Finance Officer

Danish Refugee Council

Job title: Finance Officer

Company: Danish Refugee Council

Job description: Finance Officer

Supervised by

Finance Coordinator

Reporting to

Finance Team Lead, Adamawa

Duty Station

Yola, Adamawa State

Area of Operation


Employment Period

a half year (Possibility of Extension)

Type of Contract (Expat/National/Trainee)


Salary and Benefits



The Danish Refugee Council helps outcasts and inside dislodged people across the globe: we give crisis help, battle for their freedoms, and reinforce their chance for a more promising time to come. We work in struggle influenced regions, along the dislodging courses, and in the nations where outcasts settle. In participation with neighborhood networks, we make progress toward dependable and feasible arrangements. We run after effective joining and – sooner rather than later – for the satisfaction of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was established in Denmark in 1956 and has since developed to turn into a worldwide philanthropic association with in excess of 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Situated in Copenhagen (Denmark) and present in forty nations, the Danish Refugee Council is a non-benefit making, politically free, non-administrative and non-denominational alleviation organization.

Our vision is a stately life for all dislodged. Every one of our endeavors depend on our worth compass: mankind, regard, autonomy and lack of bias, cooperation, and trustworthiness and transparency.


Danish Refugee Council (DRC), and the Danish Demining Group (DDG), has had a functional presence in Nigeria starting around 2015. DRC Nigeria is the biggest DRC country mission in the West Africa area and one of the biggest DRC country missions worldwide. At present, DRC conveys life-saving help and assurance to powerless, struggle influenced populaces including inside dislodged people, returnees and have networks in the space of equipped viciousness decrease, philanthropic mine activity, vocations, sustenance and food security, insurance, cover and non-food things (NFI) and water, sterilization and cleanliness (WASH) in 30+ Local Government Areas (LGAs) across Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states in upper east Nigeria.


Under the oversight of the Finance Team Leader and Finance Coordinator the money official of Yola, helped by a money partner, will be responsible for the day by day money and bookkeeping the board of Yola base. The Finance Officer will deal with generally monetary checking and backing limit working for Yola office and accomplices and to rehearse thorough monetary control component and chronicling System. He/she will ensure that monetary methodology, arrangements, and prerequisites are executed in consistence with DRC and Donors and to add to the accomplishment of DRC objectives and vision.

  • Functions as Finance Archivist in Finance inside the Country of Nigeria
  • Provide in general help to the Finance DRC Nigeria as review central person.
  • Hold a money book and update at an everyday schedule the ERP-Dynamics framework adequately
  • Ensure consistence with the money sections of DRC’s Operations Handbook identified with Dynamics.

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities: (in list items)

  • Prepare the bank move directions for providers’ installment on schedule for Yola office.
  • Manage the money and safe boxes for the money installment in the workplace and on the field if required.
  • In connection with the DRC program and backing branches of Adamawa, set up the month to month income conjecture and send it to the money trained professional/Finance Coordinator for compilation.
  • Ensure great relations with monetary accomplices (banks, PFA, etc.).
  • Responsibility 2: Hold a money book and update at a regular routine the ERP-Dynamics framework adequately
  • Ensures precisely recording of all exchanges made with money or bank, screens ideal receipt and use gets back from Program Team and guarantees right information passage and compromise in the Cash book and Dynamics.
  • Manages day by day activity in the space of bookkeeping framework which is in accordance with DRC and Donor’s necessities and guarantees the records or passages are cutting-edge in the money books and Dynamics.
  • Complies with Finance and Procurement rules when managing any transactions.
  • Check the avocation of functional advances prior to making installment and guarantee of the repayment in a sensible time.
  • Check and control the components of bookkeeping bundles, including the consistency between cash books and Dynamics sections, actual counting, and balances.
  • Proceed to the month to month conclusion of bookkeeping: actual counting, altering of bookkeeping reports (cover sheets), check of supporting documents.
  • Stamp month to month the solicitations with the giver stamp and additionally the stamp “paid”.
  • Ensures legitimate monetary documentation in Yola office
  • Responsibility 3: Management of monetary resources and liabilities of the base
  • Records all resources and liabilities in the money books and Dynamics at Daily premise and follow appropriately their repayment in Dynamics and the money book as well.
  • Ensure a month to month compromise, everything being equal/liabilities got from the Headquarter and recorded in Nigeria Legal Entity and particularly those of Yola Office.
  • Responsibility 4: Tax allowance and settlement on time
  • Ensure that the retention charges is all around determined, recorded in the Dynamics System and paid at month to month basis.
  • Follow up on the staff legal and charges installment at month to month premise and guarantee that all receipts are gathered and archived.
  • Collect the expenses leeway testament or credit notes when the installment is done.
  • With backing of Finance subject matter expert or potentially Finance Coordinator, plays the job of data sharing to staff and PFAs comparable to HR matters (PAYE, PENSION, NSITF, NHF Payment).

