at SOS Children’s Villages
Location Lagos, Nigeria
Date Posted August 26, 2021
Category Accounting
Job Type Full-time
Currency NGN


  • The Accounts Manager will drive the implementation of the Finance function at the programme location to ensure that local legislative requirements and organization’s standards are met and; by supporting internal finance policies and guidelines and provide relevant accounting information to the Programme Manager and National Office Finance & Controlling function.
  • Lead on the delivery of a range of financial planning, management and reporting services required management and programme team & Government.
  • Responsible for providing relevant, accurate, complete, and timely financial accounting and management information in line with SOS Children’s Villages requirements.
  • Lead on Financial Risk Management, Control and Compliance processes – including managing audit process,
  • Oversee, coordinate, and prepare the location’s operating budgets, financial forecasts, and interim financial statements.
  • Responsible for ensuring timely provision of relevant and reliable financial information to relevant stakeholders
  • Monitor compliance with SOS Children’s Villages cost management practices, policies and procedures.
  • Monitor Grant budgets and ensure compliance with expenditure
  • Monitor the maintenance of fixed assets inventory/register in the location and performance of annual budget.
  • Oversee preparation of comprehensive, proactive and timely financial and management information, including tax, cash flow and statutory accounts in the location.
  • Design and monitor implementation of systems and controls to ensure compliance with tax and other financial regulatory provisions.
  • Report financial status by developing forecasts, reporting results, analysing variances, and developing improvements.
  • Oversee, review, and adhere to the budgets for the location
  • Interpret complex financial information and provide updates and information as needed.
  • Monitor cash flow, accounts, and other financial transactions within the location.
  • Supervise financial assistants and other employees in the facilitation of day-to-day operations, including tracking financial data, invoicing, payroll, etc.
  • Prepare official reports on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Seek out methods and practices to minimize financial risk


Qualifications, Experience and Skills
  • HND/BSC Degree in Finance, Accounting or other related fields
  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CMA) with at least 4 years post-qualification experience
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience in a relevant managerial and project finance environment with evidence of continuous professional development and a very detailed understanding of financial control processes
  • Evident experience in managing key finance function in NGO/INGO sector
  • Ability to interpret financial data and support non-financial managers to deliver against financial performance indicators
  • Experience of an ERP system (Microsoft Navision preferably) and Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
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