Job: Finance Officer at Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund (NSSF)

  • Develops the annual budget with input from department heads.

  • Develop, implement and ensure compliance with internal financial and accounting policies and procedures.

  • Oversee the bookkeeping function, including the maintenance of the general ledger, accounts payable and accounts receivable.

  • Ensures that all contracts and expenditures are within budget and awarded at competitive rates.

  • Responsible for financial reconciliations and reporting.

  • Develop, implement, modify and document the record keeping and accounting system.

  • Reviews the prepared monthly payroll to ensure that the amount to be paid corresponds to the terms of the employee’s contract. Also ensure that employees are paid on time and accurately.

  • Develop, maintain, analyze budgets and prepare periodic reports comparing budgeted costs to actual costs.

  • Support auditors to ensure financial audits are completed.

  • Maintain financial records for each project to facilitate management reporting

  • Ensure accurate and timely records are prepared and presented to management upon request

  • Play an active role in business development initiatives including but not limited to prospecting new customers, building relationships with existing and new customers, attending industry functions to understand industry trends, etc.

  • Cash management (debt/receivables management and working capital management)

  • General oversight of core HR and administration functions on an ad hoc basis.

  • Responsible for ensuring that the company is up to date with its statutory declarations and payments, eg FIRS, WHT, VAT, etc.

  • Develop and continually improve accounting policies, procedures, manuals, key performance indicators, etc. of the company.

  • Support the finance team in treasury functions, financial modeling and other accounting advisory matters.

  • Approves all vouchers, invoices and checks, transfers and other forms of payment.

  • Any other assigned task.

  • A first degree in accounting.

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience providing a range of financial services in an organization at management level, ideally with at least 2 years in an NGO.

  • Excellent writing and speaking skills in English.

  • Knowledge and understanding of Nigeria’s fiscal and financial environment.

  • Familiarity with the management of donor-funded grants

  • Other relevant professional accounting certifications (ICAN, ACCA, ACA)

  • Good report writing skills and ability to develop effective work plans and manage time and priorities to achieve set objectives.

  • Proficiency in the use of relevant applications including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and other relevant applications.

  • Proven proactive skills in identifying cost savings, cost avoidance and efficiency opportunities.

  • Communicates clearly and effectively in a style that inspires trust and builds credibility with staff.

  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment

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