[Vacancy] Senior Finance Officer at Solina Centre for International Development and Research (SCIDaR)

About Solina Centre for International Development and Research (SCIDaR)

Solina Centre for International Development and Research (SCIDaR) is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting positive health, social, and economic reforms through the effective design and implementation of high-quality programs. We prioritize capacity building, research in implementation science, knowledge generation, agenda-setting, and stakeholder engagement across various sectors of human development.

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Job Details:

Job Title: Senior Finance Officer

Location: Abuja

Job Type: Long-term (12 months with the possibility of extension)

Job Description and Objectives:

The Senior Finance Officer at SCIDaR plays a crucial role in providing technical expertise in financial management and supervision to colleagues, clients, and stakeholders. Collaborating closely with the Head of Finance, the incumbent will provide guidance on funding information, budgetary control, regulatory compliance, monitoring of expenditures, financial reporting, project accounting, cash management, cost analysis, and compliance for all SCIDaR projects. The primary goal is to ensure the effective and efficient utilization of resources in alignment with SCIDaR’s financial management policies and procedures.

Technical Responsibilities:

Financial Management and Reporting:

  • Implement SCIDaR’s finance strategy across all projects
  • Prepare and report monthly intercompany and project reconciliations in accordance with SCIDaR and donor requirements
  • Collaborate with Program Managers to plan, budget, and monitor costs for all projects
  • Enhance financial management operational systems, processes, and policies
  • Monitor financial metrics, track key performance indicators (KPIs), and generate reports for intercompany and SCIDaR projects
  • Analyze key financial statement captions

Audit and Compliance:

  • Review financial transactions and reports within SCIDaR and across projects to ensure compliance with all donor regulations and relevant laws;
  • Work closely with the internal audit team to continuously develop and seek out methods for minimizing financial risk to the firm;
  • Develop and employ financial oversight and control mechanisms and procedures to ensure that all program expenses are in line with SCIDaR’s financial policies, procedures, and rules and regulations.
  • Acts as a focal point for the management of process/report reviews by internal and external auditors to ensure seamless review process and implementation of recommendations;

Financial Administration:

  • Oversee and supervise operations of the finance department, set goals and objectives, and design a framework for these to be met;
  • Review and approval of staff financial requests on the organization’s ERP to confirm compliance with relevant donor agreements and organizational policies;
  • Review of the entity’s statutory remittances deductions and remittances to ensure adherence to enabling regulations;
  • Preparation of monthly invoices and billing for all projects across SCIDaR.

Required Competencies:

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in Financial Accounting, Economics, or a related field
  • Additional professional accounting qualification/certification such as ACCA or ICAN
  • 4-6 years of progressive experience in a similar role
  • Consulting experience in strategy and financial management at top consulting firms is highly desirable

Core Requirements:

  • Demonstrated interest in and commitment to SCIDaR’s mission
  • Logical approach to problem-solving with strong analytical skills
  • Track record of independently managing accounting records and financial reporting for an organization and donor-funded projects
  • Results-oriented mindset with clear Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Commitment to self-development and continuous learning
  • Advanced computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft® Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet navigation, and various Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience with accounting packages and systems such as QuickBooks, SAGE, etc.
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills and cross-cultural understanding
  • Quick learner, open to collaborative learning from peers, subordinates, and supervisors

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  31st July, 2023.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

  • SCIDaR is an equal employment employer. We do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable laws


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