Finance Officer at the Center for Clinical Care and Clinical Research (CCCRN)

Finance Officer at the Center for Clinical Care and Clinical Research (CCCRN)

Job Features

Job FieldFinance / Accounting / Audit
Job TypeFull-Time
EducationBA/BSc/HND
LocationAbuja FCT
Experience3 years

Supervisor Title: Finance & Account Manager

Main Purpose of Job

  • The Finance Officer is responsible for managing the region account   and Operations with safeguarding the assets (financial and physical) of CCCRN and ultimately the donor against fraud, loss or misuse.

General Responsibilities
In collaboration with the Finance and Account Manager, carryout the following responsibilities:

  • Review bank vouchers and prepare expense pre accounting requests
  • Prepare and verify salaries cost allocations and other cost allocations
  • Prepare, Check and verify the accuracy of bank reconciliations
  • Carry out payment / activities request review
  • Reviews and approves payment
  • Ensures the effectiveness of approvals.
  • Properly code all transactions.
  • Control and enter all expenses from the petty cash,
  • Blank chequecustodycheque preparation
  • Uploading approval from the Procurement / other Finance Team
  • Cheques raised and signed by approved signatories.
  • Bank voucher preparation
  • Cash tracking of incoming and outgoing transactions.
  • Petty cash custody & reconciliation
  • Accrual statements management
  • Prepaid statements management
  • QB data entry (Payment & Retirement)
  • Review of retirements
  • Supplier withholding tax statements
  • Supplier withholding tax payments
  • Office Tax compliance
  • Donor Budget preparation & monitoring
  • Preparation and submission of Month end reporting package
  • External audit preparation & follow up
  • CCCRN region  Budget preparation
  • Payment of expenses, including per diem and transport to participants during activities in the field
  • Prepare and control advances.
  • Assure balances of unused portions of advances are deposited into the CCCRN account.
  • Prepare deposit slips for cash to be deposited into the bank account.
  • Reconcile advances, including review of receipts, coding of expenses on the general voucher and entering into QuickBooks.
  • Maintain accounting files.
  • Follow up on outstanding advances and assure timely reconciliation.
  • Control consumption of project (petrol, electricity, water, telephone,)
  • Participate in the improvement of the accounting system and the system of internal control.
  • Create all financial reports as requested by supervisor.
  • Preparation of forms for payments of taxes and social security.
  • Other tasks as requested by supervisor
  • Ensure that payments are processed accurately, timely, and safely (to minimize CCCRN ’s risk exposure).
  • Ensure that entries are entered into financial system accurately and timely.

Requirements
Experience / Knowledge and Sklls:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as an Accountant
  • ICAN Qualified or in progress will be of advantage.
  • Understanding of key aspects of accounting
  • Experience with Donor projects
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel spreadsheets, or comparable software
  • Ability to use basic accounting software (i.e. QuickBooks)
  • Demonstrate good judgment and sound financial “common sense”
  • Ability to create and monitor budgets. Understanding of the basic tenets of Cash Control, Asset Management and Bank Reconciliation
  • Understanding of principles of adequate documentation and of audit, and performance necessary to ensure audit compliance.
  • Written and verbal proficiency in English including business terminology
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills in English
  • A creative and proactive approach to all areas of work with a ‘can do’ attitude, in line with the CCCRN ’s values
  • Strong team working orientation with a flexible and adaptable approach to work demands across the whole organization
  • Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail
  • Collaboration Skills.

Competencies:

  • Financial Management
  • Good ethical conduct
  • Monitoring / assessing performance to make improvements or take corrective action
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally
  • Ability to plan, balance and cope with competing priorities
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage teams, initiate and organize work
  • Ability to establish priorities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to email their CV / Resume and Cover Letter (as a single MS Word document) to: [email protected] Using the “Job Title” as the subject of the mail.

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