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Latest Vacancies at Lafarge Cement

Lafarge Cement (Lafarge Africa Plc) is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group – the biggest building and concrete solutions company in the world. It is a publicly quoted company on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

Lafarge serves Nigeria and South Africa with a wide range of building and construction solutions designed to meet housing and construction needs from small projects like individual home buildings to major construction and infrastructure projects.

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for the Latest Vacancies at Lafarge Cement.

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:

The role is responsible for ensuring proper and timely closing of accounting periods, including reporting of financial information to internal and external stakeholders including Group, Country Management, the Board of Directors and relevant regulatory authorities including SEC, NSE, and Financial Reporting Council.


GL Period Closing Administration

  • Maintain period closing and fiscal year change in SAP
  • Manage period closing cockpit
  • Manage statistical key figures
  • Responsible for all FI valuation runs, provisions and discounting
  • Maintain and display period lock

General Accounting

  • Create and change consolidation units
  • Display hierarchy
  • Enter and upload financial data
  • Run and display drilldown reports
  • Consolidation and change of investments
  • Create, change, delete and display standard layouts, libraries, reports and report groups
  • Create, display and change model
  • Import and export reports and models
  • Display, delete and print extracts

Fixed Assets Management Functions

  • Manage a system of controls, procedures, and forms for recording/creating fixed assets.
  • Recommend to management any updates to accounting policies related to fixed assets.
  • Assign tag numbers to fixed assets and oversee fixed assets verification exercise
  • Record fixed asset acquisitions and dispositions in the accounting system.
  • Track the compilation of project costs/Capital expenditures into fixed asset accounts, and capitalise those projects once they have been completed.
  • Reconcile the balance in the fixed asset module to the summary-level account in the general ledger
  • Calculate depreciation for all fixed assets.
  • Review and update the detailed schedule of fixed assets movement
  • Investigate and manage critical spares which meets capitalisation criteria.
  • Conduct periodic impairment reviews for all tangible and intangible assets.
  • Recommend to management whether fixed assets should be disposed of.
  • Conduct analyses related to fixed assets as requested by management.
  • Prepare audit schedules relating to fixed assets, and assist the auditors in their inquiries.
  • Represent the company during any audits that involve fixed assets.
  • Track company expenditures for fixed assets in comparison to the capital budget and management authorizations

Reporting & Consolidation Functions

  • Perform consolidations in order to produce internal and external financial reporting.
  • Prepare statutory information and validate the data used to compile statutory results
  • Contribute to ad hoc financial reporting by ensuring the correct level of support is available for the preparation of any ad hoc financial report.
  • Prepare statements reporting the financial position, cash flow and results of the business to Group, Country management, the board
  • Produce and file quarterly and annual returns with SEC, NSE, FRC
  • Prepare quarterly press release on the results
  • Prepare quarterly board papers
  • Monitor and ensure timely identification and compliance with evolving accounting guidance
  • Provide IFRS interpretation and prepare technical memorandums that document issues in a clear, logical and comprehensive manner
  • Manage communications with external auditors on external financial statements and accounting issues to ensure auditors’ agreement with company decisions on accounting disclosures, and issues
  • Assist in the coordination of annual audit and quarterly review activities of external auditors
  • Implement and maintain reporting procedures to comply with internal control requirements
  • Be the lead and provide technical expertise on the financial reporting tool.
  • Perform continuous assessment of the close process and process re-engineering to reduce the timing to close the financial period.
  • Support month end and year end closing
  • Ensure timely submission of monthly reports to the group
  • Ensure that all data and information provided in is reliable, correct, and updated.
  • Identify, implement and communicate process improvements.


List of direct reports:

  • Reporting & Consolidation Analyst

Key interfaces, stakeholders and relationships:

Internal to the Country Shared Services

  • Head, Finance Shared Services

External to the Country Shared Services

  • Master Data Management
  • Finance & Control
  • The Group
  • Country legal department
  • Other Country Shared Services counterparts
  • Reporting & Consolidation Team in the Group

External to the Group

  • External auditors
Qualifications and Requirements:

Education & Qualification

  • B.sc / HND (Accounting/Social sciences)
  • ACA /, ACCA (compulsory)
  • 7 years post NYSC working experience with minimum of 5 years on similar role and in Managerial position.

