Finance and Admin Officer wanted at Helen Keller International

Helen Keller International (HKI), established in 1915, works to save the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. We combat the causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition by establishing programs based on evidence and research in vision, health and nutrition. Headquartered in New York City, HKI currently conducts programs in 22 countries in Africa and Asia as well as in the United States.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance and Admin Officer

Location: Katsina

Overall Responsibilities

  • 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 HKI financial policies and procedures, ensure compliance and works collaboratively with other Finance and projects technical staff to facilitate projects.

Specific Responsibilities

  • The Finance and Admin Officer will oversee the operations and finances of the state office.
  • Review activity requests and prepare bank vouchers for payments
  • Track cash flow and compile retirement receipts and review
  • Enter payments and retirements into financial accounting software on daily basis using Quick-Book
  • Reconcile all bank account monthly against bank statement and submit to FM for review
  • Manages petty cash reconciliation
  • 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.
  • Assist technical staff to develop and manage monthly and quarterly activity budgets.
  • Implement financial and internal control policies and procedures
  • Process supplier invoices
  • Ensure transactions are properly recorded and entered into HKI Quick books
  • Maintain financial files and records
  • Maintain the assets register
  • Submit staff time sheets for payroll processing

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • 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 (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.
  • 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
  • A creative and proactive approach to all areas of work with a ‘can do’ attitude, in line with the HKI’s values
  • Strong team working orientation with a flexible and adaptable approach to work demands across the whole organization.
  • Monitoring/assessing performance to make improvements or take corrective action
  • 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.

Application Closing Date
20th April, 2018.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application along with a suitability statement to: nigeria.recruitment@hki.org Indicate the title of the position and location as the subject of the email.