Accountant in Cross River, Nigeria

at Fhi360

Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Male or Female
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Job Description

  • Under the direction of the Senior Finance Manager, the Accountant State Programs shall assume responsibility for accounting in the Country Office and ensure compliance with the contractual financial requirements of programs/projects.
  • Assist the Senior Finance Manager to ensure the accurate keeping of all books of account for the project, including checking account, equipment and supply registers and all accounting records.
  • Work with the Senior Finance Manager to lead the preparation of monthly and annual financial reports, including financial status of subprojects account activities with accompanying bank documentation and receipts.
  • Assist the Senior Finance Manager and the Senior State Finance & Admin Officers in monitoring subproject budgets in accordance with approved work plan activities.
  • Monitor periodic expenditures of projects by analyzing financial data and producing periodic and ad hoc reports.
  • Work with the Senior Finance Manager to provide support with the accounting workflow in the review and audit of Country Office and sub recipient reports for reimbursement of expenditures.
  • Function as support for processing cash advances,retirements, petty cash management and refunds made in favor of FHI 360.
  • Prepare fiscal year budgets and enter them into FHI 360’s accounting software program.
  • Support the Senior Finance Manager in preparing reports for submission to donors.
  • Review work of state finance staff for accuracy and proper report content.
  • Support in proposal development in collaboration with proposal team.
  • Create, update, and maintain financial spreadsheets.
  • Develop budgets, including staff time allocations.
  • Work with team leads to resolve problems associated with monthly expenditures and life-of projects budgets.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • BS/BA degree in Accounting, Finance and Business Administration or its recognized equivalent, and 3 - 5 years relevant experience.
  • Or MS/MA degree in Accounting, Finance and Business Administration or its recognized equivalent, and 1 - 3 years relevant experience.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years experience in accounting relating to international development programs.
  • Familiarity with USAID-funded programs and non-governmental organizations in Nigeria is an advantage.
  • CPA, ACA, or recognized equivalent is an advantage.
  • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is an advantage.
  • Experience must reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above
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