! As the Management Accountant, you will be responsible for managing, developing, and overseeing the financial management system in our company.

  • The management accountant will be responsible for analyzing and advising our current and future expenditures for maximum ROI and project performance.

  • The ideal candidate will be well-versed in GAAP methodologies, and capable of creating cost-effective budgets for future projects.

  • They will also be responsible for developing, proposing, and implementing company-wide plans to reduce financial risks and lower costs as well as participate in project audits.


  • Analyse financial information, variance analysis and commentaries to assist business profitability and growth

  • Provide accurate and sound management reporting to assist with key decision making

  • Supervise month-end financial activities. Assign and enforce deadlines for all stages of the closing process

  • Manage team members and oversee all aspects of account payable, account receivables and revenue assurance. Plan, assign and review team member’s work.

  • Provide financial advice by studying operational issues; applying financial principles and practices; developing recommendations

  • Follow and comply with international accounting standards for financial statements

  • Ensure compliance with all financial regulations

  • Contribute to annual budgeting and planning process

  • Prepare budget estimates and financial plans for management and board members.

  • Ensure tax compliance and returns


  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of a 2:1 in finance, accounting or any related field and must be a chartered accountant or has a professional qualification (ACCA, ICAN, CIMA) in view

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Financial analysis

  • Proficiency across data, financial and strategy analysis

  • Broad experience and knowledge of accounting and reporting standards

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience in communicating and influencing senior stakeholders

  • Advanced computer software skills, including Excel macros and other accounting packages

  • Must have completed the mandatory NYSC


  • An analytical approach to work

  • Commercial and business awareness

  • Strong attention to detail and an investigative nature

  • Good time management skills and the ability to prioritise

  • The capacity to make quick but rational decisions

  • Good time management skills and the ability to prioritise

  • Problem-solving skills and initiative

  • The potential to lead and motivate others

  • The ability to work as part of a team and to build strong working relationships

  • Self-Driven and hardworking

  • Discreet and respects confidentiality

  • Integrity and high professional/personal ethical standard




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