Senior Compliance Officer at FHI 360 March, 2024

March 18, 2024

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Basic Functions:

  • Under the direction of Associate Director Compliance, the position holder will carry out independent appraisals of the effectiveness of policies, procedures and standards by which FHI 360 and funders’ resources are managed and take necessary steps to mitigate general risks to the organization.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of operations, adequacy of internal controls, reliability of financial reporting, compliance with applicable laws and the safeguard of assets within FHI360 Nigeria’s policy framework.
  • Plan, perform and report back on compliance reviews to ensure that financial control, financial guidelines of donor organizations and other control procedures are in place and are being properly implemented and managed within FHI360 Nigeria’s offices.
  • Advise and monitor quality standards and value for money and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Test internal controls, target in particular high-risk areas; document any weaknesses and their impact and make recommendations to address these weaknesses.
  • Follow up on the implementation of compliance review recommendations and management action plans.
  • Supports management in the development of action plans to enhance performance in compliance and risk management including fraud, waste and abuse.
  • For each assignment, prepare a written report to present issues observed and conclusions to management. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of local and donor contractual requirements and regulations
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting, budgeting and fiscal control theory and practices.
  • Budget development skills with multi funding sources and general ledger skills.
  • Relevant software skills to include automated accounting software and database spreadsheets and Management Information Systems. 
  • Ability to work with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, and recipients of assistance.
  • Work independently with initiative to manage high volume workflow.
  • Routine coordination with FHI 360 employees, consultants, and partners off-site and in the field. 
  • Resourceful through technology, research skills, and relationship building among several organization teams and units and professional organizations.
  • Perform detail-oriented work with a high level of accuracy.
  • Interact with diplomacy and tact and follow-up on requests in timely and efficient manner.
  • Maintain confidentiality for sensitive issues or projects and use judgment and decision-making to execute duties and responsibilities.
  • Handle financial and quantitative information with accuracy and precision; resourceful in gathering, verifying and analyzing financial data.
  • Strong understanding of governance, risk management and control issues.
  • Good communication and report writing skills.
  • Must exhibit high levels of professionalism, integrity and ethical values at all times.
  • Time management skills, both in planning and organizing work to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively communicate financial and internal control issues to staff with little or no financial background.
  • Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to use software tools to present data clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to travel a minimum of 50%.

Qualifications and requirements:

  • BS/BA degree in Accounting, Finance and Business Administration or its recognized equivalent, and 7 – 9 years relevant experience.
  • Or MS/MA degree in Accounting, Finance and Business Administration or its recognized equivalent, and 5 – 7 years relevant experience.
  • 5-7 years’ experience in internal control functions.
  • Familiarity with 2 CFR 200 and other donors’ procurement and financial policies.
  • CPA, ACA, CIMA, CFE or any other relevant professional qualification is an advantage.



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