[Vacancy]: Project Account Officer Needed at Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC)

February 14, 2024
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

Financial Management (90%):

  • Develop project budgets, forecasts, and financial plans.
  • Monitor project expenditures and ensure adherence to approved budgets.
  • Conduct regular financial analysis to identify variances and provide recommendations for corrective actions
  • Track project costs, including labor, materials, and overhead expenses.
  • Prepare and distribute regular project financial reports to relevant stakeholders.
  • Analyze cost trends and highlight potential issues or opportunities for cost savings.
  • Ensure compliance with project-related financial regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Collaborate with internal and external auditors to facilitate project-related audits.
  • Maintain documentation to support financial transactions and compliance.
  • Monitor project cash flows and coordinate with finance to ensure adequate funding.
  • Forecast cash needs for upcoming project phases and communicate funding requirements.
  • Prepare Periodic Bank and Cash reconciliations
  • Assist in the preparation of Quarterly and Annual and periodic Financial Reports
  • Post transactions and necessary journals as may be required in collaboration with Accountant
  • Assist in the preparation and remittances of statutory payments
  • Serve as point of contact on statutory, donor, financial and regulatory compliance issues
  • Review documentations to ensure that they meet with minimum audit requirements

General Responsibilities (10%):

  • Successfully implement the above responsibilities and assigned activities in work plans, consistent with PPDC Policies.
  • Contribute effectively to planning, monitoring and reporting of PPDC’s work.
  • Implement and foster adherence to the established PPDC’s policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.
  • Participate actively in organization-wide learning and other joint activities.
  • Undertake any other lawful tasks as may be assigned by the Team Lead

What you will need

  • A B.Sc. Accounting, Finance Master’s degree will be an advantage.
  • Must be a qualified Chartered Accountant or in view ( ICAN, ACCA, CPA)
  • Minimum of three (3) years experience performing similar roles in an INGO/NGO.
  • Practical knowledge of sound statutory regulatory compliance
  • Practical knowledge of the generally accepted accounting principles, standards and fiscal statutes.
  • Experience with a USAID-funded or other international organization program funding
  • Demonstrate donor reporting standard
  • Financial reporting and record-keeping
  • Documentation, filing and archiving skills.
  • Presentation and report writing skills.
  • Expert knowledge of Quickbooks Accounting software.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint Microsoft package ( Excel, word and PowerPoint

Personal Qualities:

  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills with the ability to work cooperatively, tactfully, and diplomatically with a culturally diverse group of people.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of integrity.
  • Must be flexible and able to improvise to handle a variety of situations
  • Ability to effectively train individuals and teams using participatory methodologies
  • Constant face-to-face, electronic and telephone communication with colleagues and the general public
  • Willingness and ability to work outside of normal business hours
  • Ability to prepare documents in a well-designed and attractive format, with attention to detail
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates commitment to PPDC’s Mission, Vision and Values
  • Displays culture, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Functional Competencies:
Knowledge Management and Learning:

  • Sharing knowledge and experience.
  • Provide helpful feedback and advice to others in the office.

Leadership and self-management:

  • Focus on results for the client
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive construction attitude.
  • Remains calm, in control and good-humored even under pressure.
  • Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view.
  • Willingness to be flexible and prepared to contribute to the organization in other duties as required.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Other Nigerian Languages

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