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  • Posted on: 26 January, 2016 Deadline: 10 February, 2016
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    International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), a reputable international NGO that supports the building of electoral democracies with support from USAID, seeks a qualified applicant to fill the vacant position  below in its Abuja office:

    Finance and Accounting Manager


    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

    • Supervise, mentor and direct other accounting staff
    • Pay ad hoc and recurrent expenditures
    • Manage banking transactions;
    • Prepare bi-monthly financial reports;
    • Assist programs in preparing budgets and also contribute in preparing reprogram/cost or no cost extension budgets;
    • Provide information for preparing monthly field office wire request and budget;
    • Enter transactions in financial system;
    • Periodic bank/accounts reconciliation
    • Maintain cash in safe account;
    • Initiate payment instructions
    • Assist in EMB training on financial management
    • Segregate expenses by related protect;
    • Provide finance guidance to program and administrative staff.
    • Track advance payment to ensure clearing of all advances;
    • Review travel expense reports and other payment requests for approval;
    • Maintain and update accrual information (vacation, severance, etc);
    • Maintain tax records and make timely payments;
    • Sub-grants financial management:
    • Evaluating sub-grant proposals and budgets
    • Reviewing sub-grants financial report to ensure compliance with terms of sub-grant and liaising with sub-grantee(s) where and when necessary;
    • Assist in providing training as needed to sub-grantee on IFES sub-grants and USAID financial regulations;
    • Perform other responsibilities assigned by supervisor and/or Chief of Party

    Qualification and Experience

    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Financial Management or any related field
    • Minimum of 10 years relevant work experience in the financial management and/or accounting field with a minimum of 3 years of experience in managerial role.
    • Demonstrated financial management and accounting skill
    • Proven ability to mentor, motivate, work as part of a team and being able to meet deadlines.
    • In depth knowledge and experience with USAID and other donor financial management, reporting requirements, sub-grants procedures.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft office and accounting software especially QuickBooks is required Excellent oral and written communication skills

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their Application to:


    • Highest consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate strong and proven track record with democracy and governance work.
    • Only applications received by email will be considered and shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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