System Enhancement Accountant

December 14, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

Family Health International (FHI 360)

Family Health International (FHI 360) is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: System Enhancement Accountant
Requisition ID: 2022202387
Location: Abuja (NACA)
Job Type: Full time
Supervisor:  Associate Director, Finance
Basic Functions

Under the direction of the Associate Director, Finance, the System Enhancement Accountant shall assume responsibility for providing technical assistance (TA) for the NACA C19RM Project Office and ensure compliance with the contractual financial requirements of the C19RM project.

Duties and Responsibilities

Working with the NACA C19RM Project Office to identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk; prioritizes areas to be addressed, then, working with staff on the ground, develops/implements corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues, and provides general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future. 
Assist the Finance Manager to provide TA to the C19RM finance team to ensure the accurate keeping of all books of account for the project, including checking account, equipment and supply registers and all accounting records.
Work with the C19RM Finance Manager to review the grant's payment process flow and update and/or design tools and/or templates to ensure timely payment and improve grant burn rate Function as support for processing cash advances, retirements, petty cash management and refunds made in favor of C19RM principal recipient (PR) and subrecipients (SRs). Work with the C19RM Finance Manager to review the grant's budget monitoring, tracking, analyzing and reporting practices; and update and/or design tools and/or templates to effectively manage grant budget implementation.
Work with the C19RM finance team to prepare monthly and annual financial reports, including budget pipeline, budget variance analysis (BVA) of subrecipient (SRs) account activities with accompanying bank documentation and receipts. Assist the C19RM finance team in monitoring the principal recipient (PR) and SRs budgets in accordance with approved work plan activities.
Support monthly monitoring of C19RM PR and SRs budgets expenditures by analyzing financial data and producing periodic and ad hoc reports; and resolve problems associated with monthly expenditures and life-of projects budgets.
Support the C19RM finance team with the accounting workflow in the review and audit of PR and SR reports for reimbursement of expenditures.
Support the C19RM Finance Manager to prepare fiscal year budgets and entry into NACA’s accounting software program.
Support the C19RM Finance Manager in preparing reports for submission to the donor. Provide needed support before, during and after periodic audit/reviews. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements

BS / BA Degree in Accounting, Finance and Business Administration or its recognized equivalent, and 5 – 7 years relevant experience. MS/MA degree in Accounting, Finance and Business Administration or its recognized equivalent, and 3 – 5 years relevant experience.
Experience in accounting and accounting principles sufficient to prepare complex and detailed financial and budgetary analyses. Familiarity with Global Fund programs and non-governmental organizations in Nigeria is an advantage.
CPA, ACA, ACCA or recognized equivalent is an advantage. Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is an advantage.
Experience must reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to work with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, and recipients of assistance.
Well-developed computer skills. Well-developed written and oral communication skills.
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting, budgeting and fiscal control theory and practices.
Knowledge of general office practices and administrative procedures or the ability to comprehend them. Budget monitoring and general ledger skills.
Relevant software skills to include automated accounting software, database spreadsheets and Management Information Systems. 
Report to supervisor on variances and status on regular basis. Follow-up on requests in an efficient manner.
Handle financial and quantitative information with accuracy and precision; resourceful in gathering, verifying and analyzing financial data.
Ability to travel in Nigeria for minimum of 25%.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
Method of Application
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