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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance Officer 

Ref No: 190001LQ
Locations: Kano and Bauchi 
Employee Status: Permanent

Role Purpose

  • This position will be responsible for implementing and/or coordinating all financial functions for the state office.

Scope of Role

  • Reports to: STEER Finance Manager
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: Finance Assistant

Key Areas of Accountability
Steer Specific:

  • Prepare monthly partner transfer and ensure prompt transfer of such funds to all partners.
  • Collect partner’s financial report and necessary documentation and perform monthly reconciliation of all partner’s advances.
  • Support the Chief of Party in the monthly review of transaction listings and monthly variance analysis.
  • Prepare all adjustment journals including reallocations, exchange rate for approval by the Finance Manager.
  • Responsible for managing all staff programme advances and ensure proactively reconcile the advance account.
  • Coordinate the monthly cash forecast process for the STEER project and ensure that there is always adequate funds for the implementation of the project
  • Attend to all financial related queries from the Chief of Party

Tax Management:

  • Responsible to legally minimise tax liabilities through informed application of tax laws and regulations
  • Ensure that all remittances are done within the required timeline
  • Ensure the monthly reconciliation of the tax account including PAYE and WHT account
  • Manage tax compliance, reporting, and filing works for the organization.
  • Act as the key point of contact and support for our local taxation matters
  • Act as key point of contact for collection and issuance of Credit note to all Save the Children International Vendors and Suppliers.

Statutory Deductions:

  • Monthly remittance of all staff pension deductions and submission of the schedule to the various PFAs
  • Monthly reconciliation of all staff pension account on Agresso including matching off of all reconciled account
  • Monthly remittance of NHF, NSITF and every other statutory deductions
  • Constantly liaise with the National Housing Fund to credit each staff member account with the deduction.


  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor or line manager

Working Contacts:

  • Internal: All SCI staff, in particular the STEER project team
  • External: Auditors, Bank, Government bodies, include regulatory agencies and Vendors.


Min Required Experience:

Not Specified

Min Qualification:

Bachelor’s Degree/HND

Desired Courses:

Not Specified

Other Requirements:

Skills And Behaviours (our Values in Practice)

  • 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


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


  • 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


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


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

Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Experience in computerized and accounting systems.
  • Honesty.
  • 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
  • Must be able to speak Hausa language.
  • Level of IT Expertise: Excellent (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Professional certificate in accounting and finance

Desirable Criteria:

  • Good training and facilitation skills (for financial training/support to partners).
  • Ability to multi-task, engage in long-term planning, meet deadlines, and handle last-minute demands; exercise patience, and adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Ability to be creative and proactive health service improvement is essential.

Application Closing Date
21st June, 2019.

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