International / Multinational

Senior Finance Officer 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 Officer

Location: Abuja
Position Reports to: Finance Manager


  • The Senior Finance Officer (SFO) reports to the Finance Manager and will be responsible for providing the financial management for Jhpiego projects as assigned.
  • The SFO will ensure that the financial reports are compatible with standard accounting practices and follow Jhpiego and USAID rules and regulations.
  • The SFO 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.


  • Provide guidance to the program teams regarding the financial requirements of the projects and office operations.
  • Ensures financial management systems provides accurate, current, and complete disclosure of financial transactions
  • Support the Finance Manager in financial reporting process to donors
  • 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.
  • Implements and oversees a detailed financial reporting and reimbursement process in accordance with Jhpiego’s established financial system.
  • Prepares the monthly financial report by using adapted finance software (QuickBooks) and ensures accuracy and timeliness
  • Uses various software applications such as spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical packages, and graphic packages to assemble, analyze, and format data and/or reports
  • Serves as Jhpiego’s liaison with banking officials
  • Regularly review accounting transactions to ensure costs are allowable and reasonable
  • Regularly reviews QBE: review of balance sheet, aging analysis, detailed GL, expenditure by ION, advance balance
  • Performs other projects related activities as assigned by the supervisor or by Jhpiego management

Educational Qualifications

  • Degree in Accounting, Finance or its recognized equivalent
  • MBA in Accounting or professional qualification (CPA, ACCA or recognized equivalent) is highly desired.


  • 5+ years relevant experience in finance or accounting.
  • Knowledge of institutional donors (United Nations, USAID/CDC, DFID, etc.) regulations, procedures and requirements a plus.


  • Ability to work under the pressure, with minimum supervision and on-distance;
  • Demonstrated initiative, tact and high sense of responsibility and discretion;
  • Strong teamwork skills;
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral;
  • Strong computer literacy and data analytical proficiency

Deadline: 19th February, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV to: using “Senior Finance Officer” as the subject of the email.


  • CV and Cover Letter as ONE SINGLE WORD document
  • The title/subject of your email and application should be the position you are applying for.
  • Candidates that do not comply with the application instruction will be disqualified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
  • We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview
  • Any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
  • There will be travel requirements and opportunities both within Nigeria.
  • JHU is an Equal Opportunity Employer
  • For further information about Jhpiego, please visit our website at

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