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Senior Client
Accountant

Job Description

As a full-time remote Senior Client Accountant at Charles Ardor & Company, an outsourced accounting firm, you will play a pivotal role in providing real-time accounting services to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across various sectors. You will be responsible for overseeing and executing accounting operations, financial reporting, and analysis, ensuring accuracy, compliance, and client satisfaction. This position requires advanced accounting knowledge, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently in a remote work environment.

Senior Accountant Responsibilities:

  • Accounting Operations Management:

    • Serve as the primary point of contact and build strong professional relationships with assigned clients.

    • Oversee and manage the day-to-day client accounting operations, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger maintenance, and bank reconciliations.

    • Ensure accurate and timely processing of financial transactions, invoices, and payments.

    • Collaborate with the team to resolve complex accounting issues and ensure compliance with accounting standards and regulations.

    • Monitor financial data and transactions to identify trends, anomalies, and areas for improvement.

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis:

    • Prepare, review, and analyze financial statements, reports, and analysis for assigned clients.

    • Conduct comprehensive financial analysis, including variance analysis, trend identification, and forecasting, to provide insights and recommendations for clients' financial performance.

    • Ensure compliance with accounting principles, regulations, and industry-specific standards.

    • Collaborate with clients to explain financial results, address inquiries, and resolve accounting-related issues.

  • Client Relationship Management:

    • Collaborate with clients to understand their accounting needs and provide tailored solutions.

    • Serve as a point of contact for assigned clients, building strong professional relationships based on trust and exceptional service.

    • Ensure client satisfaction by addressing inquiries, resolving accounting-related issues, and delivering high-quality services.

    • Collaborate with clients to define and meet service level agreements, ensuring timely and accurate accounting services.

  • Process Improvement and Efficiency:

    • Identify opportunities to optimize accounting processes, workflows, and systems to enhance efficiency and accuracy.

    • Proactively suggest and implement process improvements and automation solutions to streamline operations.

    • Stay updated on emerging accounting technologies and trends, leveraging them to improve service delivery and client experience.

    • Collaborate with the IT team to leverage accounting software and technology to enhance efficiency and streamline processes.

  • Compliance and Regulatory Support:

    • Ensure compliance with relevant accounting principles, standards, regulations, and tax requirements.

    • Stay updated on accounting rules and regulations to ensure accurate financial reporting.

    • Assist in the preparation of necessary documentation for audits, reviews, and tax filings.

Senior Accountant Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a related field. ACA or ACCA certification is highly desirable.

  • Significant experience (3 years) in accounting or finance roles, with a focus on client accounting operations, financial reporting, and analysis. 

  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles, standards, and regulations.

  • Proficiency in accounting software and tools (e.g., QuickBooks, Zoho Books, Xero, Excel).

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with attention to detail.

  • Advanced proficiency in financial analysis, including the ability to interpret and communicate complex financial data effectively.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and clients simultaneously while meeting deadlines.

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to liaise with clients and internal stakeholders remotely.

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Strong commitment to maintaining confidentiality and ethical standards.

  • Must have a working laptop and able to work remotely

Proposed Compensation

  • ₦100,000 per month (net) with ACA or ACCA certification AND requisite experience OR;

  • ₦85,000 per month (net) with requisite experience BUT no ACA or ACCA certification

Terms & Conditions:

  • This is a full-time, remote role

  • Full-time employees are subject to a probationary period of up to 6 weeks and contract may be terminated within this time if performance is deemed unsatisfactory.

  • Paid annual leave benefits for full-time employees are no more than:

    • 20 days paid annual leave,

    • 5 days paid sick leave

    • 3 days bereavement leave.

NB. Paid maternity leave will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

  • If hired, it is mandatory that all employees update their LinkedIn to reflect their role within the company

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