Finance Manager

Pact Nigeria

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Company Overview: 

Pact is an international non-governmental organization with headquarters in Washington DC, USA. Pact has been in Nigeria since 2005, and currently implements donor funded development projects in 4 States in the area of Health, integrating livelihoods, capacity development, and governance systems.


Description of the role: 

The Finance Manager will be responsible for the overall financial management of Pact Nigeria.  This position will be responsible for ensuring accurate project financial tracking, recording and financial reporting to donors, and compliance with the organizational policies and donor requirements. S/he will be responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements. 


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Country Director on integrated management of all project finances to ensure effective use of resources in order to achieve program objectives in compliance with donor requirements.
  • In collaboration with the Country Director, design, develop and adapt policies, guidelines and criteria for the management of project finances and sub-grants in accordance with Pact standards and donor regulations.
  • Provide technical assistance to staff and grantees on  financial accounting, reporting, procurement, and other financial compliance practices associated with the program.
  • Lead and oversee annual budget preparations which includes overseeing work plan costing and the integration of work plan and donor-approved budgets;
  • Develop procedures for monitoring and analyzing program budgets, which allow accurate projection of expenditures and comparisons of actual and budgeted spending and advise on action and corrective plans.
  • Advise program staff on project’s financial health through the provision of regular and timely financial expenditure reports;
  • Maintain financial controls and procedures for the management of funds and sub awards/contracts
  • Liaises with the Country Director to ensure the project needs are being met in terms of accounting, contracts, human resources, IT, and operations
  • Monitor partner’s (sub awards) management of funds and cross check source documents
  • Maintain financial files according to Pact standard and support.
  • Be a focal person for A-133, donor specific and other applicable local statutory audits as required
  • Build the capacity of finance department in Pact Nigeria Office
  • Work closely with headquarters to ensure compliance and effective and proactive fiscal management.
  • When necessary interact with government officials, auditors and other financial institutes and represent Pact professionally at all level




  • A Master’s degree or higher in finance, business management, or related degree in relevant field preferred or equivalent experience.
  • At least 10 years of demonstrated experience in financial regulations, policies, and practices of comparable USG or other international programs funded by other donors.
  • Strong financial and operational management experience with proven management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and team-building skills with significant experience building strong host country national team.
  • Proven ability to work with a wide range of local organizations and people.
  • Excellent understanding of USAID and USG regulations preferred, or international donor experience.
  • Ability to work independently and produce timely and high quality results
  • Cooperates and work well with others in the pursuit of team goals; shares information and supports others
  • Able to establish and maintain relationships with people at all levels; puts others at ease; promotes harmony and consensus through diplomatic handling of disagreements and potential conflict.
  • Adaptable; receptive to new ideas; willing and able to adjust to changing demands and circumstances
  • Remains calm, objective and in control in stressful situations; maintain a stable performance under pressure; accepts criticism without becoming over-defensive
  • Maintains high ethical standards both professionally and personally; shows integrity and fairness in dealings with others; is reliable and trustworthy
  • Seeks all possible relevant information for problem solving and decision making; consults widely; probes the facts, analyses issues from different perspectives
  • Seeks all possible relevant information for problem solving and decision making; consults widely; probes the facts, analyses issues from different perspectives
  • Enthusiastic and committed; demonstrates capacity for sustained effort and hard work over long time periods.
  • Committed to the achievement and maintenance of quality; sets high standards of performance for self and others.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and complex accounting software systems.
  • Direct experience with accounting software systems; knowledge of Serenic Navigator accounting software desirable
  • Ability to travel to various parts of the country where Pact program is being implemented


Working experience in Nigeria preferred.

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Pact Nigeria

Job Level

Manager (Staff Supervisor/Head of Department)




Banking / Finance / Insurance

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

10 - 15 years