JOB ADVERTISEMENT: Finance and Grants Manager – Nigeria

Job Location: Abuja

Women Environmental Programme (WEP), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), working extensively on governance, environment, Climate Change, peace and security in Nigeria and African Region. Women Environmental Programme is recruiting for a Finance and Grants Manager to lead her Finance Team in Nigeria. The Finance and Grants Manager will be based in Abuja, Nigeria. The Finance and Grants Manager will report to the Executive Director and will be responsible for overall financial management of the organization and her field offices.  The candidate must have high-level finance, accounting and/or auditing experience on large budget funded programs.  The candidate must also be familiar with Nigeria and its government and must be willing to have strong demonstrated mastery of WEP policies and procedures.  Background check is required.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Manage the accounting function. In particular:

  • Ensure accounting transactions are recorded in a timely and accurate manner
  • Ensure that the documentation, coding and approval of transactions complies with organisational policies and donor requirements
  • Ensure in particular that transactions carried out by partner organisations are properly recorded by WEP and duly documented
  • Organise periodic closings (quarterly at a minimum)
  • Ensure account balances are analysed and reconciled and take or recommend action as needed
  • Ensure the safety of accounting data and the proper archiving of accounting documents

 

Coordinate Budget-related processes

  • Coordinate the preparation of project budgets ensuring they properly fund proposed activities and the required management and support activities
  • Assist in the negotiation of project budget with donors
  • Coordinate the preparation of WEP’s annual budget and of the necessary updates
  • Produce regular budget implementation report and recommend corrective action

 

Manage payroll

  • Coordinate the timely preparation of payroll
  • Ensure that time reports are prepared in accordance with WEP’s policy
  • Ensure that statutory deductions and contributions are made and paid in a timely manner

Oversee Treasury

  • Ensure the organisation has sufficient cash balances to operate as per plan
  • Request cash from donors as per grant agreement
  • Manage banking to ensure that cash assets are safeguarded while receiving cost-effective services

 

Coordinate Financial reporting and financial audits

  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting to Management, the Board, donors and other stakeholders (e.g. tax authorities)
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting to donors
  • Coordinate with statutory and other auditors

 

Ensure accounting policies and systems are sound, relevant and up to date

  • Develop or improve accounting policies and procedures
  • Continuously analyse financial risks and take or recommend actions as needed
  • Contribute to the development or improvement of organisational, programme or administrative policies as far as they relate to financial management
  • Ensure the financial system responds to the needs of the organisation and is well-maintained

 

Carry out other tasks related to financial management

  • Review proposed donor contracts to minimise financial and compliance risks
  • Provide support and training as necessary to ensure that project managers and other stakeholders understand their role and duties related to financial management
  • Coordinate insurance arrangements for the organisation
  • Coordinate regular asset counts and reconcile asset register with accounting records
  • Take all actions necessary to minimise financial risks to the organisation
  • Experience with managing successful grants programs for local organizations and governments
  • Knowledge of donor planning and reporting systems
  • Must be a team player and ready to travel from time to time

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred Candidate: Female

  1. A holder of Bachelors Degree in Accounting and Masters Degree in Accounting and Finance
  2. A Chartered Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Have a minimum of 10 years’ experience post qualification as a Chartered Accountant. At least 5 years in a

Non – Governmental Organisation, private Sector in accounting and or experience with International accounting systems will be an added advantage

  1. Experienced in accounting software like Quick Books, Peachtree etc.
  2. A sufficiently fast learner to be able to do a good job

Interested and qualified candidates who have met all the above criteria should send their detailed Curriculum Vitae and suitability statement to recruitment@wepnigeria.net not later than two weeks from the date of this publication (latest by 15th September 2018). No hard copy of the application will be received. Selected applicants will undergo written and oral test on a date selected by the interview Committee. The qualified candidate should be ready to resume as soon as possible.

 

Women Environmental Programme (WEP) is an equal opportunity employer