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  • Posted: Sep 12, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Senior Finance Manager

    Job ID: 2022-4745


    • The Senior Finance Manager (SFM) reports to the Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) and will be responsible for providing the sound financial management oversight over assigned projects.
    • S/He will oversee local financial, compliance and contractual aspects of assigned projects and work closely with DFO and project staff to ensure accurate financial and contractual reporting of projects.
    • The SFM will ensure that the financial reports are compatible with standard accounting practices and follow Jhpiego and USAID rules and regulations.
    • S/He will be responsible for ensuring cost consciousness, efficient spending and for implementing and maintaining an on-site financial accounting and book-keeping system required to assure the integrity and effective performance of project financial operations.


    • Financial planning, budgeting and reporting for assigned Jhpiego active projects.
    • Provide guidance to the program teams (including sub-awardees) regarding the financial requirements of projects
    • Perform sub-award field monitoring visits and capacity building as needed
    • Implements and oversees accurate financial reporting and reimbursement process in accordance with Jhpiego's established financial system.
    • Prepares monthly financial report by using the agency’s finance software, i.e. QuickBooks Enterprise (QBE) and ensure accuracy and timely submission to HQ.
    • Use various software applications such as spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical packages, and graphic packages to assemble, analyze, and format data and/or reports
    • Ensure financial management systems provides accurate, current, and complete disclosure of financial transactions
    • Closely monitors cash flow and assures budgets are followed so spending is on track
    • Designs and implements sound internal controls by implementing recommendations from compliance reviews
    • Implements and guide staff on policies and procedures and lead trainings, as needed
    • Reviews disbursements and payroll for authenticity and accuracy
    • Provides assistance, as needed, to local sub grantees on financial compliance and reporting
    • Prepare accurate budgets, track expenses, ensure that required financial controls and cost-performance monitoring mechanisms are in place and adhered to
    • Prevents over or under-expenditure of budgets,
    • Ensures proper safeguards of funds and ensures compliance with established USG and Jhpiego’s global financial, accounting and administrative procedures.
    • Leads the development, monitoring, and review of project budgets
    • Reviews monthly financial analysis and budget vs expense reports to determine reasonableness of variances and take appropriate actions, as required
    • Ensures reasonableness of financial projections
    • Makes in-country budget adjustments and other cost improvement measures, as required.
    • Ensure sufficient funds are available at all times to meet project needs
    • Reviews monthly bank reconciliations to ensure balance sheet reconciles to organizational financial records
    • Serves as part of Jhpiego’s liaison with banking officials
    • Ensure financial records are properly maintained and readily available during audits and all third-party reviews such as those by donors and regulatory bodies
    • Ensure that in-country legal and statutory requirements (i.e. VAT/Tax reporting, filing tax returns, pension remittances etc.) are fully complied with
    • Reviews, reconciles and monitors all project accounts, including major program operating accounts
    • Determines updated monthly project accruals and projections to support forecasting accuracy and program completion, as required.
    • Ensures sound accounting records are available with sound document retention system in place at all time
    • Regularly reviews accounting transactions within delegated authority to ensure costs are allowable and reasonable
    • Regularly reviews QBE: review of balance sheet, aging analysis, detailed GL, expenditure by Internal Order Numbers (IONs) etc
    • Review monthly QBE replenishment request
    • Works collaboratively with the Director of Finance and Operations to ensure proper project and financial reporting, spending and compliance with project terms and conditions.
    • Ensure that USAID and other donors’ resources are appropriately directed to program priorities and are in line with program work plans.
    • Serve as a resource person for non-finance staff on USAID, JHU and Jhpiego rules and policy.
    • Provides financial and line management oversight to finance officers in Abuja office and technical support to finance teams in field offices.
    • Preforms other projects related activities as assigned by the supervisor

    Required Qualifications

    • Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or its recognized equivalent
    • MBA in Accounting or professional qualification (CPA, ACCA or recognized equivalent) is required.
    • Minimum of 10 years relevant experience in financial accounting.
    • Previous work within an International NGO at managerial level
    • Knowledge of institutional donors (United Nations, USAID/CDC, DFID, etc.) regulations, procedures and requirements a plus.
    • Hands-on experience in using QuickBooks accounting software
    • Experience in using budget management software for analysis and reports

    Salary Range
    N1,170,000 - N1,300,000 Monthly (Gross).

    Jhpiego offers a comprehensive employee benefits package including:

    • Medical and dental plans
    • Paid vacation
    • Holidays and sick leave
    • Personal accident insurance
    • 403(b) retirement plan
    • Life and disability insurance
    • Travel insurance
    • Education assistance plan and more.

    Method of Application

    Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation

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