NRC is looking for a Finance Officer for our area office in Yola, Adamawa in Northern Nigeria. The purpose of the Finance Officer is to support programme activities in Yola, Adamawa and in the field offices
NRC initiated country operations in Nigeria in June 2015, in order to respond to the critical and increasing needs in the country.
NRC currently has a full team based in Maiduguri and a coordination office in Abuja. NRC is currently providing services across various sectors namely;
Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI); Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH); Food Security; and Information, Counseling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) and Education in order to address identified humanitarian needs.
The Finance Officer reports to the Area Manager.
Job description :
Daily supervision of finance assistants
Reconciliation of NRC bank accounts and cash boxes
Establish a good tracking system for advances and ensure that clearance of advances is done on time.
Ensure that weekly, monthly finance reports are prepared on time.
Daily verification of POs, PRs Bid Analysis, per diem claim and other documents within the finance officer threshold
Verify that all transactions have complete supporting documents and ensure that all costs are timely booked into Agresso on a daily, weekly and monthly basis
Support to ensure month end closure is completed according to the timeline provided in the finance handbook
Support to verify the monthly National Staff Payroll and posting
Follow up to ensure prompt processing of daily vendor payments and Ensure that all supporting documents are complete and accurate before payment is done.
Ensure that all supporting documents are complete and accurate before payment is done.
Travel to field sub-field office to monitor and support the finance assistants
On a monthly basis Ensure all deductions are timely remitted to statutory authority according to the provision of the law.
Collaborate with the financial institutions to ensure that queries related to payments are timely resolved (return payments, under / over payments of staff, suppliers and contractors incorrect account details etc)
Support the Finance Coordinator facilitate monthly BVA meetings, Project summary and spending plans
Facilitate daily cash counts and safeguard of cash in the office.
Facilitate audit activities
Perform other related tasks that will be assigned by line manager
Experience from working as a Finance officer in a humanitarian / recovery context
Good knowledge of accounting packages; preferably Agresso
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in similar position preferably with an NGO
Minimum of University degree in related field
Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Fluency in English and Hausa
Education field :
Finance / Economics
Humanities / Maths / Science
Education level : College / University, Bachelor's degree
Personal qualities :
Handling insecure environment
Planning and delivering results
Empowering and building trust
Communicating with impact and respect
A good sense of humour is an asset
All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values : Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.
Language : Hausa