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Finance Assistant
Job Type: Full-Time

Education

From 0 to 2010
Bayero University Kano State(Post Graduate Diploma in Management )
From 0 to 2004
Federal Polytechnic Bauchi (Business Administration and Management HND )
No added languages

Experience

Finance and Admin Manager
Isa Wali Empowerment Initiative (IWEI)
July 2012 - Present Day (5 years 1 month)

Administration/Logistics

  • Establish and implement administration and logistics procedures in line with organizational requirement
  • Coordinate with various staff for operational support activities of the unit; serve as a liaison between departments and operating units in the resolution of day-to-day administrative and operational problems.
  • Facilitates the development and maintenance of a database of suppliers and vendors including end users of goods and services relevant to IWEI.
  • Maintaining/managing of all inventory/assets, including personnel records
  • Establish and manage all procurement and logistics activities including management of vehicles and drivers.
  • Ensure that all regulations relating to transportation are respected.
  • Cover essential duties in the absence of other personnel
  • Represent IWEI at relevant meetings.
  • Contribute to the adherence of all security guidelines
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings, interviews, appointments, events and other similar activities for supervisors, which also include travel and lodging arrangements.
  • Provide technical support to all procurement activities such as needs forecasting and quantification.
  • Implement a robust inventory management system that eliminates the challenge of stock out of critical products.
  • Coordinates the transport system to ensure efficient provision of transport services in support of programmes of IWEI.
  • Making logistics/arrangement for all workshops/meetings and facilitate payment to participants/facilitators at workshops.
  • Issuing of contracts.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Financial

  • Establish and implement financial procedures in line with organizational requirements
  • Monitoring of project recoveries and income recognition.
  • Timely and accurate recording of all financial transactions in line with organizational and donor requirements and deadlines.
  • Establish and prepare accurate and timely information for budget monitoring and progress reporting of programmed funds and grants.
  • Provide financial management advice on revisions of budgets, preparing periodical forecasts and any changes needed
  • Monitoring of the petty cash and bank balances to ensure sufficient funds are always available depending on the programmed needs.
  • Management, monitoring of the bank and cash accounts, carryout weekly cash counts and monthly financial records including cashbooks, to be ensuring financial and resource accountability and effective management for records as required for auditing.
  • Disbursement of cash advances and reconciliation to ensure recovery.
  • Control of salary payments to staff, including tax liabilities, reconciling the same and monitoring, subsistence allowances, mobile phone usage, etc.
  • Collection and filing of regular financial reports and budget records.
  • Maintaining adequate and accurate records of financial transactions, including filling of all documents.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Supervised the work of support staff.
  • Facilitated the Conversion to new accounting systems (QuickBooks) that improved reporting and corporate consolidations.
  • Captured financial Transaction in the Accounting Package (QuickBooks)
  • Mentored, trained, build capacity of different cadres of staff.
Eccd Center Manager
Development Research and Projects Center (dRPC)
October 2011 - June 2012 (9 months)
  • Coordinate all aspects of the establishment of the Early Childhood Care Development (ECCD) Center.
  • Maintaining adequate and accurate records of financial transactions, including filling of all documents.
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings, interviews, appointments, events and other similar activities for supervisors, which also include travel and lodging arrangements.
  • Maintaining and managing of the office including supervising and supporting of subordinates, assigning them with tasks as per their job description
  • Making logistics/arrangement for all workshops/meeting for the organization.
  • Assist in Issuing of contracts.
  • Coordinate with various staff for operational support activities of the unit; serve as a liaison between departments and operating units in the resolution of day-to-day administrative and operational problems.
  • Maintaining/managing of all inventory/assets, including personnel records.
  • Assist in processing financial claims and facilitate approval through ensuring appropriate documentation and record keeping in accordance with set down procedures / rules.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Established and maintains electronic records management system for all incoming and outgoing correspondence
  • Ability to pay great attention to details and follow up on financial and market trends including occasional market research to ensure that my organization gets the best services and value for money from vendors
  • Successfully set up the start up project on Early Childhood Care Development (ECCD) Center

Kano.

