Head of Accounts/Accountant of Financial Controller at SAO Group

Location: Abuja

Company: SAO Group

Type of job: Full time

Are you a detail-oriented financial professional with a passion for accuracy and a strategic mindset? Do you excel in a dynamic environment, ensuring the financial health of a diverse group of companies? If so, SAO Group, a leading investment and advisory holding company shaping diverse industries in Africa, seeks a talented Head of Accounts/Accountant of Financial Controller to join our growing team.

About SAO Group

SAO Group is a dynamic force, fostering positive social impact and economic empowerment across Africa. With a network of innovative subsidiaries like SAO Energy, SAO Capital, and SAO Agro, we tackle complex challenges and deliver lasting value.

As our Head of Accounts/Accountant, you’ll play a pivotal role in safeguarding our financial health, ensuring accurate record-keeping, and providing valuable insights to support strategic decision-making.

What You’ll Do:

  • Oversee all accounting functions, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger maintenance, and financial reporting.
  • Ensure timely and accurate processing of financial transactions, adhering to all accounting standards and best practices.
  • Reconcile bank statements, manage month-end closing procedures, and prepare financial reports for management review.
  • Analyze financial data, identify trends, and provide insights to support informed decision-making.
  • Manage relationships with external auditors and ensure adherence to all regulatory requirements.
  • Participate in the budgeting and forecasting process, providing financial analysis and recommendations.
  • Oversee internal controls, develop and implement accounting policies, and manage a team of accounting professionals.

Who You Are:

  • A highly motivated and organized accounting professional with a minimum of 8+ years of leadership experience in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proven track record of accuracy, efficiency, and adherence to accounting standards.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a keen eye for detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with various departments.
  • Proficiency in accounting software (e.g., QuickBooks, Xero) and financial modeling tools (e.g., Excel).
  • A bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field; an ICAN – Chartered Accountant qualification and/or membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is a strong plus.

Why Join Us?

At SAO Group, you’ll have the opportunity to grow and contribute to the financial success of a dynamic organization influencing Africa’s future. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, a fast-paced and dynamic work environment, and the chance to make a real difference.

Ready to join the SAO Group’s family and build a robust career? Apply today!

Please submit your resume and cover letter via info@saocap.com