Head Internal Control

  • 28 Sep 2022
  • Abuja, Nigeria
  • Full-time
  • Finance
  • sfh-71127


Society for Family Health (SFH) is a leading non-governmental public health organization in Nigeria, implementing programs in malaria prevention, and treatment, Reproductive Health/Family Planning, HIV & AIDS treatment, primary health care system strengthening, non-communicable diseases and maternal, new-born, and child health care. SFH ignites the power of health system thinking and market shaping to transform health outcomes. An emerging pan African organization, we provide a partnership platform to communities, donors, the private sector and government to co-create and implement actions that create real and measurable impact at individual, family, society and country levels.

In a career at SFH, you will be the center of making all these happen. You will be joining a team of problem solvers, with real passion to change the world in a fast-paced environment. We are a truly Nigerian rooted organization with continental reach, global standards, and a diverse workforce. We pride ourselves on being open, inclusive, and collaborative — and in providing a work environment that encourages our employees to be their best.

We are seeking a passionate, self-motivated, and highly qualified person to fill the underlisted vacant position.


Position: Head, Internal Control

Job Profile:

The role holder will lead the Internal Control team with the primary purpose of ensuring a strong internal control environment to safeguard our organisation and further the achievement of our objectives. The role holder will work to minimize risks and protect assets, ensure accuracy and timeliness of financial reporting, promote operational efficiency, and encourage adherence to policies, rules, regulations, and laws by ensuring performing advanced level professional assessments of Internal Controls, contributing towards establishing credible risk governance, an integrated risk management mindset, and an execution approach which appropriately prioritises action based on business impact.

The successful candidate will perform the following functions:

  • Review grant financial documents regularly to ensure compliance with donor rules and regulations and organisational policies.
  • Maintain a matrix of internal and external audit management actions and ensure timely closeout of audit issues.
  • Monitor and reconcile account payables and receivables, including staff advance ageing analysis in line with organisational policies.
  • Carry out general financial statements review
  • Review bank reconciliation and ensure month-end closing procedures are met within the stipulated time.
  • Ensure financial capacity building of sub-recipients and community-based organisations for effective grant management.
  • Review monthly payroll to ensure accuracy of the payments and deductions.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance
  • Provide support to the team during internal and external grant reviews.
  • Carry out field comprehensive supportive supervision to the state of grant implementation at regular intervals.
  • Work with Unit Heads to update policy manuals  to reflect current trends, regulations and industry practices and norms.


  • Must possess a bachelor’s level degree or HND in Accounting or a related discipline.
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Be a registered member of a professional accounting body (ACA or ACCA).
  • Must possess a minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in financial management.
  • Relevant experience in the NGO/Development Sector will be an added advantage.

Skills and competencies: 

  • 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.
  • Strong investigation skills.
  • Strong review skills
  • Inquisitive skills
  • Attention to details.
  • 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.


Compensation & Benefits:

The compensation package for this position is very attractive and designed to attract, motivate and retain talented candidates.


All applications will be treated in confidence. Candidates without the minimum requirements need not apply.  This advert will close two weeks from the date of publication. We thank prospective applicants for their interest in working with SFH, however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. SFH is an equal opportunity employer.

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