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Accountant Salaries in Nigeria

The average net salary for Accountant in Nigeria is ₦169K. Salary estimated from 696 employees

  • Average Salary ₦169K per month
  • Base Salary
  • Cash Bonus (96 employees)
  • Profit Sharing (22 employees)
  • Sales Commission (18 employees)
  • Accommodation (28 employees)
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    • Entry Level Salary for Accountant in Nigeria

    • (0 - 2 years experience)
    • 257 employees
    • Mid Level Salary for Accountant in Nigeria

    • (3 - 9 years experience)
    • 343 employees
    • Senior Level Salary for Accountant in Nigeria

    • (experience - 10 years & above)
    • 96 employees
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Who is a Accountant?

An accountant is a professional who performs accounting functions such as audits or financial statement analysis. Accountants can either be employed with an accounting firm or a large company with an internal accounting department, or they can set up an individual practice.

Duties of an Accountant

  • Provides financial information to management by researching and analyzing accounting data; preparing reports.
  • Documents financial transactions
  • Prepare and examine financial records.
  • Compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting and other tax requirements.
  • Prepares asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information.
  • Establish tables of accounts, and assign entries to proper accounts.
  • Survey operations to ascertain accounting needs and to recommend, develop, and maintain solutions to business and financial problems.
  • Represent clients before taxing authorities and provide support during litigation involving financial issues.

Accountant Qualifications

  • Four- year bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • Master’s degree in accounting
  • Professional certification like ICAN, ACCA, CIMA, etc


Detail-oriented, analytical and problem solving skills, ability to make well thought out decisions, excellent written and verbal communication skills, business acumen and interest, proficiency in IT.

Common Accountant Interview Questions

  • A specific example of a challenge at work and how you dealt with it?
  • Differentiate accounting from auditing
  • Differentiate public and private accounting
  • What are the qualities that make for a good accountant?
  • How do you stay up to date on current accounting laws and regulations?
  • Give me examples of the types of reports you generated in your last job.
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