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  • Organization: Evidence Action
  • Location: Lagos
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
  • 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 Title


Job purpose

To ensure the integrity of accounting information by recording, verifying, consolidating, and booking transactions and proper serialization and safe filing of documents.

The position has access to organization’s confidential information that need to be protected by adhering to organization’s value by keeping information confidential.

The Accountant will act as a resource and/or coordinate resources between the South-West zone and country based projects, and perform other duties as defined by the department lead/leadership.

Duties and responsibilities

A. Team Management - 10% of role

Will regularly communicate with South-West program and department lead 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 the Finance team in various South- West program meetings.

B. Accounting: 80% of role

Petty cash management.

Prepare & compute withholding taxes and other statutory deductions in accordance with the Law.

Monitoring and following up of the staff account and ensuring prompt returns submitted on time and advance tracking sheet is updated.

Secures financial information by completing database backups, this includes saving all evidence action materials including the scanned payments vouchers to Box.

Stamping paid and scanning all payment vouchers and ensuring proper document management in Box.

Filing of finance documents in the approved chronological order applied in the finance department.

Responsible for accurate maintenance of the Accounting system - Intacct by ensuring accurate entries are done and charged to the correct billing details.

Verifying all payment vouchers for accuracy and completeness before processing and posting into the accounting system-Intacct.

Receive and check imprest requests and returns, ensuring that proper documentation is filed for each transaction, relevant approvals have been obtained, etc

Prepare check request forms for payments attaching all required supporting documents.

Ensure accurate and timely Cash disbursements and Ensure proper documentation of all payments to staff, Sub grantees and vendors.

Keeping track of staff expense accounts including reconciling the same and sending their statements whenever they request.

Provide financial and compliance guidelines/training to program and operation staff..

Manage accounts receivable from staff by ensuring the returns are compliant as per the policy, accurate and fully supported.

From time to time prepare periodical financial reports as requested by the head office.

Supporting Projects to keep all the financial records.

Ensuring completeness, accuracy and timeliness in the processing of financial information.

C. Budgeting ,disbursements and accountability: 10% of role

Continuous and effective budget tracking Ensuring proper budget utilization, proper cost allocations communication and consultation with program and Grants team, full accountability of funds and Accurate charging to donor as per their budgets.

Work Hours and Considerations

Primary work hours and location must include business hours (9:00am-5:00pm), Monday to Friday, in Evidence Action’s South- West office, adjustments in agreement with the Country Director, Nigeria.

Off-hour work may be required as necessary for overseeing/completing planned activities, participating in international conference calls across time-zones, or responding to emergency situations.

Some travel. The Accountant will visit offices across the South-West Zone, and other States within Nigeria when necessary for the purpose of training, project management, and meetings of program and country staff.


Strategic and tactical critical thinker with good analytical and problem solving skills.

Confident decision maker who can communicate directions and solutions clearly to both technical and non-technical staff.

Understanding of the business role Operations and Logistics function within the programs and organization, and to set objectives based on that.

Demonstrated leadership in managing others.

Metrics driven performance philosophy.

Proficiency with Microsoft Windows 7 and 10, Skype, Microsoft Office 2013-16

Good English written and verbal competence.hee


Minimum Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, or similar.

Registered with Institute of Chartered Accountants

Min 3 years’ work experience in a position with similar responsibilities.

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