Responsibility 5: Archiving and Audit Management in Yola,

  • Ensure that every one of the supporting archives are joined per exchange in Dynamics.
  • Ensure that all supporting (Hard duplicates) are examined with covers sheet appended and saved money on Nigeria Dropbox, hard drives, etc.
  • At month to month premise, guarantee that all supporting records for exchanges recorded in Yola and from different areas (Maiduguri, Mubi, Damaturu, Abuja, and so on) are incorporated in Yola in the chronicle Room and all monetary records are likewise confirmed and are useful for reviews purposed. In such manner, at month to month premise share a check report with the money trained professional and money organizer for activities if needed.
  • At month to month premise, guarantee that all envelopes containing finance records from every area are labeled and well mastermind in the document room.
  • The money and consistence official in Yola will be mindful of the security of the file room and he/she will be dealing with it.
  • Participate in reviews arrangement/execution (gathering of review requirements)
  • Provides input and upgrades inward controls to fulfill review prerequisites; removes a portion of giving information and records during the review cycle; reports promptly on sporadic spending to Finance subject matter expert or Finance Coordinator as considered appropriate.
  • Other upholds needed for this position
  • Provide specialized help to the program/Support group of Yola base and different bases if required.
  • Takes a piece of normal workforce conference and regards to the week after week task report in accordance with execution management.

Experience and specialized capabilities: (incorporate long stretches of experience)


  • Experience working in global Non-Governmental (INGO) with a foundation in Audit and consistence the executives is considered as an asset.
  • A least of 2 years of pertinent expert involvement with general bookkeeping, money, and Administration experience is needed
  • Ability to work intently and viably in a group to accomplish work needs and objectives.
  • Ability to work with ERP-Dynamics will be a valued advantage.
  • Enthusiasm as a cooperative person, who is adaptable, consistently prepared to take on new difficulties and drives for brings about a powerful environment
  • Ability to design, sort out, focus on, and convey under pressure.
  • Ability to give specialized direction and exhort particularly to non-finance colleague.
  • A Good Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Etc.) is considerable.

Education: (incorporate declarations, licenses and so forth)

  • Degrees ideally enhanced by specialized or college courses identified with Finance, Accounting, administration.

Languages: (demonstrate familiarity level)

  • Fluency in composed and communicated in English.
  • The information on neighborhood Language is likewise an asset.

Required Skills and Qualities

  • Core Competencies of DRC:
  • Striving for excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Taking the lead
  • Communication
  • Demonstrating Integrity
  • Ability to work in a worldwide and multicultural environment
  • Proactivity, with a sound obligation to collaboration and with a feeling of veritable collaboration
  • Excellent relational abilities, just as persistence and amiability, are required
  • Multi-entrusting and Organizational abilities is a must
  • Adaptable and Flexible
  • Proven insightful and basic reasoning skills
  • Exemplary feeling of morals in the workplace
  • Team-situated and excellent of humor


Availability: 01.12.2021

Salary and conditions: In understanding with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment.

The pay will be dependent upon legal derivations according to relevant Nigeria laws. The representative is liable for the assessment returns.

How to apply

The position is for NIGERIAN NATIONALS ONLY. * Application Process

Are you intrigued? Then, at that point, go after this job on the web: All candidates should send an introductory letter and a refreshed CV (no longer than four pages). Both should be in English.

DRC gives equivalent freedom in business and denies separation in work based on race, sex, shading, religion, sexual direction, age, conjugal status or disability.

DRC supports all application

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