Vacancy for Director of Finance and Administration
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University Research Co., LLC (URC) is seeking a Director of Finance and Administration to provide comprehensive financial and administrative oversight for a potential United States Government (USG) funded project based in Nigeria.  This position is contingent on contract award. URC supports the Government of Nigeria, US government implementing partners, and local providers to design and implement high quality programs serving vulnerable children and adolescents and their families. Please see our website at for more information on our company.
Specific Responsibilities
The Director of Finance and Administration will be responsible for the overall financial management of the organization. S/he will oversee the effective and appropriate use of financial resources of the project and develop effective mechanisms to monitor expenditures. S/he will ensure implementation of administrative, finance and human resources policies in line with USG regulations. Primary duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Provide comprehensive financial management support to URC, maintaining all financial documents for the URC Nigeria project.
  • Build capacity in financial and administrative support for URC partner staff through technical assistance.
  • Compile the Payroll for the URC Nigeria Staff.
  • Remit tax deducted from staff salaries and Withholding Tax to Nigeria Revenue Authority, and prepare tax returns as per USG and URC requirements.
  • Provide technical assistance and training, including financial monitoring visits, to sub-grantees to ensure proper financial management of sub-awards and timely submission of required financial reports.
  • Ensure field office compliance with financial management systems as per USG and URC requirements.
  • Monitor the Local Nigeria account and the Foreign Currency Denominated account (USD$), making reconciliations and transfers for the approval of the COP
  • Maintain the security and accountability of the cash on hand
  • Assist office staff and grantees in the preparation of budgets and financial plans
  • Provide financial and logistical support to staff during field visits and workshops
  • Assist the COP in the preparation of financial tracking systems for programs and activities, based on work plans and budgets.
  • Supervise Human Resource staff.
  • Supervise the Finance Officer in the processing and recording of checks and disbursements on a daily basis, including verifying the accuracy of invoices and supporting documents
  • Supervise distribution/reconciliation of financial advances to support programs activities
  • Supervise the Finance Officer in the preparation of financial reports and documents for home office and donors
  • Supervise/assist staff in the preparation of the local consultancy and Purchase Orders
  • Supervise/assist staff in the preparation of local consultant financial reports and liquidations
  • Supervise/assist the Finance Officer in the planning and disbursement of funds to recipients
  • Supervise the Finance Officer and Finance Team, providing on the job training and reviewing work performed to ensure it is in line with URC procedures and systems as well as USG and Nigeria’s regulations and guidance
  • Supervise and maintain operational filing system of all financial related documents.
  • Gather information on costs when required for budgeting purposes.
  • Monitor the capturing of financial data into QuickBooks.
Minimum Qualifications
  • A minimum of 10‐years of proven experience working as a finance and administration director
  • Experience with managing financial and administrative aspects of USG programs
  • Master’s Degree or higher in accounting, finance, business administration or related field
  • Computer literate with hands‐on experience in use of accounting packages, especially QuickBooks
  • Experience with donor accountability, strong computerized accounting and financial skills, extensive experience and knowledge of financial management and reporting processes and procedures
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting and Auditing Principles and laws, rules and regulations
  • Knowledge of Nigeria labor and tax laws
  • Ability to plan, organize, implement, evaluate and modify financial programs, informational support systems and processes
  • Ability to handle multiple and conflicting priorities, and work under strict deadlines
  • Strong analytical and result‐oriented mindset and skills
  • High standards of integrity
  • A Nigerian national is preferred.
To Apply     
For immediate consideration, please visit URC’s Career Opportunities page at
You must upload your CV/Résumé and your Cover Letter where indicated. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well.
Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise. Thank you very much for your interest.
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URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
We value and seek diversity in our workforce.


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