Save the Children Job for Finance Officers in Nigeria

Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in over 20 countries around the world.

Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves.

We work with other organizations, governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners while maintaining our own independence without political agenda or religious orientation. Save the Children’s mission is to Inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Finance Officer

Locations: Cross River and Lagos, Nigeria

Job Description

  • This position will be responsible for implementing and/or coordinating all financial support functions for the state office.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Have essential knowledge of Finance and Accounting. Ensure that roles and responsibilities are clear and have strong understanding of all of Donor’s and Save the Children’s regulations and policies, especially the core policies such as; Finance policies and procedures, Child Safeguarding Policy, Code of Conduct, Fraud & dishonesty policies, Anti-bribery and corruption policy and whistle blowing policy.

Finance:

  • Coordinate with the Line manager to ensure timely and appropriate cash flows, matched with the operational needs of the state office and budget forecasts, and in line with SC policies and donor requirements.
  • Manage the electronic spreadsheet/format for receiving and disbursing funds; coordinate the preparation and timely submission of monthly financial reports and other reports to Abuja as required. Ensure accurate keeping of account books (electronic and paper) for the state office.
  • Preparation and submission of monthly Balance Sheet Reconciliations to CO Abuja
  • Help ensure that timely and accurate information is generated and disseminated accordingly to the project team, to inform activity planning and forecasts.
  • Make statutory payments to the relevant authorities such as PAYE, WHT, and PENSION deduction and ensure adequate documentation is kept in the office.
  • Conduct state level finance induction for all new staff on finance policies, systems and procedure
  • Support the state teams to provide administrative and technical support to the partners to ensure that all financial documentation and reports are prepared and submitted on a timely basis in line with SC policies, project agreements.
  • In collaboration with the line manager support the training in financial management in accordance with SC’s financial management policies
  • Process all banking activities in the state office, ensuring that bank account records are accurately maintained, and that bank statements are obtained on a timely basis.
  • Process all payments (cheque and/or cash) to vendors, service providers, and partners in line with SC policies & Donor requirements.
  • Ensure all financial transactions in the state office are appropriately approved, authorised and administered, in line with SC & Donor policies.
  • Maintain the office cash box and disburse cash payments.
  • Ensure weekly cash counts are done and properly documented by non finance staff.
  • Any other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications & Experience
Essential Criteria:

  • Level of Education – B.Sc /HND or equivalent
  • Specified Study Area – Finance / Accounts / Business Administration
  • Language Requirements: Spoken English-Excellent; Written English-Excellent
  • Must be able to speak at least one local language predominant in that state.
  • Level of IT Expertise: Excellent (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)
  • Professional certificate in accounting and finance
  • Knowledge and experience in working with USAID regulations
  • Experience in working with partners accountable for grants and other financial support provided to implement project activities, particularly at community level.
  • Excellent verbal communication and listening skills.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Good training and facilitation skills (for financial training/support to partners).
  • Ability to multi-task, engage in long-term planning, meet deadlines, and handle last-minute demands; exercise patience, and adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Ability to be creative and proactive health service improvement is essential.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply 

Application Deadline  22nd January, 2016.

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