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Finance Associate at GOALPrime Organization Nigeria (GPON)

Company Info

GOALPrime Organization Nigeria (GPON) is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that fights to improve the lives of disadvantaged women and children via rekindled partnerships. GPON offers nutrition and public health services, services to mitigate gender-based violence, services to protect children, services to monitor protection, life-skills education and psychosocial support to conflict-affected individuals, services in WaSH community or camp settings.

Title: Finance Associate

Location: Borno

Dimension of Role

  • Under the direct supervision of the Finance officer, the Finance Associate, will ensure that all accounting procedures for documentation of transactions of Funds Receipt and Disbursement are observed and financial processes and reports are in line with policies of GOALPrime Organization Nigeria. To contribute to the provision of regular and detailed financial analysis report to inform management decisions.

Dimensions of the Role

  • Implementation of financial management processes, protocols, and systems.

Key End Results and typical Responsibilities:

Accounting software operations and reporting:·

  • Prepare payment, journal, and receipt vouchers using the corporate accounting software – QuickBook.
  • Ensure that transactions are complete and accurate with self-explanatory and understandable descriptions.
  • Maintain good filing for all vouchers in a limited access area to ensure easy retrieval.
  • Support in ensuring all documents are scanned and properly stored on Cloud
  • Maintain a record of vouchers borrowed by staff and ensure that they are returned and filed appropriately.
  • Support with the clearing of all open items.
  • Support the monthly QuickBooks closure processes.
  • Following up with offices and staff as regards the dashboard financial deadline requirements
  • Print the monthly QuickBooks reports for signing and appropriate filing.
  • Ensure that the QuickBooks balances of the advances account agree with the sub-ledger balances.
  • Contribute to the monthly financial report.
  • Support program staff in making payments to participants during activities implementation.

Internal Financial Controls & Payments:

  • Ensure that the documentation for payment is acceptable and accurate with all arithmetic calculations being correct.
  • Approved payment requests should be processed within three days of receipt.
  • Prepare the Withholding tax and VAT schedule where relevant before payment is done.
  • Cancel (stamped PAID) all vouchers (payment, journal, and receipt) and their supporting documents to forestall re-use.
  • Ensure all cheques are prepared in a way that ensures accuracy and validation for payments
  • Issue cheques as per weekly payment list; exception should be approved by CFM.
  • Maintain cash books, including providing updates to Finance Finance Officer to prevent negative cash and bank balance.
  • Release cheques to the right payee and ensure the appropriate receipts are issued and filed.
  • Perform any other duties as specified by your supervisor(s).

Advance Management:

  • Prepare and maintain the sub-ledger for all advances (travel, purchase, etc.).
  • Ensure timely liquidation of staff advances should not exceed seven days after travel arrival
  • Should ensure that more than one advance is given to staff at a time.
  • Make available Bi-weekly to the Finance Officer a list of all un-liquidated advances and support with the follow-up of these advances.
  • Assist in the Administration of Staff Payroll:
  • Prepare the withholding tax deductions report and complete and submit monthly Statutory PAYE forms to relevant Government Organizations.
  • Reconciles payment of NHF with Federal mortgage bank of Nigeria
  • Assist in the posting of all prepaid staff benefits on Quickbook.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree University degree in accounting or relevant professional qualifications equivalent.
  • At least 3 years experience in a similar role.
  • A BSc or HND in Financial accounting and related financial/Business administration courses.
  • At least 2 years of practical work experience in managing financial and administrative systems for donor-funded projects.
  • A minimum of 2-year experience in grant financial management with donor-funded projects in Nigeria.

Desirable

  • Strong communication skills: oral and written.
  • Experience in the use of QuickBooks (Added advantage)
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Ability to carry strenuous office duties of lifting heavy items.
  • Familiar with international donors.

Salary and conditions: In accordance with GPON Terms of Employment. The income will be subject to statutory deductions as per applicable Nigeria laws. The employee is responsible for the tax returns.

Deadline: Jun 20, 2023.

How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to apply.

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