Finance Officer at ActionAid Nigeria

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ActionAid (AA) Nigeria is an affiliate of ActionAid International, which is a global alliance of organisations working towards achieving a world without poverty and injustice in which every person enjoys the right to a life with dignity. As a large and visible development organisation, we work in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and America. Our expertise lies in community-led approaches to development and working through partnerships with the poor and other grass root organisations.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance Officer

Location: Abuja
Grade: 6
Reporting To: Head of Finance
Line Management: None
Slots: 2

 Job Purpose

  • The post holder will ensure maintenance of adequate financial integrity in supporting quality and timely data input for generation of financial reports, review and analyze accounting ledgers.
  • S/he will also contribute to strengthening the internal control and accounting systems of ActionAid Nigeria and partner organizations.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Assist in the preparation of financial reports as required by the project
  • Provide organizational development support to Implementing partner organisations
  • Support capacity assessment, financial and accounting processes review, and prepare reports on partner organizations as may be assigned by the Head of Finance
  • Provide financial support to fundraising and proposal writing for the organisation
  • Monitor and review staff advances, retirements, and post hold journals
  • Responsible for reconciliation of projects, bank accounts and other assigned ledgers
  • Attend to project specific internal/external audit
  • Work with the Head of Finance on the financial planning processes of the long term (three-year planning) and short term (annual budgeting) plans that feed into the National Plans.
  • Work with other members of the project team in planning and forecasting
  • Follow through ActionAid Nigeria’s communication procedures with donor and implementing partners
  • Strictly adhere to AA Nigeria policies and procedures and observance with agreement or donor Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
  • Support Implementing partners organisations’ grant management process
  • Any other duties as assigned by line manager and Management.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: Entire AAN staff
  • External: AAN Partners, donors and other stakeholders.

Persons Specifications
Education / Qualifications     
Essential:

  • First Degree in Accounting / Finance.

Desirable:

  • Relevant accounting professional certification.

Experience:
Essential:

  • At least three (3) years post NYSC experience, which should have been spent in a finance position.
  • Experience in implementing financial control systems.
  • Sound practical knowledge of any accounting software and Spreadsheets.

Desirable:

  • Development sector experience as a finance person.

Skill Abilities:
Essential:   

  • Accuracy and attention to details
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • High sense of Integrity
  • Ability to work well with minimal supervision
  • Ability to interface effectively with other members of staff and solve problems using own initiative.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of SUN accounting software.

Personal Qualities:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • A person of integrity, creative and takes initiative
  • Able to work effectively in a diverse team environment
  • Willing to work additional hours at crucial times.
  • A self-motivated person able to work without close supervision.
  • Able to effectively promote AAN’s mission values, and objectives.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should complete the Application Form below and send as an MS Word attachment to: [email protected] using the Job Title and Location eg: “Finance – Abuja” as the subject of the email.

Click Here to Download the Application Form (MS Word)

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Note

  • Only electronically submitted forms will be considered. Submitted CVs will be disregarded.
  • ActionAid offers competitive terms of employment. Applications from women and candidates from the North East and North West are particularly encouraged.
  • While we respect all applicants, interview dates will be communicated only to shortlisted candidates.
  • ActionAid is committed to preventing any form of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse (including child abuse and adult at-risk abuse) in line with our Child Safeguarding policy, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse; and Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse at Work Policy and Overarching SHEA and Safeguarding Policy; as well as our zero-tolerance approach to Safeguarding concerns.

Application Deadline 11th May, 2022.

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