Finance & Administrative Specialist at Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) – 5 Openings

Job Title: Finance & Administrative Specialist

Locations: Adamawa, Bauchi , Ebonyi, Gombe, Sokoto
Start date: December 2020 – August 2025

Background

  • The purpose of the five-year (2020-2025) “State Accountability, Transparency and Effectiveness” (“State2State”) Activity is to increase the accountability, transparency and effectiveness of selected state and local governments (LGAs) in Nigeria. This will be achieved by: strengthening governance systems (with a focus on public financial management [PFM] and procurement, as well as monitoring and evaluation) related to the delivery of services in key sectors (basic education, primary health care, and water, sanitation and hygiene [WASH]); increasing government responsiveness to citizen needs and priorities; and improving government and civil society capacity to manage conflict (through work on prevention, mitigation and reconciliation with the same sectoral partners, not stand-alone assistance to the police or judiciary).
  • State2State will achieve this purpose by facilitating the strengthening of subnational governance systems in a sustainable manner, supporting the efforts of local reformers and building on locally-derived solutions including, to the extent possible, reforms already working in other parts of Nigeria.

Position Objectives

  • The Finance & Administrative Specialist position will manage the State finance/accounting and administrative activities.

Responsibilities

  • The Finance & Administrative Specialist will prepare relevant reports; ensures that all states transactions follow DAI/USAID standards, regulations and policies; Manage the states administration processes; collates financial and technical reports; ensures timely and accurate financial reporting, aligned with technical outcomes.
  • S/he will be responsible for providing the Senior Accounting Manager and the Accountant with the appropriate financial and operating  information as necessary; allocate project funds among the states various program activities; work closely with other departments in the state on problems involving accounting systems and financial planning.
  • The incumbent will help establish and maintain adequate system controls to protect against financial misstatement, in accordance with applicable government accounting and administrative regulations; will support the Federal level in coordinating the state annual and other financial audits—including preparation of supporting schedules and information—respond to auditor questions and consolidate report formats; manage all banking activities including withdrawals, deposits, and preparation of all bank payments and checks.
  • S/he will record all financial transactions in Field Accounting System (FAS) on daily bases; ensures accurate and timely processing of invoices, advances and reimbursements, checks, and wire transfer payments; upload the expenses into Oracle based on DAI’s schedule; Performs monthly bank reconciliations and routinely monitors bank account balances.
  • This role will work with the Accountant to approve and distribute travel advance amounts based on S2S’s travel advance policy; audits travel requests and expense reports for accuracy and compliance; follows procedures to ensure accurate and timely payment and reconciliation of travel advances, reimbursements for staff and partner travel; reviews and monitors outstanding advances report by paying close attention to advances that have not been settled after 30 days of issuance.

Reporting:

  • The Finance & Administrative Specialist will report to the State Team Lead.

Line Management:

  • The Finance & Administrative Specialist will supervise the Administrative Assistant and Drivers

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, or other relevant field is required. An advanced degree is preferred.
  • At least 8 years of experience in finance and accounting. Previous experiencing working on US Government funded projects highly preferred.
  • Strong training, communications, and personnel management skills.
  • Previous supervisory experience highly preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

Application Closing Date
4th December, 2020.

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.

Important

  • Please list the title of the position and location you are applying for in the subject line of your email.
  • Women, people with disabilities and young people are encouraged to apply.
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