Recruitment at IFES

Company Description
A reputable international NGO that supports the building of electoral democracies with support from USAID seeks a qualified applicant to fill the following vacancy in its Abuja office

Job Title: 
Finance and Accounting Manager

Job Summary
Reporting to the Deputy Chief of Party, principal duties and responsibilities shall include:
Supervise, mentor and direct other accounting staff;
Pay ad hoc and recurrent expenditures;
Manage banking transactions;
Prepare bi-monthly financial reports;
Assist programs in preparing budgets and also contribute in preparing reprogram/cost or no cost extension budgets;
Provide information for preparing monthly field office wire request and budget;
Enter transactions in financial system;
Periodic bank/accounts reconciliation;
Maintain cash in safe account;
Initiate payment instructions;
Assist in EMB training on financial management
Segregate expenses by related project;
Provide finance guidance to program and administrative staff.
Track advance payment to ensure clearing of all advances;
Review travel expense reports and other payment requests for approval;
Maintain and update accrual information (vacation, severance, etc);
Maintain tax records and make timely payments;
Sub-grants financial management:
Evaluating sub-grant proposals and budgets;
Reviewing sub-grants financial report to ensure compliance with terms of sub-grant and liaising with sub-grantee(s) where and when necessary;
Assist in providing training as needed to sub-grantee on IFES sub-grants and USAID financial regulations;
Perform other responsibilities assigned by supervisor and/or Chief of Party.  

Qualifications and experience 
•Bachelor’s degree in accounting, financial management or any related field
•Minimum of 10 years relevant work experience in the financial management and/or accounting field with a minimum of 3 years of experience in managerial role.
•Demonstrated financial management and accounting skill
•Proven ability to mentor, motivate, work as part of a team and being able to meet deadlines.  
•In depth knowledge and experience with USAID and other donor financial management, reporting requirements, sub-grants procedures.
•Proficiency in Microsoft office and accounting software especially QuickBooks is required
•Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Years of Experience
Experience (Over 10 years)

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Closing Date
February 10th, 2016

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