Finance Officer Job Vacancy At ACTED

ACTED -Since 1993, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential. ACTED, headquartered in Paris, France, is present in four continents and our teams intervene in 34 countries towards 8 million people, responding to emergency situations, supporting rehabilitation projects and accompanying the dynamics of development. Over 5,000 staff are dedicated to implementing and developing our projects.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance Officer
Location: Maiduguri
Start Date: May 2017
Contract Duration: 6 months with a possibility for extension
Job Summary

  • In light of the displacement in the north eastern part of Nigeria, ACTED has set up an office in Maiduguri to respond to the humanitarian needs. ACTED is therefore looking for qualified staff to support our mission based in Maiduguri.

General Objectives

  • The Finance Officer will be responsible of the following tasks:
  • Respect existing financial procedures and send all accounting documents to the Capital Office
  • Ensure the proper allocation of each expense to the corresponding project
  • Supervise the relation with the bank(s)
  • Sent a weekly cash request to the Capital Office and liaise with Program teams and Logistics to prepare a Base Monthly Cash Request to be sent to the Capital Office
  • Update the Contract Follow-Up each time a new contract is signed and each time a payment relative to a contract is done. Send the Contract Follow-Up to the Capital Office on the 5th of each month
  • Follow-up financial indicators of ACTED’s projects
  • Ensure that the finance Assistant(s) are filling the Manual Cash Book and properly carrying out their tasks
  • Upload in the NGO accountancy program SAGA all the base accountancy on a weekly basis and check it on a monthly basis before sending it to the Capital Office on the 5th of each month
  • Supervise the weekly and monthly cash reconciliations and the monthly bank reconciliation
  • Help the Country Office to have a clear vision of the base’s financial situation
  • Help the Area Coordination/Country Director to have a clear vision of the area’s financial situation

Key Responsibilities
The Finance Officer is responsible for accountancy. This will include the following:
Budget Control:

  • Check and control the base accountancy
  • Follow up on financial and accountancy procedures of ACTED Nigeria
  • Ensure efficient flow of financial and accountancy information to Country Finance
  • Financial accountability of projects

Cost Control:

  • Ensure that all resources of the base are allocated on the related projects
  • Ensure that the running cost of the base is respecting standard norms
  • Internal Control:
  • FLAT Management at the base level
  • Responsible for procurement documentation

Qualifications Required

  • B.A/M.A or equivalent Degree required
  • Ability to work as a member of the team
  • Willingness to be flexible and respond in a timely manner to support colleague when need arise
  • Good IT skills and confidence in Excel and Word
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • At least 1 year experience in an Accounting Department preferably in an NGO
  • Good in oral and written English

Remuneration

  • ACTED offers a competitive salary based on its Nigerian salary grid.

Job Title: Cashier
Location:
Borno
Start Date:
May 2017
Contract Duration:
6 months with a possibility for extension
Project Summary

  • In light of the displacement in the north eastern part of Nigeria, ACTED has set up an office in Maiduguri to respond to the humanitarian needs. ACTED is therefore looking for qualified staff to support our mission based in Maiduguri.

General Objectives
The cashier will be responsible for the following tasks:
Accounting:

  • Responsible for Advance follow up and procedure compliance at Maiduguri level
  • Responsible for Excel Book entries according to ACTED Standard entry grid

Cash:

  • Responsible for Cash Counts

Payment Procedure:

  • Responsible for payment execution at Maiduguri Level (under the supervision of the Finance Officer).

Filling:

  • Responsible for 1st level of check of Maiduguri Voucher (monthly basis)
  • Responsible for filing and photocopying all finance documents at the Area Level.
  • Perform other relevant duties

Qualifications/Skills Required

  • A Diploma in Business Administration-Accounting or Finance option
  • Previous experience as a cashier or accountant desirable
  • Knowledge or experience working for an NGO will be considered an advantage;
  • A quick learner, Committed and attentive to details
  • Strong team player of high integrity and ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • Good knowledge of excel and word.

Remuneration
ACTED offers a competitive salary based on its Nigerian salary grid.

Note

  • ACTED considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, colour, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.
  • Due to the amount of applications we receive ACTED is only able to contact shortlisted candidates. We apologize for the inconvenience.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and Cover letters explaining why you are qualified for the post both in English with at least 2 reference contacts (e.g. previous employers) to: [email protected]Please state the job title and your name in the email subject line (applications that don’t have this reference will not be considered).

Application Deadline: 20th April, 2017.

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