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Finance Officer Job at NERI Nigeria


North East Regional Initiative (NERI) – An International Development Organization, is seeking applications from suitably qualified Nigerian nationals for the position below:

Job Title: Finance Officer 
Position Summary 

  • The Finance Officer will assist the Finance Director in developing and managing the project’s financial systems.
  • S/he will also assist the Finance Director in ensuring sufficient funds are available for effective and efficient implementation of project activities and support programs.
  • Specific areas of responsibility include financial report preparation, review and submission to headquarters and cash flow management. Some travel is expected.
  • S/he will work under the supervision of the Finance Director and will support him/her in all matters related to financial management, financial reporting, subcontracting.

Reporting & Supervision: 

  • The Finance Officer reports to the Finance Director.

Required Skills & Qualifications 

  • Minimum relevant Bachelors’ degree or professional accounting/financial qualification is required.
  • Excellent written and spoken English is required.
  • Ability to work under pressure and efficiently handle multiple tasks is required.
  • Ability to work under own initiative or as a part of a team is required.
  • Ability and willingness to perform occasional travel to meet program goals
  • Fluency in one or more of the local languages is highly desired
  • Minimum three years’ financial administration experience is required.
  • Experience of working with international organizations / NGOs is desirable.
  • Competent in computers and using financial software is required.
  • Understanding of budget and cost control management is required.

Primary Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Monitoring program and work plan budgets
  • Providing assistance in supervising accounting
  • Reviewing day-to-day accounting
  • Coordinating development of activity budgets and management of field expenses
  • Determining cost projections and submitting requests for funds on a monthly basis
  • Verifying accounting files
  • Assisting in monitoring procurement procedures and expenses
  • Tracking and reporting on financial aspects of grants
  • Occasional travel to field offices to oversee systems, conduct training, set up systems and accounts, etc.
  • Developing and submitting financial reports, when needed
  • Ensuring compliance with all donor and home office procedures
  • Implement systems and ensure proper checks and balances to mitigate potential for fraud or improper use of funds
  • Liaising with HQ, partners, financial institutions and others on financial issues
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How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following documents below to: nigeria_recruitment@neri-nigeria.com

  • A current Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing all job responsibilities;
  • A cover letter;


  • Please reference the job title and location on the subject line, your cover letter and resume/CV.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

 Deadline  16th February, 2017. 


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