Accounting Manager

Job ID 766

Accounting and Finance Lagos, Nigeria   Lagos


Description

Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

FUNCTION

The Accounting Manager plays a significant role in strengthening of core global systems by ensuring proper accounting and reporting of resources in regional office implementation by maintaining systems of accountability, processing of accounting information, internal and external financial reporting, cash and bank account maintenance and other financial tasks as assigned in liaison with relevant Heifer departments.  This person contributes to the global mission of scaling up of program impact by preparing financial report and monitoring budget burn rates for effective implementation of the regional office. This person will also contribute to growth and diversification of revenue by assisting in budgeting.  This position works directly and in consultation with the headquarters and interacts with similar positions in other teams to promote consistency throughout the area program.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS

Financial Acumen; Tech Savvy; Action oriented; Plans and aligns; Optimizes work processes; Ensures accountability; Drives results; Collaborates; Communicates effectively; Courage; Instills trust; Builds effective teams; Nimble learning

RESPONSIBILITIES & DELIVERABLEs

A. Financial Management (45 %)

  • Provide financial management and strengthening of core global systems to the Country Office to ensure compliance with Heifer International policies, donor requirements and relevant government authorities.
  • Review and verification of invoices and payment vouchers to ensure completeness, correct coding and reasonableness including statutory payments.
  • Perform analytical review of general ledger accounts and reconciling balance sheet accounts including staff advance reconciliations on monthly basis.
  • Develop and maintain a proper accounting system, processes on daily basis.
  • Maintain efficient filing and retrieval system for financial and account records to ensure completeness, accuracy and compliance on weekly basis.
B. Report Preparation and Presentation (20%)
  • Ensure proper and accurate accounting and reporting of all funds in accordance with the grant/donor requirements, including all expenses that are allowable and charged correctly.
  • Ensure preparation of the audit schedules, materials and other documentation for annual or internal audits, reviews and evaluations.
  • Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports and statements as per management requirement.
  • Collect and facilitate review of special reports for internal control when required.
  • Ensure the maintenance of an accurate and up to date fixed asset register.
C. Financial Control and Risk management (20%)
  • Efficient and effective management of all financial functions of the organization and development of risk management plans.
  • Implement and monitor internal controls and financial policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that all statutory requirements of the organization are met.
  • Ensure that the organization makes all required government remittances and remits applicable taxes as and when required.
  • Organize donor records, and ensure internal controls are maintained.
D. Supervision and Monitoring (10%) 
  • Supervise the finance staff and provide guidance to their work and encourage their professional growth.
  • Oversee accounts payable, accounts receivable, purchasing, donations processing and receiving.
  • Supervise daily accounting support to staff through coaching and field monitory.
  • Daily, monitor the cash position.
  • Oversee petty cash reconciliations.
E. May perform other job-related duties as assigned (5%)

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Finance or Accounting or related field, plus ten (10) years of related experience and at least 3 – 5 years in a magerial role.
Must be a Certified Accountant; ICAN/ACCA finalist.

Preferred Requirements 

  • Experience in financial management in senior position level.
  • Experience in large grant management and reporting through bilateral and multilateral donors, e.g.: United States Agency for International Development, European Union, Department for International Development (United Kingdom), Canadian International Development Agency.

Most Critical Proficiencies

  • Rich knowledge of accounting principles with strong understanding of GAAP and IFRS.
  • Ability to research, interpret and ensure compliance with local accounting standards and reporting requirements.
  • Experience in planning and generating ideas for improvement of the accounting function.
  • Strong budget development, management and monitoring capacity.
  • Proficient in English, both oral and written.
  • Computer proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail software, and knowledge of accounting software.
  • Excellent organizational skills including strong attention to details.
  • Excellent leadership qualities and communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work cooperatively, tactfully, and diplomatically with a culturally diverse group of people.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Motivated to work with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of integrity.
  • Ability and willingness to work with a flexible schedule.
  • Ability and willingness to travel both locally and internationally.
  • Sensitivity in working with multiple cultures and beliefs, and to gender equity.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands

  • Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the general public.
  • May require constant sitting and moving, working at a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to identify and understand issues and opportunities, compare data from different sources to draw conclusions, use effective approaches for developing.
  • Willingness and ability to work outside of normal business hours.
  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed.
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work in a culturally diverse and multi-disciplinary environments.
Deadline for Application: 25th October 2022