Payables Accountant at KPMG

Job FieldFinance / Accounting / Audit
Job TypeFull-Time
LocationLagos State
Experience2 - 3 years

Job ID: 150671BR
Service Line: Finance & Accounting
Job Level: Associate / team member
Contract Type: Permanent
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

Job Summary

  • The Finance and Accounts team in KPMG Nigeria is responsible for recording, preparing and presentation of the financial report of the firm’s activities.
  • The role – Management of all processes associated with accounts payable

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain a record of all vendors’ invoices and payments
  • Maintain a record of inter-firm billings and payments
  • Process all vendors’ payments and staff’ claims in accordance with the firm’s policy
  • Ensure prompt recording and/or application of payments of accounts payable into the General Ledger, including inter-firm billings
  • Responsible for monitoring and controlling the accruals system
  • Maintain record of WHT deductions from Vendors and ensure remittance to the appropriate authorities (LSIR & FIRS)
  • Responsible for computing WHT on rent and remittance to appropriate authorities
  • Responsible for monthly reconciliation of accounts payable to the general ledger
  • Responsible for monthly reconciliation of inter-firm balances to the general ledger
  • Prepare monthly reconciliation statement for key vendors
  • Prepare monthly reconciliation statement for key KPMG offices
  • Maintain appropriate contact with key KPMG offices on inter-firm billings related matters
  • Maintain appropriate contact with key finance officers on all vendors’ related matters
  • Provide input on inter-firm billings to the Financial Accountant for IHQ reports
  • Liaise with procurement units on vendor related matters and resolve all issues
  • Provide daily accounts payable information for cash management purposes

Backup Arrangement:

  • The Treasury Accountant will take up all the duties and responsibilities of the Payable Accountant when absent.

 Job Requirements

  • B.Sc. Accounting or its equivalent (Second-Class Upper Division)


  • 2-3 years of relevant experience
  • Conversant with Vendor management system and best practices


  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Good understanding of local accounting principles
  • Good Accounting skills
  • Good understanding of WHT and VAT.
  • Knowledge of basic information technology/Microsoft office tool
  • Good organisation skills
  • Good level of attention to details
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Maturity and tact

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Capturing services not yet paid for 100% through the accrual system
  • Speed of processing and releasing payments to vendors according to agreed terms
  • Accuracy of inter-firm payable balances
  • Accuracy of vendor’s payable balances
  • Availability of daily accounts payable information not later than 11am of the following day
  • Availability of monthly reconciliation statement of accounts payable not later than the 20th day of the following month
  • Availability of monthly reconciliation statement of inter-firm balances not later than the 20th day of the following month
  • Collection of WHT receipts on Vendors’ payable not later than 2months form date of remittance
  • Timeliness of resolution of disputed balances by vendors and / or KPMG offices
  • Accuracy of inter-firm billings into IHQ report.

Method of Application

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Interested and qualified? Go to KPMG on to apply


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