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Vacancies at Sapele Power Plc -Nigeria 2016

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Sapele Power Plc (SPP) is a leading Nigerian integrated energy company specializing in power generation. SPP operates Nigeria’s second largest power plant by installed capacity of 1020MW; capable of meeting the energy needs of around 750,000 homes at full capacity.

SPP generates a considerable amount of Nigeria’s electricity – powering numerous homes and businesses nationwide. We have a strong focus on sustainable generation and are continually seeking to expand our generation network, as well as make efficiencies, and minimise environmental impacts

Internal Auditor

Job Objectives

  • To ensure compliance with Sapele Power Plc’s Policies, Procedures, and regulations. This objective will enhance reliability of financial reporting and information
  • To ensure Sapele Power Plc’s operational activities are in line with best industry standards. This will promote effectiveness and efficiency of operations
  • To ensure SPP’s operational activities are in compliance with all regulatory requirements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish internal audit scope and develop annual risk-based audit plans/programs
  • Execute risk-based audit programs providing detailed and objective review of conformance with Sapele Power Plc operational and financial activities along with policies and procedures
  • Execute and monitor the audit cycle including risk management and control management over operations’ effectiveness, financial reliability and compliance with all applicable regulations
  • Conduct walkthroughs and testing of medium to low risk process to analyze operating effectiveness and design of main financial controls
  • Carry out audit report follow-up testing to identify if corrective action plans of management’s were executed on time and communicate results to senior executive management.
  • Vet all financial transactions and ensure they meet Sapele Power Plc standard reporting systems
  • Ensuring Stock Take exercise is observed on last day of every month.
  • Monitor the CAPEX and OPEX expenses while ensuring adequate compliance to financial prudence.
  • Maintain open communication with management and audit committee
  • Document process and prepare audit findings memorandum
  • Coordinate the entire Internal Audit team, ensuring that the values required of the team are delivered

Build capacity within the Internal Audit team of the Organization by:

  • Continuously reviewing the capacity required to support the team unit in delivering its functions effectively
  • Provide development opportunities for direct reports that challenge and expand their capability
  • Provide leadership that inspire others to succeed, and proactively share experience, knowledge plus ideas
  • Ensuring that performance objectives are clearly defined for all job roles within the team and that all staff members are evaluated against agreed performance objectives at pre-defined periods set by the HR function
  • Coaching and counseling of team members as necessary.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Up to date details of all transactions and processes reviewed
  • Accurate value of available stocks in the entire business or group
  • Accurate postings of accounts per account types, Cost Centers and business location.
  • Timely delivery of monthly audit memorandum
  • Compliance to SPP’s operating standards.

Functional Competencies/Requirements

  • Highly developed and demonstrated skills in analysis, conceptualization and problem solving
  • Strong business analysis skills and the ability to document and analyze business processes and their controls
  • Strong Financial and Management Accounting skills
  • Strong Computer literacy skills
  • In-depth understanding of Accounting software
  • In-depth understanding of Accounting systems.

General Management Competencies/Requirements:

  • Strong Leadership skills
  • Strong Oral and Written Communication skills
  • Good Presentation Skills
  • Strong Negotiation Skills
  • Relationship Management
  • Strong Problem solving skills
  • Ability to plan, schedule and coordinate effectively.

Educational Qualifications/Experience:

  • Minimum of university Degree or HND Accounting, Internal Audit (and or other recognized Professional Accounting Qualification ACCA or ACA)
  • Minimum of 5 years post professional qualification experience.
  • Knowledge of Power Sector Regulatory Requirements and Pronouncement would be an added advantage.

Desired Personal Attributes:

  • Integrity
  • Proactive self-starter
  • Assertive and tenacious
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision
  • Ability to work with all levels of management, build partnerships and teams
  • Highly organized and able to adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Ability to cope with and work under pressure.

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Financial Accountant

Job Objectives

  • To manage the smooth running of the Financial Accounting operations of Sapele Power Plc
  • Ensure adherence to the accounting deliverables of Sapele Power Plc

