Systems Enhancement Accountant at FHI 360

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 currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Systems Enhancement Accountant.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Systems Enhancement Accountant

Job ID: 18023
Location: Abuja

Job Description

  • The Global Fund is a 21st-century partnership organization designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics. Founded in 2002, the Global Fund is a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by the diseases.
  • The Global Fund raises and invests nearly US$4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in countries and communities most in need. Since 2003, the Global Fund has invested more than 1.4 billion dollars in the fight against AIDS, TB and Malaria in Nigeria.

Job Summary / Responsibilities
Compliance:

  • Working with the Office of Compliance and Risk Management, identifies 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.   The implementation phase must include direct training and demonstration of how to implement corrective action.
  • Ensure compliance issues/concerns within the organization are being appropriately evaluated and resolved.
  • Report on a regular basis, and as directed or requested, to keep the Director, Finance and Senior Management informed of the operation and progress of compliance efforts.
  • Institutes and maintains an effective compliance communication program for the organization, including promoting (a) use of the Feedback Finance hotline; (b) heightened awareness of SOPs and (c) understanding of new and existing compliance issues and related policies and procedures.
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Capacity Building:

  • Work with the State Finance and Administrative staff to ensure that s/he fully understands and complies with the provisions of the FHI360 financial policies and procedures manual.
  • Provide continued orientation to the State Finance and Administrative staff on how to support facilities to compile and submit monthly fund requests and prepare consolidated fund requests for the whole state (covering all Health facilities and Sub awards).
  • Develop, maintain and work with the State Finance and Administrative staff to ensure that they fully understand and comply with the FHI 360 procurement process including, but limited to, purchase requests, prequalifying vendors,   soliciting quotes, collating quotation/bids from prequalified/potential vendors, the vendor selection process through receipt and payment for goods and/or services.
  • Train State Finance and Administrative staff on the procedure involved in tracking expenditures incurred from States sub agreements by FHI360 on behalf of the government and maintain copies of all documentation. After training, follow up to ensure that procedures are followed. Provide additional hands on training and guidance as necessary.
  • Train State Implementing Team (SIT) Accountants on the procedures involved in the collection and processing of travel advances (TAs), prepare sub-recipients financial reports (SFRs), reimbursement requests and continuous quality improvement/ technical assistance (CQI/TA) reports from SIT members to the FHI360 state offices. After training, follow up to ensure that procedures are followed. Provide additional hands on training and guidance as necessary.
  • Train State Finance and Administrative staff on how to track burn rate/maintain financial monitoring pipelines for each health facility, to monitor budget performance against plans for each health facility managed under the sub agreement and provide feedback to the SIT and other stakeholders in the States. After training, follow up to ensure that procedures are followed. Provide additional hands on training and guidance as necessary.
  • Provide hands on training to the State Finance and Administrative staff on how to maintain inventory of all project assets managed through the sub agreement, including ensuring proper filling and storage of financial documents at SIT level.   After training, follow up to ensure that procedures are followed. Provide additional hands on training and guidance as necessary.
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Qualifications

  • BSc. in Accounting, Finance and Business Administration or its recognized equivalent, and 5– 7 years relevant experience, or
  • MSc. 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.
  • Experience in financial reporting, and financial management systems applications.
  • Experience with donor-funded programs and non-governmental organizations in Nigeria.
  • CPA, ACA or recognized equivalent is required.
  • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is an advantage.
  • Experience must reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above

Application Closing Date
Not specified.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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