Finance Manager at Creative Associates International


Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Position: Finance Manager
Requisition Number: 16-0421
Job Location: Northern Nigeria
Project Duration: 5 years

Position Summary

  • The 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 & Supervision

  • The Finance Manager reports to the Chief of Party and supervises the Finance Officers.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure 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 system
  • Liaise 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 status
  • Provide 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 needed
  • Review and approve the financial close-out of program activities, and verify documentation and information is complete.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Required Bachelor's degree in relevant field (finance, accounting, business, etc.)
  • Recommended Master’s degree in relevant field
  • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience managing the finances for a project of similar size.
  • Experience with USAID project finances and budgeting (preferred) or similar work for other donors/U.S. Government agencies.
  • Competent in using computers and financial software
  • Experience managing teams
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English essential
  • Ability to work under pressure and efficiently handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to work under own initiative or as a part of a team.

Note

  • Local and regional candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
  • This position is contingent upon donor funding.
  • Only finalists will be contacted.  No phone calls, please