26 Jan 2016

Full-Time Finance and Accounting Manager at International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)

Toni AdewunmiAbuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

Job Description

International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), a reputable international NGO that supports the building of electoral democracies with support from USAID, seeks a qualified applicant to fill the vacant position below in its Abuja office:

Finance and Accounting Manager
Principal Duties and Responsibilities

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 protect;
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
Qualification 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
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their Application to: ifesnigeria@ifes.org


Highest consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate strong and proven track record with democracy and governance work.
Only applications received by email will be considered and shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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