Finance Deputy Head of Department at Action Against Hunger

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    Finance Deputy Head of Department

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA
    • Experience 5 years
    • Location Abuja
    • Job Field Finance / Accounting / Audit&nbsp

    Starting date: As Soon as Possible
    Direct Line Manager: Finance Head of Department
    Department: Finance

    Objective 1

    • Contribute to grant financial management, donors compliance & budget analysis

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Assist Head of Finance Department in receiving & incorporating budget forecast in Budget Follow Up (BFU);
    • Update all financial tool on a monthly basis, BFU, Shared Cost, Financial Plan;
    • Support budget holders in developing their forecast and monitoring their lines;
    • Provide analysis to Head of Finance Department for each grant and ensure forecast is updated and accurate with the help financial tools (BFU, Financial Plan etc.);
    • Monitor level of spending, collect BFU forecasts from all contributors (Project Manager, Field Coordinator, Logistics) and be finance focal point on Budget Follow-up;
    • Participate in the preparation and/or review of the mission financial plan for the shared costs and communicate to all finance managers on all bases;
    • Review donor guidelines and ensure flexibility and other eligibility rules are respected;
    • Preparation of internal and external financial report;
    • Provide support for all bases on financial issues in collaboration with Head of Finance Department;
    • Control expense eligibility base on the General Ledger and supporting documents before contributing to financial reports;
    • Assist Head of Finance Department to elaborate new budgets for proposals.

    Objective 2

    • Treasury forecast & cash management

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Cross check the treasury forecast for all bases on a bi-monthly basis & ensure its more realistic;
    • Consolidate & analyse mission monthly cash forecasts for Head of Finance Department in the absence of Finance Manager;
    • Review expenditures ensuring they are in line with the forecast prepared, analyse discrepancy between cash and budget forecast and put in place corrective measures;
    • Monitor timely transfer to the field offices based on bi-monthly cash forecast in the absence of Finance Manager.

    Objective 3

    • Support internal and external audits

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Assist Internal Auditor in internal and external audits, provide auditors with all necessary documentation in coordination with Head of Finance Department;
    • Assist Head of Finance Department with his/her collaboration in providing supporting documents / information as requested by Auditor;
    • Follow up on recommendations provided by auditors in the finance department;
    • Assist Head of Finance Department in ensuring a good internal system is in place for audit;
    • Arrange surprise & spot audit checks during field visits as well as in Abuja.

    Objective 4

    • Capacity building for finance and non-finance staff

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • In the absence of Finance Head of Department, develop and conduct training for finance & non finance staff on Financial policies & tools;
    • Visit the field bases regularly, provide recommendations and follow up on observations made in collaboration with Head of Finance Department and internal audit department;
    • Conduct regular refresher’s training on financial tools to new/existing finance & non-finance staff.
    • Contribute to the professional development of Finance Team members;

    Objective 5

    • Mission Financial Coordination

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Replace the Head of Finance Department in his/her absence;
    • Participate to weekly/monthly coordination meeting as necessary;
    • Assist Head of Finance Department in creating/updating new/existing and implementing financial tools & policies;
    • Coordinate with finance managers about budget management, HR on payroll and organograms and recruitment requests as well as Logistics on procurement on validation and/or approval on LINK as well as logistics cash forecast;
    • Liaise with the tax consultant on annual FIRS returns, tax clearance certificates.


    • Degree equivalent in Accounting/Finance: Master’s degree is a plus;
    • ACCA or other Chartered Accountant diploma is essential;

    Skills & Experience

    • At least 5 years of professional experience in Finance related roles with proven experience in team management
    • Strong leadership and managerial skills;
    • Exceptional organization, time management, and attention to detail;
    • Very good communication & training skills and ability to maintain confidentially;
    • Strong Microsoft Office skills particularly in MS Excel;
    • Fluent in English, Team player, flexible and adaptable;
    • Committed to Action Against Hunger values, managerial charter and the mission charter of principles;
    • Commitment to promote gender equality;
    • Capacity to work with large amount of information, financial analysis, synthesis and reporting


    • Prior experience in NGOs/INGOs is highly preferred;
    • Experience with SAGA accounting system is an added advantage;
    • Excellent knowledge of donors compliance and financial guidelines.

    Minimum Basic Salary
    NGN 522,793 per Month

    Method of Application

    Note: Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply

    Interested and qualified? Go to Action Against Hunger | ACF-International on to apply

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