Finance Advisor

at GeoAnalytics Center
Published November 13, 2022
Location Niamey, Niger
Category Finance  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

 

The consultant will work with GeoA's management team (SMT) and finance staff to identify and improve financial management processes. After an initial assessment, the consultant will work with the team to establish policies and procedures to facilitate accurate and timely financial management that supports program delivery and donor reporting. At the same time, the consultant will establish the necessary internal controls to promote accountability and transparency, as well as advise on key financial aspects.

Key functions

Accounting and financial processes

Review GeoA's current accounting and financial procedures to identify key gaps and areas for improvement based on best practices and donor compliance;
Provide the managerial, logistical and administrative support necessary for the execution of the deliverables relating to the management of GeoA's budget, finances, human resources, general services/facilities, and project logistics;
Establish a work plan to address identified accounting gaps in collaboration with the management team and finance staff;
Review necessary accounting procedures that facilitate accurate and timely payments, including monthly staff salary;
Align financial procedures as needed to enable accurate and timely financial reporting based on each donor requirement, including financial grant closing processes;
Improve financial record keeping and documentation for all transactions in accordance with donor and Niger statutory requirements;
Coach finance staff to adopt new financial procedures and ultimately assume ownership of financial accounting systems;
Document established financial processes and train all GeoA staff on financial practices and procedures.
Financial direction

Develop financial management processes that enable project planning and management and facilitate decision-making to support program delivery;
Develop financial analysis tools to assist in the management and tracking of budgets against incurred expenditures, including monthly reports and budget forecasts that accurately reflect expenditures;
Coach staff to review actual and budget variances, analyze trends, identify areas of concern and risks, and provide advice on underlying drivers of financial management and resource utilization;
Advise on the preparation of new budgets for program development;
Establish a consolidated budget based on the existing program portfolio to facilitate annual budget planning for staffing and operational costs;
Internal controls and best practices

Assess the quality of existing financial controls in GeoA projects and introduce new measures when necessary, to minimize the risk of fraud and theft;
Advise the management and finance team on financial controls and compliance with all legal and statutory reporting requirements in Niger, including payment of taxes, submission of financial report and preparation for audits;

Education

Degree in accounting or financial management from an accredited university

Experience

Minimum of five years of demonstrated financial management experience in budgeting, forecasting and reporting along with evidence of effective decision-making skills. Critical focus on delivering agreed results on time and to expected standards

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