Technical / Functional Skills:

  • Good knowledge of an ERP environment – ideally JDE or SAP
  • Practical knowledge of IAS, IFRS
  • Internal controls
  • Advance MS-Excel Knowledge
  • Practical understanding of LHARP

Behavioral Competence:

  • Effective communication skills
  • Good analytical skills

Leadership and Managerial Abilities:

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Management oriented towards performance and results
  • Ability to pay attention to details

Mobility Requirements:

  • Relatively Mobile

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AP & Transactional Treasury Manager

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:

Fully responsible for, and overseeing the payable and transactional treasury functions across Lafarge Africa – Nigerian Operations covering Lafarge Africa HQ, Wapco operations, Ashaka, Ready Mix, Atlas & UniCem (Cement, A&C and HO). Ensure that payments are optimized with internal and external customer satisfaction, while seeking ways to optimize the process and working capital.


Accounts Payable

  • Ensure smooth account closing and pre-closing process of the accounts payable module.
  • Ensure periodic reconciliation of key suppliers account, and independently liaise with all external suppliers and ensure that issues are resolved.
  • Effectively manage allocated funds for settlement of suppliers’ invoices.
  • Ensure payments are made in line with the payment terms agreed with suppliers, while optimizing net working capital.
  • Generate payment reports and all such reports that provide transparency on settlement and status of invoices.
  • Maintain satisfactory relationship with all the suppliers through the supplier care unit.
  • Resolve all discrepancies with supplies.
  • Manage all invoice processes, receiving every invoice from vendors, and matching these to the purchase order made.
  • Ensure that all items received are properly invoiced.
  • Manage the purchase ledger efficiently.
  • Ensure timely payment of vendor invoices and expense vouchers.
  • Maintain accurate records and control reports.
  • Review applicable accounting reports and accounts payable register to ensure accuracy.
  • Ensure account payable sub-ledgers reconcile to main ledger.
  • Apply relevant statutory (WHT etc) deduction to payments.
  • Advise on regulations regarding payments to suppliers / contractors.
  • Maintain regular reconciliation with all suppliers and Inter-company accounts. Treasury Transactions
  • Foreign Exchange management: Ensure proper management of daily FX operations across the business, and timely issuance of the needed reports.
  • Import Letters of Credit: Manage the postings of all Letter of Credits (LC) for the suppliers, ensure that LC applications received are processed within approved SLA and in line with local and international standards. Matching of the LC with Vendors and inventories.
  • External Audit and Documentation: Work closely with internal and external teams to perform process review / audit to ensure satisfactory audit by respective teams.
  • Perform monthly review of treasury data to maintain clean and clear records reconciled with the company accounting books.
  • Maintain high level of internal control and ensure timely clearance of any IC point.
  • Provide professional guidance and technical expertise for the day to day operations of the unit.
  • Ensure that Internal Control Standards are fully implemented and related procedures are effectively followed.
  • Ensure the smooth operation of the Payable and transactional Treasury units with high customer service satisfaction.
  • Lead projects towards continuous improvement of the payable and treasury processes.


List of Direct Reports:

  • Accounts Payable Accountants
  • Accounts Payable Admin Officers
  • Treasury Operations Analyst
  • Scanning and suppliers support unit

Key Interfaces, Stakeholders and Relationships:

  • Head, Finance Shared Services
  • All payment initiating units, i.e. basically the whole organization
  • The plant Control section of the finance
  • Tax section of the finance
  • Treasury section of finance
  • Internal Audit
  • Suppliers
  • Contractors
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • B.sc / HND (Accounting/Social sciences)
  • ACA /, ACCA
  • 8-10 years post NYSC working experience with minimum of 4 years on similar role and in Managerial positions.

Technical / Functional Skills:

  • Good knowledge of an ERP environment – ideally SAP
  • Understanding and correct application of VAT regulations with FIRS
  • Understanding and correct application of WHT regulations with FIRS
  • Internal controls
  • Advance MS-Excel Knowledge
  • Good presentation skills for educating external clients on company policies and procedures
  • Good experience on treasury transactions (FX payments, letters of credit, hedging accounting, cash position reports

Behavioral Competence:

  • Effective communication skills with people at all levels of the business
  • Decisive under pressure considering the criticality and urgency of decisions
  • Good analytical skills to identify roots causes of issues
  • Strong ability to relate with external stake-holders and create win/win solutions

Leadership and Managerial Abilities:

  • Strong leadership skills, ability to federate the team
  • Management oriented towards performance and results
  • Coaching skills, high interest in helping and developing others
  • Strong leadership potential
  • Personal and intra-personal communication skills
  • Good integrity and ethics; trustworthiness
  • Ability to pay attention to details
  • Good planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritize work 

Mobility Requirements 

  • Moderately mobile

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