The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) (formerly National Action Committee on AIDS) was established in February 2000 to coordinate the various activities of HIV/AIDS in the country.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Finance Manager
Supervisor: Project Coordinator
Duration of Contract: 33 months
- The Finance Manager position is responsible for safeguarding the assets (financial and physical) of Global Fund (GF) against fraud, loss or misuse. S/he is responsible for ensuring that any money expended in the field is done in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, NACA’s policy, and any cost principles imposed by the donor agency.
- Understand and articulate the basic tenets of Internal Control and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles to other staff members.
- Develop tools to use to train PR and SR staff in proper financial record keeping procedures and procurement integrity.
- Lead the process of ongoing improvement of financial systems and internal controls at PR and SR levels.
- Implement standard NACA procedures to manage and monitor the financial resources of the project office. This includes: ensuring that all payments comply with NACA rules and regulations and are supported by adequate documentation
- Ensure accurate entry of transactions in accounting system assuring detailed memos, proper charge codes, account codes and job tracking.
- Assure payment of per diem and transport to participants and other expenses paid at field activities is properly managed, documented and follows project policy.
- Manage travel advances to staff, assuring proper documentation and timely clearing of all advances.
- Create journal entries, assuring all entries are properly coded, charged to the proper account codes and jobs.
- Supervise management of petty cash, assuring all purchases are properly documented, approved and comply with petty cash management policy.
- Working in close collaboration with the Project Coordinator to prepare and monitor project budgets and pipeline expenditures.
- Estimate upcoming cash needs and accrue expenditures as appropriate.
- Reconcile bank accounts and prepare field expenses.
- Interpret and approvestandard financial reports (Balance Sheet, Income Statement. Cash Flow).
- Interpret weekly and monthly specialized reports for the Project Coordinator and Country Directors
- Establish internal systems for purchase approval and asset use that ensure adequate internal control.
- Ensure that all paid invoices agree with supporting documentation, including price quotes, purchase orders and shipping receipts.
- Ensure that all costs have adequate prior authorization and approval.
- Ensure audit compliance utilizing principles of audit and performance.
- Maintain current standing with all mandated tax and registrations, including submission of payments and required reports.
- Prepare reports for Global Fund or other donor missions or agencies as required.
- Train and supervise a proactive team of staff, providing support and advice as necessary
Experience and Qualification
- Master’s degree in Accounting / Finance / Audit
- ICAN or equivalent degree (CA, CPA, ACCA,CISA,CFE) is added advantage
- A minimum of 10 years accounting or auditing and grants management experience
- Preferably at least 3 years’ experience working with donor funded projects (preferably Global Fund).
- Ability to use modern accounting software (SAP preferred)
- Effectiveness in training and coaching finance and non-finance staff in internal control policies and procedures to ensure highest standards are maintained
- Excellent experience of budgeting and budget management
- Excellent understanding of financial systems and procedures
- Excellent experience of computerised accounts packages, Excel, PowerPoint and Word
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to manage a complex and diverse workload and to work to tight deadlines
- Ability to build a proactive team, motivating staff and working collaboratively with colleagues and providing support and advice as necessary
- Strong management, supervisory, and capacity building skills, including at least 5 years’ experience in managing teams of professional staff.
- Strong written and oral communication skills, including professional level English language skills.
- Ability to work independently while being a strong team player.
- Sound knowledge of the Government of Nigeria structures and policies relevant to the management and oversight of Global Fund programs will be an advantage.
- Strong leadership skills and ability to respond effectively to deadlines and high-pressure situations.
- Good understanding of budgets, financial processes and financial reporting and compliance with donor requirements.
- Ability to work with multi-sectoral teams and produce positive results
Application Closing Date
20th February, 2021.