Finance Manager at Pride of Womanhood Empowerment Initiative (POWEI)

Pride of Womanhood Empowerment Initiative (POWEI) is a community-based organization with the mission of working with women of every group through the promotion of healthy living and the creation of opportunities to unlock their potential.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance Manager

Location: Uyo, Akwa Ibom
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Purpose

  • To support POWEI’s projects by ensuring she maintains a high standard of accounting and financial control and to ensure that financial procedures are adhered to and that non-compliance is challenged and corrected
  • To process the daily, monthly financial information for the organization and to assist with the management and administration of finance/administration duties within all programs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure supporting documentation for payments is complete and correct in accordance with Organization’s and Donor’s financial procedures.
  • Solely responsible for the custody and preparation of checks for payments after due approval has been obtained from the Executive Director.
  • Maintain a reliable and effective finance record filing system.
  • Timely reconciliation of accounts and follow up with any discrepancies.
  • Support the team by ensuring payments in the field are anticipated, made in a timely manner and with safety in mind.
  • Ensure all compliance checklist regarding all transactions.
  • Ensure that all incomes and receipts are properly documented, e.g. by an invoice or receipt.
  • Follow up to ensure that income projections agreed by donors are properly followed through.
  • Ensure that advances to Field Officers are duly retired with proper documentation on a monthly basis.
  • Proactively monitor balance on bank account
  • Manage POWEI’s Field Office bank and cash accounts:
  • Act as point of contact for day-to-day matters with financial service providers.
  • Remittance of all taxes and staff pensions in a timely manner
  • Act as the Human Resource Officer to the organization


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or competency required.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and / or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree / HND in Accounting, Finance or closely related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in accounting related to NGOs and community level programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Independent judgment and discretion in completing assignments, seeking approval as appropriate.

Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity with USAID-funded programs and non-governmental organizations in Nigeria.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision, to be able to accept and discharge substantial responsibilities, to prioritize work assignments, to meet deadlines, and to exercise professional judgment.

Other Competencies:

  • Time Management – Ability to prioritize tasks, manage time and complete projects in a fast-paced, changing environment with minimal supervision.
  • Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively.
  • Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Cultural Sensitivity – Respects the cultural environment in which a person is working and does not act in a manner that is outwardly offensive to the local community.
  • Non-discriminatory- Does not discriminate against persons based on sexual orientation or gender identity, age, preferred jobs, or behavioral habits.

Language Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Local Language preferred.
  • Demonstrated competency in public speaking.

Computer Skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook/Exchange, Windows operating systems, and PowerPoint.
  • Other software routinely used by POWEI.

Work Environment:

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Application Closing Date
24th June, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send one-paged Cover Letter, CV (not exceeding 3 pages) with 3 Professional References (name, company, email and phone number) to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.


  • Your full name and the position for which you are applying in the email subject line.
  • Candidates must be available for immediate employment.
  • Please do NOT contact the listed email address with other enquiries.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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