Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Christian Aid Nigeria: Finance Manager

Christian Aid is hiring for a Finance Manager in Nigeria. As Finance Manager, you will be responsible for managing the finance and compliance functions of the Nigeria country programme and the Abuja office.

From managing the programme’s management and donor reporting, to supporting and developing the financial capacity of your staff and our partners, you’ll work proactively to lead the Finance team in meeting our internal and external reporting requirements. And we’ll expect you to use your understanding of all that involves, developing the skills and abilities of your staff and our partners, and to quickly identify and resolve potential issues at the earliest stage.

You will be an IFAC-qualified accountant with strong background knowledge of financial principles and practices; considerable experience in financial management and budgeting; management of audits and familiarity with local government regulations and procedures. You will have considerable experience in working for not-for-profit organisations.

You will have a demonstrated capacity to manage large institutional funded grants and possess skills in budget preparation, analysis and training, consolidated financial reporting and presentation. Experience of capacity building work of national organisations is desirable.

A natural communicator and leader with excellent analytical skills, you will have a strong, positive attitude and the ability to manage a wide range of issues.

Please show your suitability for this post by giving answers to the following questions: Using the guidance notes may help you formulate your answers.
Financial accounting and reporting
Describe a time when you wrote a financial report for an external body.
Effectiveness and accountability
Tell us about a time when you needed to break a large project or major activity into smaller components in order to get it done
Effectiveness and accountability
Describe a project/programme that you supervised which was behind schedule, over budget, or understaffed.
Leadership and management
Tell us of a time when you assessed the development needs of team members and ensured that they were met
We value everyone who works for us, so we offer a wide range of rewards from generous leave to a competitive benefits package to make sure you have the perfect work/life balance.

Only electronically submitted application forms will be accepted.
Please note also that CVs will not be accepted and that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Job Reference:FM/NG/03
Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 27 September 2010

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