Accounts Payable Specialist Job in Nigeria

 Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Accounts Payable Specialist

Location: Abuja

Job Type: Full time

Role Purpose
This position will be responsible for implementing and/or coordinating all financial support functions for the state office and specifically. 

  • To provide sound financial management, manage the financial information function, train and manage financial relationships with partners and stakeholders.
  • In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Key Accountabilities

  • Have essential knowledge of finance and accounting. Ensure that roles and responsibilities are clear and have strong understanding of all of Donor’s and Save the Children’s regulations and policies, especially the core policies such as Finance policies and procedures, Child Safeguarding Policy, Code of Conduct, Fraud & dishonesty policies, Anti-bribery and corruption policy and whistle blowing policy.

Payment Review:

  • Lead on invoice upload for the country office. 
  • Ensure all invoices are actioned within set timelines and vendors, receive value based on agreed timelines.
  • Reconcile balances on account payable control account (20000). 
  • allocate all consolidated invoices before month end.
  • Manage the account payable accounts and ensure all corrective actions are completed before month end and year end close.
  • Provision of remote support to field offices on accounts payable on related matters.
  • Review on a weekly basis, Open items for all suppliers and take corrective actions as required.
  • Monitor invoice integration failure, troubleshooting and identifying the root cause of the failure and resolve accordingly.
  • Actively archiving of weekly approved payment run document and audit process.
  • Assist during audit to retrieve all relevant documents for audit exercise.
  • Prepare and remit accurate withholding taxes every month.
  • Assist others requiring information on transactions to retrieve relevant vouchers.
  • Ensure adequate safeguarding of all financial instruments.
  • Preparation and submission of monthly Balance Sheet Reconciliations
  • Focal person on PROSAVE invoicing and reconciling in the state and Pro-team meetings.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor or line manager.


  • Represent Finance at Procurement Committee meeting.
  • Validate Purchase Vouchers within the Finance Coordinator’s Limit
  • Follow up on all outstanding invoices, payments in the field offices.

Statutory Regulations:

  • Make statutory payments to the relevant authorities such as WHT deductions and ensure adequate do
  • cumentation is kept in the office.
  • Prepare and submission of monthly EFCC report

Business Partnering:

  • Conduct state level finance induction for all new staff on finance policies, systems and procedure.
  • In collaboration with the line manager support the training in financial management in accordance with SC’s financial management policies.

Audit Support:

  • Assist with the Internal and External audit preparations including putting together relevant documentations for the audit.
  • Follow up on audit issues and provide appropriate response with support from Finance Manager


  • Provide support in developing a master budget for Child Safeguarding to address gaps in compliance standard.


  • HND / BSc / MBA in Accountancy 
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in INGO
  • Proficient in computer skills with an excellent working knowledge of Excel.
  • Perfect understanding of Nigerian tax laws and other compliance regulations


  • Experience working in a multi donor environment is considered a very strong advantage
  • Financial Analysis and Reporting skills
  • Audit or tax consultancy experience 
  • Knowledge of Agresso FMS
  • Professional accountancy qualifications – ACA, ACCA, CPA, CIMA, CNA

Application Closing Date
16th July, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online