Accountant Job in an Oil and Gas Marine Logistics Company

Stresert Services Limited – Our client, a Marine Logistics provider to the Oil and Gas industry, is recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Accountant
Job Ref: ph-Log-Acc
Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers State
Reports To: FC

Position Summary

  • Assist the Accountant to carryout Prompt recording of receivables, payables, analysing, interpretation and reporting of transactions for decision making and in compliance with relevant Legislation.
  • Also involves vouching of all transactions, bank reconciliation and petty cash management and compliance with relevant Tax Legislation.

Key Responsibilities
Accounting Information Management:

  • Maintains the General Ledger and reconciles accounts/ledgers not later than 12th day of every month.
  • Compiles and submits management accounts not later than 12th day of every month.
  • Ensures data backups are done every Friday and maintains storage of all relevant hard copies of accounting documents.

Accounts Payable Management:

  • Processes vendor payments in line with Company Vendor Payment Policy.
  • Vets all invoices to ensure they meet the relevant requirements.
  • Submits processed invoices for approval before effecting payment.

Payroll Processing:

  • Prepares and submit employee payroll for approval not later than 25th monthly.
  • Submits employee statutory deductions payment instructions not later than 4th day of every month.

Bank Reconciliation and Statement Audit:

  • Prepares bank reconciliation statements for all corporate accounts not later than 7th monthly.
  • Audits bank statements to ensure consistency and accuracy of bank charges.
  • Reports all noted inconsistencies to supervisory manager timely.

Document Management:

  • Maintains and accurately tracks all accounting documentation.
  • Maintains accounting records and audit evidence by making copies and filing documents.
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Petty Cash Administration:

  • Administers Petty Cash disbursement and reconciles all retirements within 48hours.
  • Raises cash call to replenish petty cash and maintain liquidity.
  • Assists in implementing of internal control systems.
  • Effects payment to vendors for services rendered after obtaining the necessary approvals and documentary evidence.


  • Collects and reviews Purchase Order for jobs done by the Company.
  • Prepares and submits proforma invoices not later than the first working day of every new month.
  • Ensures substantive invoices are submitted not later than 13th day of every new month.
  • Captures and post invoices into the Accounting software not later than 16th day of every new month.

Accounts Receivable Management:

  • Tracks all outstanding receivables and reconciles them quickly.
  • Raise an exception report if payment advise is not received two days to payment due date.
  • Prepares reports to show receivables ageing and submit to management not later that 7th day of every month.

Cash Administration:

  • Supervises the day to day finance and accounts operations
  • Administers payment transfers through the bank.
  • Manages cash advance and reconciles retirement not later than 72 hours from the day of disbursement.

Non-Current Assets Management:

  • Maintains the non-current Assets Register and processes depreciation for various assets and additions/disposals entries/journals.
  • Maintains relevant non-current Assets accounts as required by FIRS

Accounts Maintenance and Vouchering:

  • Raises vouchers for transactions and posts financial data to the appropriate accounts in the automated accounting system not later than 24hours.
  • Ensures that all accounting entries posted into the accounting system are accurate.

Desired Skills:

  • Organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Data entry management, Problem solving skills
  • Proficient with MS Office (word, excel, Power point) a MUST and knowledge of essential accounting software usage such as Peachtree, Sage, SAP, JD Edward, Tally etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Corporate Finance, confidentiality
  • Reporting skills, deadline-oriented, time management
  • Reasoning ability, mathematical ability, and logical thinking skills
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  • The Candidate must preferably be an Associate member of ICAN, or final stages of the professional exams;
  • A graduate with back ground in Accounting.
  • Must have 7 – 8 years work experience in core accounting duties with the ability to work without much supervision.

N416, 000 /m.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s to: using ‘ph-Log-Acc’ as subject of mail

Note: Wrongly titled applications will not be opened. Applicants who do not meet the above criteria need not apply. Please be guided

Application Deadline  25th July, 2016.

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