Finance Manager Job in an International Non-governmental Organization in Abuja

Pact is an international non-governmental organization with headquarters
in Washington DC, USA. Pact has been in Nigeria since 2005, and
currently implements donor funded development projects in 4 States in
the area of Health, integrating livelihoods, capacity development, and
governance systems.
PACT is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title:
Finance Manager
Position Summary

  • The Finance Manager will be responsible for the overall financial management of Pact Nigeria.
  • This position will be responsible for ensuring accurate project
    financial tracking, recording and financial reporting to donors, and
    compliance with the organizational policies and donor requirements.
  • S/he will be responsible for developing and maintaining
    accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and
    timely financial statements.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with the Country Director on integrated management of all
    project finances to ensure effective use of resources in order to
    achieve program objectives in compliance with donor requirements.
  • In collaboration with the Country Director, design, develop and
    adapt policies, guidelines and criteria for the management of project
    finances and sub-grants in accordance with Pact standards and donor
  • Provide technical assistance to staff and grantees on financial
    accounting, reporting, procurement, and other financial compliance
    practices associated with the program.
  • Liaises with the Country Director to ensure the project needs
    are being met in terms of accounting, contracts, human resources, IT,
    and operations
  • Monitor partner’s (subawards) management of funds and cross check source documents
  • Maintain financial files according to Pact standard and support.
  • Be a focal person for A-133, donor specific and other applicable local statutory audits as required
  • Build the capacity of finance department in Pact Nigeria Office
  • Work closely with headquarters to ensure compliance and effective and proactive fiscal management.
  • When necessary interact with government officials, auditors and
    other financial institutes and represent Pact professionally at all
  • Lead and oversee annual budget preparations which includes
    overseeing work plan costing and the integration of work plan and
    donor-approved budgets;
  • Develop procedures for monitoring and analyzing program budgets,
    which allow accurate projection of expenditures and comparisons of
    actual and budgeted spending and advise on action and corrective plans.
  • Advise program staff on project’s financial health through the provision of regular and timely financial expenditure reports;
  • Maintain financial controls and procedures for the management of funds and sub awards/contracts
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  • A Master’s degree or higher in Finance, Business Management, or
    related degree in relevant field preferred or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to work independently and produce timely and high quality results
  • Cooperates and work well with others in the pursuit of team goals; shares information and supports others
  • Able to establish and maintain relationships with people at all
    levels; puts others at ease; promotes harmony and consensus through
    diplomatic handling of disagreements and potential conflict.
  • Adaptable; receptive to new ideas; willing and able to adjust to changing demands and circumstances
  • Committed to the achievement and maintenance of quality; sets high standards of performance for self and others.
  • At least 10 years of demonstrated experience in financial
    regulations, policies, and practices of comparable USG or other
    international programs funded by other donors.
  • Strong financial and operational management experience with proven management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and team-building skills with significant experience building strong host country national team.
  • Proven ability to work with a wide range of local organizations and people.
  • Excellent understanding of USAID and USG regulations preferred, or applicable international donor experience.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and complex accounting software systems.
  • Direct experience with accounting software systems; knowledge of Serenic Navigator accounting software desirable
  • Ability to travel to various parts of the country where Pact program is being implemented
  • Working experience in Nigeria; Nigerian national preferred.
  • Remains calm, objective and in control in stressful situations;
    maintain a stable performance under pressure; accepts criticism without
    becoming over-defensive
  • Maintains high ethical standards both professionally and
    personally; shows integrity and fairness in dealings with others; is
    reliable and trustworthy
  • Seeks all possible relevant information for problem solving and
    decision making; consults widely; probes the facts, analyses issues from
    different perspectives
  • Seeks all possible relevant information for problem solving and
    decision making; consults widely; probes the facts, analyses issues from
    different perspectives
  • Enthusiastic and committed; demonstrates capacity for sustained effort and hard work over long time periods.
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How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Resume/CV and cover letter on their suitability to: 
All CV’s/resume/applications MUST be in either word format or PDF.
Applicants MUST indicate the position applied for on the subject of the

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

Application Deadline  Friday 16th September 2016.

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