The Finance Manager shall lead the finance department to ensure day-to-day financial operations, with functional responsibility for financial accounting, in line with GHIV Africa’s financial policy, Donor agreement and national law.
Duties and Responsibilities

Provide leadership to the finance department, providing technical support to subordinates and ensuring that all accounting staff are competently performing their duties and safeguarding organization resources and funds.
Responsible for managing computerized accounting software, electronic payments.
Facilitate payments and ensure that all expenditures are in accordance with approved budgets and grant conditions.
 All under/over expenditure are immediately notified to the Executive Director and Head of Program through the Head of Admin for prompt action.
Support the procurement process providing guidance on budgets and funds available.
 Prepare and review work plan and other budgets for GHIV Africa’s projects;
 Prepare all financial reports as required;
Track and monitor project expenditures against budget; BVA including preparing monthly pipeline analyses for GHIV Africa AHQ and field team;
Propose practical and value-added recommendations to address control weaknesses and/or process inefficiencies;
Participate in closing meetings with donors at the end of fieldwork, providing clear explanations for identified issues
Conducts training for finance and non-finance project staff on financial and grants management
Review all staff accountabilities and claims or refunds
Vet and review invoices and other payment vouchers prior to submitting them for approval
File and keep proper record of all prepayments, accruals, and related accounts

Personal Qualities:

A confident professional with integrity, discretion and the ability to develop trust with staff and managers at all levels.
Energetic, flexible, responsive and willing to be hands-on. Committed to providing a service that makes a difference.
Well organized, with the ability to manage multiple programs and workstreams as well as ad hoc responsive tasks, balancing a range of priorities and deadlines.


Master’s / Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance with at least 5 years’ experience with international development program, Professional certification in ICAN, ACCA, ACA, CFA, etc would be an added advantage.  
Experience with donor-funded projects and experience working in an INGO/NGO environment (Required)
At least 5 years working experience in  this role with INGOs.
Two years experience in a managerial or supervisory roles.
Ability to work both independently and in teams, within a fast-paced environment;
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting, budgeting and fiscal control theory and practices. Budget monitoring and general ledger skills;
Relevant software skills including automated accounting software, database spreadsheets, and Management Information Systems;
Familiarity with Nigerian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) in Nigeria (Highly Desirable);
Ability to respond to inquiries independently and follow-up on requests in an efficient manner with minimal supervision, manage high-volume of workflow efficiently.
Ability to handle financial and quantitative information with accuracy and precision; resourceful in gathering, verifying and analyzing financial data as well as experience with computer spreadsheets.
Ability to interpret financial information and reports
Ability to work collaboratively, productively and sensitively within a multidiscipline, multicultural environment
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Audit