Finance Officer at Oxfam Nigeria

Oxfam is a confederation of 17 Affiliates committed to creating a just world without poverty. In Nigeria Oxfam works in the areas of Economic Justice/Sustainable Livelihoods, Humanitarian programming to save lives, Advancing Gender Justice and Good governance, adopting a right based approach.

Oxfam in Nigeria with funding support from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) is implementing a five year Livelihoods and Nutrition Empowerment (LINE) project in Bauchi State. The project is aimed at improving the livelihoods for 10,000 poor and vulnerable households through increased farm productivity, enhanced market access, better nutrition and a more enabling environment for business development in 6 LGAs in Bauchi State.

Job Title: Finance Officer

Description

  • To implement and monitor all financial aspects of the project, including the management of financial rise, ensure that financial procedures are adhered to and non compliance challenged, to provide financial information monitoring to project staff and partners.
  • To work closely with the Country Finance Teams to provide quality financial information, process payments and maintain comprehensive accounting records.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure supporting documentation for payments is complete and correct (e.g. authorised and coded by budget holder) in accordance with Oxfam’s financial procedures.
  • Prepare payments for authorisation by account signatories (including payroll). Ensure relevant statutory deductions are made, and transactions recorded accurately on Pastel
  • Handling (finance related) queries regarding Donors.
  • Interpretation of financial information, advice to Project Manager, and Finance Administrator.
  • Analysing reporta for project staff and providing guidance. Influences staff to adopt Oxfam’s financial procedures.
  • Provide adequate support to partners in financial management and ensure application of appropriate standards for financial accountability.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or any relevant equivalent degree.
  • ICAN orACCA qualification will be an added advantage.
  • 3 -5 years of progressively responsible and directly relevant professional experience, such as finance, accounting, grants management - ideally with at least 2 years with an International NGO.
  • Ability to understand and implement the government tax &VAT laws.
  • Proven knowledge of computerised systems and demonstrable experience of working with computerized accounting packages and spreadsheets.

Location: Bauchi

Closing Date
17th February, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their application letter and Curriculum Vitae as one attachment to: vacancies-nigeria@oxfamnovib.nl with the position title as the subject of your email.

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