  • Supervised the work of support staff and Sub offices.
  • Succeeded in mapping out strategic plan to generate income for the Early Childhood Care Development (ECCD) Center Kano State.
  • Ability to handle all cash and accounting documents without any loss of money or documents.
  • Ability to work in a well structured team comprising of program, Monitoring and Evaluation, administrative and finance team.
Finance and Accounts Officer
Society for Women Empowerment for the Development of Nigeria (SWODEN)
June 2011 - October 2011 (5 months)
  • Leading and directing all the financial transactions of the organization in accordance with the existing accounting and financial management guidelines.
  • Facilitating the opening, maintaining and management of all organizational and project (grants) bank accounts.
  • Reviewing, developing, updating and standardizing forms used in requesting and retiring advances in the organization.
  • Liaising and working with appropriate unit to arrange and provide logistics support to the organizations in-house and outside engagements such as meetings, trainings, seminars, staff and work planning retreats and conferences.
  • Facilitating timely processing payment of bills including telephone, electricity, rent and supplies
  • Reviewing and ensuring that travel advances are promptly retired by staff and consultants and in line with relevant provisions in organizational accounting and financial management guidelines.
  • Purchases goods and services within established limits as provided by the Project guideline.
  • Maintaining adequate and accurate records of financial transactions, including filling of all accounting documents.
  • Maintaining/managing of all inventory/assets, including personnel records.
  • Assist in Issuing of contracts.
  • Making logistics/arrangement for all workshops/meetings and making payment to participants/facilitators at workshops.
  • Making all approved payments.
  • Assist in preparation of payroll, Tax, Pension and other staff welfare.
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Ability to manage the micro- finance project of the organization for two local government areas (Dambatta and Bunkure LGA) in Kano State.
  • Captured financial Transaction in the Accounting Package (QuickBooks).
  • Ability to pay great attention to details and follow up on financial and market trends including occasional market research to ensure that my organization gets the best services and value for money from her vendors.
Marketing officer
Union Bank of Nig Plc
July 2009 - November 2009 (4 months)
  • To interact with the customers on possible solutions to their different financial problems.
  • Ensures marketing activities are in compliance with the banks regulations.
  • Provide guidance and coordinates implementation efforts with respect to the installation of new or existing products and services.
  • To bring cash deposits to the bank and create more awareness of the bank, its products and services.

ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Ability to work alone under intense pressure in the Marketing Department for 6 months following the unannounced resignation of the Head of Public Sector Unit and at the same time being able to meet all deadlines as per required standard.
  • Formally commended for excellent service.
  • Made suggestions for customer feedback processes which were taken up by management
Admin Officer
Union Bank of Nig Plc
December 2008 - June 2009 (7 months)
  • Provide expert guidance and leadership to more junior staff
  • Implement and monitor support services, including procurement of supplies and services; transport, travel and traffic, communications and provision of local utilities and service requirements.
  • Managing of all inventory/assets in the branch.
  • Oversees safety and other compliance requirements.
  • Managing of all inventory/assets in the branch

ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Succeeded in carrying out the recent Union Bank “Project Gear” and the Union Bank “Save and win Lucky dip Promo as the Officer in Charge of receiving and issuing out of the whole items used in the branch.
Customer Service Officer
Union Bank of Nig Plc
January 2008 - November 2008 (11 months)
  • To answer to the queries of the customers in an ethical and informative way.
  • To give appropriate and relevant information to the customers.
  • To maintain a position of trust and responsibility by keeping all customer business confidential.
  • Answer or find appropriate solutions to customer’s problems

ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Formally commended for excellent service.
  • Made suggestions for customer feedback processes which were taken up by management.
NYSC
Government Girls Secondary School Dabo (NYSC)
September 2005 - August 2006 (1 year 1 month)
  • Teaching within the designated subject areas.
  • Ensuring the correct use and care of equipment and resources is maintained.
  • Participating in appropriate meetings with parents.
  • Planning and preparing appropriate lessons and suitable

teaching materials

  • Participating in the development of appropriate syllabuses,

Materials and Schemes of Work.

  • Developing lessons and activities plan in line with a school's

curriculum objectives

  • Helping students with their reading.



ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Motivated students to join tourism club by inviting facilitators who spoke about the relevance

Tourism to Nigeria economy.

  • Organized after school creative writing workshop.
  • Identified individual student needs and liaised with the school principal to solve problems in

Learning, attitude and management of student workloads.

  • Reported / communicated with parents as required by school’s policy.
  • Took part in faculty meetings and workshops.