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Nigeria Finance Lead

One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund

Accounting & Finance
Abuja, Nigeria
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.

About the Role

As Nigeria Finance Lead, you will join a growing team striving to end poverty by transforming the lives of Nigerian farmers. The team’s purpose is to scale the OAF model in Nigeria. To be successful in this role, you have in-depth knowledge of risk management methods and the ability to create forecasting models and advise our leadership team on important projects through concise and informative analysis.


Strategic Planning

  • Facilitate long-term financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes.
  • Lead financial analysis for the country program including operational plans' diligence, sensitivity analyses, cost optimization, analyzing new inorganic growth opportunities, and investment decisions to support strategic decision-making
  • Support Frontier Projects - creating financial models for new business opportunities across the country program that emphasize program financial sustainability and effectiveness.

Risk Management and Fraud Prevention

  • Develop and implement comprehensive financial risk management strategies aligned with the country program's overall goals.
  • Assess the potential impact of economic, market, and regulatory factors on our financial health.
  • Implement and oversee internal controls to prevent fraudulent activities.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards, coordinating internal and external audits.
  • Foster a culture of ethical behavior and integrity throughout the country program through ongoing communication and awareness initiatives.

Budgeting & Variance Analysis

  • Work with Department Heads to set annual budgets and manage the monthly BVA process.
  • Manage organizational cash flow forecasting by working in partnership with department leads.
  • Present monthly, quarterly, and annual management account reports to the Country Director and the leadership team.

Career Growth and Development

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.


Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • A chartered Finance Professional with 6+ years of relevant work experience
  • Must have advanced knowledge and utilization of Excel or Spreadsheets (experienced in financial modeling and analysis).
  • Experience managing complex projects.

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Abuja, Nigeria (with field travel requirements)


Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits


This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Nigeria

Application Deadline

21 August 2024

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization’s mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.