Account Payable Officer at Jumia Nigeria


Jumia is a leading e-commerce platform in Africa. It is built around a marketplace, Jumia Logistics, and JumiaPay. The marketplace helps millions of consumers and sellers to connect and transact. Jumia Logistics enables the delivery of millions of packages through our network of local partners. JumiaPay facilitates the payments of online transactions for Jumia’s ecosystem. With over 1 billion people and 500 million internet users in Africa, Jumia believes that e-commerce is making people’s lives easier by helping them shop and pay for millions of products at the best prices wherever they live. E-commerce is also creating new opportunities for SMEs to grow, and job opportunities for a new generation to thrive.

With over 5,000 employees in more than 10 countries in Africa, Jumia is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by very high-profile shareholders. Jumia is committed to creating a sustainable impact in Africa. Jumia offers unique opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment, creating new jobs, new skills, and empowering a new generation.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Account Payable Officer

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time
Department: Finance – Accounting

Job Objective

  • As AP officer, you will be responsible for timely processing of vendors payments, booking of expenses and reconciliation of vendor balances.
  • Overall, your responsibilities will include verification of vendor claims before payments are made and proper accounting of goods and services in a timely manner.


  • Check accuracy of invoices
  • Input and code invoices to cost centre
  • Process invoices
  • Match Invoices with Purchase Order (if applicable)
  • Send invoices to Manager for payment approval
  • Schedule payment runs based on standard company payment terms
  • Verify and process employee expense claims and manage the approval and payment process.
  • Update and maintain vendor database in a timely manner.
  • Perform reconciliations including supplier statement reconciliations, accrual accounts reconciliation and more.
  • Support the month-end process by providing supporting documentation for month-end journals report on Aged Payables plus other ad hoc reporting where applicable
  • Identify improvements to the accounts payable process.

Qualifications & Experience

  • BSc in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or a related field
  • 3+ years of experience (ICAN membership added advantage)
  • Good communication skills and reporting skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Solid understanding of basic accounting and accounts payable principles.
  • Strong finance and accounting knowledge, including experience with
  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Proven ability to calculate, post and manage financial records
  • Accurate data entry skills
  • Ability to build good relationships with vendors and suppliers
  • Ability to prioritise and multitask
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability work as part of a broader team
  • Intermediate computer software skills, including Excel and Accounting packages

We Offer

  • A unique experience in an entrepreneurial, yet structured environment
  • The opportunity to become part of a highly professional and dynamic team working around the world
  • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet ventures.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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


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