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About Futures Group, the global consulting firm, helps to protect and promote people’s well-being around the world. For 40 years, Futures Group has created lasting solutions to some of the most pressing public health challenges facing nations. We predict future health and development trends, uncover barriers to well-being, and forge on-the-ground partnerships to ensure lasting change.

We are recruiting for Finance and Administration Manager for an anticipated USAID program in Nigeria to strengthen civil society. The program will strengthen civil society’s ability to influence the development and implementation of key democratic reforms at the national, state, and local levels and will work with the Government of Nigeria, USAID, civil society organizations (CSOs) and other local organizations and other donor agencies. The Finance and Administration Manager is responsible for the overall administration and financial operations for the project. The Finance and Administration Manager ensures that administrative departments are successfully managed and provides overall operations support. The Finance and Administration Manager is responsible for training and mentoring staff on all project policies and procedures, client regulations and requirements, and project systems. The Finance and Administration Manager is also expected to work closely with the Chief of Party (COP) and home office personnel to ensure compliance with all client regulations and effective and proactive management. The Finance and Administration Manager will also manage other administrative functions such as Operations, Grants, HR, Security, and other office support staff.
Design and implement systems and procedures in compliance with GRM standards, ensuring internal controls, timely response to external or internal audits and other reviews, and appropriate coordination with home office.
Manage all project finances to ensure effective use of resources in order to achieve program objectives in compliance of all donor requirements; ensure financial monitoring systems provide timely and relevant reports to Pact staff, including analysis and tracking of grant commitments (i.e. cash advances), obligations, awards and liquidations, to support efficient accountable implementation.
Mentor and train relevant staff to ensure that team members have the appropriate skill levels for their positions and are developing to their full capacity; conduct trainings for other personnel as needed to fully educate on efficient, effective financial and internal control systems, budget analysis, as well as policy and procedure awareness and compliance.
Help manage all start-up and close-out activities.
Ensure financial records organization, retention, and security.
Oversee the local Security Management Plan and oversee changes to operations to ensure that adequate risk assessment is carried out and required systems and preventative measures are introduced.
As applicable, equip appropriate staff to provide technical assistance to local NGO’s in the area of financial management and compliance.
A university degree in Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Business Administration options or equivalent and an ACA/ACCA/CPA or other recognized professional accounting qualification.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in Accounting, Auditing or Financial Business Management ;
A minimum of 3 years post qualification experience as an auditor with a recognized public or private firm or as a senior finance manager with a reputable NGO or donor agency is desirable.
Knowledge and understanding of professional accounting principles, theories, practices, and terminology (private sector , governmental, and non-profit) and ability to understand accounting practices and procedures, to analyze data, narrative reports, and workload flow charts, etc.
Narrative reports, and workload flow charts, etc.
Be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with accounting and non-accounting individuals and have a high proficiency in the use of computer, particularly in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word etc. and the ability to use various commercially available accounting software programs.
Grants under contracts experience.
Previous experience of building or enhancing civil society organization financial management capacity. Specialized Knowledge/Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Previous USAID project experience strongly preferred
Nigerian nationals strongly encouraged to apply.
Physical Demands
Regularly required to stand or sit, and move about the facility
Work Environment
Usual office working conditions free of disagreeable elements.
All applications for this position should be submitted online at  via the Careers page. Futures Group provides equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.
All applications for this position should be submitted online.
CLOSING DATE: Sunday, 15 July 2012.

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