Award and Compliance Officer – (based in Abuja)

  • 03 Apr 2020
  • Abuja, Nigeria
  • Full-time
  • Finance & Accounts
  • sfh-03534

Position: Award and Compliance Officer – (based in Abuja)

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


  • Must possess BSC /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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