DIRECTOR FINANCE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organization (WEWE is soliciting for a qualified individual to fill the position of Director Finance in USAID funded project called Local Partner for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (LOPIN) Project for Akwa Ibom and River States’ .
WEWE wishes to recruit a talented and God fearing Director Finance who believes in local organisations, that not all Nigerian’s are corrupt but instead believes in the ingenuity of the Nigerian and that the best of the Nigerian can be better than the rest.
Someone who shares its ideologies and who see helping vulnerable populations such as widows and OVC as a calling from Almighty God
Position Summary : The Director Finance will be based in Abuja and be responsible for the overall coordination of the financial aspect of the project by ensuring team’s compliance with WEWE and USAID financial, procurement and ensuring timely disbursement and retirement of funds.
The position will be based in Abuja with frequent travels to WEWE State offices in Akwa Ibom and Rivers State to conduct audit clinics / internal audits and document verifications assignments.
Manages the accounting, financial records and other financial matter on the project
Leads preparation of operational budgets and inputs into program budgets
Sets up the financial systems to ensure compliance with USAID regulations
Oversees budgeting, financial forecasting and cash-flow
Coordinates external and donor audit activities
Represents and coordinates USAID financial review processes
Requests and reviews financial report from partnering organization
Manages fleet and procurement
Reconciles accounts monthly and prepares quarterly financial reports to the board
Reviews deliverables prepared by teams before submitting
Leads monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports
Fills out all USAID Accruals forms and financial standard forms
Leads in the sub-granting processes including engagement of new Implementing Agencies (IAs) and fund disbursement and retirement
Supports the capacity building efforts of WEWE for IAs to effectively liquidate fund advances in a timely manner
Facilitates the Financial Compliance Advisor Board learning sessions
Supervises all grant management and reporting on grant performance as well as provide financial and technical management to ensure best use of resources by preparing sound budgets, monitoring project expenses and ensures timely preparation of donor financial reports
Leads the procurement and maintenance
An advanced degree at the Master’s level or above in Finance, Accounting or a related field is required. Must be a Chartered Accountant or ACCA.
A minimum of 10 years’ experience working as a senior level manager in health and development programs in developing countries.
Strong understanding of Nigeria’s accounting and finance laws and regulations is essential
In depth experience in Accounting practices, auditing, pay-rolling, sub-granting, finance management, Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-
level colleagues, particularly interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with USAID, PEPFAR, and other donor organizations.
Demonstrated experience in organizational management and contract compliance.
Familiarity with USAID regulations and procedures in the financial management of donor assisted projects.
Must have a proven track record of building teams and fostering collaboration in order to achieve goals, meet milestones, and produce high quality financial reporting.
Possess a track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, written and oral communication, and negotiation skills.
Fluency in English required (oral and written)
Willingness to travel 25% of the time within Nigeria.
Experience with USAID projects is required .