Call for Application: Finance Manager

Call for Application: Finance Manager

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Application Deadline: September 06, 2023.

Type of Contract: Full-time

Department: Finance

Post Level: Managerial

Languages Required: English   

Duration of Initial Contract: One year initially (Extendable)

Yiaga Africa is a non-profit civic hub of change-makers committed to promoting democratic governance, human rights and civic engagement. With its operational base in Abuja, Nigeria, Yiaga Africa focuses on in-depth research, critically analysing critical democratic and governance issues, crafting practical solutions, and training and empowering citizens to lead change in their community. Yiaga Africa implements several innovative programs to stimulate active citizenship, protect human rights and deepen democratic governance. We invest in building networks and social movements to drive social change and transformation. Yiaga Africa has leadership structures and members in all 36 states and 774 Local Government Areas (LGA) of Nigeria. 

Yiaga Africa is committed to achieving a diverse, vibrant, innovative, and engaged workforce working to achieve the organisation’s vision of a people-driven, developed, and democratic Africa. We promote gender, nationality, religion/belief, culture, and other forms of diversity. 

For this role, young women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Yiaga Africa does not tolerate sexual exploitation and harassment, abuse, or harassment and discrimination. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference, background checks, and training.


In our vision to be the Yiaga Africa of the future, we seek to hire a creative-minded and experienced candidate with an excellent Financial background to join our team.

We seek an exceptional candidate to support our Finance Department as a Finance Manager. The Finance Manager, under the supervision of the Head of Finance, will assist the Finance department in adhering to the compliance procedures for all operational and program-related activities and Yiaga Africa’s financial implementation and ensure adequate internal controls are in place and compliance with laws, regulations, donor requirements, and Yiaga Africa’s policies and procedures.

If you have the required skills and experiences to excel as a Finance Manager in our organisation, apply now!

The position is for Twelve (12) months, subject to renewal based on performance and funding availability. The post holder would be expected to work 40 hours a week. The position has a competitive salary as obtainable in the industry.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Head of Finance in enhancing the efficiency of the existing control system and ensure any identified compliance gaps are corrected.
  • Support the reconciliation of overall program budgets and budgets of implementing partners.
  • Undertake accuracy checks to ensure transactions are entered into the accounting software accurately.
  • Assist with preparing Monthly Payroll and support the accurate and timely payment of related statutory remittances (PAYE, Pensions, NHF, NSITF)
  • Assist in the preparation of the country’s financial management reports 
  • Assist the team in the preparation of Monthly Balance Sheet Reconciliations.
  • Reviewing timesheets for coding, leave, holidays, etc.
  • Managing Finance archiving and ensuring monthly updates of the finance archiving index.
  • Support audits (donor, internal, external, statutory) by retrieving and refilling documents.
  • Make payments on the bank platforms, print off all payment vouchers, and match them with the document to be filled.
  • Coordinate with all Program officers to collect necessary documents and ensure proper documentation after return from field activities.
  • Ensure all income taxes, withholding taxes, VAT, and other taxes are withheld and paid accordingly.
  • Work closely with the Finance and program departments to ensure the Standard Operating Procedures for voucher redemption are adequately followed.
  • Assists with the monitoring of expenditures to ensure they remain within authorised levels. Examines the validity of requests for increased imprest levels; prepares disbursement vouchers to replenish imprest accounts.
  • Investigates erroneous charges and takes appropriate corrective accounting actions.
  • Scrutinises source documents for completeness, accuracy, and validity of charges.
  • Assists in financial management, tracking, preparing payment letters, drafting financial statements to donors, and recording them accordingly.
  • Participates and provides financial reporting for annual budget planning, audit reviews, and assessments.
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Yiaga Africa and not jeopardise its humanitarian mission.
  • Other Responsibilities as Assigned.


Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the values and ethical standards of Yiaga Africa.
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of Yiaga Africa.
  • Displays gender, region, religion/belief, race, nationality, culture, age sensitivity, and adaptability.

Functional Competencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning:

  • Share knowledge and experience.
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more practice areas, acts on a learning plan, and applies newly acquired skills.

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

  • Ability to perform various standard tasks related to the provision of financial services.
  • Good knowledge of Yiaga Africa’s financial rules and regulations.
  • Good IT skills.

Leadership and Self-Management:

  • Focuses on results for the client and responds positively to feedback.
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
  • Remains calm, in control, and good-humoured even under pressure.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Degree in Accounting, Finance, or any related field
  • An advanced degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field is desirable
  • Must possess professional certifications, e.g. ACCA
  • At least seven(7) years or more experience, including 3 years in a managerial position in an international NGO’s finance/compliance department, is preferred.
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Must have excellent organisational, supervisory, leadership, and managerial skills.
  • Familiarity with office machines (e.g. scanners, printers, etc.)
  • Knowledge of office management and basic bookkeeping
  • Proficient in English (oral and written)
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office packages (especially Excel and Word)
  • Strong communication and people skills
  • Good multi-tasking abilities
  • Problem-solving skills.

Language Requirements: 

Fluency in written and spoken English. Proficiency in Hausa or French will be a plus.

How to apply

Interested candidates should fill out the job application form and upload their detailed

resume containing their LinkedIn ID, Age, Address, and the contact of referees in MS Word

documents here. Submission should be concluded on or before September 06, 2023.

Only applications sent in the required format will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note: Only candidates resident in Abuja will be considered.

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