JOB ADVERT: PROJECT ACCOUNTANT AND FINANCE MANAGER

Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) is one of the leading Nigerian Non-Governmental Organizations implementing programs for improving Reproductive Health and Family planning (RH/FP), Care and Treatment of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria etc. We offer professional opportunities for career advancement, good working environment and competitive remuneration. We seek applications from qualified persons for the following positions under the Global Fund Tuberculosis (TB) Grant- New Funding Model and the Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS   (SIDHAS) project-USAID funded.

  1. Project Accountant – NTBLCP (TB Grant), Abuja:
  • Type of Appointment: Full Time Contract.
  • Duration: Two (2) months, till December 31st 2017 (renewable.)

Reporting to the National Coordinator (NTBLCP) as well as collaborating with ARFH Director of Finance and Admin. He/She collaborates with the program staff and Global Fund Fiduciary Agent to ensure effective financial support, grants management and budgeting.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide support in the preparation of budget and cash flow for programme implementation and prepare the budget tracking analysis, determining variance analysis.
  • Supervise the NTBLCP finance staff in preparation of vouchers, cheques and receipts.
  • Ensure compliance with internal control processes, adherence to donor financial regulations and that all expenses are within approved project budget lines.
  • Provide quality control checks ensuring that all valid financial transactions are entered into the accounting systems.
  • Prepare accurate, regular and timely financial reports for submission to ARFH and the donor, using the office QuickBooks accounting software.
  • Review the retirements of advances of staff for training, M&E etc. on the financial reports to ensure that financial reports; are timely with valid
  • Follow up with all outstanding advances to staff and project partners, to ensure timely and proper retirements.
  • Support in managing all project assets and stock items, ensuring satisfactory level of accountability and internal control at all times.
  • Provide support for audit processes both internal and external for NTBLCP and projects.
  • Maintain working relationship with banks to ensure timely banking transactions.
  • Work closely with program team, Global Fund Fiduciary agent and support other staff including mentoring for effective operation of ARFH and project activities.
  • Maintain relationship with external auditors, suppliers, banks etc.

Qualifications: 

A minimum of HND/ BSc. degree in Accounting and ACA/ACCA/CPA. Must also have at least six years working experience with Non-Governmental organizations, with skills in QuickBooks, Microsoft excel, words and power-point. A good knowledge of internal control systems, financial audit processes, grant management systems and accounting procedures for Global Fund projects is essential

  1. Finance Manager –SIDHAS project, Location –Abuja (Reports to the Director of Finance and Administration).
  • Type of Appointment: Full Time Contract.
  • Duration: Eight ( 8) months, till June 30th, 2018

This position oversees financial assessment, budget preparation, financial monitoring, risk management, donor reporting and all financial and management accounting duties.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support for strategic analysis; strategic planning and preparation of project work plan and re-programming.
  • Take a lead in budget preparation and tracking.
  • Effectively control income, cash flow and expenditure
  • Manage fund disbursements to Sub Recipients and work with their Project Accounting teams to ensure that project expenditures are in line with Global Fund Project standards.
  • Ensure compliance with internal control and adherence to donors’ financial policies and procedures.
  • Prepare accurate and timely bank reconciliation statements, accounts payable, and account receivables, balance sheet and other reports for submission to donors, management and, internal and external auditors.
  • Efficiently manage payroll and monthly local statutory returns such as PAYE/ taxes, Pensions, etc.
  • Coordinate activities of accounting staff and provide necessary mentoring to subordinates.
  • Work closely with program team and support other staff for effective operation of ARFH and project activities.
  • Follow up with all outstanding advances to staff and project partners, to ensure timely and proper retirements.
  • Maintain relationship with external auditors, suppliers, banks etc.

Qualifications: 

A minimum of HND/ BSc. degree in Accounting and ACA/ACCA/CPA. Must also have at least six years working experience with Non-Governmental organizations, with skills in QuickBooks, Microsoft excel, words and power-point. A good knowledge of internal control systems, financial audit processes, grant management systems and accounting procedures for Global Fund projects is essential

Method of Application

Applicants should send their comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and cover letter in ONLY one attachment (MSWord document) explaining suitability for the job; to programs@arfh-ng.org on/or before  October 27th 2017 . Please indicate the title of post applied for in the subject line of the email.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applicants are advised to provide their functional emails/mobile phone numbers on the application letter as well as three professional referees including their functional e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. Eligible female applicants are encouraged to apply. ARFH has a Child Safeguarding policy in place and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).