Finance Manager needed at The Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement

Job title : Finance Manager

Job Location : Abuja

Deadline : May 02, 2024

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Roles and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Head of Finance to optimize the efficiency of the current control system and address any identified compliance gaps.
  • Aid in reconciling overall program budgets and budgets of implementing partners.
  • Conduct accuracy checks to verify the precise entry of transactions into the accounting software.
  • Assist in the preparation of Monthly Payroll and facilitate the accurate and timely payment of related statutory remittances (PAYE, Pensions, NHF, NSITF).
  • Provide support for audits (donor, internal, external, statutory) by retrieving and refilling documents.
  • Execute payments on the bank platforms, print all payment vouchers, and match them with the documents for filing.
  • Coordinate with Program officers to collect necessary documents and ensure proper documentation after returning from field activities.
  • Ensure compliance with all income taxes, withholding taxes, VAT, and other taxes by withholding and paying them accordingly.
  • Work closely with the Finance and program departments to ensure adherence to Standard Operating Procedures for voucher redemption.
  • Contribute to the preparation of the country’s financial management reports.
  • Assist the team in conducting Monthly Balance Sheet Reconciliations.
  • Review timesheets for coding, leave, holidays, etc.
  • Manage Finance archiving and ensure monthly updates of the finance archiving index.
  • Assist in monitoring expenditures to ensure they stay within authorized levels. Review requests for increased imprest levels and prepare disbursement vouchers to replenish imprest accounts.
  • Investigate erroneous charges and take appropriate corrective accounting actions.
  • Scrutinize source documents for completeness, accuracy, and validity of charges.
  • Assist in financial management, tracking, preparing payment letters, drafting financial statements to donors, and recording them appropriately.
  • Participate in and provide financial reporting for annual budget planning, audit reviews, and assessments.
  • Conduct oneself both professionally and personally to uphold the reputation of Yiaga Africa and safeguard its humanitarian mission.
  • Undertake any other responsibilities as assigned.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Degree in Accounting, Finance, or any related field
  • At least seven (7) years or more experience, including 3 years in a managerial position in an NGO’s finance/compliance department or experience managing donor funds, is preferred.
  • Excellent project management skills
  • An advanced degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field is desirable
  • Must possess professional certifications, e.g. ACCA
  • Must have excellent organizational, supervisory, leadership, and managerial skills.
  • Familiarity with office machines (e.g. scanners, printers, etc.)
  • Knowledge of office management and basic bookkeeping
  • Proficient in English (oral and written)
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office packages (especially Excel and Word)
  • Strong communication and people skills
  • Good multi-tasking abilities
  • Problem-solving skills.

Core Competencies:

  • Integrity: Exemplifies integrity by embodying the values and ethical standards of Yiaga Africa.
  • Promotion of Vision: Actively promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of Yiaga Africa.
  • Diversity and Sensitivity: Displays sensitivity and adaptability to gender, region, religion/belief, race, nationality, culture, and age, fostering an inclusive and diverse work environment.

Functional Competencies:

  • Knowledge Sharing: Actively shares knowledge and experiences with peers and colleagues.
  • Continuous Learning: Demonstrates a commitment to continuous personal learning and development in one or more practice areas. Proactively follows a learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.
  • Development and Operational Effectiveness:
  • Financial Services: Proficient in performing various standard tasks related to the provision of financial services.
  • Regulatory Knowledge: Possesses a strong understanding of Yiaga Africa’s financial rules and regulations.
  • IT Skills: Exhibits proficiency in IT skills relevant to the role.
  • Client-Focused Results: Prioritizes achieving results for the client and responds positively to feedback.
  • Positive Attitude: Consistently approaches work with energy and maintains a positive and constructive attitude.
  • Resilience: Remains calm, in control, and good-humored even when working under pressure.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Proficiency in Hausa or French will be a plus.

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