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Finance Officer

DevTech Systems, Inc. (DevTech) is an international consulting firm and small business dedicated to development, with over 30 years of experience providing advisory services and technical assistance to government, private sector, and civil society stakeholders in more than 100 countries. We are a data driven organization that specializes in informing policy making by delivering focused data-driven evidence-based analysis products and services. DevTech core practice areas include: Economic and Data analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation, Education and Youth Development, Gender and Inclusive Development, and Public Financial Management.

DevTech manages the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Program (The Learning Program). The overall goal of The Learning Program is for USAID/Nigeria to become a premier practitioner of program monitoring and evaluation with an embedded learning and adaptive culture which ensure Mission activities strategically align with USAID/Nigeria’s CDCS development objectives. The ultimate expected results are to strengthen USAID’s M&E system, to enhance M&E capacity of local entities, to improve accountability and the use of empirical evidence for programming, learning and adapting, and to maintain strategic alignment with the Development Objectives outlined in the Mission’s CDCS.

The Finance Officer will support the Finance Manager in the management of country office finance and operation activities, for the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Program. S/he will support preparation of financial and budget reports, develop procedures and guidelines for all activities, monitor project activity budgets, maintain accurate financial records on project activities, monitor transactions to ensure compliance with USAID-regulations, and prepare monthly invoices and other financial reports as required. As part of the scope of work, s/he will provide support for the following tasks:

Responsibilities

  • Implement administrative processes, regulations, and procedures of DevTech and USAID.
  • Ensure compliance with DevTech human resource policies and guidelines.
  • Prepare necessary documentation, review and perform calculations in order to comply with each of these processes to achieve timely results and ensure effective service delivery.
  • Prepare payments and ensure timely approval and payment.
  • Oversee the petty cash disbursement and ensure proper reconciliation and replenishment.
  • Support travel arrangements, including collecting and processing travel advances and expenses.
  • Support the Finance Manager in budget, accounting, and finance activities.
  • Support the Finance Manager to compile and prepare the monthly expenditure report.
  • Support the Finance Manager to ensure quarterly accruals reporting and other financial reports to donor are prepared and submitted on time.
  • Coordinate with Finance Manager and Home Office Financial Controller on any other related task as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field.
  • Qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA Accountant.
  • 5 years of experience managing multi-million-dollar USG/USAID contracts, including experience in supporting finance, procurement, operations, administration, logistics, and human resource tasks.
  • Knowledge of financial software applications, including QuickBooks.
  • S/he will have demonstrated progressive experience working in the field of finance and compliance with knowledge of USAID requirements.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or other status protected by applicable law.

This position description should not be construed to imply that the requirements outlined here are the exclusive standards of the position nor will it be the sole basis for any subsequent employee evaluations. Incumbents will follow any instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required by their supervisor.

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