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Finance Officer at CARE International

Job Summary

  • The Finance Officer – position is based in the Maiduguri office and is responsible for multi-tasking responsibilities including acting as the focal person for all financial issues related to the sub offices, cash and treasury management, and General Ledger.
  • The position performs data entry, all banking activities for the sub offices office as well as external funds transfers.
  • He / She is to ensure that CARE Nigeria financial policies, regulations and procedures are followed in all financial transactions and the review of project and travel advances (TERs) etc. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Record all accruals in the GL module of PeopleSoft.
  • Ensure all adjustments are recorded in the system on time.
  • Petty cash uploads are properly recorded in the system with the correct charging details.
  • Month end entries are done timely.
  • Act as a backup for the finance assistant when required.
  • Perform all treasury management duties in the sub office(s)
  • Record all deposits received in the sub office(s) timely.
  • Initiate both local and foreign bank transfers and ensure transfers are done on time.
  • Send monthly bank statements and fees to the Shared service center.
  • Prepare the income information report to HQ.
  • Review sub office(s) deposits periodically and make the necessary adjustments.
  • Respond to all bank reconciliation questions and updates from Shared Service Centre
  • Manage the sub office(s) cash to maximize gains and minimize losses
  • Centralize all monthly cash requirements and prepare all cash transfer to CUSA
  • Participate in the internal control and review of the sub office(s) books and accounts:
  • Prepare monthly sub ledgers for balance sheet account and prepare appropriate correction.
  • Review Travel Expense Reports (TERs) of staff and other project advances before they are posted in the system.
  • Prepare monthly income tax, withholding tax and pensions contributions of staff for payment to the appropriate tax offices and pension fund administrators.
  • Reconcile for Tax and pensions accounts and for initiating the necessary adjustment.
  • Prepare the provision for severance benefits and other benefits payments (including international staff payments).
  • Assist Logistics Officer to reconcile the sub office(s) Inventories with the asset account
  • Ensure timely preparation of month end and other reports
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor

Job Qualifications

  • Minimum of First degree in Accounting, Finance Management or a combination of education and work experience

Required Skills and Experience:

  • A Minimum of 3 - 4 years progressively responsible in Accounting, Financial Management of INGO and/or directly related areas
  • Excellent Analytical skill, good written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to multitask and work within deadlines
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft applications, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint & Outlook (or similar software);
  • Good knowledge of Accounting practice, policies and procedures
  • Strong level of autonomy to provide independent follows through on processing issues and concerns.
  • Excellent planning, organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong team player and Integrity
  • Strong problem solving, analytical, operational, and coordinating abilities,
  • Good interpersonal, oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong customer service focus and ability to work well with people from varied backgrounds and cultures at all levels in organization.
  • Familiarity with donor rules and regulations (EU, USAID, CIDA)

Mode of Application

Applicants should submit their applications and detailed CV's electronically to: ngahr@care.org

Note

  • Indicate clearly in the subject line the position you are applying for (in Caps)
  • Save your CV with your name before attaching it. 
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

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