Finance Officer At Learning through Skills Acquisition Initiative (LETSAI)

Job Description: Finance Officer.
Job Title: Finance Officer
Place of Work: BORNO
Main Relationship: Finance Manager, Project Officers, Executive Director, donors

Learning through Skills Acquisition Initiative (LETSAI) is a youth led, women and girl-child focused, non-profit organization established in June 2015 and registered in 2018 with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). LETSAI particularly targets women, youths and children, as well as the most vulnerable members of the society; it addresses protection issues through sustainable livelihoods, Gender-Based Violence (GBV) prevention and response, provision of psychosocial support through women groups and counseling sessions, and women empowerment interventions.

General Role Summary

The Finance Officer works in collaboration with other finance staff to support the Head of Finance/Finance Manager to ensure that LETSAI operates within a healthy financial environment and meets all of its obligations and accountabilities on time. The position holder supports to establish, operate, and maintain good financial systems and controls. In addition, he/she supports the conduct and management of audits, prepares donor and operational budgets, and facilitates procurements processes. The Finance Officer is responsible for the day-to-day management of financial transactions and procedures in line with organizational and Donor policies and principles.

Essential Job Accountabilities

General accounting

• In collaboration with other finance, Admin and Programme staff ensure that accurate records for all daily transactions are kept in the right format and place.

• Prepare balance sheets and other reports as may be required.

• Process invoices in support of payments as may be required.

• Review/record accounts payable and accounts receivable in line with organizational policies, and accounting standards.

• Ensure that the financial system is always up to date with financial data.

• Manage petty cash

• Perform any other accounting duty that may arise from time to time.


• Ensure that all banking transactions are done on time with very minimum risk and in line with organisational and donor policies.

• In collaboration with other finance staff, support the Finance Manager and the Executive Director to reconcile bank statements.

• Work with programme team to prepare all budgets that may be required.

• Ensure that petty cash is managed in line with organisational policies and practices.

  Auditing, Financial Management and Reporting

• Support the preparation of month end/quarterly financial reports.

• Support both the conduct and management of internal and external audit processes.

• Provide support to the Head of Finance/Finance Manager to implement all audit recommendations.

• Prepare and submit monthly management and donor reports to Senior Management Team(SMT)

Grant Management and Compliance.

• Support the Operations team to meet programme management requirements.

• Enforce compliance with national, organisational and donor conditions as applicable

• In collaboration with the Operations team, support the effective management of grants by

   ensuring that all grant conditions (including procurement, reporting and extensions) are


• In collaboration with the operations team, ensure that routine grant monitoring

   mechanisms (like monthly and quarterly budget meetings) are held and actions


•  Ensure documentation and filing of project activities are done in compliance with

   Organisation and donor policies and procedures.

  •  Support in forecast preparation and Management

Required Skills, Knowledge & Qualifications


• A degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics with at least two years of post-qualification experience.

• A professional qualification such as ACA, CNA, or any other foreign qualification like ACCA, CIMA is an added advantage

• A solid knowledge of financial and accounting procedures

• Experience in using financial software like QuickBooks, ProMIS etc

• Advanced MS Excel skills

• Knowledge of financial and tax regulations

• Excellent analytical and numerical skills

• Strong ethics, with an ability to manage confidential data.


• Honesty and integrity are desired attributes in this role.

• Multitasking and ability to work under pressure.

METHOD OF APPLICATION: Email your CV, and Cover letter to

Addressed to the Human resources Manager and include the position on the subject of your mail.

Deadline; 28th June

Min. Experience; 3 years