Global Accounting Officer
Pathfinder International
Asokoro, Abuja, Nigeria
2d ago


Pathfinder International is driven by the conviction that all people, regardless of where they live, have the right to decide whether and when to have children, to exist free from fear and stigma, and to lead the lives they choose.

As a global health organization with locally led, community-driven programs, we support women to make their own reproductive health decisions.

We work with local partners to advance contraceptive services, comprehensive abortion care, and young people’s sexual and reproductive rights in communities around the world including those affected by poverty, conflict, climate change, and natural disasters.

Taken together, our programs enable millions of people to choose their own paths forward.

Serves as the primary support for the finance functions of Pathfinder country offices. Ensures that all field financial activities are managed and administered according to Pathfinder and donor regulations and policies.

Assists with financial capacity building and development provided to field offices. Focuses on accounting, financial reporting, and compliance with Pathfinder policies and donor regulations.

Strives for operational excellence that enables Pathfinder to continue to grow; evaluate, develop and implement operational best practices in areas including budgeting, financial reporting and compliance, and training.

Builds constructive and effective relationships with team members and clients.

Essential Job Duties :

  • Tracks key indicators and the processing of monthly country office reporting, including the receipt, review, recording, reconciliation, and consolidation of all income, expenses, and balance sheet items.
  • Reviews monthly project spending performance for accuracy, allowability, availability of project funds, adequate supporting documentation, and proper authorization.
  • Assists with monitoring all matters that may affect the financial integrity of Pathfinder programs or the organization and assists in investigations in response to allegations of improper conduct.
  • Assists with ensuring standard financial systems and controls are established and maintained to provide appropriate level of controls over the organization's resources.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of effective tools, systems, policies, and procedures that ensure consistent compliance.
  • Ensures compliance with GAAP, Pathfinder, and donor policies.
  • Reviews monthly spending performance of country offices to ensure compliance with Pathfinder and donor policies.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of financial policies and procedures in a continuous effort to improve field financial reporting and compliance.
  • Collects and organizes information from countries in preparation for the annual external audit and / or program specific audit.
  • Provides oversight on financial transactions
  • Conducts monthly financial reviews and analysis to ensure compliance with Pathfinder and client requirements.
  • Supports country finance staff to effectively record and document transactions, following Pathfinder’s policies and processes.
  • Resolves and / or escalates issues in a timely fashion.
  • Facilitates identification of issues and resolutions to mitigate risks .
  • Required Education, Training, and Experience :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Management, or related field, or equivalent, or a combination of education and experience that yields the required competencies
  • 4 years’ professional experience working in finance, financial monitoring, policies and administration
  • Work experience with a multinational organization.
  • Prefer : Work experience in international Finance and Accounting in an organization of at least $50M in revenue with multiple international offices
  • Prefer : Work experience with Serenic / Microsoft Dynamics NAV financial systems
  • Prefer : Work experience with government grants and contracts
  • Qualifications

    Equal Opportunity Employer / Protected Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

    However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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