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive the Finance Operations as its affect various departments of the company
  • Champion the Implementation of all Financial Cycle Processes and Procedures
  • Preparing final accounts by ensuring all account schedules agree with the General ledger balances on Monthly, Quarterly, Bi Annual, and Annual basis.
  • Reconciliation of Balance Sheet balances to Sub-Ledger and ensure prompt correction of identified errors
  • Ensuring Financial Reports are prepared in accordance with IFRS regulations
  • Preparation of Monthly Management Report. Detailing Financial Performance against budget and provide comments on all variances
  • Attend to External Auditors on annual audit exercise and other External Consultants
  • Ensuring that all regulation levies are paid as and when due. E.g (WHT Remittances, VAT, PAYE and CIT)
  • Vet all financial transactions and ensure they meet Sapele Power Plc standard reporting systems
  • Ensuring Stock Take exercise is observed on last day of every month.
  • Monitor the CAPEX and OPEX expenses while ensuring adequate compliance to financial prudence.
  • Ensuring transactions are coded into appropriate expense head and cost centers
  • Assist in extracting, collating and consolidation information needed to generate the company’s annual operating budget.
  • Coordinate the entire Finance team, ensuring they deliver the value required of the team
  • Build capacity within the Financial Accounting team of the Organization by:
    • Continuously reviewing the capacity required to support the team unit in delivering its functions effectively
    • Provide development opportunities for direct reports that challenge and expand their capability
    • Provide leadership that inspire others to succeed, and proactively share experience, knowledge plus ideas
    • Ensuring that performance objectives are clearly defined for all job roles within the team and that all staff members are evaluated against agreed performance objectives at pre-defined periods set by the HR function
  • Coaching and counseling of team members as necessary

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Up – to – date Asset details; Acquisition, Movement register and depreciation
  • Up to date details of all Prepayments
  • Accurate value of available stocks in the entire business or group
  • Accurate postings of accounts per account types, Cost Centers and business location.
  • Adherence to Monthly Closing Deadlines
  • Timely delivery of financial reports/ Monthly Management Reports
  • Zero Tolerance on correcting journals from External Auditors

Skills, Competencies and Requirements
Functional Competencies/Requirements:

  • Financial Strategy Management
  • Financial Analysis Skills
  • Strong Financial and Management Accounting skills
  • Strong Computer literacy skills
  • In-depth understanding of Accounting softwares
  • In-depth understanding of Accounting systems

General Management Competencies/Requirements:

  • Strong Leadership skills
  • Strong Oral and Written Communication skills
  • Good Presentation Skills
  • Strong Negotiation Skills
  • Relationship Management
  • Strong Problem solving skills
  • Ability to plan, schedule and coordinate effectively

Educational Qualifications/Experience

  • Minimum of university degree or HND Accounting, Finance (and or other recognized Professional Accounting Qualification ACCA or ACA)
  • Minimum of 5 years post professional qualification experience.
  • Basic knowledge of Power and Energy Sector’s GSAA, GTA, PPA & Accounting systems would be an added advantage.

Desired Personal Attributes:

  • Integrity
  • Proactive self-starter
  • Assertive and tenacious
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision
  • Ability to work with all levels of management, build partnerships and teams
  • Highly organized and able to adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Ability to cope with and work under pressure

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Internal Audit Assistant

Job Objectives
Support the Internal Audit Manager to monitor and enforce internal control processes of Sapele Power Plc in order to achieve following objectives:

  • Reliability of Financial Reporting and Informatio
  • Operational Effectiveness and Efficiencies
  • Regulatory compliance

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in business process review across the various units of Sapele Power Plc
  • Identify weakness of controls and processes and suggest solutions to mitigate the gaps identified
  • Monitor level of compliance to SPP’s processes and procedures
  • Prepare weekly exception report and monitor the processes of rectifying the exception noted.
  • Assist in the improvement of internal controls related to inventory management
  • Improve and manage inventory analysis report and produce monthly inventory valuation report
  • Participation in monthly stock count and reconciliation
  • Assist in monthly Payroll review and produce variance analysis report.
  • Ensure petty cash are managed in line with SPP’s policy and financial operation guidelines
  • Conduct cash count at a regular interval
  • Continuous review of payments and approval processes.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Up to date details of all transactions and processes reviewed
  • Monthly Inventory Observation Report
  • Accurate postings of accounts per account types, Cost Centers and business location.
  • Timely delivery of weekly audit report
  • Compliance to SPP’s operating standards

Functional Competencies/Requirements:

  • Highly developed and demonstrated skills in analysis, conceptualization and problem solving
  • Moderate business analysis skills and the ability to document and analyze business processes and their controls
  • Moderate Computer literacy skills
  • Basic understanding of Accounting software
  • Basic understanding of Accounting systems

General Management Competencies/Requirements:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills, able to communicate basic financial matters to non-technical experts
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Ability to bring a “hands on” approach to the work if needed
  • Positive “can do” spirit
  • Basic understanding of operations in the Energy and Power Industry

Educational Qualifications/Experience

  • Minimum of university degree or HND Accounting (and or other recognized Professional Accounting Qualification ACCA or ACA)
  • Minimum of 3 years post professional qualification experience.

Desired Personal Attributes:

  • Team Player
  • Proactive self-starter
  • Flexibility to adapt to a variety of work situations
  • Highly organized and significant ability to multi-task
  • Ability to cope with and work under pressure
  • The ability to manage and motivate a team
  • Used to working in fast moving environments providing accurate and timely information to a high standard.

Method of Application

Applicants should forward their Cover letter with Applications to recruitment@sapelepower.com

 

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