Finance & Accounts Officer
The Wellbeing Foundation Africa
lagos, NG
4d ago
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The Wellbeing Foundation Africa's job vacancy, Career and Recruitment

Job title : Finance & Accounts Officer jobs in Lagos Job Location : Lagos Deadline : June 30, 2022

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  • WBFA is seeking a highly motivated, results-oriented individual with strong analytical and financial acumen to fill the Finance & Accountant role.
  • The successful candidate will manage all financial accounting and internal auditing tasks for the organization. A candidate with experience in the international NGO sector would be preferable, but more importantly, the candidate will be adept in accounting, planning, and budgetary management.
  • Ad hoc finance tasks would also be required of the candidate.

    Position Responsibilities

    The Finance & Accounts Officer provides support in :

  • Maintaining financial and management procedures for the WBFA,
  • Provide a robust and effective financial and accounting system for the WBFA,
  • Financial Planning and Budgeting of Foundation activities,
  • Management of the Bank account of the Foundation,
  • Ensuring financial transactions (purchase of consumables, goods and services) and accounting activities of the Foundation, including end of the month account, in accordance with WBFA standards and procedures,
  • Checking the consumption of Foundation cars' fuel / diesel and generators' diesel,
  • Identifying and regular update of the Foundation inventory,
  • Identifying relevant problems / issues, assisting in formulating implementation-oriented solutions, and dealing with all questions arising in the area of accounting and financial management,
  • Tasks

    Operations The Finance and Accounts Officer :

  • Works closely with the National Administrator and team to develop budgets to develop sound operational work plans and implementation plans,
  • Ensures compliance with all financial and recordkeeping requirements of the WBFA and other legislative and regulatory requirements with respect to contracts, applicable taxes, etc,
  • Evaluates financial risks associated with operational activities and take appropriate action to avoid such risks and ensure accountability and effective implementation.
  • Effective and accurate financial resources and efficient procurement management The Finance and Accounts Officer :

  • Develops accounting methodologies for monitoring and reporting costs, commitments, and value of work done and implements internal control recommendations effectively,
  • Ensures proper budget planning and expenditure tracking of financial resources and monitoring of financial delivery against work plans and preparation of relevant periodic reports,
  • Ensures the smooth implementation of all accounting activities, including (but not limited to) : timely and accurate bank reconciliations, invoicing, monitoring of expenditure levels against budget and funding obligations,
  • Ensure proper management of assets and timely handover where required,
  • Assume other tasks on instruction from the President / Founder or National Programs Lead.
  • Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience


  • Minimum University Degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. A Master's degree in finance or accounting is an added advantage.
  • A professional qualification is compulsory (ACCA, ICAN, etc)
  • Professional Experience :

  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressive work experience in Finance or Accounting or related profession
  • Expertise in the procurement of goods and services is of specific importance
  • Experience with grants and subsidies
  • Experience with WBFA procedures and regulations or with other international organizations is an asset
  • Proven experience in working with multi-disciplinary teams is an asset.
  • Skills, Competencies, and other Knowledge :

  • Knowledge of administrative procedures and systems, managing files and records, and other office procedures
  • A thorough understanding of generally accepted Accounting Principles & Practices and Financial Analysis & Management Standard office practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of relevant accounting packages
  • Very good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office, Outlook)
  • Detail-oriented and being able to work under minimal supervision and to show initiative and resourcefulness
  • Ability to contribute to complex technical assistance programs / projects and communicate with external partners and stakeholders
  • Good decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good written and oral communication
  • Good interpersonal skills and experience in working within a multicultural team
  • Excellent planning and organizing skills
  • Ability to persist even in the face of challenges and obstacles
  • English language proficiency (written and oral) is important for this position.
  • Confidential handling of data and information.
  • N250,000 / month.

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