Head of Finance Department

German Leprosy and TB Relief Association (GLRA) is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, international non-governmental organisation founded in 1957. It has its headquarters in Wuerzburg, Germany.

We are recruiting a suitably qualified and experienced person, to fill the position below:

Job Position: Head of Finance Department
Job Location:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the finances of the country office according to GLRA guidelines and project budgets according to the funding guidelines/ donor regulations in collaboration with the Management Team and DAHW Headquarters
  • Prepare budgets, budget controls, budget amendments and forecasts covering all lines of expenses for GLRA and donor funded projects
  • Arrange for the planning and implementation of the external and internal auditing for GLRA and donor projects
  • Secure the overall financial quality and integrity (including the prevention of corruption & fraud) of the GLRA programme in Nigeria
  • Supervise and train a team of accountants arid ensure compliance with internal control processes, adherence to donor financial regulations and ensure that all expenses are within approved project budget lines
  • Conduct profit and cost analyses
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing and capacity building of the finance department
  • Support and mentor state teams as well as other staff in financial management and reporting for effective operation of project activities
  • Ensure appropriate and timely financial reporting
  • Evaluate and discuss with the Management Team on cost-reducing solutions and investments
  • Ensures timely preparation of payment vouchers and cheques.
  • Checking of payment vouchers and retirement of advances to ensure completeness and correctness of documents
  • Ensure daily posting of financial transactions in WINPACCS, QuickBooks and maintain financial records.
  • Review procurements and purchases process to ensure compliance with GLRA policies and donor regulations before payment to vendors
  • Ensure proper cash management including receipts and payments
  • Monitor project expenditures and reports to ensure that programme funds are utilized appropriately
  • Prepare financial reports as at when due (monthly, quarterly. etc.) and submit to headquarters and donors
  • Review monthly staff payroll and seek approval for payment of staff salaries
  • Oversee the remittance of staff pension to pension fund managers
  • Ensure remittance of staff tax deduction to Federal and Stale Inland Revenue Boards.

Qualification & Experience

  • B.Sc/ BA/ HND in Accounting, Finance or relevant field
  • Either ICAN/ANAN/ACA/ACCA or CPA certification
  • Proven work experience as Head of Finance, Director of Finance or similar role
  • At least 5 years experience in grant management in a dynamic & multi-cultural international NGO setting with excellent accounting skills
  • Knowledge of international donor rules and regulations as related to contracts and cooperative agreements is essential
  • Hands-on experience with budgeting and risk management
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications and accounting software
  • Leadership abilities
  • Strong organizational, analytical and decision making skill and attention to details

Additional Desirable Skills / Experience:

  • Competence in modem training skits and/or ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Masters Degree in Business Administration, Finance, or other relevant field is a plus.


  • Candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • The post requires occasional travel in country.

Note: Only Candidates under consideration will be contacted for interview and test.