Senior Finance Officer, Nigeria

August 23, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

Translators Without Borders (TWB)

Translators Without Borders (TWB) envisions a world where knowledge knows no language barriers. The US-based non-profit provides people access to vital knowledge in their language by connecting non-profit organizations with a community of language professionals, building local language translation capacity, and raising awareness of language barriers. Originally founded in 1993 in France (as Traducteurs sans Frontières), TWB translates millions of words of life-saving and life-changing information every year.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Senior Finance Officer, Nigeria
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Contract Initially 6 months, with the possibility of extension/National post
Department: International Programs
Hours: Full-time
Travel: Some travel in northeast Nigeria
Reporting to: Operations Manager
The Role

The Finance Officer is responsible for providing financial support to the Nigeria program and to the wider TWB crisis team to ensure the effective financial management of all funds.


Assist in the creation, implementation and monitoring of budgets including the provision of rolling forecasts for the Nigeria and global crisis response programs
At local level oversee all Financial Accounting matters, including maintenance of the general ledger, balance sheet, receipts, payments and payroll requirements
Manage the short-term cash flow requirements of the program, liaising with the Head of Finance & Admin to facilitate cash transfers, top up requests etc. 
Monitor and report on the effects of exchange rate fluctuations between local and contract currencies
Oversee the financial management of partner contracts, ensuring the partner complies with the obligations of the ‘Head Contract’
Support the global finance manager in the production of the monthly finance information (including but not limited to Budget versus Actual spending reports and forecasts, Reconciliation reports including Balance Sheet, Petty Cash, together with appropriate financial/contract variance and risk reporting for the Nigeria and global crisis response programs
Ensure that the program delivers and accounts for all activities in accordance with National, Regional and Local taxation requirements 
Assist the Country Director in ensuring that the Country is compliant with all statutory legislation, particularly with regard to company registration
Ensure a high level of financial control is in place across all activities (in all Nigeria and crisis response programs locations), including the development and maintenance of financial policies and procedures (tailored to the local context) to ensure compliance with Statutory, Donor and TWB requirements
Ensure transparent accounting and systems are developed and implemented in accordance with contract and organizational requirements
Facilitate and provide support to all donor and internal audits in coordination with the Country Directors, crisis response leadership team & Head of Finance 
Develop and implement new/improved financial procedures and processes as agreed with the Head of Finance & Admin
Any other duties in support of a smooth and efficient program office. 
Please note that these roles and responsibilities are approximate and may change over time.


Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

Essential Experience:

At least 4 years professional work experience in finance, ideally in an NGO or other international agency 
Experience of financial reporting to a range of external donors / multi-donor grants
Experience of reporting and monitoring to tight deadlines

Essential Skills and Knowledge:

Effective financial management skills
Knowledge of finance systems and procedures 
Knowledge and understanding of a range of institutional donor requirements
Excellent organizational skills 
Good literacy, numeracy and IT skills including Excel. QuickBooks experience a plus
Good working English. Kanuri or Hausa language a plus

Essential Aptitude:

Ability to demonstrate initiative, be proactive and offer a solution-oriented approach
Determined and committed to high quality standards with attention to detail
Ability to establish effective working relationships at all levels internally and externally
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and work calmly under pressure
Self-motivated, flexible and enthusiastic approach to work
Disciplined and with strong sense of accountability
Interest in and commitment to TWB’s humanitarian mandate

Salary Range
N700,000 – N790,000 Monthly.
We Offer in Addition to Salary:

An innovative work environment with a diverse and passionate team
20 days of annual leave and 10 days of floating holidays
The flexibility of home-based/remote work
Accommodation and per diems when on deployment

Application Closing Date
12th September, 2022.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Translators without Borders is an equal-opportunity employer, committed to having a diverse team where individuals of all backgrounds collaborate and learn from one another.
We believe we can be most effective with diverse experience and expertise in our team. We recruit on merit, actively seek diverse applicant pools and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.
We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, marital or parental status, or sexual orientation, and welcome all types of diversity.

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