Head of Accounts at the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria

The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria was established as an umbrella Association for Practitioners of Personnel Management in 1968 as the Personnel Management Association of Nigeria. In 1973, it was renamed as Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria. Finally, Act No 58 of 1992 chartered the Institute.

Job Title: Head of Accounts


  • To help develop accounting systems and processes to track all financial transactions of the Institute.
  • To ensure accurate and timely reporting of the financial position of the Institute.


  • Preparation of annual budget in conjunction with the other unit heads
  • Set up systems and processes to capture all financial transactions of the Institute.
  • Reporting financial performance, position of programmes, events, units, etc.
  • Preparation of periodic management accounting report to show budget versus actual
  • Ensuring that all statutory deductions from staff are computed and remitted to the relevant Government agencies.
  • Managing and tracking Institute’s assets and liabilities
  • Motivating and leading the accounting team, and organizing and delegating tasks in the Accounting Unit.


  • B.Sc/HND in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum of 3-5 years relevant work experience
  • Membership of Professional Accounting Body
  • Knowledge of Accounting software – Sage, Peachtree
  • Computer literacy and proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication and presentation skill

Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s):

  • Availability of next year’s budget in Q4 of current year for Council’s approval
  • Monthly reporting of financial performance of Institute latest one week after end of month
  • Monthly bank reconciliation report to the Registrar
  • Weekly bank financial position report to the Registrar
  • Monthly monitoring of all expenses to ensure they within budget
  • Interfacing with government regulatory bodies to meet and adhere to statutory requirements/regulations.


  • Book-keeping
  • Management Accounting and Reporting
  • Team Manager/Leader

Location: Lagos

Closing Date
28th December, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications using the Job Title and Job Code as subject of mail to: hrmj@cipmnigeria.org


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