August 19, 2022

IHS Towers is the largest independent mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Founded in 2001, IHS provides services across the full tower value chain – colocation on owned towers, deployment and managed services.

Today IHS Towers has operations in Nigeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Zambia and Rwanda. Following the recent acquisitions of MTN and Etisalat’s tower portfolios in Nigeria, IHS owns over 23,300 towers in Africa.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

 

Job Title: Senior Specialist, Fixed Assets

Location: Lagos, Nigeria (On-site)
Job Type: Full-time, Mid-Senior level

The Opportunity

  • IHS Towers is expanding our global footprint and we are seeking an individual to join our Finance team in Nigeria as a Senior Specialist, Fixed Assets.
  • The Senior Specialist, Fixed Assets will execute Fixed Assets best practices and processes across in-market entities

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the business partnering function with SSC for all lease related transactions.
  • Oversee daily activities of direct reports and other members of the FA team.
  • Responsible for enforcing SOX controls related to lease accounting
  • Review all IFRS 16 accounting inputs and outputs to ensure completeness, accuracy and compliance with the standard.
  • Coordinating timely recording of all lease-related activities, including new additions, renewals, inter-entity movements/ transfers, and decommissioning activities. Act as focal point for ensuring ERP recording of these activities by SSC.
  • Reviewing of all monthly OneStream uploads and ensuring that all steps and processes to ensure its accuracy have been followed.
  • Ensure end-to-end management and coordination of timely recording of new additions, deletions, decommissioning activities and disposals, including liaison with in-market teams and SSC.
  • Ensure effective management of appropriate trackers for Capex projects, including replacement Capex and non-routine maintenance programmes.
  • Coordinate monthly closing of financial records and posting of month-end information with SSC, including Capex accruals, IFRS accounting, Capex cost reviews and assessments for major vendors, etc. Ensure accuracy of post-close financial statements pertaining to FA.
  • Manage all Capex and lease-related queries and issues in consultation with local Technical and Real Estate teams. Ensure liaison between the company, vendors and external accountants to meet information needs and proper maintenance of information to meet historical purposes.
  • Provide accounting assistance to support user departments and operations/ technical staff. Respond to financial questions/ concerns to meet business needs.
  • Act as point of contact with SSC on escalations and urgent requests pertaining to FA.
  • Provide any out-of-turn support for processing urgent or critical requests and ensure coordination with SSC team.
  • Support performance management and reporting against FA metrics with core focus on Capex projects, age analysis for Capital Work in Progress (CWIP) and capital advances, and actual vs forecast analyses for Capex and depreciation.
  • Ensure implementation of Finance policies, processes and procedures.
  • Ensure strict compliance with policies, processes, procedures, IFRS, IAS and GAAP.
  • Support training and education on new policies, practices and standards.
  • Perform other activities or tasks assigned from time to time and/ or required as part of continuous improvement initiatives within the company.
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned by the Senior Manager, Fixed Assets.
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Key Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline (Finance and Management-related strongly preferred).
  • Evidence of study towards or completion of professional accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CPA, CIMA).
  • +4 years’ relevant post-NYSC work experience in core accounting function.
  • Demonstrable proficiency in use of MS Office tools.
  • Must possess solid knowledge of Fixed Assets best practices and trends which support implementation of effective business partnering.
  • Proven work history of finance business partnering and use of ERP platforms.
  • Experience in Finance functions within telco industry is an added advantage.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Collaboration & Teamwork
  • Relationship Building

Functional competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Business Partnering
  • Financial Accounting
  • Strong knowledge of IFRS 16 and other accounting standards
  • Problem Solving
  • Process Standardization & Optimization
  • Use of MS Office Tools
  • Good knowledge of SOX Internal Controls.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Specialist, Fixed Assets

Location: Lagos, Nigeria (On-site)
Job Type: Full-time, Associate

The Opportunity

  • IHS Towers is expanding our global footprint and we are seeking an individual to join our Finance team in Nigeria as a Specialist, Fixed Assets.
  • The Specialist, Fixed Assets will execute Fixed Assets best practices and processes across in-market entities

