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Associate Manager, Finance


  • Organization: Evidence Action
  • Location: Abuja
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Banking and Finance
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed

About Evidence Action

Evidence Action aims to be a world leader in scaling evidence-based and cost-effective programs to reduce the burden of poverty in the some of the poorest places. Our large-scale, evidence-based programs are rigorously evaluated to ensure they reach the greatest amount of people in the most cost-effective ways. No matter what the position, each member of our team takes solace in the notion that the hard work we do does in fact make its intended impact. Collectively, our at-scale initiatives measurably reach over 280 million people annually, and we continuously seek dedicated and mission-driven people to help advance this rare, and large-scale, global impact.

Are you are passionate about data and evidence? Do you want to ensure your talents and skills are directly applied to programs that generate meaningful and long-lasting impact? Then Evidence Action is the place for you.

Job purpose

To perform general accounting and financial reporting duties for Evidence Action

Duties and responsibilities

A. Team Management - 20% of role

● Provide leadership, management, and guidance to the Nigeria’s Finance team

● Will regularly communicate with program, country, and regional leads to identify capacity needs and oversee Finance function.

● Responsible for developing/refining and regularly reporting on Key Performance Indicators and Metrics to management concerning the teams’ operations and capacity/gaps.

● Represent Finance team in various program meetings.

B. Accounting: 60% of role

  • Overall overseer of the Finance activities in Nigeria.
  • Oversee accurate maintenance of the accounting system by ensuring accurate entries are done and charged to the correct donor.
  • Checking the procurement processes and documentations and ensuring compliance
  • Prepare payroll seeking approval by the 22nd of every month and ensure staff are paid by 27th of Every Month and ensure Timesheet Allocation report on staff costs are billed.
  • Review monthly schedules, GL reconciliations and ensure the timely monthly close.
  • Asset and inventory management. Ensuring periodic audit and constant updates.
  • Present an approved cash forecast/projection for the month by or before the 22nd of every month.
  • Ensuring all taxes and legal requirements are accurately and timely tracked monthly to ensure compliance.
  • Ensuring all other tax related issues and tax related payments are properly tracked and timely submission to legal authorities is done on or before the deadline.
  • Review for compliance with donor and organizational policies/guidelines on all payments.
  • Provide financial and compliance guideline/refresher training to program staff.
  • Capacity building of Finance and non- Finance staff on compliance in relation to accounting principles and Organizations financial policies
  • Support and spearhead the country’s statutory audit exercise.

C. Budgeting, disbursements and accountability: 20% of role

● Participate in program meetings and contribute budget implications of proposed implementation decisions.

● Continuous and effective budget tracking Ensuring proper budget utilization, proper cost allocations communication with program team, full accountability of funds.

● Develop financial accountability documents for all budgeted program activities.


  • 5 years’ relevant work experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or any other related field.
  • Professional certification in ACCA or CPA
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Audit management experience in donor funded programs

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications include:

  • Higher education (Master’s Degree in relevant field
  • Professional Certification
  • Management experience (Experience leading a team)
  • International Development experience (Experience working for a non-profit)

Position Location


Direct reports

Senior Accountants

Interested and qualified candidates should click the link below to apply;

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