Full-Time Finance Manager
Chemonics International, a leading international organization based in Washington, D.C., seeks a Finance Manager for the USAID-funded Strategic HIV/AIDS Response Program (SHARP) Task Order 03 activity in Nigeria. This activity aims to identify and support proven interventions through the improvement of service delivery and strengthening health systems with an expanded effort with the Government of Nigeria (GON) in Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Jigawa, Kano and Yobe States. The objectives of the activity include 1) Targeted and efficient HIV and TB case identification and linkage to care and treatment; 2) Enrollment of patients on HIV/AIDS therapy with adequate adherence and minimal loss to follow-up; 3) Successfully suppress HIV viral load; and 4) Increase GON capacity to expand, coordinate and finance HIV/AIDS and TB services. This position will be based in Abuja, Nigeria. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities * Support overall financial management of SHARP TO 03, ensuring strict adherence to Chemonics policies and procedures and USAID rules and regulations.
- Supervise accounting cycle to include preparation and appropriate documentation of journal entries, payment requests, and general ledger reconciliations.
- Ensure that incurred costs are allowable, allocable and reasonable in accordance with USAID cost principles and Chemonics policies and procedures.
- Review and approve accounting and supporting documents and transactions to ensure accuracy, completeness and compliance with Chemonics policies and procedures and USAID regulations.
- Review accurate, complete and timely financial reporting using ABACUS system, including monthly accrual/projection spreadsheets, and ensure timely submission to the home office (HO). Prepare and/or review ad hoc analysis and reporting as needed. Monitor preparation and perform analysis of financial reports relative to budget and monthly forecasting.
- Oversee monthly wire transfer requests for submission to the HO and manage local bank accounts to ensure sufficient availability of funds for project needs.
- Review the internal financial control systems to ensure that appropriate mechanisms, procedures, and systems are in place. Ensure proper safeguards of funds and compliance with established USAID and Chemonics financial and accounting procedures.
- Review and ensure proper authorization and approval and timely processing of payment/reimbursement requests for employees/suppliers/vendors.
- Plan, perform and supervise internal audits of accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, fixed assets, and petty cash.
- Review and approve bank reconciliations and reconciliation of petty cash and fund report at time of replenishment.
- Review submission of all tax withholdings (payroll income tax, deduction at source) to relevant parties.
- Review payroll and ensure allocation of payroll costs to appropriate general ledger accounts.
- Work closely with internal and external auditors during field program audits.
- Serve as a resource person for technical and finance staff on Chemonics and USAID policies, procedures and regulations
- Interact with bank and other officials on an as-needed basis.
- Provide support in grants selection and administration.
- Manage the procurement of goods and services; administer maintenance agreements as directed.
- Fosters and demonstrates a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation and exceeding expectations.
- Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Required Skills and Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the required knowledge, skills, and/or abilities needed to perform the principal duties. * University degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics or other relevant fields;
- Minimum of 5 years of related experience in program administration and finance management;
- Previous professional experience with international donor programs;
- In-depth knowledge of the operating environment and employment regulations in Nigeria;
- Experience in bookkeeping and accounting
- Results-oriented professional capable of achieving targets and goals set in cooperation with the client, counterparts, and stakeholders;
- Demonstrated ability to work productively within a team
- Possess excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills;
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively;
- Fluency in English is required.
The Finance Manager will report directly to the Director of Finance and Operations. As teamwork is crucial to the success of the project, the Finance Manager will be expected to closely coordinate with other project staff, as per direction from the Director of Finance and Operations.
Location of Assignment
The location of the assignment is Abuja, Nigeria with intermittent travel throughout the country.
This position is open to applicants who are cooperating country nationals (CCNs) and eligible to work in the country of Nigeria. CCN is defined as a cooperating country citizen or a non-cooperating country citizen lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the cooperating country.
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Chemonics is an equal opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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