Key Responsibilities

  • Support ongoing change, process standardization and continuous improvement initiatives across the FA function.
  • Support Manager, Fixed Assets on all SSC-related activities pertaining to FA, including transition of in-market activities, processes and systems knowledge to SSC.
  • Support and assist in coordinating timely recording of all FA activities, including new additions, deletions, inter-entity movements/ transfers, decommissioning activities and disposals.
  • Ensure completion and management of appropriate trackers for Capex projects, including replacement Capex and non-routine maintenance programmes. Maintain liaison with the Project Management Office (PMO) and Rollout teams and the Chief Technical Officer’s (CTO’s) office.
  • Execute monthly closing of financial records and posting of month-end information with SSC, including Capex accruals, IFRS accounting, Capex cost reviews and assessments for major vendors, etc. Ensure accuracy of post-close financial statements pertaining to FA.
  • Assist in resolving Capex-related queries and issues in consultation with local Technical and Real Estate teams.
  • Provide accounting assistance to support user departments and operations/ technical staff. Respond to financial questions/ concerns to meet business needs.
  • Provide any out-of-turn support for processing urgent or critical requests and ensure coordination with SSC team.
  • Provide support for all internal and external audit coordination work related to FA.
  • Support performance management and reporting against FA metrics with core focus on Capex projects, age analysis for Capital Work in Progress (CWIP) and capital advances, and actual vs forecast analyses for Capex and depreciation.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable SOX requirements.
  • Ensure strict compliance with policies, processes, procedures, IFRS, IAS and GAAP.
  • Perform any other activities or tasks assigned from time to time and/ or required as part of continuous improvement initiatives within the company.
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned by the Senior Manager, Fixed Assets.
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Key Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline (Finance and Management-related strongly preferred).
  • Evidence of study towards or completion of professional accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CPA, CIMA).
  • +4 years’ relevant post-NYSC work experience in core accounting function.
  • Demonstrable proficiency in use of MS Office tools.
  • Must possess solid knowledge of Fixed Assets best practices and trends which support implementation of effective business partnering.
  • Proven work history of finance business partnering and use of ERP platforms.
  • Experience in Finance functions within telco industry is an added advantage.

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Collaboration & Teamwork
  • Relationship Building

Functional competencies:

  • Strong knowledge of IFRS 16 and other accounting standards
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Business Partnering
  • Financial Accounting
  • Problem Solving
  • Use of MS Office Tools
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Specialist, Inventory

Location: Lagos, Nigeria (On-site)
Job Type: Full-time, Associate

The Opportunity

  • IHS Towers is expanding our global footprint and we are seeking an individual to join our Finance team in Nigeria as a Specialist, Inventory. The Specialist, Inventory will execute Inventory best practices and processes across in-market entities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support ongoing change, process standardization and continuous improvement initiatives across Inventory.
  • Support the Senior Specialist-Inventory on all Shared Services Centre (SSC)-related activities pertaining to Inventory, including transition of in-market activities, processes and systems knowledge.
  • Assist in coordinating timely recording of all Inventory activities, including issuances, receipts, site movements, direct to site dispatches etc. Also, serve as focal point for ensuring ERP recording of these activities by SSC.
  • Coordinate monthly closing of financial records and posting of month-end information with SSC, including diesel accruals, inventory movements including in-transit items, IFRS accounting, FIFO reviews etc. Ensure accuracy of post-close financial statements pertaining to Inventory.
  • Serve as a point of contact with SSC on escalations and urgent requests pertaining to Inventory. Provide any out-of-turn support for processing urgent or critical requests in coordination with the SSC team.
  • Respond to all internal and external audit work within Inventory
  • Ensure strict compliance with policies, processes, procedures, IFRS, IAS and GAAP.
  • Liaise with the Rollout, Operations and third-party logistics teams on items movement to warehouse and report to Inventory team for financial posting.
  • Liaise with all stakeholders to ensure proper controls exist across warehouses for sorting, reporting, dispatching and receiving items, thereby enabling smooth running of daily operations.
  • Liaise with Site Build Contractors (SBCs), third party logistics, Internal Audit, and Supply Chain teams on regular monitoring of stock items in warehouses, including stock count, reconciliation, and verification of balance.
  • Liaise with Supply Chain and other stakeholders on design and implementation of warehouse layouts.
  • Verify inputs for posting into financials by carrying out daily, weekly and monthly updates to the Inventory dashboard – GRNs, SINs, gate passes, issuances, reconciliations, dispatches, etc.
  • Assist third-party logistics partner on inventory movement, proper item- and type-wise sorting categorization, documentation, and housekeeping.
  • Assist with the monthly stock count.
  • Liaise with the regional Finance and Operations teams to gather region-level issuances and receipts.
  • Liaise with Supply Chain and third-party logistics to ensure all TIV and TOV data are entered into the OMEGA system.
  • Liaise with third-party warehouse teams on physical inspection of items and segregation of declared junk and re-usables. Update the relevant data in the inventory dashboard.
  • Assist the inventory warehouse team in implementing and sustaining the FIFO method for dispatches.
  • Reconcile inventory items sent to sites directly (on request by other inventory team-members) and those brought to the warehouse as new supplies.
  • Examine monthly receipts and dispatches pre- and post-stock count to assist the inventory warehouse team in preparing monthly variance report sheets.
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned by the Manager, Inventory.
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Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Management or related discipline. Relevant professional certifications, e.g. accounting certifications such as ACA, ACCA, CPA, CIMA or logistics, inventory and/ or warehouse certifications, will be an asset.
  • +4 years’ relevant experience, including most recent 5 in a core accounting function.
  • Good knowledge of Inventory best practices and trends.

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Collaboration & Teamwork
  • Initiative/ Judgement.

Functional competencies:

  • Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Inspection
  • Inventory Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Workload Management
  • Reporting
  • Problem Solving
  • Use of MS Office Tools, e.g. Exce.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Application Closing Date: 11th March, 2022.

 

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