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Financial Accountant at Stakeholder Democracy Network (SDN)

Stakeholder Democracy Network (SDN)

Vacancy Announcement

Stakeholder Democracy Network is an International non-governmental organization that helps facilitate community development from a rights-based perspective. SDN operates in the Niger Delta where it is trying to help the communities affected by oil exploitation and the challenges of resource curse.

SDN has five pillar issues that represent significant long held grievances and acute problems that we are trying to resolve. These are: Access to Energy, Democratisation, Environment, Resilient Communities, and Resource Governance.

SDN is advertising for the following position to work in our Nigerian Office, based in Port Harcourt.

Job Title: Financial Accountant

Location: Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Reporting To: Finance & Administration Manager

Direct Reports: Finance Officer, Finance Assistant

Job Purpose: To create, implement and maintain strong financial systems, processes and controls for the Nigeria organisation to ensure accurate and transparent record keeping and transaction processing. This role will require the individual to take responsibility for all financial operations and lead on the company auditing requirements. The role will have a strong emphasis on setting and following robust processes and controls with a commitment to integrity, transparency, learning and continuous improvement.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

(1)     Systems, Processes and Controls 30%

(2)     Financial Operations 30%

(3)     Financial Review and Performance 20%

(4)     External and Internal Audit 20%

  • Qualifications:
  • Minimum education of a degree plus partial qualification of ICAN or other relevant finance qualification
  • Spoken and written fluency in English with strong communication skills
  • At least 5 years of professional experience, ideally 3+ years of broad financial accounting and operations experience
  • Experience of working in a team and managing and developing staff
  • Experience of delivering financial transactions through strong internal processes and controls
  • Experience of maintaining a control environment through following policies, processes and internal controls
  • Experience in financial reporting, audit coordination and liaising with regulatory bodies (e.g. tax)
  • Experience of managing funds requests, disbursements, retirements and managing cash operations
  • Experience of managing an accounting system and maintaining transparent and appropriate transaction processing
  • Ideally a track record in NGO financial accounting
  • Strong IT skills with Microsoft packages and a recognised accounting software package (ideally J QuickBooks)
  • Commitment to instilling a culture of integrity, transparency, learning and continuous improvement
  • Salary for the role is commensurate with experience and education, with excellent benefits.

Applications should be made by sending a covering letter and curriculum vitae to info@stakeholderdemocracy.org and daniel@stakeholderdemocracy.org no later than 10am on Tuesday 10th April 2018. Please also indicate on your application where you found out about this job advertisement. Your application will be reviewed but only shortlisted candidates will receive further correspondence.

For further information on SDN and the full job description with duties,  www.stakeholderdemocracy.org

 

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