Finance Analyst

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our partners reach millions of children in communities around the world.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Finance AnalystJob ID: 190000FELocation: AbujaEmployee Status: Fixed TermReports to: Senior Finance ManagerStaff directly reporting to this post: NoneRole PurposeThis is a Finance Analyst position which is within the Country Office finance department. The post holder will be responsible for assisting in providing timely and accurate financial data/information for decision making, reviewing and development of budgets for active awards, phasing of budgets and forecasting, preparing and reviewing budgets and donor financial reports for accuracy, reviewing and posting of financial transactions, reviewing monthly financial performance against budgets for selected Awards, support program team and budget holders, and other financial supports that may be delegated.This position will be responsible for providing financial support functions required in Country Office. Using strong interpersonal/communication skills and excellent analytical skills, the incumbent will develop and maintain positive relationships with colleagues/user departments and other business functions with a strong focus on customer service.Key Areas Of AccountabilityKey Accountabilities:The post holder is expected among other duties to manage the financials for projects/awards, assigned by the line manager or the Finance DirectorAnalyses financial performance by collecting, monitoring, and studying data and recommending possible actions.Provide management reporting that is timely, complete and accurate.Ensure complete, accurate and quality budget data exist for management decision making.Ensuring transactions are in compliance with SCI and specific donor requirements.Budgeting and Award Management:Act as finance focal point providing oversight for designated award budgets in the country office.Ensure that all financial transactions included in the reports under the management of this role are in line with SCI and donor requirementsSupport budget holders in preparation of annual budgets and budget monitoring reportsPrepare quality and timely donor financial reports that meets SCI and donor requirementsSupport the Senior Finance Manager preparation of annual country master budget; provide costing inputs and ensure that all assigned awards budget are phased and the accurate/updated information for the awards are loaded/posted in the SCI financial management systemRecommends actions by analyzing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses; studying proposed changes in methods/materials and providing accurate/timely information to managementWith respect to the assigned awards, improves financial status by analyzing results; monitoring variances; identifying trends; recommending actions to management.Assists with monthly close process; reviewing transaction listing/making recharges before month end to ensure appropriate coding and correction within the month of transaction.Perform regular foreign exchange (FX) analysis on awards to assess the impact on budget performance, identify possible effects arising from foreign exchange and communicate same to budget holders and managementMaintain and update award budgets on SCI financial management systemIdentifies financial status by comparing and analysing actual results with forecasts and budgets, Coordinate and attend monthly BVA meetings,  monthly/quarterly Awards review sessions, and support monthly budget phasing; track agreed action points and recommendation to ensure corrections are doneUploading SOF budgets into FMS and support Budget Holders to ensure that phasing and coding are accurate.Perform budget realignments, revision and rephrasing were requiredPromptly respond and resolve  queries on Donor financial reports from donor/member staffFinancial Managements:Reviewing and posting of financial transactions on SCI financial management system.Perform partner account reconciliations: In case of partner’s involvement, Finance to ensure that the financial capacity assessment of the partner in question has been completed prior to a sub-award being grantedEnsure DEA (Donor Expenditure Analysis) codes are created in Agresso within 30 days of Fund Summary activationMake necessary adjustment and recharges requested by Budget HoldersAttend procurement meeting as member of procurement committee and review relevant documents within the authorization limit of this positionAssist in preparing CAM estimates for budgets: Analyse actual CAM costs on current awardAttend Kick off meeting to support and advise on coding structure/s, SCI/Donor reportingOthers:Support  in Pre-award assessments and Due diligence checksMay require visit to field officesActs or provide cover for other positionsAny other roles/duties that may be assignedSkills And Behaviours (Our Values In Practice)Accountability:Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibilityHigh level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situationsHolds self and others accountableAmbition:Future-orientated, thinks pro-activelySets ambitious and challenging goals for himself and the team, takes responsibility for his own personal development and encourages team members to do the sameCollaboration:Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goalsExcellent communication and interpersonal skillsBuilds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partnersApproachable, good listener, easy to talk toCreativity:Designing more effective admin systemsWilling to take disciplined risksIntegrity:Honesty, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity. 

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