Finance Officer

Translators without Borders

Accounting, Auditing & Finance

Unspecified NGN Confidential
1 month ago

Job Summary


Job Description/Requirements

Contract length: months, with the possibility of extension

Hours: Full-time

Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria

Travel: some travel in northeast Nigeria 

Reporting to: Base Manager

Remuneration: ,-, NGN/month 

Deadline for applications: November,

CLEAR Global (previously trading as Translators without Borders) is an equal-opportunity employer, committed to having a diverse team where individuals of all backgrounds collaborate and learn from one another. We believe we can be most effective with diverse experience and expertise in our team. We recruit on merit, actively seek diverse applicant pools and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, marital or parental status, or sexual orientation, and welcome all types of diversity.

The role

The Finance Officer is responsible for providing financial support to the Nigeria program to ensure the effective financial management of all funds.


Bookkeeping, Accountancy and Cash Management

Oversee all financial accounting matters, including maintenance of the general ledger, balance sheet, receipts, invoices, payments, petty cash review and reconciliations, monthly WHT return and payroll requirements Ensure Statutory compliance on a monthly basis and remittance of payments to Statutory Bodies in country Develop and maintain a clear filing system for documents and a clear tracking system for payments Support the Global Finance Manager in the production of the monthly finance information (including but not limited to Budget versus Actual spending reports and forecasts, reconciliation reports including balance sheet, petty cash, etc.) together with appropriate financial/contract variance and risk reporting for the Nigeria program Address the backlog in the Finance department (QuickBooks clean-up, bank reconciliation, payment vouchers, etc.)  Manage the short-term cash flow requirements of the program, liaising with the Finance and Operations Manager in-country and the Head of Finance & Admin to facilitate cash transfers, top up requests etc.  Maintain the Fixed Asset register and depreciation calculations Monitor and report on the effects of exchange rate fluctuations between local and contract currencies

System Implementation

Assist in the creation, implementation and monitoring of allocation tables and budgets, including the provision of rolling forecasts for the Nigeria program Ensure a high level of financial control is in place across all activities, including the development and maintenance of financial policies and procedures (tailored to the local context) to ensure compliance with Statutory, Donor and CLEAR Global requirements Ensure transparent accounting and systems are developed and implemented in accordance with contract and organizational requirements Develop and implement new/improved financial procedures and processes as agreed with the Base Manager and/or Head of Finance & Admin

Compliance and Audit

Assist the Country Director in ensuring that the country office is compliant with all statutory legislation, particularly with regard to company registration and ensure the Nigeria program delivers and accounts for all activities in accordance with National, Regional and Local taxation requirements  Facilitate and provide support to all donor and internal audits in coordination with the Base Manager & Head of Finance  When relevant, oversee the financial management of partner contracts, ensuring the partner complies with the obligations of the âHead Contractâ

Operational and Programmatic Support

On a monthly basis, meet with the Program Team and Base Manager to review the budget to actual reports to ensure proper spending of budgets Monitor, reinforce, and advise on the improvement of internal procurement controls Any other duties in support of a smooth and efficient program office. 

Please note that these roles and responsibilities may change over time.

Essential Experience 

At least years professional work experience in finance, ideally in an NGO or other international agency  Experience of financial reporting to a range of external donors / multi-donor grants Experience of reporting and monitoring to tight deadlines

Essential Skills and Knowledge

Effective financial management skills Knowledge of finance systems and procedures  Knowledge and understanding of a range of institutional donor requirements Excellent organizational skills  Good literacy, numeracy and IT skills including Excel and Quickbooks Good working English as well as Hausa and/ or Kanuri 

Essential Aptitude

Ability to demonstrate initiative, be proactive and offer a solution-oriented approach Determined and committed to high quality standards with attention to detail Ability to establish effective working relationships at all levels internally and externally Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and work calmly under pressure Self-motivated, flexible and enthusiastic approach to work Disciplined and with strong sense of accountability Interest in and commitment to CLEAR Globalâs humanitarian mandate


Bachelorâs Degree in Accounting 

About CLEAR Global

CLEAR Global believes that everyone has the right to give and receive information in a language and format they understand. We work with nonprofit partners and a global community of language professionals to build local language translation capacity, and raise awareness of language barriers. Originally founded in in France (as Traducteurs sans Frontières), CLEAR Global translates millions of words of life-saving and life-changing information a year. 

Core values

CLEAR Global employees and volunteers are made of people who believe passionately about the value of this work and take personal responsibility for achieving the mission. CLEAR Globalâs mission and organizational spirit embody the core values established in its strategic framework: 

Excellence: As the leading voice for communicating humanitarian information in the right language, CLEAR Global is a leader in the translation industry and in the non-profit sector.  Integrity: CLEAR Global believes that every person, whether it is the people who we serve, our volunteers or our staff, has value, deserves respect and has inherent dignity.  Empowerment: CLEAR Global believes in using language to empower people around the world to control their own development and destiny. Innovation: CLEAR Global recognizes and celebrates the power of innovation to address humanitarian and crisis issues around the world. Sustainability: CLEAR Global recognizes that meeting our mission necessitates establishment and maintenance of a solid financial and organizational infrastructure. Tolerance: Our staff and volunteers are highly knowledgeable and skilled; value each other, our partner and our recipients; create a supportive work environment; and, conduct themselves professionally at all times. 

CLEAR Global may re-advertise the vacancy, cancel the recruitment, offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration at its discretion.

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