Program Officer at Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI)

Finance Specialist At DAI Global

  • Contract
  • Nigeria

Title: Finance Specialist

Location: Bauchi, Nigeria**

Start date: November, 2021 – August 6, 2025


The purpose of the five-year (2020-2025) “State Accountability, Transparency and Effectiveness” (“State2State”) Activity is to increase the accountability, transparency and effectiveness of selected state and local governments (LGAs) in Nigeria. This will be achieved by: strengthening governance systems (with a focus on public financial management [PFM] and procurement, as well as monitoring and evaluation) related to the delivery of services in key sectors (basic education, primary health care, and water, sanitation and hygiene [WASH]); increasing government responsiveness to citizen needs and priorities; and improving government and civil society capacity to manage conflict (through work on prevention, mitigation and reconciliation with the same sectoral partners, not stand-alone assistance to the police or judiciary). State2State will achieve this purpose by facilitating the strengthening of subnational governance systems in a sustainable manner, supporting the efforts of local reformers and building on locally-derived solutions including, to the extent possible, reforms already working in other parts of Nigeria.

Position Objectives:

The Finance Specialist position will support the Senior Accounting Manager to manage the State2State finance/accounting activities and ensure strong financial management and performance of the project.


The Finance Specialist will:

· Support the Senior Accounting Manager and work closely across project teams on problems involving accounting systems and financial planning.

· Be responsible for providing the appropriate financial and operating information as necessary.

· Allocate project funds among the various program activities.

· S/he will support the Senior Accounting Manager in coordinating the annual and other financial audits—including preparation of supporting schedules and information—respond to auditor questions and consolidate report formats.

· Ensure that all transactions follow DAI/USAID standards, regulations and policies.

· Help establish and maintain adequate system controls to protect against financial misstatement, in accordance with applicable government accounting and administrative regulations.

· Record all financial transactions in Field Accounting System (FAS) on daily basis.

· Ensure accurate and timely processing of invoices, advances and reimbursements, checks, and wire transfer payments.

· Upload the expenses into Oracle based on DAI’s schedule.

· Perform monthly bank reconciliations and routinely monitors bank account balances.

· Ensure that payroll is recorded in the accounting system.

· Audit travel requests and expense reports for accuracy and compliance.

· Follow procedures to ensure accurate and timely payment and reconciliation of travel advances, reimbursements for staff and partner travel.

· Review and monitor outstanding advances report by paying close attention to advances that have not been settled after 30 days of issuance.

· Ensure that WHT is remitted as at when due as provided by tax law.

· Ensure that processed payment vouchers are printed and signed by responsible officers, merged with other support documents and uploaded on SharePoint on a monthly basis.

· Perform other tasks as assigned.


The Finance Specialist will report to the Senior Accounting Manager.

Minimum Requirements:

· Bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration, public administration, economics, or other relevant field is required. An advanced degree is preferred.

· At least 7 years of experience in finance and accounting. Previous experience working on US Government funded projects highly preferred.

· Strong training, communications, and personnel management skills.

· Previous supervisory experience highly preferred.

· Strong oral and written communication skills.

How to apply

Please use the link below to apply:

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