Finance Assistant / Finance Officer – SHOPS Plus Nigeria at Abt Associates

Abt Associates - The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance - as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Finance Assistant / Finance Officer - SHOPS Plus NigeriaReq Id: 60079Location: AbujaOverview/OpportunityAbt Associates seeks a Finance Officer to support a family planning project under SHOPS Plus. SHOPS Plus is USAID’s flagship initiative in private sector health.The project seeks to harness the full potential of the private sector and catalyze public-private engagement to improve health outcomes in TB, family planning, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and other health areas.In Nigeria, SHOPS Plus will capacitate public and private providers to scale up family planning, including Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) in FCT, Plateau, Akwa Ibom  and Oyo States.The Finance Officer will report directly to the F&A Director. He/She will be responsible for financial administration of the Project in the respective state.Key Roles and ResponsibilitiesFinancial Accounting:Ensure that prior authorization is obtained before any paymentExamine all financial documents for payment (i.e. purchase requests, purchase orders, invoices and receipts) are checked for completeness, accuracy and validity of financial data, including accounting classification and computationsWhere applicable, monitor all bank accounts transactions, review and reconcile bank accounts on a monthly basisRecord financial transactions and prepare monthly reportEnsure on-time, accurate data entry, completing the journal entries for non-routine expenses as necessaryProvide routine financial statements and reportsMaintain complete, accurate and timely financial records in compliance with USAID and Abt Associates policies and proceduresFinancial Management:Manage cash flow, including funds transfers and field advances from the national office in Abuja and to the state officeOversee the issuance and collection of project contractors, consultants and staff travel advances, reconciling advance accounts each month. Follow up on outstanding advances which have not been liquidated in the timeframe prescribed by policyMonitor and track all transactions and liaise with the national office in Abuja to ensure that adequate funds are available all times to cover operationsPrepare regular project reimbursement, billing requests and accompanying financial reports for submission 

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