Accountant Job Vacancies in Nigeria at FHI 360 Abuja

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 equality, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

Country:              Nigeria
Req ID: 4213
Description
Title:                           Accountant

Location:                    Country Office Abuja


Supervisor:                Finance Manager


Basic Functions:
                                            
Under the direction of the Finance Manager, the Accountant shall assume responsibility for accounting in the Country Office and ensure compliance with the contractual financial requirements of programs/projects.


Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist the Finance Manager 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 Finance Manager to lead the preparation of monthly and annual financial reports, including financial status of subprojects account activities with accompanying bank documentation and receipts.


Assist the Finance Manager and the Senior Finance & Admin Officers in monitoring 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.


Work with the Finance Manager to provide support with the accounting workflow in the review and audit of Country 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.


Support the Finance Manager in preparing reports for submission to donors.


Review work of zonal 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, ICAN or recognized equivalent is an advantage.


Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is an advantage.


Experience must reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above

 Application Method

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Deadline: 4th November, 2013


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