Job Title: Senior Finance Specialist
Location: Imo, Anambra
- Responsible for giving accurate and timely financial information to the Grant Manager. In addition, assist and collaborate with the Administration and Program departments on operational financial matters. S/he will act as Grant Manager whenever the Grant Manager is out of office.
- S/he will also review and analyze all the reports generated within the finance department (Advance / Liquidation Status Report, Revaluation Report, National Staff Benefits Report, Bank Reconciliation Statements, Monthly Feedback from HQ Staff etc.) and make informed recommendations to the Grant Manager for improvement; develop relevant tools to research any elements of the Finance Department functions and make recommendations to management for improvement.
- The SFS will be specifically responsible for ensuring that the Internal Control System is in place to ensure that all the program’s assets are safeguarded.
a.) Financial Reporting:
- In collaboration with the Grant Manager, take the lead during monthly/annual financial reporting closure.
- Liaise with colleagues in the Grant Unit on deliverables required to meet month/year end closure timelines.
- Liaise with the Administration department on deliverables required to meet month end closure timelines, such as review of VMS report.
- Ensure monthly preparation of the balance sheet report/ageing report for presentation to Senior Management.
b.) Cash Management:
- Perform daily physical cash counts on cash-in-safe in line with the Agency’s policy and document all findings.
- Perform surprise/spot checks cash counts on cash-in-safe in line with the Agency’s policy and document all findings.
- Perform monthly receipt reconciliation/management process and document findings.
c.) Non-Grant Receivables and Payables Management:
- Monitor balances on the staff and vendors’ advances, and communicate to the Grant Manager on material exceptions to policies.
- Identify long outstanding receivables and follow up with the Grant Manager for corrective actions;
- Ensure that all payable accounts are kept at very minimal balance.
d.) Financial Information management:
- Ensure that all approved journal vouchers of the Agency (that is, for Finance and Grant units) are promptly and accurately posted into SUNsystem.
- Ensure that all financial transactions are supported with necessary documentations before upload into SUN system.
- Ensure regular review of the program’s general ledger, trial balance and other mandatory reports and immediately draw the attention of the Grant Manager of any material exception
- Ensure that the new cost allocation policy is properly implemented in line with the agency regulations.
e.) Payroll Management:
- Ensure monthly preparation of payroll.
- Ensure preparation of other benefit related reports such as time sheet exception reports.
f.) Internal Audit:
- Actively support HQ internal audit process.
- Actively support all other audit process.
Agency Wide Competences
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
- Serves with Integrity
- Models Stewardship
- Cultivates Constructive Relationships
- Promotes Learning
Required Minimum Qualifications & Experience
- Bachelor's degree/Diploma in Accounting or its equivalent.
- Minimum of two years of work experience in an international accountancy firm or in an international development organization,
- Knowledge of MS Excel & MS Word (MS Office in general)
- Management accountancy experience, providing financial analysis and interpretation for decision-making
HOW TO APPLY
All interested candidates should forward applications(Cv/Resume) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the position being applied for as title of the mail.