Payroll / Tax Accountant at Deep Blue Energy Services Limited (DBESL)

Deep Blue Energy Services Limited (DBESL) is a resource and solution management company that specializes in assisting international/Local companies in identifying Potential market opportunities, assisting with permits, sourcing highly skilled employees, bidding on and negotiating contracts and navigating the often complex political and policy environment of many sub Saharan African countries.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Payroll / Tax Accountant

Location: Lagos Island, Nigeria
Job Category: Oil & Gas
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Shift: Day
Duration: 4 weeks
Job Status: Sourcing
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)


  • The Payroll /Tax Accountant is responsible for providing and ensuring the accuracy of payroll reports and time sheets.
  • He/she is to coordinate monthly payroll activities, develop and implement effective and robust internal control systems around payroll and taxes and liaise with the Internal audit department for implementation.
  • The Payroll/Tax Accountant is to ensure payroll is run in compliance with company policy, accounting standards, legal and SOX requirements; While support Payroll System Assurance Process (DR testing, Backup Restore).

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage Payroll interfaces with HR, Treasury and Banks, Governmental Agencies (Tax authorities, Pension Fund Administrators, and Insurance, Industrial Training Fund etc.).
  • Manage 3rd party payments (Cooperatives, Workers’ Union).
  • Manage Employee Contributory/Voluntary Pension Scheme
  • Manage employee tax payment (PAYE), tax returns and tax relief claims.
  • Process and report ex-staff final payment/indebtedness.
  • Manage employees expense claim, floats and deductions
  • Manage control issues and resolves escalations.
  • Manage Payroll Accounting in the Accounting system.
  • Ensure proper accounting treatment of all pay elements.
  • Ensure company policies and salary regime are correctly implemented.
  • Provide timely, reliable and fit for purpose payroll management information.
  • Ensure compliance with JOA, and all related agreements, government and third party
  • Manage information security in payroll processes.
  • Compute Petroleum profits tax and CIT
  • Perform year-end accrual review and prepare the tax provision.
  • Prepare PPT returns.
  • Assist in federal and state tax audits.
  • Maintain tax preparation system.
  • Provide an information source in the tax area within the company
  • Record fixed asset acquisitions and dispositions in the accounting system.
  • Conduct periodic reviews of the fixed asset schedule to determine dispositions.
  • Reconcile the balance in the fixed asset subsidiary ledger to the general ledger.
  • Run depreciation for all fixed assets.
  • Prepare audit schedules relating to fixed assets, and assist the auditors in their inquiries.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Monitor system performance as business requirements, identify system deficiencies, prepare feasibility analysis and liaise with Business Unit heads to implement required system enhancements.
  • Prepare/Review other various tax filings: Annual reports.
  • Conduct periodic reviews of the fixed asset schedule to determine dispositions.
  • Finance professional with broad experience in Finance, with at least 3+ years in a similar position.
  • Good (multidisciplinary) team leadership and networking skills.
  • Must be PC versatile and can pay attention to details.
  • Must be up-date with company and fiscal policies on staff remuneration
  • Results & deadlines focused.
  • Knowledge of Financial Controls.
  • Strong on controls; strong team player.
  • Ability to Influence staff and peers to deliver targets within deadlines.
  • Ability to manage diverse set of priorities and deliverables.


  • University Degree in Accounting (Second Class Division). Distinction in HND may be considered.
  • Professional qualification (ACCA / ICAN) is an added advantage.
  • Professional qualification CITN would be an added advantage.

Preferred Skills:

  • Leadership – Awareness
  • Personal and Business – Awareness/ Knowledge
  • Functional Finance Leadership – Knowledge
  • Financial Risk Management – Knowledge
  • Governance, Risk Management and Internal Controls – Knowledge
  • Accounting Operations – Awareness
  • Treasury Operations – Awareness
  • Management Information (MI) and Decision Support – Skill.


  • Gender: Does not matter
  • Age: 25 Years 55 Years
  • Highest Education: Minimum Education University
  • Experience: Minimum Experience 5 Year
  • Other experience:  A minimum of 5 – 8 years of working experience in similar role
  • Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager).

Application Closing Date
22nd April, 2022.

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

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