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26 Mar 2021


Elim Christian Vocational Training Centre, Igede – Posted by dailyjobsnigeria Benue

Job Description

The Finance Officer will ensure that the project team complies with Elim CVTC and CBM Policies and Procedure and the Principle of stewardship. This person will provide oversight in funds management and accounting (processing of financial data according to donor requirements, verifying the accuracy of data, implementing accounting policies and procedures, generating prompt and accurate financial reports) within the DiDRR project, support the project team in keeping with internal control systems and providing feedback on-budget performance within the project. The Finance Officer will be directly responsible for all financial and administrative tasks and procedures as well as the logistics functions for the project and ensure that internal control systems are kept in line with project financial regulations and international standards. S/he will work closely with the Programme Manager and CBM to drive best practices in financial management and administration while supporting Elim CVTC in the improvement of accounting systems.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Roles and responsibilities

Ensure that complete and accurate accounting records for all DiDRR transactions are maintained, and reviewed in a timely manner;

Responsible for entering financial information and maintaining all financial records for projects and for the organization;

Ensure proper documentation of all payment requests and vouchers, proper filing and completeness of supporting documents;

Manage financial control, prepare and analyze budgets, develop financial reports, and make recommendations to the organization on budget expenditures

Responsible for the preparation of balance sheets, income statement, expense reports, and other financial records

Assist and/or lead budget development, account balance management, tax remittance, tax return compilation, and activity budget reviews

Prepare monthly bank reconciliations and petty cash management;

Responsible for weekly/monthly/quarterly/bi-annual/annual finance update and reports and report same to DiDRR project coordinator/Elim/CBM;

Ensure that all financial reporting is completed on time and submitted to donors;

Monitor the expenditures to ensure that program funds are utilized appropriately by the close of the fiscal year;

Preparing monthly management accounts, including cash flow forecasts, and other reports;

Assist with audit preparation, auditor reviews, and implementation of recommendations as directed;

Develop financial policies to ensure operational efficiency;

Other tasks as required by Elim CVTC.


Bachelor’s degree in accounting

At least two years experience in accounting or other finance-related fields

Previous experience in the NGO or development sector – is desirable

Strong intellectual ability and professional financial experience, as evidenced by a formal qualification or part qualification in accountancy (AAT, ICAN ACCA, etc.) or experience of working as a finance officer or a similar role will be an advantage.

Ready to abide by rules/regulations guiding Elim/CBM

Required Skills

Excellent IT skills, with specific competency with Microsoft Excel. Previous experience using accounting software (Elim CVTC currently uses QuickBooks) highly desirable

Ability to work in a team environment with technical and non-technical staff.

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Self-motivated and dynamic, with excellent organizational skills and keen attention to detail.

Reliable, honest, and trustworthy.

Behaviors (Values in practice)


Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving results together with vulnerable groups, especially children and adults-at-risk, and role modeling Elim CVTC values;


Sets ambitious and challenging goals for self and team takes responsibility for own personal development and encourages team to do the same;

Widely shares personal vision for Elim CVTC, engages and motivates others;

Future-oriented thinks strategically and on a global scale.


Builds and maintains effective relationships, with own team, project team, Elim CVTC staff, and field workers, and partner staff;

Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength;

Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions;

Willing to take disciplined risks.


Honest, encourages openness and transparency;

Always acts in the best interests of children and adults-at-risk.

Method of Application

Applicants should submit a letter of motivation (using the position reference as the subject) clearly providing evidence of competencies required for the job and with a Curriculum Vitae. Applicants should ensure that they include their valid telephone number, e-mail address, and current contact address in their application.

Please, note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Also, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Elim CVTC is an equal opportunity employer offering employment irrespective of tribe, color, religion, gender, age, citizenship, or disability status whether physical, sensory or psychosocial disability. Elim CVTC is fully committed to child and adult-at-risk safeguarding aimed at preventing children and adults-at-risk from all forms of abuse. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Job Categories: finance-jobs. Job Types: Full-Time.


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