Country Finance Director

Plan International

Accounting, Auditing & Finance

Unspecified NGN Confidential
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Job Description/Requirements

Country Finance Director

Date: 9 Oct 2023

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Company: Plan International

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances childrenâs rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And itâs girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support childrenâs rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for â and respond to â crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.

The opportunity

This role will provide Overall leadership and management of the finance function, promote financial stewardship, accountability, reliability, and accuracy of financial reports, ensure effective resources management, accounting and reporting, and utilization and safeguarding of assets. The post holder will also implement financial policies for budget, cash management, grants, and other donors accounting, project financial review, accounting, and reporting in compliance with Plan International Nigeriaâs process and policies providing updates to the governance board as may be needed.

The Country Finance Director is responsible for leading, managing and developing the finance team to support the implementation of financial standards, processes and systems throughout Plan International Nigeria to enable the office to deliver on its program strategies and accountabilities to children, communities and donors. As a member of Country Management Team, the CFD contributes to the development of the strategy of the country, understands impact of policy changes on Finance strategy, acts as financial sparring partner in management, and advises the management team on financial matters.

About You

We are looking for a qualified and experienced chartered accountant with Professional Financial/Accounting qualification (ICAN, CPA, or equivalent), who possess at least 7 â 10 yearsâ experience with at least 5 of those years in a senior management position.

He/she should have a BSc. In Accounting, Finance, or any related field, a masterâs degree will be an added advantage. The post holder should have knowledge of the sector and the financial management issues specific to it, knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards, Control standards, and the reporting requirements of major international grant donors with proven effective management skills leading teams across several sites and operating in a multi-cultural and matrix management structure with proven excellent financial analytical skills

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Please respond to the requirements of the role in your cover letter.

Only CVs and cover letters in English will be accepted.


Type of Role: Fxed Term

Closing Date: 19th October, 2023

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girlsâ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.

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