1 month ago

Job Summary

The Finance and Administration Director leads the finance and administration team to ensure quality monitoring, management, and reporting on all USDA project funds and oversees administration, logistics, and office management. S/he will ensure each financial or administrative transaction complies with the terms and conditions of the donor, is in compliance with US Government rules and regulations for federal awards, meets local tax laws and other regulations, follows Corus's policies and procedures, and is in alignment with approved budgets. S/he provides the COP with guidance on administrative and financial matters. Candidates should have strong experience in the areas of grant management, accounting, and audits, as well as be an expert in US Government regulations related to and Government of Nigeria regulations governing all aspects of financial and administrative management and oversight of development programs. The Finance and Administration Director will be responsible for overall financial management and compliance with the project. The position will ensure all records are audit ready, establish cost and financial fiscal controls, and enforce stringent international financial and auditing standards. The Candidate will review, and audit documents generated to ensure adherence to accounting practice and US government law, Corus’s policies and procedures as well as local labor laws and conditions.

  • Minimum Qualification:Degree
  • Experience Level:Senior level
  • Experience Length:8 years

Job Description/Requirements

Responsibilities:

Financial Management and Accounting 

  • Develop annual budgets, activity budgets, and partner budgets for approval by the COP.
  • Ensure all project costs are reasonable, allowable, and allocable to the project.
  • Monitor project budgets, spending, and communicate issues and make recommendations for action.
  • Ensure all Corus and donor financial management, accounting, travel, and other relevant policies and procedures are followed.
  • Ensure that issues relating to taxes are addressed and all taxes are paid when due
  • Ensure that transactions and reconciliations are properly recorded in QuickBooks working in collaboration with the finance and administration team by the monthly deadline.
  • Prepare timely fund requests and reports to Corus headquarters.
  • Manage required internal and external audit procedures, including preparation of terms of reference, assistance to auditors, and implementation of audit recommendations. Oversee timely and thorough sub-recipient financial support and monitoring are completed, including budget preparation and management, fund requests, compliance review, report submission and other relevant actions.

Administrative Functions 

  • Ensure sub-office leases are up to date.
  • Oversee the procurement of project goods and services according to LWR policy and donor regulations. Verify the quality of goods and services delivered and that vendors are paid according to their contracts.
  • Make sure that all property inventories accurately reflect the status of LWR assets at all times.
  • Ensure new staff is onboarded and departing employees are offboarded according to LWR standards and local labor laws.
  • Maintain personnel files including contractual documents, employee action forms, and performance evaluations.
  • Oversee monthly payroll functions. Ensure administrative and residence formalities are in order for expatriate project staff.
  • Oversee vehicle management (cars and motorcycles), including ensuring proper orientation and supervision of drivers, vehicle logs are accurate, registration and insurance are kept up to date, regular maintenance is carried out, and LWR and rental vehicles are used in the most efficient manner.
  • Supervise support to sub-grantees to ensure their administrative functions complies with donor requirements, especially procurement and human resource management.


Requirements:

  • Minimum academic qualification of Graduate degree in accounting, finance, and/or business administration (BAC + 4, or higher). 
  • Formal accounting certificate demonstrating attainment of top-level accounting skills. 
  • 8 - 10 years of experience in financial management and administration of development projects, with at least 2 years of experience managing large US government-funded projects. 
  • Experience with accounting/finance in an overseas field office on development projects with budgets over $20 million dollars
  • Commitment to the values of Corus and being able to model these values in dealings with colleagues and partners: accompaniment, gratitude, vocation, stewardship, and innovation. Understanding and commitment to development and agriculture in Nigeria.
  • Extensive knowledge of US Government policies, procedures, procurement practices, rules, regulations, and reporting requirements. In particular, familiarity with cost accounting practices and OMB Guidance for Grants and Agreements, 2 CFR 200.
  • Proven management/supervisory of field teams in a financial capacity. 
  • Knowledge of and experience with accounting software packages and related report-writing modules. Working proficiency with databases, spreadsheets (Excel), QuickBooks, and Microsoft Office. 
  • General knowledge of tax laws and local financial, accounting, and human resource practices. 
  • Professional proficiency in English and French is required. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, diplomacy, willingness to listen, and respect for colleagues. 
  • Attention to detail, and strong analytical and organizational skills. 
  • Ability to travel to project sites within Nigeria at least 25% of one’s time.


Application Instruction:

The body of the message must include the following elements:

  • Your highest level of education in one of the fields mentioned in the qualification for the position.
  • Your number of years of relevant experience.
  • Your minimum gross monthly wage requirement.
  • Your minimum period of availability after accepting the job offer.
  • Are you related to a current Corus/LWR staff member?
  • A cover letter addressed to the TRACE Project Chief of Party in Nigeria, signed highlighting the most relevant experience for the position.
  • An updated, dated, and signed curriculum vitae with 3 professional references (name, title, relationship to the candidate, telephone number, e-mail address), one being the most recent direct supervisor; he will not be contacted without prior notification of the job candidate).


Location: The position is based in Akure, Ondo State


Remuneration:  Corus offers competitive salaries, discretionary bonuses, 100% employer-paid Vision insurance, lots of paid leave, a generous retirement program, flexible work schedules and so much more!


About Us:

Lutheran World Relief was founded in 1945 and is a member of the Corus International family of development and humanitarian practitioners that also includes IMA World Health, CGA Technologies, and Ground Up Investing, with a combined 150 years of experience in global aid and development across Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Africa. Our structure allows us to bring together the deep and specific expertise of our organizations under one umbrella so we can deliver the proven approaches and fresh innovation needed to effectively achieve transformational change and build self-reliance. LWR works in the world’s most fragile settings to deliver the holistic, lasting solutions needed to overcome the interconnected challenges of poverty, healthcare access, and climate change. LWR continually assesses the gender constraints, youth needs, and shocks and stressors that are affecting these communities’ ability to thrive.

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