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Finance Assistant Job at Connected Development

Connected Development [CODE] is a non-government organization [NGO] that envisions a world where all people – even in the most remote areas of the globe – can hold their government accountable. Our mission is to empower marginalized communities in Africa. We strengthen local communities by creating platforms for dialogue, enabling informed debate, and building the capacities of citizens on how to hold their government accountable.

CODE provides marginalized and vulnerable communities with resources to amplify their voices with independence and integrity while providing the communities with information that ushers social and economic progress. To enhance effective democratic governance and accountability, CODE creates platforms [mobile and web technologies] that close the feedback loop between citizens and the government. With global expertise and reach, we focus on community outreach, influencing policies, practices, and knowledge mobilization.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance Assistant

Location: Abuja

Role Purpose

  • Under the leadership of the Finance Manager, the Finance Assistant will be responsible for the provision of accounting and administrative support services to Staff.

Key Accountabilities

  • Assist in ensuring that staff have clear roles and responsibilities, and a strong understanding of all of Donor’s and CODE’s requirements and policies.

Finance:

  • Manage the electronic spreadsheet/format for receiving and disbursing funds; coordinate the preparation and timely submission of monthly financial reports and other reports as required. Ensure accurate keeping of account books (electronic and paper) for CODE’s Office.
  • Maintain the office cash box and disburse cash payments. Ensure weekly cash counts are done and properly documented by non-finance staff.
  • In collaboration with the line manager support the training in financial management in accordance with CODE’s financial management policies
  • Help ensure that timely and accurate information is generated and disseminated accordingly to the project team, to inform activity planning and forecasts.
  • Process all banking activities, ensuring that bank account records are accurately maintained, and that bank statements are obtained on a timely basis.

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
  • High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
  • Holds self and others accountable

Ambition:

  • Creating best-in-class EA function
  • Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively

Collaboration:

  • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

  • Designing more effective admin systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

Skills & Experience:

  • Administrative & General Skills

Essential Criteria

  • Level of Education – B.Sc / HND or equivalent
  • Specified Study Area – Finance / Accounts
  • Minimum 2 years post NYSC experience
  • Experience in working with partners accountable for grants and other financial support provided to implement project activities, particularly at community level.
  • Excellent verbal communication and listening skills.
  • Language Requirements: Spoken English-Excellent; Written English-Excellent
  • Level of IT Expertise: Excellent (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

Desirable Criteria:

  • Good training and facilitation skills (for financial training/support to partners).
  • Ability to multi-task, engage in long-term planning, meet deadlines, exercise patience, and adapt to changing circumstances.

Deadline: 15th February, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online (docs)

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