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Job Alert: Project Accountant at The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)


  • The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Through an international network, ADRA delivers relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 130 countries – regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, or religious association. By partnering with communities, organizations, and governments, ADRA is able to improve the quality of life of millions through 9 impact areas.

    Project Accountant

    • Job TypeFull Time
    • QualificationBA/BSc/HND  
    • Experience
      2 years
    • LocationAbuja, Borno
    • Job Field
      Finance / Accounting / Audit  

    Organizational Context

    • The Project Accountant will be based in the ADRA Nigeria Sub- Office in Maiduguri. The position will require frequent travels to ADRA Nigeria field offices / sites outside Maiduguri in other field offices Borno in Nigeria and might require some times long stay away from the Sub-office.
    • The Project Accountant will typically report to the Programs Manager and will have a reporting relationship with the Finance manager’ office.
    • S / he will be in charge of the finance operating of the program and shall form part of a finance team in a Country Office.
    • He / she will provide general financial support in Sub-Office and field offices.
    • Depending on the size and needs of the office or unit, the job may cover all aspects of finance, budget, and administration, or it may emphasize finance or more of these aspects.
    • The jobholder at this level operates with minimal supervision, and provides guidance to programs staffs to ensure that operation and project objectives are achieved in the most compliant ways.
    • He / she will be heavily involved in day to- day activities and analytical work, and provide advice on less complex issues, applying rules and regulations and expertise in making determinations and recommendations across a range of activities and ensuring compliancy with emphasis on internal controls and especially ensuring compliancy with the donor financial and procurement requirements.

    Job Purpose

    • To support the stewardship of ADRA Nigeria’s resources, monitoring budgets, forecasting, analyzing, reporting and providing core administrative and programmatic financial support to enable effective management of funds, and ensure assistance to beneficiaries is undertaken in the most efficient and effective way possible.
    • Ensure proper financial operations and regulatory compliancy adherence for all the financial transactions made.
    • Support corporate finance and resource management strategies and major ongoing programmatic initiatives, participating in planning and training non-finance staffs where appropriate using finance management expertise.
    • Contribute towards the development of country finance-specific plans and processes, aligned with donor requirements and wider ADRA Nigeria strategies, policies and processes to meet the humanitarian and development assistance needs.
    • Analyze and report on key data for financial status and outcomes of projects in accordance with corporate governance requirements, ensuring accuracy, deadlines, and accounting processes are complied with.
    • Perform bank reconciliations, disbursements, and clearance of receivables, overall cash management and monthly financial closures on a regular basis in accordance with organizational requirements.
    • Where necessary, deliver core administrative services, working with contractors and following standard processes to provide cost-effective, quality and timely services to ADRA Nigeria programmes.
    • Collate and analyze data for the preparation of accurate and timely reporting, in order to provide management with financial, accounting and budgetary information to enable them to make informed decisions.
    • Adhere to financial controls and insight into ADRA Nigeria performance, undertaking periodic risk and internal control assessments to identify areas, which may present
    • potential audit, compliance or financial risks and advise the program manager.
    • Represent department at internal meetings, external meetings and events with other agencies, banks and other financial institutions, or other partners and entities as required.
    • Follow standard emergency financial preparedness practices to ensure ADRA Nigeria is able to quickly respond and deploy assistance and needed resources to affected areas at as needed without delays without compromising required minimum standards.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications

    • First degree in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting or related fields, with additional years of related work experience plus membership in an international recognized professional accountancy body such as Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
    • (ACCA), Institute of Certified Public Accounts (ICPA) or equivalent.


    • At least 2 years of progressive experience in financial accounting, budgeting and administrative functions.
    • Several years of professional experience in the accounting and reporting setting of co-financed projects for International (aid) Organizations (including UN-Agencies)
    • Has experience reviewing and analyzing financial statements.
    • Has experience implementing accounting and internal control processes, as well as risk management.
    • Experience in designing and implementing compliance regulations

    Method of Application


    • Applications should be submitted online and in English only using the link above
    • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability and sexual orientation. Qualifying female applicants are encouraged to apply.
    • For back ground checks -On your CV, please include three (3) professional references with their name, title, company, relationship to you, email address, and telephone number)

    Interested and qualified? Go to The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) career website on to apply

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