Deadline: 27 May, 2022

Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria

Plan International is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Finance Officer, Budgeting and Reporting.

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

Responsibilities

  • Support the preparation of the annual plans and budgets of all department/projects as part of the preparation of the country’s annual budget
  • Support in the processes and communications, regularly working with department/project budget owners across the organisation to monitor and revise budgets throughout the year and life of projects as required
  • Support to manage project budget in accordance with approved budget and closely monitor grant performance for major institutional donors
  • Work with programme and grants staff in preparing and/or revising donor budgets to support new proposals or realignments and ensure adequate coverage of country operating cost
  • Provide support to address donor requests related to budget, budget management, reporting, realignment and audit
  • Ensure project spending is in line with approved budget
  • Ensure project budget versus actual reports are prepared monthly and discussed with project and operations teams
  • Follow up with action points and their implementation
  • Do a periodic review of the monthly budget versus actual spending reports and update the monthly reporting tracker
  • Support in providing variance analysis and justifications monthly in coordination with project and operations teams
  • Support in monitoring project financial transactions and spending and ensure compliance with donor and Plan International financial management policies and procedures
  • Prepare donor financial and other relevant reports (invoice listing, inventory, etc.) as required with adequate variance explanations for appropriate internal review and onward submission to grants department/donor
  • Work with partners, develop their capacity on budgeting, financial management, internal controls, reporting and execution of audit actions
  • Support the enforcement of donor policies and procedures across all projects
  • Carry out any other assigned tasks

Requirements

  • Degree in Accounting or equivalent
  • Three years, minimum, of experience in finance and grants management
  • Very good knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of and experience with key donors in the industry (strongly preferred)
  • Excellent skill in donor budget preparation and reporting
  • Excellent and demonstrable experience in grant and financial management
  • Knowledge and understanding of Nigeria’s policy environment
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, including good-listening skills, influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Demonstrated high degree of professionalism/integrity
  • Strategic thinking and effective contribution to own work and organisational development
  • Sound judgement and decision-making in complex situations
  • Strong emotional intelligence including self-awareness

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: Dave Dugdale

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