Award and Compliance Officer at Society for Family Health (SFH)

Society for Family Health is one of Nigeria’s largest non-governmental organisations. Founded in 1985 by three eminent Nigerians: Professor Olikoye Ransome-Kuti, Justice Ifeyinwa Nzeako, Pharmacist Dahiru Wali and Phil Harvey.

Society for Family Health Nigeria has a mission to empower Nigerians, particularly the poor and vulnerable to lead healthier lives.

Working with the private and public sectors, SFH adopts social marketing and behaviour change communication to improve access to essential health information, services, and products to motivate the adoption of healthy behaviours.Job ID: sfh-03534

Job Role
The successful candidate will perform the following functions:

Develop, coordinate and implement plans for the control and monitoring to ensure compliance with operational and project budget.
Prepare consolidated financial reports for review and dissemination within the stipulated timeframe.
Coordinate the preparation of monthly management accounts.
Ensure timely dissemination of new donor rules, regulations and policies, and monitoring of implementation and compliance.
Monitor implementation of finance service standards.
Ensure update and application of documented policies and procedures for finance operations.
Oversee the timely preparation, review, approval and submission of all internal financial reporting requirements for the projects, including month-end closing and balance sheet reconciliation.
Ensure the timely and accurate preparation, approval and submission of all donor financial reports in respect to accounting, legal and contractual requirements.
Prepare monthly burn rate report and management accounts.
Review postings for accuracy and stepping down funds for the field.
Ensure that all project financial documents are orderly and completed scanned and filed by periodic call over-exercise.

Qualifications / Experience

Must possess a B.Sc / HND in Accounting or any related field of study.
Possession of a recognised professional accounting qualification – ACA or ACCA or other professional bodies is an added advantage.
Must possess four (4) years experience in Accounting, Finance and Risk Management. This must be inclusive of a minimum of three (3) years of experience in a multi-donor organisation.
Knowledge of USAID financial guidelines and cost principles is a Must.

Skills and Competency Required

Sound understanding of accounting principles.
Ability to analyse financial matters, resolve issues promptly and accurately.
Grant financial management skill.
Must have a continuous drive for learning and knowledge sharing.
Must have demonstrated proficiency using intermediate-level office software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, spreadsheets and database
Hands-on experience using an ERP (SAP) or financial management MIS will an added advantage.

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