Finance Coordinator at ActionAid Nigeria

Finance Coordinator at ActionAid Nigeria

Responsible to: Head of Finance
Line Management: Finance Officer & Finance Consultant
Internal Relationships: Entire AAN staff
External Relationships: Donors, partners, external auditors, and government agencies
Grade: 8

Overall Purpose

  • The Finance Coordinator will ensure the financial and legal integrity of the organisation within the framework of the policies and procedures established and the requirements of the local law.
  • S/he will be involved in financial management of AAN.
  • The post holder will also support in making key financial decisions on AAN projects as well as provide input into AAN annual plans and reports.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Engage and lead financial planning processes of projects that fit into the organizational annual plan.
  • Ensure that plans are consistent with ActionAid financial policies and procedures.

Financial Reporting:

  • Responsible for accurate and timely financial and management reporting to donors and project leads
  • Ensure that effective systems are in place to allow adequate financial monitoring.
  • Ensure timely review of monthly financial reports of implementing partners.
  • Support in the preparation of the Annual Finance Report and Statutory Report
  • Responsible for timely release of funds to implementing partners.
  • Review monthly bank reconciliation and quarterly staff debtor schedules.
  • Posting of financial transactions data into SUN.


  • Take a lead on project audits.
  • Responsible for the implementation of project audit recommendations
  • Coordinate management response to internal and external audit findings, and to ensure proper follow up on agreed recommendations of project audits.

Organisational Development Support:

  • Provide technical support to project staff.
  • Build the capacity of non-finance staff and implementing partners on financial and grant management.
  • Participate in the recruitment and assessment of finance staff and partnership assessment of local organisations.
  • Ensure timely remittance of pension deductions to Pension Fund Custodians
  • Support the development of accounting policies and procedures for AAN and implementing partners.
  • Provide quality control checks on ensuring that valid input data are entered into the accounting systems.

Safeguarding Assets and Interests:

  • Ensure that project funds and assets are being used for rightful purposes as intended by the donors.
  • Responsible for regular update of project asset register.

Risk Management:

  • Support Internal Audit unit in identifying project risks and mitigating actions.


  • Reconcile and prepare monthly schedule for accrual, sundry creditors, and pension.
  • Any other work as may be assigned by line manager.

Persons Specification
Education / Qualifications:

  • First Degree in Accounting or Finance (Essential).
  • Membership of professional accounting body (Essential).
  • Master’s Degree in relevant studies (Desirable).


  • Minimum of 7 years work experience, 4 of which should be in related finance field. (Essential)
  • Experience in managing donor funded grant and supporting partner organizations. (Essential)
  • IT literate and have excellent knowledge of Excel & word (MS Office in general).
  • Ability to work with an accounting software. (Essential)
  • Experience working in an INGO as an accountant. (Desirable).
  • Ability to work with SUN software. (Desirable).

Skill Abilities:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English language.
  • Highly numerate
  • Excellent planning and prioritisation skills
  • Strong financial expertise and familiarity in management and accounting practices
  • Proven experience in implementing financial and administrative control systems.
  • Proven skills in training and developing staff.
  • Ability to think strategically.
  • Excellent (proven) interpersonal and both oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, reporting and problem-solving skills.
  • Multi-tasking skills
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Project management skill (Desirable)

Personal Qualities:

  • Creative and takes initiative.
  • Able to work effectively in a diverse team environment.
  • Good motivator of others.
  • Willing to work additional hours at crucial times.
  • Self-motivated person able to work without close supervision.
  • Team player
  • Effectively promote AAN’s mission values, and objectives.

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