Accountant at Canonical Nigeria

Are you passionate about the dynamic world of technology and seeking a career with a pioneering tech firm? Look no further! Canonical, the force behind the globally renowned open-source project Ubuntu, is on the lookout for exceptional talent to join its Finance team in the role of Accountant.

Why Canonical?

Canonical is at the forefront of the global shift towards open source, making waves in AI, IoT, and cloud computing. As the publisher of Ubuntu, one of the most significant open-source projects globally, we are changing the world daily. Our commitment to excellence and innovation sets a high standard for those joining our global team. At Canonical, you’ll work with outstanding individuals and have the chance to advance your career in the exciting realm of Finance.

Position: Accountant Location: Lagos Job Type: Full-time

About the Role:

Our Finance team is expanding, presenting an exciting opportunity for individuals passionate about making a difference. As an Accountant, you will play a crucial role in preparing the business for public market scrutiny through Canonical’s planned IPO. We are seeking someone with IFRS expertise, a keen interest in process improvement, and the drive to contribute to a highly productive team.


  • Assist in the month-end reporting process for timely and accurate information delivery.
  • Take full responsibility for a segment of the ledger processes aligned with your strengths.
  • Support the year-end audit process and statutory reporting.
  • Contribute to the finance team’s plans for IPO preparation.
  • Enhance the efficiency of financial processes, ensuring compliance.
  • Share knowledge within the team for effective coverage.
  • Actively develop your skills to stay current with applicable standards and regulations.
  • Establish strong relationships with key colleagues outside the finance team.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent.
  • Qualified accountant (ACCA, ACA, ACMA, CPA, etc.).
  • Experience at a large public accounting firm or public multinational corporate accounting department (preferred).
  • Exceptional academic track record and career performance.
  • NetSuite or similar enterprise-grade systems experience.
  • Willingness to travel up to four times per year.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive compensation tailored to geographical location and performance.
  • Performance-driven annual bonus.
  • Additional benefits reflecting our values and ideals.
  • Distributed work environment with in-person team sprints twice a year.
  • Personal learning and development budget of USD 2,000 per year.
  • Annual compensation review.
  • Recognition rewards.
  • Annual holiday leave.
  • Maternity and paternity leave.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Opportunity to travel to new locations to meet colleagues.
  • Priority Pass and travel upgrades for long-haul company events.


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