Financial Controller at Code for Africa (CfA)

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  • Nigeria (Nationwide), Code for Africa (CfA) View on Map
  • Post Date : November 9, 2023
  • Apply Before : December 1, 2023
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  • Job ID 37429
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  • Gender Male or Famele
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Job Description

Code for Africa is the continent’s largest federation of independent civic technology and data journalism laboratories, which build digital democracy solutions giving citizens unfettered access to actionable information that empowers them to make informed decisions and that strengthen civic engagement for improved public governance and accountability.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Financial Controller

Location: Nigeria
Employment Type: Full time

About the Role

  • The successful candidates will work as part of a multinational and multilingual team that works across a variety of programmes and projects.
  • The successful candidates will join CfA’s small core management team in the Secretariat that is responsible for all financial and payroll systems that support our 100+ full-time staff and multi-million dollar project portfolio to achieve their best potential.
  • As the Finance Controller, you will report directly to the Deputy CFO.
  • You will be responsible for implementing CfA’s financial policies and financial systems, ensuring processes and procedures run smoothly, and that your team diligently manages the organisation’s resources.
  • You will also be primarily responsible for drafting donor financial forecasts and reports, and will assist the Deputy CFO with the drafting of monthly management financial reports.


  • Assist the preparation and timely issuance of timely and clear budgets, financial forecasts, monthly/quarterly statements, partner/donor financial reports and annual audits.
  • Monitor and track the progress of project activity deliverables to budgets.
  • Advise the Finance team with insights/recommendations on potential changes to improve operational efficiencies.
  • Oversee working capital and cash flow management, including reporting cash forecasts.
  • Assess and manage any third-party partners/vendors to which accounting or other finance functions have been outsourced.
  • Ensure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Assess and maintain appropriate internal control safeguards.
  • Mentor the existing finance team as well as oversee and manage their overall performance
  • Proactively drive fiscal literacy amongst CfA managers, to improve institutional management of financial systems and resources.
  • Proactively manage vendor and partner/donor relationships and expectations, with clear communication and robust records.


  • Bachelors’ Degree in Accounting, MBA and/or CPA a plus
  • At least five (5) years of managerial experience in a finance function
  • Proven financial analysis and financial reporting ability
  • Sound understanding and prior experience of working within an international NGO
  • Proven experience and ability to provide support, guidance and training to financial and non-financial colleagues
  • Proficiency in accounting software and office practices
  • Experience in multi-currency accounting
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines with good prioritisation and time management skills
  • Ability to work with minimal instruction in a teamwork environment
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Strong organisational, analytical and interpersonal skills
  • High professional standards and ethics.

Candidates who are able to demonstrate the following will have an advantage:

  • 5 – 10 years of managerial experience in a finance function
  • Experience of working in cross-cultural and complex environments
  • Experience working in a digital-first environment (i.e. proficiency Google Suit, Xero, Slack and other digital platforms).

What We Offer

  • A competitive salary, subject to experience, with opportunities for performance-based growth, both in terms of career path and public stature.
  • Medical insurance cover, underwritten by a remote-first provider to ensure cover wherever you are
  • A dynamic workplace, with a transnational team, occasional international travel, and generous vacation benefits.
  • Ongoing opportunities to learn new cutting-edge skills and techniques/technologies to future-proof yourself in a rapidly evolving industry.
  • A chance to shine on a global stage, writing for international audiences and interacting with colleagues around the world.

Application Closing Date
1st December, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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