International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Job in Abuja for a Finance and Accounting Manager

International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), a reputable international NGO that supports the building of electoral democracies with support from USAID, seeks a qualified applicant to fill the vacant position  below in its Abuja office:

Job Title: Finance and Accounting Manager

Location: Abuja
Reporting to: The Deputy Chief of Party

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise, mentor and direct other accounting staff
  • Pay ad hoc and recurrent expenditures
  • Review travel expense reports and other payment requests for approval;
  • Maintain and update accrual information (vacation, severance, etc);
  • Maintain tax records and make timely payments;
  • Sub-grants financial management:
  • Evaluating sub-grant proposals and budgets
  • Reviewing sub-grants financial report to ensure compliance with terms of sub-grant and liaising with sub-grantee(s) where and when necessary;
  • Assist in providing training as needed to sub-grantee on IFES sub-grants and USAID financial regulations;
  • Periodic bank/accounts reconciliation
  • Maintain cash in safe account;
  • Initiate payment instructions
  • Assist in EMB training on financial management
  • Manage banking transactions;
  • Prepare bi-monthly financial reports;
  • Assist programs in preparing budgets and also contribute in preparing reprogram/cost or no cost extension budgets;
  • Provide information for preparing monthly field office wire request and budget;
  • Enter transactions in financial system;
  • Segregate expenses by related protect;
  • Provide finance guidance to program and administrative staff.
  • Track advance payment to ensure clearing of all advances;
  • Perform other responsibilities assigned by supervisor and/or Chief of Party

Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Financial Management or any related field
  • Minimum of 10 years relevant work experience in the financial management and/or accounting field with a minimum of 3 years of experience in managerial role.
  • In depth knowledge and experience with USAID and other donor financial management, reporting requirements, sub-grants procedures.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office and accounting software especially QuickBooks is required Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated financial management and accounting skill
  • Proven ability to mentor, motivate, work as part of a team and being able to meet deadlines.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their Application to: [email protected]


  • Highest consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate strong and proven track record with democracy and governance work.
  • Only applications received by email will be considered and shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline  10th February, 2016.

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