Finance Manager at Creative Associates International

Creative Associates International (Creative) is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Creative has been in Nigeria since 2004, and is currently accepting applications from senior and mid-level candidates for long-term positions for an anticipated agriculture value chain and competitiveness development program in Nigeria.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Finance ManagerRequisition Number: 16-0421Location: Northern NigeriaProject Duration: 5 yearsPosition SummaryThe Finance Manager will be based in Sokoto, Bauchi, or a third state in the north of Nigeria. The Finance Manager will be responsible to (1) ensure contractual requirements are met, based on USAID policies and procedures; (2) develop and implement financial procedures in compliance with Creative and USAID policies and procedures; (3) oversee procurement actions, activity execution, subcontracts and consulting agreements consistent with USAID and Creative procedures, (4) provide financial training and guidance to program staff and partners.Reporting & SupervisionThe Finance Manager reports to the Chief of Party and supervises the Finance Officers.Primary ResponsibilitiesEnsure that the project meets all USAID contractual requirements and ensure compliance with USAID policies and regulations.Provide financial oversight, including the maintenance and monitoring of the project budget.Manage financial systems, files, and maintain Creative’s online accounting systemLiaise between Creative Associates' field and headquarters offices regarding all program financial matters and all internal or external audit requests, as needed.Process check requests and wire transfer requests for payments to vendors in compliance with contract requirements.Review and process invoices and in-field fee payments in accordance with Creative accounting procedures and contract policies.Manage personnel and payroll office staff and procedures.Participate in ongoing analysis, forecasting and review of project expenses.Track the transfer of funds between headquarters and the field office, and manage accounting and finance records of in-country expenses, including developing tracking and monitoring all financial project activities, and maintaining current project expense data.Draft quarterly and annual financial reports on financial status of project expenses and budget information and forward to Finance & Contracts for review and approval by the Controller.Prepare monthly field expense reports, and report monthly expenses to HQ Offices.Provide COP with project’s current financial statusProvide financial management and systems training for project staff.Travel to field location(s) as necessary and provide oversight to field office financial systems and processes.Provide training and guidance to grantees, local partners, and beneficiaries, as neededReview and approve the financial close-out of program activities, and verify documentation and information is complete.Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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