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  • Posted: Sep 5, 2019
    Deadline: Sep 18, 2019
  • Founded in 1915, Helen Keller International is dedicated to saving the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. We combat the causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition by establishing programs based on evidence and research in vision, health and nutrition. We currently have more than 180 programs in 21 African and Asian countr...
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    Finance and Admin Associate

    Reports To:      Project Coordinator

    Slots:               1


    The Finance and Admin Associate’s (FAA) job is to ensure smooth and accurate flow of financial and operational information and work on designing and implementing financial reports. The FAA ensures effective implementation of project activities in the field location within the context of financial, contractual and operating systems. He/ she also manages the budget for the state field office/project, develops and implements HKI financial policies and procedures, ensure compliance and works collaboratively with other Finance and projects technical staff to facilitate projects.

     Essential Functions

    •  The Finance and Admin Associate will oversee the operations and finances of the state office.
    •  Review activity requests and prepare bank vouchers for payments
    •  Track cash flow and compile retirement receipts and review 
    •  Enter payments and retirements into financial accounting software on daily basis using Quick-Book
    •  Reconcile all bank account monthly against bank statement and submit to FM for review
    •  Manages petty cash reconciliation
    •  Preparation and management of office running budget
    •  Check matching expenses for compliance with donor regulations.
    •  Monitor donor budget, prepare all necessary donor reports, and submit to Head of Finance and Operations for review and approval.
    •  Assist with month end reporting package
    •  Ensure implementation of regulations and procedures for local purchase, procurement and logistics management in collaboration with Logistics Officer(s).
    •  Maintain rigorous operations in the field office, communicating regularly with the Abuja office to assure smooth operations.
    •  Assist technical staff to develop and manage monthly and quarterly activity budgets.
    •  Implement financial and internal control policies and procedures
    •  Process supplier invoices
    •  Ensure transactions are properly recorded and entered into HKI Quick books
    •  Maintain financial files and records
    •  Maintain the assets register
    •  Submit staff time sheets for payroll processing


    •  University Degree in Business Management or accounting. Postgraduate degree in related field and possession of professional qualification such as ACA or ACCA preferred.
    •  Strong numeric skills and attention to detail and quality
    •  Minimum 2-4 years’ management experience
    •  Experience with USAID/DFID funded project
    •  Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs, especially Excel spreadsheets
    •  Ability to use accounting software (i.e. QuickBooks)
    •  Demonstrate good judgment and sound financial “common sense”
    •  Ability to create and monitor budgets
    •  Understand the principles of adequate documentation and of audit and performance necessary to ensure audit compliance.
    •  Advanced written and verbal proficiency in English including business terminology.
    •  Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
    •  Ability to work in a team-oriented environment while maintaining an individual workload
    •  Logical and flexible approach to solving problems, especially when working under pressure
    •  Monitoring/assessing performance to make improvements or take corrective action
    •  A creative and proactive approach to all areas of work with a ‘can do’ attitude, in line with the HKI’s values
    •  Strong team working orientation with a flexible and adaptable approach to work demands across the whole organization.
    •  Monitoring/assessing performance to make improvements or take corrective action
    •  Good communication and interpersonal skills
    •  Tertiary qualifications in a related field and experience working in a non-profit organization will be an advantage;
    •  Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail
    •  Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally
    •  Ability to plan, balance and cope with competing priorities
    •  Good written and verbal communication skills
    •  Good standard of IT including experience of using MS Office
    •  Ability to manage teams, initiate and organize work
    •  Ability to establish priorities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines

    Method of Application

    Interested persons should send comprehensive resume with a cover letter as ONE MS Word document to using the position title and location as the subject of the email. You will receive an auto response confirming your application. Note that applications will not be accepted after 5pm on Wednesday September 18th 2019.


    Note: There are no relocation allowances available for these positions.

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