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Finance Manager At Creative Associates International

Date Posted: 13/Oct/2013
Deadline: Not Specified
  • Specialization Admin / Finance
  • Industry
  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria


Nigeria – Finance Manager

Communities in Transition Division





Creative Associates International (Creative) is a dynamic and fast-growing professional services firm that specializes in international development in the areas of education, democratic transitions and stabilization in post-conflict environments. Based in Washington, D.C., the firm has field presence in 20 countries worldwide with a strong and diverse portfolio that includes global contracts with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other clients including the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Defense. The firm has earned a solid reputation among its clients and missions worldwide and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.


Position Summary:

The Finance Manager will be responsible for (a) ensuring that contractual requirements are met based on USAID policies and procedures; (b) developing and implementing financial procedures in compliance with Creative and USAID policies and procedures; (c) managing procurement actions and executing subcontracts and consulting agreements consistent with USAID and Creative procedures, (d) managing payroll and staff reimbursements and maintenance of complete personnel records; and (e) supporting the development of documentation and written materials relating to the project.


Reporting & Supervision:  The Finance Manager will report to the Chief of Party.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the Chief of Party in meeting program objectives and ensure oversight of project finances
  • Assure that the program meets all USAID requirements relative to USAID funds accountability and operations within Nigeria
  • Provide financial managing and monitoring of agreements
  • Ensure that all procurement is in compliance with USG regulations
  • Monitor project budgets and provide required reporting
  • Coordinate with Creative Finance and Contracts team in the Head Office


Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Business Administration or equivalent
  • At least 5 years of progressively relevant experience in Accounting, Auditing or Financial Business Management
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of professional accounting principles, theories, practices, and terminology (private sector, governmental, and non-profit) and an ability to understand accounting practices and procedures, analyze data, narrative reports, and workflow charts, etc.
  • Experience managing the finances for a project of similar size
  • Similar work for other donors/U.S. Government agencies
  • Grants under contracts experience
  • Effective oral and written communication with accounting and non-accounting individuals
  • Previous experience of building or enhancing civil society organizations financial management capacity
  • High proficiency in the use of computers, particularly in Microsoft Office and the ability to use various accounting software programs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English


Desired Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years prior USAID experience
  • ACA/ACCA/CPA or other recognized professional accounting qualification


Creative Associates International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. AA/V/D .



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