Abayomi W Cooke

Abayomi Cooke is the Finance Officer at LEGAL. He manages the affairs of the Finance Unit and carry on financial transaction of LEGAL daily in line with its policy. Carry on bank transactions nationally and internationally. Produce a monthly narrative report and breakdown on expenditures of funds, along with all banks statements, original receipts and proforma invoices of all items purchased and produce financial reports quarterly, bi-annually and annually to the Executive Director, for onward submission to donors, partners and board members including staff members. Develop a payroll data base system for LEGAL and its staff members monthly within a stipulated time frame to be presented to the ED for approval for payment. Develop a financial reporting system for LEGAL. Attend meetings, seminars and conferences at national and international levels for experience sharing and learning so as to enhance the work of LEGAL. Conduct a weekly meetings with finance support staff, on the expenditure of LEGAL’s funds and the way forward. Develop the check and balance system of LEGAL. Make sure all financial requests are signed by the Program Manager, Finance officer and approved by the ED before disbursement of funds can be made. The Finance Officer shall insure that all checks are signed by the ED and the Board member who are signatories to LEGAL’s Account and the bank personnel should confirm with the ED before the checks can be cashed out at any from the bank where LEGAL has an account.

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