Supervisor: Finance Manager
Under the direction of the Finance Manager, the Accountant shall assume responsibility for accounting in the state office and ensure compliance with the contractual financial requirements of programs/projects.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Ensure the accurate keeping of all books of account for the project, including checking account, equipment and supply registers and all accounting records.
- Lead the preparation of monthly and annual financial reports, including financial status of subprojects account activities with accompanying bank documentation and receipts.
- Monitor subproject budgets in accordance with approved work plan activities.
- Monitor periodic expenditures of projects by analyzing financial data and producing periodic and ad hoc reports.
- Support with the accounting workflow in the review and audit of state office and subrecepient reports for reimbursement of expenditures.
- Function as support for processing cash advances, retirements, petty cash management and refunds made in favor of FHI.
- Prepare fiscal year budgets and enter them into FHI’s accounting software program.
- Prepare reports for submission to donors.
- Review work of state finance staff for accuracy and proper report content. Support in proposal development in collaboration with proposal team.
- Create, update, and maintain financial spreadsheets.
- Develop budgets, including staff time allocations.
- Work with team leads to resolve problems associated with monthly expenditures and life-of projects budgets.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
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%
Qualifications and requirements:
- BS/BA degree in Accounting, Finance and Business Administration or its recognized equivalent, and 3 – 5 years relevant experience. Or MS/MA degree in Accounting, Finance and Business Administration or its recognized equivalent, and 1 – 3 years relevant experience.
- Minimum of 1-3 years experience in accounting related to international development programs.
- Familiarity with USAID-funded 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.
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