Apply at ActionAid Nigeria (AAN)-jobsfornaija
Apply at ActionAid Nigeria (AAN)

Apply at ActionAid Nigeria (AAN)

ActionAid is an anti-poverty agency that prioritises work with people living in poverty and exclusion; promoting values and commitment in civil society, institutions and Governments with the aim of achieving structural changes to eradicate injustice and poverty in the world. ActionAid Nigeria is an affiliate of ActionAid International, an International Non-Governmental organisation registered in The Netherlands with its headquarters in Johannesburg South Africa. ActionAid International works in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and America.

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Finance Consultant

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Responsible to: Finance Manager (Partnership Fund)
Duration: 6 months contract

Job Purpose

  • The Finance Consultant will contribute to maintaining adequate financial integrity in supporting quality and timely data input for generation of financial reports, review and analyze accounting ledgers.
  • S/he will also contribute to strengthening the internal control and accounting systems of AAN and partner organizations.

Key Duties

  • Support partners and AA Nigeria in budget/forecast preparation and Implementation in line with donor requirements.
  • Ensure timely release of funds to partner organizations
  • Follow up to receive quarterly/bi-annual reports from partner organizations (local NGO/CBO/FBO), review of same and communicating feedback.
  • Ensure timely retirement of staff advances for project activities.
  • Monthly reconciliation of project expenditure and input to management accounts on cost incurred specifically for projects handled based on the various cost classifications.
  • Ensure accuracy and integrity of ledger balances.
  • Support AAN periodic financial process and obligations
  • Posting/input of transactions using SUN/VISION accounting package.
  • Ensure proper documentation of all financial documents related to relevant projects.
  • Prepare and submit timely financial report to donor agencies and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure timely timesheet and other donor documentation requirement are complied with
  • Support periodic internal and annual external audit process.
  • Implement audit recommendations in relation to the relevant projects.
  • Any other tasks assigned by line manager

Qualifications/Experience

  • First Degree in Accounting / Economics with minimum of 3 years’ experience in the INGO/NGO sector
  • A qualified Chartered Accountant or undergoing professional qualification
  • Experience managing donor (DfID, EU, Foundation etc) funded related projects
  • Knowledge of Accounting/ Finance cycles and taxation
  • Knowledge of statutory and Internal Audit processes is desirable
  • Must be computer literate with proven knowledge in Word and Excel
  • Proficiency in reputable/dependable high-tech Accounting software is required
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must have high respect for professional and personal integrity and ethically sound

Application Closing Date
10th March, 2020.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Applications electronically to: Jobopenings.Nigeria@actionaid.org using the Job Title and location e.g Finance Consultant – Abuja as the subject of the mail.

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Note

  • Applications from women and candidates from the North East and North West are particularly encouraged.
  • While we respect all applicants, interview dates will be communicated only to shortlisted candidates.