Finance Manager -

Background:

Excellence Community Education Welfare Scheme (ECEWS) is a leading indigenous non- governmental organization that promotes access to qualitative healthcare, Education and economic strengthening opportunities for all Nigerians. Based in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State with a corporate office in Abuja, ECEWS has presence in 17 States across the South-South, South East, South West and North Central Nigeria with a strong client portfolio with the Global Fund to fight against AIDS, TB and Malaria, United States agency for international development (USAID), US CDC and The United Nations office of Projects and the World Bank. Since its founding in 2001, ECEWS has earned a solid reputation among its funders and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

The broadened scope of activities under its Global Fund (GF) Alignment HIV Grant has created the need for increased staff capacity around new and enlarged areas of focus.

Job Title

Finance Manager

Reporting/Supervision

  • This position reports to the Director of Finance & Operations

Job Summary

  • Coordinate annual budget preparations and compliance and ensure that project budgets are reviewed at least quarterly.
  • Work with the DOF on periodic preparation of Financial Statements and ensure completion of project financials on monthly basis.
  • Conduct monthly budget / actual analysis to give feedback to DOF every month; prepare and submission of donor specific monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Review staff and vendor payments to ensure error free transactions and respond to all audit issues related to project financials.
  • Review all transactions posted into donor project books and make corrections where necessary before they are posted for consolidation.

Job Requirements

Education

  • Must possess a first degree or its equivalent in Accounting or Finance.
  • Must possess a Master’s degree in Accounting, Business Admin or Finance with a professional certification of ICAN or ACCA.

Attributes

  • Must possess minimum ten (10) years post NYSC working experience with at least seven (7) years of experience in a bi-lateral or multi-lateral agency financed project in the Nigeria (or an African nation).
  • Knowledge and expertise in the field of project preparation, commercial negotiations, financial management, internal controls/systems development, accounting, auditing and reporting.
  • Must be proficient in all aspects of corporate accounting and all pertinent financial standards, rules and regulations relating to good financial management.
  • Ability to solve problems, exercising good judgement will be an asset.
  • Must be of good character with proven impeccable integrity.
  • Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English
  • Familiarity with Donor-funded programs and non-governmental organizations in Nigeria

Note

The advertised position is full time. This vacancy will close on the 25th of July, 2022.

ECEWS has a competitive compensation package, interested candidates may submit a one-page capability statement and an updated resume as a single MS word document with full names as tittle of the document to careers@ecews.org with position clearly stated as subject of the email. ECEWS is an equal opportunity employer and strongly advise female qualified applicant to apply for any of the positions listed above. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

There will be no physical interview. All interviews will be carried out via the Zoom platform. All applicants are encouraged to download the App in preparedness for the interview.