Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition Regional Finance Manager Jobs in Nigeria

Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition Regional Finance Manager Jobs in Nigeria



Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition Limited (SCANL) is a leading management consulting firm focused on the agricultural and nutrition sectors in Africa. We partner with government agencies, private sector companies and leading international development organizations to conduct research, analyze policies, develop strategies and implement programs that promote sustainable food security and improved nutrition.


We have worked on a variety of projects across West Africa, including in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, and Senegal.


Responsibilities


  • The Finance Manager’s primary responsibilities are outlined below. The Finance Manager is however expected to perform any tasks that are necessary within the context of the evolving needs of the program.
  • Financial Management & Oversight: Establish and maintain sound and transparent accounting and fiscal control procedures for internal operations and sub-award and contracts.
  • Ensure compliance of financial and operations systems with Sahel policies and procedures, donor rules and regulation, terms and conditions, award requirements, and the laws of the Government of Nigeria (including PAYE, VAT, Withholding Tax, Pension, and NHF).
  • Budgeting: Lead the program annual budget development process that includes managing the annual work plan, life-of-project and activity budgets and ensuring compliance of program expenditures with approved budgets; ensure the consistency, inclusion and accuracy of costs and compliance with agreed policy and practices, and work with staff in developing budgets for technical activities as necessary.
  • Revise overall and sub-budgets as needed throughout the work plan year
    Cash Flow Managemen: Manage the program’s cash flow and prepare cash flow forecasts on a regular basis. Maintain complete and accurate supporting documentation for all financial transactions
  • Reporting:Compute key business metrics and provide weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to management; create additional analyses and reports as requested.
  • Prepare and submit periodic financial and accrual reports to the funding partners as required by the contract. Contribute to the development of high-quality work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other reports required by the donor.
  • Grant Management: Oversee the administration of all grants, leases, contracts, and other financial obligations.
  • Compliance and Risk Management: Ensure that strong internal control systems are in place.
  • Actively monitor all systems and ensure that staff act in full compliance with the terms and conditions of contract/award and donor requirements, local laws, and Sahel
    policies and standard operating procedures.
  • Assist the Chief of Party to conduct regular and thorough operational risk assessments in country, and monitor success of risk mitigation and risk control activities.
  • Coordinate execution of financial reviews or audits and ensure timely follow up to review or audit conclusions and recommendations in close collaboration with the project team.·
  • Administration: Supervise other program-based finance and accounting staff. Ensure appropriate segregation of duties in all procurement and payment activities from initiation to final payment.
  • Handle the acquisition of capital assets and ensure they are properly recorded, amortized, and disposed of as appropriate.


    Requirements


  • Master's Degree in accounting, finance, economics, business administration or related field is strongly preferred;
  • 8+ years of relevant experience in administrative and financial management, including overseeing the finance and operations of equally large and complex project
    Recognized professional certification in Accounting such as ACA, CPA etc.
  • Knowledge in generally-accepted accounting, budgeting and fiscal control principles.
  • Experience with preparing financial reports for development partners
  • Relevant skills in automated accounting software systems and database spreadsheet
  • Experience in tax and audit preparation according to Nigerian laws
  • Experience building capacity in financial management of, and demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with partner organizations


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 17th May, 2019.


    For more information and job application details, see; Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition Regional Finance Manager Jobs in Nigeria


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