Saturday 10 February 2024

Hiring: Volunteer Administrative and Finance Officer

Shades of Us Storytelling Initiative for African People (‘Shades of Us’) is a non-profit organization using storytelling to address the socio-economic issues affecting Africa, Africans, and people of African descent, to facilitate open and honest conversations that lead to introspection, analysis and perspective change towards the greater goal of a redefined continent and people.

Our goal is to promote a just, equitable, and sustainable society for Africans and people of African descent.


Our objectives are:

-   To use storytelling to promote equitable societies for African people.

-   To spark conversations on human rights, roles, and responsibilities for more equal African societies.

-   To promote African cultures and increase indigenous, national, regional, and continental pride in our heritage.

-   To promote learning, development, and capacity building of young people to push for African development and growth.

-   To create safe spaces for survivors of abuse geared at facilitating healing and shared communities for growth.


We have this position open and look forward to interested individuals applying. 

Volunteer Title: Volunteer Administrative and Finance Officer 

Reports to: Founder and Portfolio Director 

Location: Abuja 

Duration: One Year


This position will be responsible for using the organization's accounting templates, overseeing financial transactions, complying with financial and tax laws, and projecting the financial growth of the organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Work with the Founder/Portfolio Director to provide financial direction.

  • Develop accounting templates.

  • Manage all accounting transactions.

  • Prepare budget forecasts.

  • Publish financial statements on time.

  • Handle monthly, quarterly, and annual closings.

  • Reconcile accounts payable and receivable.

  • Ensure timely bank payments.

  • Compute taxes and prepare tax returns.

  • Manage balance sheets and profit/loss statements.

  • Report on the company’s financial health and liquidity.

  • Audit financial transactions and documents.

  • Reinforce financial data confidentiality and conduct database backups when necessary.

  • Comply with financial policies and regulations.

  • Develop administrative processes.

  • Ensure administrative compliance. 

  • Ensure documentation compliance. 

  • Ensure financial health.

  • Write monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.

  • Attend weekly team meetings. 

  • Attend weekly strategy direction meetings.

  • Any other role assigned by the Founder/Portfolio Director.

Supervisory Responsibilities 

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities. 

Minimum Qualifications and Skills

  • Basic understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Knowledge of accounting regulations and procedures.

  • Hands-on experience with accounting software like QuickBooks.

  • MS Excel skills including Vlookups and pivot tables.

  • Experience with general ledger functions.

  • Strong attention to detail and good analytical skills.

  • Degree in Accounting, Finance, or relevant degree.

  • General understanding of computers and digital equipment and knowledge of new and cutting-edge technology

  • Ability to take and follow directions, while also having a creative eye for improvements.

  • Working Knowledge of MS Office Packages and database software and applications. 

  • Excellent organizational, and problem-solving skills and attention to detail are essential. 

  • Ability to work independently and proactively and track multiple activities and deadlines. 

  • Strong communication skills (written & spoken) in the English language and one or more Nigerian language(s) is required. 

  • Ability to travel within Nigeria and work successfully within a cross-cultural, multi-sectoral, multi-project team-based environment.

Remuneration: N30,000 per month Application Closing Date: February 15, 2024. How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to: using the Job Title (Volunteer Administrative and Finance Officer - Shades of Us) as the subject of the email.

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