Finance Officer in Abuja, Nigeria

at Mott MacDonald

ICT / Telecommunications
Financial Services
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

  • Work in accordance with the project accounting handbook to administer programme funds at Abuja level;
  • In consultation with the National Programme Manager and the Deputy Finance Manager, produce regular rolling quarterly and monthly forecasts and submit monthly site returns to the Deputy Finance Manager in Abuja to feed into the monthly reconciliation and invoicing processes;
  • Maintain up-to-date project accounts on the system to ensure that timely, accurate and appropriate information is available to the programme management team;
  • Liaise with administrative and technical teams to ensure accurate forecasting and prompt disbursement and reconciliation of expenditure;
  • Supervise preparation of all payment vouchers, journal vouchers and cheques and ensure the timely settlement of all undisputed sub-contractor invoices;
  • Support the disbursement of funds for workshops and related activities, and the reconciliation of such disbursement
  • Monitor expenditure and advise the National Programme Manager and Deputy Programme Finance Manager of potential issues with regards to forecasting, disbursement or accounting;
  • Maintain a petty cash register and supervise the imprest accounts for Abuja based staff;
  • Establish good and considerate working relationships with all staff within the programme, demonstrating respect for their own roles and responsibilities.



Essential competencies/skills

•Excellent financial management/ accountancy skills;

•Good IT skills and confidence/proficiency in all Microsoft packages, and the ability to master CE in-house financial management system, FiFi;

•Attention to detail and accuracy;

•Ability to think ahead

•Willingness to be flexible and respond in a timely manner to support colleagues in Abuja head office and State Offices when the need requires;

•May undertake periodic travel to State Offices for financial team meetings.

Required academic/professional qualifications, training and experience

•Educated to degree standard or equivalent; with minimum of two years working experience;

•Relevant professional qualification (i.e. ACCA, CIM, etc.) is an added advantage;

•Previous experience working in a large donor funded programme;

•Ability to work as a member of a team


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