Financial Manager


Last Seen: 25th January 2022

Company Name Proten

Job TypeFull Time

Education LevelBA/BSc/HND

Required Experience5 years

Company Description
Our client is a party agnostic non-profit organization focused on bridging the inequality gap in Africa’s democracy by addressing the underrepresentation of women in politics through behavioural change communications, community building, capacity development and increased access to social, human, financial and technological capital. We deliver through policy influencing, democratizing politics, and partnering with strategic stakeholders. We are on a mission to empower 1000 women to run for office and directly back '35' women by 2023.

Job Description
JOB SUMMARY: The Finance Manager is a senior member of the organization, responsible for leading financial decision-making. Job holder manages all aspects of financial risk; develops and implements financial systems; manages relationships with donors on all finance-related matters; ensures compliance with regulatory and donor requirements; and ensures sustained financial health of the organization.

Job Description:

  • Strategic Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Serve as a key member of the Senior team and participate in organizational decisions that contribute to the implementation of its strategic vision and sustainability.
  • Assess and evaluate the financial performance of the organization with respect to organizational goals, budgets and forecasts, and provide analysis as required.
  • Create yearly financial objectives with the executive team that align with the organization's strategies and current and projected grant portfolio.
  • Develop annual revenue projections and organizational budget, monitor and make recommendations for adjustments throughout the year.
  • Oversee investment of private funds to maximize returns at an acceptable risk level.
  • Contributes strategically to grant proposal writing on finance-related aspects.

Accounting and Financial Management

  • Ensure the effective and transparent use of financial resources in compliance with NGO’s and donor policies and procedures.
  • Manage overall financial operations to ensure accuracy in financial reporting and compliance with regulatory and donor requirements
  • Review and ensure the application of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures.
  • Oversee and maintain good working relationships with regulatory agencies and financial institutions.
  • Provide standard accounting reports, including general ledger files, account and bank reconciliations, program costs, grant reporting, as well as other financial information in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Coordinate audits with independent auditors and regulatory agencies.
  • Enhance and implement financial systems, procedures, and tools.

Technical Leadership

  • Provide leadership and mentoring to members of the Finance Department to build a world-class financial system.
  • Participates in top-level strategic planning sessions, while providing assistance to program leads and executive management in the development of annual budgets.
  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance-related field.
  • ACA or ACCA qualification is compulsory.
  • At least 5 years progressive experience in accounting or finance, which must
  • include supervisory experience.
  • NGO-related experience in the Finance department with a reputable
  • non-governmental organization or donor agency is an added advantage.
  • Hands-on knowledge and experience of accounting software, especially
  • Quickbooks.
  • Experience working on private and multilateral donor funds and large budgets.

Skills and Competencies:


  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and supervisory skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.,
  • Fluency in spoken and written English required.
  • Mature and professional demeanour with a strong executive presence.
  • Ability to collaborate and interface with stakeholders at various levels.
  • Self-starter who can work with own initiative with limited supervision.


  • Previous experience in building or enhancing NGOs financial management capacity.
  • Strong awareness of national issues.