Location : Lagos
Contract End Date : June 30, 2021
The Finance and Admin Officer's (FAO) job is to ensure smooth and accurate flow of financial and operational information and also work on designing and implementing financial reports.
The FAO ensures effective implementation of project activities in the field location within the context of financial, contractual and operating systems.
He / she also manages the budget for the state field office / project, develops and implements Helen Keller financial policies and procedures, ensure compliance and works collaboratively with other Finance and projects technical staff to facilitate projects.
The Finance and Admin Officer will oversee the operations and finances of the state office.
Review activity requests and prepare bank vouchers for payments with valid and adequate supporting documents in place, ensure all transactions are coded in accordance with chart of accounts and project charge code(s)
Review staff retirement documents, receipts and reports.
Tracking program activity budget on real time and communicate variance appropriately
Manage petty cash for Lagos office expenses
Preparation of office running budget
Check matching expenses for compliance with donor regulations.
Monitor donor budget and prepare all necessary donor reports and submit to Finance Manager for review and approval.
Assist with month end reporting package
Ensure implementation of regulations and procedures for local purchase, procurement and logistics management in collaboration with Logistics Officer(s).
Maintain rigorous operations in the field office, communicating regularly with the Abuja office to assure smooth operations.
Manage transport vendors and ensure accurate completion and submission of vehicle log and invoices
Coordinate local vendors to obtain quotations, coordinate invoicing for procurement.
Support various technical meetings / workshops with the preparation of training materials and meeting documents (printing, binding and organizing / filing).
Coordinate receiving of procured items, organize for branding where necessary and ensure GRN and Service completion forms are signed.
Receive project related correspondence and writing official letters to partners as required.
Ensure WHT is deducted from vendors’ payments and remitted accordingly.
Provide logistics and travel support to staff during NHL activities and also support other projects in the organization
Assist technical staff to develop and manage monthly and quarterly activity budgets.
Implement financial and internal control policies and procedures
Process payments to partners, consultants, and vendors with invoices after obtaining appropriate authorization and approvals
Coordinate program event planning activities. This includes venue, accommodation, transport, and per diem arrangements for large number of participants
Ensure transactions are properly recorded and entered into Helen Keller Quick books
Maintain financial files and records
Maintain the assets register
Submit monthly staff time sheets for payroll processing
University Degree in Business Management or Accounting. Postgraduate degree in related field and possession of professional qualification such as ACA or ACCA preferred.
Strong numeric skills and attention to detail and quality
Minimum 4 years’ management experience
Experience with USAID / DFID funded project
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs, especially Excel spreadsheets
Ability to use accounting software is an added advantage. (i.e. QuickBooks)
Demonstrate good judgment and sound financial common sense
Ability to create and monitor budgets
Understand the principles of adequate documentation and of audit and performance necessary to ensure audit compliance.
Advanced written and verbal proficiency in English including business terminology.
Competencies and Knowledge :
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Tertiary qualifications in a related field and experience working in a non-profit organization will be an advantage;
Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally
Ability to plan, balance and cope with competing priorities
Good written and verbal communication skills
Good standard of IT including experience of using MS Office
Ability to manage teams, initiate and organize work
Ability to establish priorities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines.
Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
Ability to work in a team-oriented environment while maintaining an individual workload
Logical and flexible approach to solving problems, especially when working under pressure
Monitoring / assessing performance to make improvements or take corrective action