U.S. Mission USAID Accountant Jobs in Nigeria

U.S. Mission USAID Accountant Jobs in Nigeria


  • The CCNPSC Project Accountant of USAID / Nigeria is responsible for appraising project management personnel of project status and provides advice on project related issues and concerns.

  • S/he interprets financial policies and procedures, reviews financial documents for management implications, provides financial support services, and assists in the formulation of program budgets. This position is required to perform travel related duties.
    Incumbent is required to perform work-related travels.


    Maintenance of financial management systems 40%:

  • Responsible for maintaining comprehensive financial management systems for USAID / Nigeria program and other special program portfolio activities including Office of Transition Initiative (OTI), Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), and Food for Peace (FFP).

    Review of request for funds, preparation of funding information and providing fund availability; ensuring compliance with statutory regulations, and that all accounting transactions: obligations, vendor information and commitments are properly recorded in Mission financial systems.

  • Prepares ICASS planning budgets for various ICASS accounts and review ICASS invoices to ensure equitable allocations.

    Financial reporting, funds control and pipeline management 15%:

  • Reviews all program records periodically and prepare standardize reports: accruals, section 1311 review (review of unliquidated obligations), and section 517 de-obligation/re-obligation of funds.

  • Review monthly budget matrix and emphasis areas of coding for program commitments. Perform 224 reconciliations and clear transactions in Statement of Difference (SOD) report. Investigate and resolve cash reconciliation and suspense account items.

    Budget formulation and execution 15%:

  • Assists in the development of the Mission Annual Program Budget submission and preparation of Congressional notification table.

  • Assist in formulating and implementing program funded operational cost budget.

  • Monitor expiring and cancelling fund status, develop and implement utilization plans to facilitate prompt liquidation.

  • Develop and maintain reporting systems to track and control special budgets, cost centers and appropriations.

    Support to program implementation 15%.:

  • Provides financial management support to Program planning and implementation and assist to respond to program queries from AID/W.

  • Participate in program Development Objective meetings, technical evaluation committee tasks and private sector engagements; and assist the Financial Analysts with pre-award surveys, financial reviews, program accounting information, and specialized project financial progress reports as required.

    Capacity building and support to
    Operating Expense Accountant 15%:

  • Provides support to/backstop the Operating Expense Accountant to meet Mission workload needs.

  • Assist in providing financial management training to activity managers, implementing Partners and Accounting Technicians.

    Qualifications and Evaluations


    Physical Demands:

  • The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.

    Education Requirements:

  • Minimum university degree or its equivalent in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics, or related field is required.


  • Prior Work Experience: Minimum three years of progressively responsible experience in public or private accounting is required.

    Job Knowledge:

  • A thorough knowledge is required of USG accounting, financial analysis and budgeting procedures, cash reconciliation, Automated Directive System (ADS) Series 600, General Accounting Office decisions, Travel and Transportation Guides, Standardized regulations, Controller’s Guidebook, knowledge of Phoenix Operating Guide, Knowledge of Laws, regulations, and procedures associated with USG is required.

    Skills and Abilities:

  • A high level of analytical skill and sound judgment is required. Must be capable of supervising and training Accounting Technicians.

  • Must be able to maintain effective working relations with American and CCN personnel in USAID and other USG Agencies at post and local business organizations.

  • Must be able to carry out all duties and responsibilities with minimum supervision.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; U.S. Mission USAID Accountant Jobs in Nigeria

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