Senior Finance Manager At Jhpiego Nigeria

Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Finance Manager

Job ID: 2022-4745
Location: Abuja
Employment Status: Full-Time


  • 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.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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