Director of Finance

at Heifer International
Published November 2, 2022
Location Abuja, Nigeria
Category Finance  
Job Type Full Time  


The Director of Finance will oversee all accounting and financial functions of Heifer Nigeria. Duties will include management of accounting transactions, financial reporting, budgeting, cash flow, banking, grant management, compliance and internal control function. Responsibilities also include capacity building of staff in the section and involvement in the country senior management team.

This position will work closely with the Headquarters’ finance team to ensure consistency throughout the organization, while assisting the Country Director to manage office resources in the most effective manner. The Director of Finance will also provide adequate accounting information and ensure that the information is maintained in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organization and in accordance with international accounting standards.

Essential Character Traits

Financial Acumen; Manages complexity; Decision quality; Directs work; Plans and aligns; Optimizes work processes; Ensures accountability; Collaborates; Builds effective teams; Communicates effectively; Organizational savvy; Courage; Instills trust, Customer Orientation.


A. Financial Management (35%).
Provide financial management and accounting leadership to the Country Office to ensure compliance with Heifer International policies, donor requirements and relevant government authorities.
Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments, and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting.
Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, Liaison with external auditors and assess any changes necessary in collaboration with HQ.
Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with HQ.
Administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep senior management at the Country Office abreast of the organization’s financial status.
Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
Accountable for establishing and maintaining proactive links with project "partners" to ensure compliance with established processes and procedures with the highest level of accountability.
Make support visits, audit "partner" organizations, assess how project funds are utilized, and give advice on how to keep books of accounts.
B. Accounting and Financial Operations (30%).
Supervise and harmonize all financial operations, ensure that the day-to-day accounting operations and financial management functions are performed in accordance with internal policy and procedures.
Oversee accounts payable, accounts receivable, donations and receipting.
Monitor the cash position of the organization.
Manage and oversee monthly bank reconciliations.
Manage bank transactions including wire transfers, renewal of Certificates of deposits and keeping track of signing authorities.
Implement global policies as per HQ timelines.
Review and account for procurement transactions to ensure adequate supporting documentation, accuracy of amounts, and control over payments.
Supervise the financial staff and provide guidance and training for their work and encourage their professional growth.


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Management Accounting, Business Administration, or related field


At least 15 - 20 years of related experience and 8 years in a senior management role

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