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Director of Finance and Administration, Agricultural Competitiveness – Nigeria

Company Overview

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

Palladium is recruiting for the anticipated USAID-funded Nigeria Agriculture Competitiveness project. The goal of the project is to create a catalytic investment mechanism which links smallholder farmers to the private sector and to create a positive business enabling environments for thriving agribusiness sector.

Purpose of Position
Palladium seeks a Director of Finance and Administration for the USAID-funded Nigeria opportunity in Agriculture Competitiveness.

Duration: 5 years
Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, management, and direct supervision for the project?s finance/accounting staff.
  • Oversees the implementation of systems and processes required to support project implementation, ensuring compliance USAID contracts, rules and regulations.
  • Ensures the accurate tracking and recording of project expenditures and financial reports
  • Guides and assists accountants and other program staff in preparing, revising and monitoring budgets for ongoing activities
  • Manages the financial operations and financial reporting of the project, providing guidance and technical assistance to financial management personnel.
  • Manages project advances to staff and maintaining a strong internal control environment to safeguard assets
  • Ensures integrity of accounting information by reviewing account balances for compliance and establishing quality control over accounting transactions and financial reporting.
  • Oversees maintenance of supporting documentation for a reliable and easy to follow audit trail.
  • Develops and implements accounting and reporting systems for project expenditures, and provide guidance and training to project staff and partners on financial procedures
  • Manages the timely submission of the monthly field expenses to the headquarters office.
  • Supervises accounting staff in effective performance within agreed standards of conduct and reporting
  • Provides additional support to the COP/DCOP as required

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field. Master's degree in business or finance preferred
  • 8-10 years' experience in accounting and finance functions including 3-5 working on USAID contracts.
  • 2-5 years' experience overseeing or administering grants under contract
  • Demonstrated experience managing staff
  • Knowledge of local labor and tax laws and reporting procedures
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Advanced knowledge of computers and MS Excel
  • Nigerian Nationals Strongly Encouraged to Apply