Controlling Officer
Nigeria, Nigeria. AGE: Not Specified
Deutsche Gesellschaft Fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ GmbH
2 Years
GIZ Salary Scale For Band 3
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Min. qualification:

BSc in Finance, Accounting, Economics or similar area of study. Relevant professional qualification is an added advantage
Organization: GIZ Nigeria, SKYE Programme
Place: Abuja
Salary: GIZ Salary Scale for Band 3

Skills Development for Youth Employment (SKYE) Programme The GIZ Programme “Skills for Youth Employment in Nigeria (SKYE)” supports the diversification of the economy in Nigeria through the promotion of demand-oriented technical and vocational training and education (TVET). Hereby the project is focusing mainly on the agriculture, construction, automotive, ICT and other sectors.
The strategy of the project is to improve the synergy between measures on the supply side of the job market (i.e. offer of skills labour after vocational qualifications, formal and informal TVET and Agricultural-VET (ATVET) measures) with those of the demand side (i.e. promotion of a pro-employment environment in the private sector through e.g. job centres, job fairs, short-term training and internship programmes, etc.).
The purpose is to develop the match-making between the offer and demand side of the skilled labour force and hence to contribute to the decrease of youth unemployment in the country.
Responsibilities & Tasks:

Definition and control instruments for identifying and preventing damage to the company
A. Responsibilities

The Controlling Officer is responsible for;

ensuring that financial administration functions well in accordance with GIZ standard procedures
effectively coordinating with the staff of the Finance team and the Procurement unit.
B. Tasks

The Controlling Officer is responsible for

Invoice Check
Financial Monitoring of All Financial agreement contracts
Financial Monitoring of all Local subsidy contracts
Verification of travel claims (local & International trips)
Checks the correctness of all invoices
Definition and implementation of the internal control system of the Project
Insurance of the respect of the separation of functions, cross-check principle and job rotation
Insurance of the respect of the regulation on authority to sign
Process of cash and bank reconciliation; at least one unannounced for each per month
Checking of the settlement of local subsidies before transfer to Country Office
Checking of the winpaccs journal before signature by the responsible of the commission
Checking of powers of attorney for bank accounts and letters of credit
Checking of the vehicle logbook
Invoicing private use of the vehicle
Checking of the generator log book and fuel tank
Reports all problems with financial administration and compliance without delay
Is responsible for filing in accordance with GIZ rules
Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management
Required qualifications, competences and experience:

BSc in Finance, Accounting, Economics or similar area of study. Relevant professional qualification is an added advantage.
Professional Experience:

Formal Education:

▪ Minimum of 2 years’ professional experience in a comparable position

Other experiences and skills

▪ GIZ experience in this position

▪ In-depth knowledge of accounting software

▪ Good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)

▪ Confidential handling of data and information

▪ Very good knowledge of the European language widely used in the country, ideally a knowledge of German

▪ Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management.