Job for an Accountant at Teach For Nigeria

Teach For Nigeria is a non-governmental organization focused on developing leaders to bridge education inequity in our country. Our mission is to attract, engage and mobilize an army of young change agents who will drive the movement towards educational equity and excellence in Nigeria, starting by recruiting outstanding graduates as full time teachers for two years in underserved schools in low-income communities. As a start-up organization working in a complex environment, we are looking for exceptional individuals who are both self-directed and strong team players to make up our leadership team.

Job Title:  Accountant
Job Description
Teach For Nigeria seeks an Accountant who brings a combination of entrepreneurial spirit, intellectual curiosity, strategic thinking, passion for social change, focus on tangible results, a collaborative “can do” attitude and a desire for continuous improvement. We are looking for a colleague who is up for the challenge to launch Teach For Nigeria, to support strong Young leaders channelling their collective efforts to expand educational opportunity for all children in Nigeria and give an entire generation of Nigerians the key to unlock its full potential. The Accountant is responsible for maintaining financial, accounting, administrative & personnel services and assist with programme development; co-ordination of capacity resource development.

Roles and Responsibilities
 Payroll preparation and management
 General ledger management and reconciliation
 Grant/donor management and reporting
 Accounting systems development and management
 Financial reporting and cash flow management
 Treasury and management reporting
 Tax administration and compliance
 Budgeting and forecasting

Values and Mindsets
 Deep belief in Teach For Nigeria’s vision, mission, and core values
 Belief in the power of collaboration and collective action
 Growth mindset, with an underlying belief that one’s abilities and competencies can be developed through dedication, hard work and practice
 Strong goal orientation
 Strong focus on driving excellence and depth in this role

Knowledge and Technical Skills
 Understanding of Teach For Nigeria’s short-term and long-term theory of change
 Understanding of Teach For Nigeria’s leadership development philosophy and framework
 Proven numeracy and data analysis skills
 Excellent financial and accounting skills
 Excellent communicator who can clearly articulate our vision, goals and work, and address effectively the barriers and motivations of different individuals.
 Experience of liaising with auditors, banks and other financial institutes.
 Experience of payroll administration including responding to Inland Revenue queries.
 Experience of producing financial reports, budgets and information for funders.
 Experience of monitoring complex budgets.
 Commitment to equal opportunities and community ethos.
 Knowledge of computerized accounting programs
 Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, including fund accounting
 An understanding of relevant financial legislation, policies and procedures
 Strategic and critical thinking skills so as to conceptualize multiple approaches tsolving a problem and drawing out a clear roadmap with roles and responsibilities
 Relationship-building and influencing skills so as to leverage people and relationships to outcomes
 Communication skills so as to deliver compelling messages through oral and written medium to diverse stakeholders
 People management skills so as to articulate a team vision and manage and coach individuals to consistently superior outcomes
 Operational management skills so as to set up systems and processes to allocate resources efficiently
 Strong administrative and organisational skills
 Ability to be highly resourceful and entrepreneurial in the face of uncertainty
 Ability to engagingly present to small and large groups.
 Ability to flexibly adjust strategy when unexpected obstacles emerge.
 Self-motivating and able to prioritise own workload to meet deadlines.
 Ability to relate to staff from a variety of ethnic and social groups.
 Willingness to undertake training and to develop new skills in response to the organization’s evolving needs.

Education and Experience
 A relevant first degree
 Minimum of six (6) years relevant work experience
 Relevant professional accounting qualifications
 4-7 years of relevant work experience
 Previous experience of accounting software and operating in an automated environment
 Proven numeracy and data analysis skills
 Experience in NGO/fund accounting environment would be an advantage

Salary is competitive at Teach For Nigeria and depends on prior experiences. Benefits include opportunities for training and travel. Additionally, there is ample opportunity for professional development and mobility within the organization, as well as access to professional development through the global network Teach For All.

How to Apply
Please email your resume and a one page cover letter to [email protected]. Please indicate the position applied for in the subject line of your email. Your cover letter should include why you are interested in Teach For Nigeria and in this position.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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