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Finance Assistant at CCFN – Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria

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Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (CCFN) was established in September 2010 by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), with a national mandate as a specialized development agency responsible for overall coordination of development programs for the Catholic Church a role it plays within Church and Society Department of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN). CCFN is registered with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and can enter into contracts and agreements as a juridic or corporate entity, this is to facilitate development intervention and relations with funding partners in order to achieve greater professionalism. However it remains to all intents and purposes an agency of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, working broadly as part of the Church and Society department of the CBCN but not limited to it. The Catholic Church in Nigeria has a total of 54 dioceses grouped into 9 provinces, serving an estimated Catholic population of about 30 million. CCFN serves as the umbrella organization supporting these regional institutions to implement programs based on local needs. CCFN works in the following core thematic areas: Health and HIV/AIDS, Good Governance, Education, Emergency Response, Peace building, Environment and Gender as cross-cutting area. As part of the universal mission of the Church, CCFN works with local and international faith based and secular organizations on the basis of rights and need, not creed, race or nationality.

  • Location Abia

Summary of Role:

  • The finance assistant will provide support to the finance department in various tasks and responsibilities. She/ He will assist in the day-to-day financial operations of the organization. she/ He will be responsible for requesting of funds from CCFN, and ensuring these funds are liquidated monthly using the approved reporting format as agreed with CCFN.
  • She/ He will provide support in the financial operations of the organization working with the program team to ensure accurate and timely processing of financial transactions and document management. She/ He is expected to have strong organizational skills, and ability to work with numbers will be key to deliver on this role.
  • Overall, the role of a finance assistant is crucial in maintaining financial stability and accuracy within an organization. Their support and assistance to the finance department enable efficient financial operations and contribute to informed decision-making

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Processing financial transactions: This involves recording, organizing, and inputting financial data into the organization’s systems. She/ He will be responsible for managing invoices, payments, and expenses, ensuring accuracy and timely processing
  • Monitoring and maintaining financial records: She/ He will be responsible for organizing and maintaining financial records, ensuring that they are up-to-date, easily accessible, and in compliance with donor regulations.
  • Data Entry: Input financial data into the accounting system (approved CCFN reporting template) and perform regular data reconciliation to identify and resolve discrepancies.
  • Bank reconciliations: She He will help with reconciling bank statements with the organization’s financial records. This involves comparing and matching transactions to ensure accuracy and resolve any discrepancies
  • Assisting in budgeting and forecasting: He/she will support the Program team in preparing budgets and financial forecasts by collecting and analyzing financial data and preparing reports
  • Assisting in financial reporting: He/she will help prepare financial reports, including profit and loss statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements. He/she will ensure that these reports are accurate and can provide valuable insights to management and stakeholders.
  • Assisting in audits and compliance: He/ She will assist in preparing documentation and providing support during internal and external audits. He/she will help ensure compliance with financial/donor regulations and origination’s policies
  • Budget Monitoring: She/ He will Support the monitoring and tracking of origination’s budgets, highlighting any variances to the finance team.
  • Compliance: She/ He will ensure compliance with all financial/donor regulations and standards, both internally and externally, and recommend improvements to enhance financial controls.
  • Vendor Management: She/ He will Maintain vendor information, including contracts, payments, and invoices, and assist with vendor queries and requests.
  • Communication: She/ He will collaborate with internal teams to obtain necessary financial information and provide timely responses to inquiries related to financial transactions.
  • Support: She/ He will provide general administrative support to the finance team, including filing, document management, and other ad-hoc tasks as assigned.

Method of Application:

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a Letter of Application with a recently updated CV as a single PDF file format (as an attachment), and send to: zinnokaccessproject@gmail.com using the Job Title and applicant’s name as the subject of the email. E.g. “Usman OBI- ART NURSE or Johnson Bunmi- Programme Officer.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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