RusselSmith Nigeria Job: Account Assistant, Business Sales Executive

RusselSmith Nigeria Limited is a glocal wholly indigenous ISO 9001:2000 certified Asset Integrity Management Services Company incorporated on 26 July 2001 to service the needs of the global Oil and Gas exploration and production industry utilizing Rope Access Technology as primary means of access.

Position: Account Assistant

Job Reference Code: RS-FD-01
Summary of Functions:
Assisting the Accounts Unit including receiving and matching invoices, account coding, preparation of disbursements and accounts payable related record keeping.
• Receives and processes vendor invoices and internal check requests; maintains open files for purchase orders, packing/receiving slips and matches to invoices. Verifies invoices for quantity, unit pricing, extensions and applicable discounts. Obtains approval from appropriate personnel for payment for miscellaneous invoices.
• Codes invoices with accounting account numbers according to distribution in the general ledger; determines dates for invoices to be paid; keys invoices into computerized accounts payable system. Maintains alphabetical open invoice file for unpaid invoices.
• On a weekly basis, reviews invoices scheduled for payment and a special check request with Chief Accountant, prints approved checks, prepares and routes for signature according to check signing authority.
• Attaches duplicate copy of checks to original invoices, stamps invoices “Paid” and files in permanent records.
• Prints, verifies and maintains accounts payable voucher reports, open/aging reports, disbursement reports, and journals.
• Receives and answers phone calls from vendors or other departments in regard to payment status of invoices.
• Performs other accounting duties as requested.

Experience Required: 0-2 years

Skills/Qualifications Required:
• A university degree in accounting preferred
• Good communication skills and the ability to work well with people is essential
• Familiarity with accounting and spreadsheet applications is required
• Strong quantitative skills such as statistics and data analysis skills
• Good reasoning skills; multi-tasking skills and organizational skills
• Strong analytical and data analysis skills
• Ability to maintain flexible attitude and approach towards assignments and successfully operate under guidelines
• Must be proficient in MS Office software – Word, Excel
• Knowledge of relevant accounting and financial tools

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Job Reference Code: RS-BDD-02
Summary of Functions:
Responsible for creating and building customer relationships while sponsoring interaction to obtain projects. Assist in developing and facilitating the proposal process for specific clients/sponsors including proposal writing, and customer presentations
• Contact current and potential customers, visit companies to evaluate needs, and promote sale of services, new and existing company services.
• Meets assigned company sales targets through the development and implementation of sales and marketing strategies, sales programs, promotions, efforts and events including goal setting.
• Develops service awareness in the marketplace to ensure sustained profit growth of sales in the company.
• Prepares written reports of sales activities including sales orders, backlog, forecasts, lost accounts etc.; provides timely briefings to the Management as necessary or as requested.
• Perform surveys and gather information on behalf of the company.
• Manage allotted sales account(s) of both existing and potential customers.
• Establish and maintain ongoing customer relationships with the various parties to anticipate and resolve potential problems. Participate in site visits.
• Meet and exceed customers’ service expectations as outlined in the department’s policies and procedures.
• Performs work with a constant awareness of improving processes necessary for positive growth.
• Performs other office duties as required or as assigned.

Experience Required: 3-5 years

Skills/Qualifications Required:
• A good university first degree is required.
• Previous experience in the Oil & Gas Industry with proven sales result
• Good communication skills and the ability to work well with people are essential.
• A commitment to service excellence and customer satisfaction
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in all situations
• Good relational and interpersonal skills.
• A strong team player yet still able to work independently with minimal supervision
Good problem solving, initiative and negotiation skills
• Excellent communication skills, exceptional organizational ability, high attention to detail, and ability to multi-task
• Be a fast learner, cheerful, with a positive attitude
• Good presentation skills
• Strong quantitative skills such as statistics and data analysis skills
• Good reasoning skills; multi-tasking skills and organizational skills
• Good analytical skills
• Exhibits initiative, responsibility and flexibility
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Tools

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