Latest Finance Officer Job at Stakeholder Democracy Network (SDN) Port Harcourt, Rivers State

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

SDN has identified seven spotlight issues that represe8nt significant long held grievances and acute problems. They are: Oil Spills, Gas Flaring, Energy Justice, Democratisation, Responsive Governance, Women's Rights and Urban Justice. SDN is currently advertising for the following position to work on an 18 month project aimed at reducing mass violence within the Niger Delta. All successful candidates will be based in our Nigerian Office, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

SDN is recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Position: Finance Officer

Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers State

Job Requirements

   Candidate should possess B.Sc or HND in Accounting, Finance and Economics.
    Conversant with the use of different accounting packages, preferably QuickBooks.
    Not less than 5 years post qualification experience in the NGO sector.
    Experience with EU and USG donor financial reporting requirements is an added advantage.
    Exposure to the handling of project and counterpart fund reporting.
    Must be a team player, possess excellent communication and writing skills and should be able to show characteristics of integrity and commitment to work.
    The Finance Officer will report directly to the Admin and Finance Manager.

Core Responsibilities:

    Ensure proper authorization and approval of all expenses according to project approved budget.
    Ensure adequate documentation of receipts, invoices and supporting documents for all advances, payments and retirements.
    Provide technical support and logistics to project implementation team and partners.
    Oversee the financial operations of the project and ensure timely and accurate financial reports and practices including cash management, payroll, financial disbursements, ledgers etc.
    Responsible for entering financial information into the accounting system and maintaining all financial records.
    Manage financial control, prepare and analyse budgets, develop financial reports, and make recommendations to the organization on budget expenditures.
    Obtain approvals from the Management and from the donor on all procurements and purchases for the project.
    Report regularly on project budget variance analysis for decision making.
    Provide orientation and training to the organization staff on cost-effective management.
    Ensure timely weekly, monthly and quarterly financial reports are completed and submitted to donors.
    Oversee the financial audits of the project.


    Commensurate with experience and education.

Application Closing Date
23rd September, 2013

Application Method
Interested and qualified candidates should send brief covering letter and curriculum vitae to Daniel Bob- Manuel Admin Officer, SDN at: with a copy to the email: using the position applied for as the subject line of the mail.

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