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Finance And Administration Officer

Closing: Jan 20, 2023

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Published: Jan 11, 2023 (21 days ago)

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Knowledge, Experience & Other Requirements

Education and other qualifications:


  • Degree in Accounting, Finance or related degree. An accounting qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of accounting concepts, principles and techniques.
  • Minimum of five years experience.
  • Demonstratable proficiency in accounting system software and expertise in Microsoft Excel and Report writing.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to working a multicultural, diverse, and performance-related environment.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction, handle large amounts of data, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and effectively with civil society organisations, donors, project staff, and other beneficiaries.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience in Finance and Administration
  • Experience with rules and regulations for non-profit organizations.
  • Good technical accounting skills. Experience in financial planning, bookkeeping practice and principle, knowledge of internal controls, general ledger, cash management and reconciliations, payroll processing and taxation. Solid knowledge and understanding of community-based approaches to development.
  • Knowledge and understanding of project monitoring and evaluation, including data management tools
  • Must be a good team player, honest, dependable and willing to be flexible with work hours
  • Experience in working with culturally diverse teams.

Skills:

  • Excellent planning, coordination, and prioritisation skills.
  • Strong facilitation, Community implementation and interpersonal skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills- listening, presenting, discussing, reporting, putting views forward and negotiating with confidence.
  • Adaptable and responsive disposition relative to the demands and operations of the project.

Language Requirements:

  • Written and oral proficiency in English and the relevant local language is a plus.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter using the Job Title and Location as the subject of the mail.

Note

  • Your CV should not exceed 4 pages and your cover letter, not more than 2 pages, should explain the following:
    • Why you are applying for the position
    • How do your skills and experiences meet the job’s specification
    • When will you be able to take up the position if successful?
  • You are advised to apply early, as applications will be treated on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Any candidate offered a job with the SHA/UP will be expected to sign SHA/UP’s Safeguarding Policies and Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.
  • Self Help Africa / United Purpose strives to be an Equal Opportunities Employer.
Responsibilities


Knowledge, Experience & Other Requirements

Education and other qualifications:


  • Degree in Accounting, Finance or related degree. An accounting qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of accounting concepts, principles and techniques.
  • Minimum of five years experience.
  • Demonstratable proficiency in accounting system software and expertise in Microsoft Excel and Report writing.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to working a multicultural, diverse, and performance-related environment.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction, handle large amounts of data, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and effectively with civil society organisations, donors, project staff, and other beneficiaries.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience in Finance and Administration
  • Experience with rules and regulations for non-profit organizations.
  • Good technical accounting skills. Experience in financial planning, bookkeeping practice and principle, knowledge of internal controls, general ledger, cash management and reconciliations, payroll processing and taxation. Solid knowledge and understanding of community-based approaches to development.
  • Knowledge and understanding of project monitoring and evaluation, including data management tools
  • Must be a good team player, honest, dependable and willing to be flexible with work hours
  • Experience in working with culturally diverse teams.

Skills:

  • Excellent planning, coordination, and prioritisation skills.
  • Strong facilitation, Community implementation and interpersonal skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills- listening, presenting, discussing, reporting, putting views forward and negotiating with confidence.
  • Adaptable and responsive disposition relative to the demands and operations of the project.

Language Requirements:

  • Written and oral proficiency in English and the relevant local language is a plus.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter using the Job Title and Location as the subject of the mail.

Note

  • Your CV should not exceed 4 pages and your cover letter, not more than 2 pages, should explain the following:
    • Why you are applying for the position
    • How do your skills and experiences meet the job’s specification
    • When will you be able to take up the position if successful?
  • You are advised to apply early, as applications will be treated on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Any candidate offered a job with the SHA/UP will be expected to sign SHA/UP’s Safeguarding Policies and Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.
  • Self Help Africa / United Purpose strives to be an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Finance Function:

  • Responsible for providing financial guidelines to the project team, ensuring that SHA/UP as well as donor financial procedures are being followed.
  • Review all the financial submissions from the project team ensuring that they are in line with budget and project objectives; travel advances, out-of-pocket expenditure claims, mileage claims, and retirements.
  • Obtain authorisation for financial submissions, upload all payment requests on the electronic platform, and enter all payment information into the ledger.
  • Conduct the first level of review of the project activity budget to ensure that they are in line with project objectives and the available budget.
  • Ensure that transactions are fully supported, approved, and properly filed and that the operations conform to the requirements of the RWE as per the project proposal document.
  • Ensure that monthly bank reconciliations are completed on a timely basis and that the final reconciliation is reviewed and submitted to the Finance and Compliance Manager.
  • Manage the finance activities and schedules to meet the financial reporting requirements and deadlines specified by donors and SHA/UP.
  • Work closely with the SHA/UP HQ finance team in the organization and complete external audits and implement actions necessary to correct internal control weaknesses.
  • Support the Finance and Compliance Manager to improve existing financial systems in line with best practices.
  • Assist with any other project finance-related work as may be required for the effective running of the Makurdi field office.

Administrative/ Logistics Functions:

  • Support project administration whenever requested by the project team and day-to-day running of the Benue State Field Office.
  • Oversee and support the Benue State Driver in conducting his duties.
  • Ensure that SHA/UP complies with Benue State Internal Revenue obligations, making sure that PAYE taxes are remitted in a timely manner.
  • Any other task, which may be assigned from time to time by the Project Manager and or RWE.
  • Maintain updated records of office and project assets.
  • Support the procurement of project and office materials.

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