Finance Thematic Lead at PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) Nigeria


PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) Nigeria has been operating in Nigeria since 1953 through its predecessor firms of Coopers & Lybrand and Price Waterhouse. We’re one of the leading professional services firms in the country with offices in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, over 1000 staff and 31 resident partners.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance Thematic Lead

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full Time
Line of Service: Business Consulting and Services
Reports to: LFA Coordinator / Team Lead

Key Responsibilities

  • Leads management, oversight and monitoring of all financial aspects of the LFA workplan
  • Provides coaching, direction and supervision to the junior finance experts
  • Performs a first level review of junior experts’ work for quality, consistency and program context
  • Evaluates annual work plans the LFA related to financial reviews, making recommendations for activities based on the knowledge of the grants in coordination with other finance professionals on the portfolio
  • Demonstrates an understanding of GF audit, financial management and internal controls requirements and applies them to reviews
  • Participates in in-country mission meetings with the Country Team and provide deep insights on the Global Fund grant
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the country policies, laws, regulations, and operational procedures and is able to explain and advise the CT on the impact the aforementioned is likely to have on the direction and implementation of GF programs
  • Updates the Country Team on the status of reviews and recommendations;
  • Supports the CT as a point of contact and subject matter expert on technical questions arising in the course of reviews regarding Global Fund guidelines and procedures
  • Coordinates correspondence with the CT regarding all finance aspects of review procedures from initiation to closure for direct deliverables and alternate point of contact for indirect deliverables
  • Acts to resolve issues which prevent effective team working even during times of change and uncertainty.

Skills, Requirements and Abilities

  • ACA / ACCA qualification (or equivalent)
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience working in a financial role, preferably with at least 2 years of post-qualification experience. In addition, the suitable candidate should possess 3 years additional relevant experience, either as LFA key expert or in a coordinating or technical lead role in a similar context:
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of professional accounting principles, theories, practices and terminology, including private sector, governmental, and non-profit;
  • Understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS); principles and accepted practices of Nigeria governmental and business institutions with regards to finance, accounting, budgeting and reporting;
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently with little supervision;
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to transfer technical knowledge into project designs, project reports, policy papers, etc.
  • Ability to communicate recommendations to other sectors
  • Ability to manage large, complex programs
  • Capacity to prepare technical documents
  • Effective communication skills when working at all levels
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and demonstrate extreme flexibility to manage more than one task at a time
  • Ability to conduct field visits
  • Sufficient computer skills to conduct work using MS Word, Excel and Power Point and the ability to use software and computer programs.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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