Creative Associates International

Finance Manager

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Creative Associates International is recruiting for Full time Finance Manager

Job Description

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 15 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance Manager

Jobv Ref: FINAN01742
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Job Type: Full-Time

Project Description

  • The objective of the West Africa Trade and Investment Activity is to improve private sector competitiveness with a focus on increasing the agricultural productivity and profitability of smallholder farmers in Nigeria, while promoting West Africa’s regional and international trade.
  • The Activity comprises of three main components: (i) design of a Competitiveness Fund for private sector partnerships; (ii) administration of the Competitiveness Fund to develop private sector partnerships and provide grants; and (iii) technical assistance (TA) that directly supports, coordinates, and organizes qualifying recipients (i.e., partners and grantees) to achieve USAID’s trade and food security objectives.
  • The Trade Hub will contribute to both USAID/Nigeria’s Feed the Future objectives related to increasing the agricultural competitiveness of smallholder farmers in Nigeria as well as USAID/West Africa’s objective to increase broad-based growth and resilience.

Position Summary

  • The Finance Manager will assist the Director, Finance in developing and managing the project’s financial systems.
  • S/he will work under the supervision of the Director, Finance and will support them in all matters related to financial management, financial reporting, and subcontracting.
  • S/he will also assist Director Finance in ensuring sufficient funds are available for effective and efficient implementation of project activities and support programs.
  • Specific areas of responsibility include financial report preparation, review and submission to headquarters and cash flow management.

Primary Responsibilities
Financial Management:

  • Supervise and ensure day-to-day accounting operations and financial management functions are performed in compliance with internal and client’s policies and procedures;
  • Ensure funds’ availability and verify that all procurement and Grants-Under-Contract actions are compliant with internal and client’s financial management guidelines;
  • Ensure that all accounting data is updated, reconciled and fully supported with backup documents;
  • Ensure timely processing of staff payroll, allowances and other reimbursements;
  • Oversee financial and administrative functions of the execution of grants to all local IPs; and
  • Monitor program and operational forecasting, establish and maintain cash controls to ensure supply of adequate funds.

Staff Management:

  • Lead a team of finance professionals responsible for accounting and financial management;
  • Develop staff by encouraging individuals to be self-motivated and take responsibility for their contributions to the finance team; and
  • Conduct timely performance reviews and provide performance feedback/training to the staff.

Financial Reporting:

  • Manage the finance department to meet financial reporting requirements, ensuring that all financial reports are submitted on or before deadline;
  • Produce segregated finance records at the request of Director, Finance such as expenses for specific locations or grants;
  • Ensure accurate and smooth month and year-end closing and reporting within agreed schedules; and
  • Provide financial status of project expenses and budget information when required by Director, Finance.

Budgeting:

  • Assist in preparation of budgets, monitor, review and revise as required in consultation with the Director, Finance; and
  • Prepare Budget vs. Actual analysis and report variances to Director, Finance.

Internal Controls and Compliance:

  • Ensure proper controls are maintained within Finance department, supervise finance staff; segregate their duties to ensure proper internal controls;
  • Ensure compliance with local laws, particularly on withholding taxes;
  • Ensure timely deposit of withholding taxes and reporting to Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS);
  • Alert potential non-compliance financial issues to the attention of Director, Finance;
  • Coordinate with Program and Grant Teams to establish proper controls for grants management;
  • Establish procedures and forms for requesting and issuance of advances for program needs; and
  • Ensure and routinely test for maintenance of audit-ready documentation.

 

    Job Requirements
    Minimum years of experience

    5

    Qualifications
    FSLC /SSCE /JSCE /NABTEB /ADN /OND /ND /NCE /B.Sc /B.Ed /B.Tech
    Other Requirements

    Required Skills and Qualifications

    • A Master's Degree or its equivalent with five (5) years of work experience or a Bachelor's Degree with seven (7) years' relevant experience;
    • Experience with computerized accounting;
    • Familiarity with all Microsoft Office applications;
    • Proficiency in English reading, writing and speaking
    • Experience with U.S. government (USAID preferred) administrative compliance preferred;
    • Exposure working with international operations;
    • Ability to work with and achieve results with a diverse group of personnel located in many countries; and
    • Strong organizational and managerial skills.

    Application Closing Date
    26th September, 2019..

    How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated Resume/CV to: recruit@westafricatih.com using "Finance Manager" as the subject of the mail.
    Or
    Click here to apply online

    Note

    • Candidates must be authorized to work in Nigeria
    • Local Nationals Strongly Preferred
    • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
    • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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    About Creative Associates International
    Creative Associates International provides outstanding, on-the-ground development services and forges partnerships to deliver sustainable solutions to global challenges. Its experts focus on building inclusive educational systems, transitioning communities from conflict to peace, developing sustainable economic growth, engaging youth, promoting transparent elections and more. Creative is recognized for its ability to quickly adapt and excel in conflict and post-conflict environments. To del...
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    Job Summary
    Published
    September 23, 2019
    Offer Type
    Full time
    Experience
    Minimum of 5years
    Location
    Abuja Federal Capital Territory
    Deadline
    September 26, 2019
    Specialization
    Finance / Accounting
    Industries
    Education Services/ Research
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