Deadline: 30 July, 2022

LocationSokoto, Nigeria

Plan International is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Finance Officer.

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

Responsibilities

  • Prepare the entire project’s annual budget as part of the preparation of the country’s annual budget
  • Monitor the project’s budgets to ensure spending as per plan to avoid over/under spending
  • Support in the preparation of the quarterly projects KP06 budget
  • Assist in the preparation of country’s financial management reports (monthly, quarterly and yearly)
  • Prepare monthly budget vs actual spending project report
  • Prepare the project’s dedicated bank account Target Bank Balance (TBB) report
  • Prepare the monthly partners unliquidated advance report
  • Assist the CFM in the preparation of the quarterly and year-end financial schedules
  • Make a monthly support visit to the project partners and submit report
  • Carry out identified capacity-building trainings for partners
  • Follow up with prepaid expenses, accruals, etc. on the projects and submit to the country office
  • Support the project managers to ensure that monthly cash forecasts are timely submitted
  • Ensure regular follow-up with relevant departments responsible for FAD setup in SAP for new projects
  • Undertake accuracy checks to ensure all transactions entered in SAP are correct
  • Regularly review NRGRANT status to ensure grant-related expenditures are charged on the applicable grant
  • Ensure correct use of work breakdown structure for all requisitions and journals
  • Advise the country office on all project related intercompany recharges
  • Ensure to carry out all required month-end procedures before SAP is closed
  • Maintain good filing for all project-related SAP payment vouchers and reports
  • Ensure payments made are as per Plan International’s approved policies, procedures, and that of the donor rules and regulations
  • Review the finance sections of purchase requisitions, advance requests, liquidations, and purchase orders for financial conformity with respect to the project
  • Support the review of project payments issued before sign off by Plan International authorised managers
  • Prepare project’s financial audit action list after each audit and ensure compliance
  • Ensure all expected costs are timely and accurately recovered from the project
  • Support to ensure withholding tax credit notes are promptly collected for distribution to vendors/consultants related to the project
  • Ensure your IAP, six months’ appraisal and annual appraisals are timely completed and documented
  • Provide trainings and share good experience/practice amongst the team to strengthen team capacity and team building
  • Keep your supervisor informed of any initiative or difficulties relating to the job’s responsibilities
  • Fulfil Plan International’s child protection policy at all times to protect children from all forms of abuse
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned

Requirements

  • University degree in Accounting or equivalent/professional qualification
  • Five years, minimum, of experience in a similar role
  • Fair knowledge in grants and project management
  • Knowledge and use of accounting software (preferably SAP)
  • Knowledge of and experience with the key donors in the industry is strongly preferred
  • Experience providing capacity development assistance to sub-grantees strongly preferred
  • Experience working with sub-grantees
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Ability to facilitate participative processes for all stakeholders for implementing grant projects
  • Strong team-building skills; be organised and methodical
  • Good coordination skills and ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent and demonstrable experience in grant and financial management
  • Knowledge and understanding of Nigeria’s policy environment
  • Capacity to build and maintain relationships and to work effectively in a multicultural and multiethnic environment respecting diversity
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

To apply and for more information, click here.

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