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    Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA) aka Youth Action Initiative Africa is a youth-based non-governmental organization that promotes democratic governance, human rights and youth political participation. YIAGA focuses on in-depth research, capacity development and public policy advocacy. Since its inception, the organization has ca…

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    Finance Manager

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 7 years
    • Location Abuja
    • Job Field Finance / Accounting / Audit&nbsp , NGO/Non-Profit&nbsp

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Collaborate with the Head of Finance to optimize the efficiency of the current control system and address any identified compliance gaps.
    • Aid in reconciling overall program budgets and budgets of implementing partners.
    • Conduct accuracy checks to verify the precise entry of transactions into the accounting software.
    • Assist in the preparation of Monthly Payroll and facilitate the accurate and timely payment of related statutory remittances (PAYE, Pensions, NHF, NSITF).
    • Provide support for audits (donor, internal, external, statutory) by retrieving and refilling documents.
    • Execute payments on the bank platforms, print all payment vouchers, and match them with the documents for filing.
    • Coordinate with Program officers to collect necessary documents and ensure proper documentation after returning from field activities.
    • Ensure compliance with all income taxes, withholding taxes, VAT, and other taxes by withholding and paying them accordingly.
    • Work closely with the Finance and program departments to ensure adherence to Standard Operating Procedures for voucher redemption.
    • Contribute to the preparation of the country’s financial management reports.
    • Assist the team in conducting Monthly Balance Sheet Reconciliations.
    • Review timesheets for coding, leave, holidays, etc.
    • Manage Finance archiving and ensure monthly updates of the finance archiving index.
    • Assist in monitoring expenditures to ensure they stay within authorized levels. Review requests for increased imprest levels and prepare disbursement vouchers to replenish imprest accounts.
    • Investigate erroneous charges and take appropriate corrective accounting actions.
    • Scrutinize source documents for completeness, accuracy, and validity of charges.
    • Assist in financial management, tracking, preparing payment letters, drafting financial statements to donors, and recording them appropriately.
    • Participate in and provide financial reporting for annual budget planning, audit reviews, and assessments.
    • Conduct oneself both professionally and personally to uphold the reputation of Yiaga Africa and safeguard its humanitarian mission.
    • Undertake any other responsibilities as assigned.

    Required Skills and Experience

    • Degree in Accounting, Finance, or any related field
    • At least seven (7) years or more experience, including 3 years in a managerial position in an NGO’s finance/compliance department or experience managing donor funds, is preferred.
    • Excellent project management skills
    • An advanced degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field is desirable
    • Must possess professional certifications, e.g. ACCA
    • Must have excellent organizational, supervisory, leadership, and managerial skills.
    • Familiarity with office machines (e.g. scanners, printers, etc.)
    • Knowledge of office management and basic bookkeeping
    • Proficient in English (oral and written)
    • Excellent knowledge of MS Office packages (especially Excel and Word)
    • Strong communication and people skills
    • Good multi-tasking abilities
    • Problem-solving skills.

    Core Competencies:

    • Integrity: Exemplifies integrity by embodying the values and ethical standards of Yiaga Africa.
    • Promotion of Vision: Actively promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of Yiaga Africa.
    • Diversity and Sensitivity: Displays sensitivity and adaptability to gender, region, religion/belief, race, nationality, culture, and age, fostering an inclusive and diverse work environment.

    Functional Competencies:

    • Knowledge Sharing: Actively shares knowledge and experiences with peers and colleagues.
    • Continuous Learning: Demonstrates a commitment to continuous personal learning and development in one or more practice areas. Proactively follows a learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.
    • Development and Operational Effectiveness:
    • Financial Services: Proficient in performing various standard tasks related to the provision of financial services.
    • Regulatory Knowledge: Possesses a strong understanding of Yiaga Africa’s financial rules and regulations.
    • IT Skills: Exhibits proficiency in IT skills relevant to the role.
    • Client-Focused Results: Prioritizes achieving results for the client and responds positively to feedback.
    • Positive Attitude: Consistently approaches work with energy and maintains a positive and constructive attitude.
    • Resilience: Remains calm, in control, and good-humored even when working under pressure.

    Language Requirements:

    • Fluency in written and spoken English. Proficiency in Hausa or French will be a plus.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to The Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA) on to apply

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