Metwest Steel Limited was founded in the year 2008. Since then, we have emerged as a manufacturer and distributor of premium steel and non-ferrous products in West Africa. Our product portfolio includes steel billets, rebars, sections, wires, fasteners as well as aluminum, copper and lead ingots and more. We are a fully integrated scrap-based manufacturing unit located in Asaba, Delta State.
Our strategic location close to Onitsha, the biggest steel market in Nigeria, give us access to raw materials, markets, people and ports. We have developed a strong network within the manufacturing, trading and logistics community, allowing us to optimize our supply chain. At Metwest, we strive for excellence in quality, logistics and customer relations. Our products meet the required international standards and certifications, all the while catering to the unique specifications of our customers. In transitioning from a scrap trading company to a multi-material manufacturing enterprise, our pursuit for growth remains unaltered.Job Description
We are looking for an experienced Finance Officer, Payables to coordinate the timely and accurate processing of supplier invoices and payments when due.
Ensure the validity of all supplier invoices before authorization for payment and appropriate reconciliation of supplier accounts.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Manage the account payables function in Metwest Steel Limited ’s corporate Head Office.
Analyze and maintain account payable performance metrics, service relationships and communications across departments in Steel Industry.
Provide appropriate responses to suppliers’ queries/ issues and escalate unresolved issues to the Head, Head Office Accounting, as required.
Perform reconciliation of suppliers’ sub-ledger accounts to the general ledger on a monthly basis.
Recommend updates to existing invoice processing policies and procedures.
Maintain an accurate and up-to-date record of all invoices received from suppliers/ vendors.
Review staff advance requests and ensure requisitions are duly authorized by relevant department/ unit heads.
Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of invoices and staff advance/ retirement documentation.
Prepare periodic activity reports for the attention of the Head, Head Office Accounting including information on outstanding payments to suppliers, approved invoices, etc.
Review supplier invoices and supporting documents against the invoice processing checklist in order to establish completeness and validity of details.
Match supplier invoices to purchase orders prior to processing to ensure consistency and identify errors/discrepancies/irregularities for prompt resolution.
Maintain ageing report of debt and outstanding payments to suppliers.
Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Head, Head Office Accounting.
Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in Accounting or a related discipline.
Professional certification from a recognized body (e.g. ICAN, ACCA) will be an added advantage.
1 to 3 years related job experience.
Good understanding of trends, challenges, opportunities, regulations and legislations relating to the cement manufacturing industry.
Good knowledge and understanding of IFRS, finance best practices and other applicable accounting standards.
Working knowledge of accounting packages and systems, including ERM.
Sound business acumen.
Good communication and interpersonal skills.
Good problem-solving skills.
High ethical standards and integrity.
Proficiency in the use of MS Office tools.
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