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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sahara Group Graduate Recruitment March 2011- Graduate Accounting and Audit Program (GAAP)

Graduate Management Programme at Sahara Group Nigeria

Now that you have your degree, how do you choose just one place to work? At Sahara, find out why Sahara Group company has more diverse career paths than you ever imagined. Discover why we're big enough to have global impact, but small enough for you to have an impact. When you think of a satisfying career, think of Sahara. Sahara Group core field of endeavor is centered within the Oil and Gas industry and its associated sub-sectors. Sahara Group also participates in businesses in other industries that are synergistic to its core field and those businesses deemed strategic in its regions of operation. Sahara Group strength is attributable to a number of factors: dedication to core values, loyalty and integrity to industry partners, and experienced professionals with prescience and abilities to breakthrough obstacles – in addition to these are Sahara Group steadfast relationships that span generational bridges; lasting through changing markets and political conditions. The first Sahara Group company, “Sahara Energy Resource Limited”, was founded in 1996 as an oil trading business focused on Nigerian and West African oil products. Within 3 years the company had established herself as a credible trading house securing trade lines from first class international banks, like BNP Paribas and United European Bank.The Group has witnessed remarkable growth since its inception and by year end 2007 had successfully spun off 4 fully autonomous affiliate companies, leaving 13 operating companies under the Group umbrella. The total staff strength of all Sahara companies was 347 as at December 2007, with a combined turnover of over $4.5 billion.

The Group is headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria.

Graduate Management Programme at Sahara Group Nigeria

Sahara Group Nigeria is recruiting for its Graduate Management Programme (GMP).

Job Title: Graduate Accounting and Audit Program (GAAP)
Job Location: Lagos

Job Description
Role Statement:
Over the course of 6 months participants on the “GAAP” Programme, you will work on a number of different financial projects within several of our operating companies of the Sahara Group.
The programme will be focused on standard internal accounting procedures and your ability to analyze financial documents efficiently. During the course of the programme various other projects will be carried out in teams to test how well individuals work in a team.
All successful applicants will receive both coaching and supervision to ensure you get to know and understand the core fields and activities of the Sahara Group while realizing your strengths and areas for improvement.
After successfully completion of the 6 months programme, you will begin your first position, for example as a Financial Accounting Analyst, within the trading division or either working in an analytical position within the internal Audit division for the group. The possibilities are limitless!!!
A project or position overseas is also a possibility.

The goal of this “GAAP” programme is to train you as a high-value individual in an International Energy Environment. A Management position is possible in time, depending on the qualities you show. In other words, it’s all in your hands…
Throughout this 6 month programme, you will be supervised by a Career Officer from our Talent Management Unit.
Additional Information
University degree (B.Sc./B.A) minimum 2nd class lower division in Accounting, Economics, Banking & Finance – Part Qualification ( ACA, ACCA, CFA)
Other University degrees apart from mentioned above must have completed their professional qualification – ACA, ACCA or CFA
Completed NYSC
0-2 years relevant post-NYSC experience
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite with emphasis on Excel (Word, Power Point)
Knowledge of accounting and financial principles and practices for Business Analysis
Experience with accounting packages ( Oracle, SAP, Peachtree, Simple accounting e.t.c)
Ability to multi-task with regular interruptions
Planning analysis/ problem solving
Attention to detail and accuracy
Maximum of 27 years by December 2011

Application Deadline
4th March, 2011

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should apply online by following the steps below.
Click here to visit Sahara Career Portal
Select GMP , and GAAP and click Find
NB: Candidates need to be a registered user on the Sahara career portal before apply for this job – It is free to register.

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