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  • Posted: Mar 24, 2023
    Deadline: Apr 6, 2023
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    Home to more than 160 million people, Nigeria has the largest population and the second largest economy in Africa, and has a major influence on the continent’s political agenda. However, Nigeria has a history of political instability, corruption and mismanagement of public resources, and has recently seen religious and ethnic conflict. As a result, ...
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    Head of Finance

    About the role

    • The role of the Head of Finance will help Christian Aid Nigeria realise the financial aspects of this vision, notably on financial resilience. 
    • As a key member of Christian Aid’s Senior Management Team, the post will support the development of Christian Aid Nigeria’s vision, mission, and strategic direction with specific responsibility for financial strategy, planning, financial stewardship, control, and for enhancing organization-wide business improvement. 
    • The role will lead the Country Programme finance function and risk management. 
    • The post holder will provide a wide range of business support, financial analysis, and information to the Country Director and the Senior management team.
    • The post holder will manage and develop the head and field office Finance teams, so that there are clear lines of responsibility and authority, and the team contributes to the overall strategic priorities of Christian Aid.

    About you

    • You are required to have a relevant degree plus membership of a recognised professional accounting body (eg ACCA or Chartered Accountant of Nigeria or equivalent qualification).
    • You must have at least 10 years of relevant work experience of which 3 years must be at a senior level in a large organisation.
    • You must have experience in managing and mitigating risk in a leadership position. 
    • You must have experience in managing and motivating colleagues within a large finance division.
    • You must have experience in statutory reporting, preferably in the not-for-profit sector.
    • You must be experienced in strategic planning, budgeting, and developing successful models of management reporting.
    • You are required to have the ability to build respect for the value-adding nature of financial information.
    • Knowledge of managing VAT, tax, tax laws, and trading issues is required for this position. 
    • You must have knowledge and experience in resolving complex accounting systems. and the ability to explain complex financial issues to non-financial staff.
    • Experience in financial management in the development sector and the legislative environment of UK charities is desirable for this role.
    • You must have experience in foreign exchange /treasury management and be familiar with Nigerian regulations, especially around statutory remittances.

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    Interested and qualified? Go to Christian Aid on to apply

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