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Finance Officer at Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria


Breakthrough ACTION ignites collective action and encourages people to adopt healthier behavior – from using modern contraceptive methods and sleeping under bed nets to being tested for HIV and preventing the spread of zoonotic diseases – by forging, testing, and scaling up new and hybrid approaches to social and behavior change.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Finance Officer

Location: Abuja


  • The Finance Officer will together with other finance team members implement efficient finance activities within the office, and responsible for ensuring all BA-Nigeria cost share is captured and adequately documented.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • In addition to the overall technical inputs to the project described above, specific duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Support the DFA to ensure all cost share opportunities are identified, captured and documented on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure retroactive identification and capture of all cost share from project inception to date.
  • Update BA-Nigeria cost share tracker on a regular basis and ensure proper documentation and filling of all cost share support documentation.
  • Withdraws cash from the bank for program activities and makes necessary disbursements after obtaining necessary approvals;
  • Ensure travel advances and activity retirements from the field office are retired before they are due;
  • In close coordination with relevant finance staff, assist with monthly bank reconciliation
  • Prepares Local Purchase Orders using JHU/CCP formats;
  • Prepares source documents for both cash and check payments;
  • Supervise all field office petty cash transactions;
  • Assist with identification and payments to vendors, ensure proper authorization for payments, distribute payments as required; supervise the processing of staff claims and advances;
  • Liaise with HQ and Field Offices staff in capturing all cost hare opportunities and obtaining necessary support documentation on a regular basis. 
  • Assist with the monthly finance QuickBooks report by imputing invoices into the accounting software.
  • Ensure PAYE and Withholding Taxes are remitted before the last day of the month to the responsible parties.
  • Monitor budget expenditures against approved budgets.
  • Assist finance training for new staff on project finance operations;
  • Review purchase orders, time and attendance records and prepare necessary reports for the project finance and senior management team;
  • Ensures that all supporting documents are available and attached to the payment vouchers
  • Additional duties assigned to by their supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

 Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Higher National Diploma in a relevant field (Accounting or related finance field).
  • 5 years’ NGO experience is required.
  • Previous experience in capturing cost share and implementing USAID funded projects in Nigeria is an added advantage.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure, teamwork, and meeting short deadlines.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV in PDF copies to: [email protected] using the Job Title and Location (eg: Finance Officer, Abuja) as the subject of the email

Application Deadline  16th March, 2022.

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