Compliance Officer

Job Title
Compliance Officer
Level of Effort
Full Time (8.00am to 5.00pm Mondays – Friday) 100%
Job Location
Akwa Ibom
Number of Persons Required
Two (2)
This position reports to the Compliance Director
Job Summary
Under the direction of Compliance Director, the position holder will carry out independent
appraisals of the effectiveness of policies, procedures and standards by which the ECEWS
ACE’s financial resources are managed.
Task / Responsibility
 Review and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of operations, adequacy of
internal controls, and reliability of financial reporting, compliance with applicable
laws/regulations and the safeguard of assets within ECEWS policy framework.
 Plan, perform and report back on internal audits to ensure that financial control,
financial guidelines of donor organizations and other control procedures are in place
and are being properly implemented and managed by the project offices
 Prepare audit program and budget for review and approval by Compliance Director,
prepare audit notification including the timing of audits and list of audit
requirements, conduct regular field visits to sub-recipients project/ activity
locations, beneficiaries, vendors and other relevant stakeholders, as required, to
address key identified risks in line with the approved audit plan
 Follow-up on significant findings from previous audits and flag any longoutstanding issues for management action.
 Advise and monitor quality standards and value for money and make
recommendations for improvement.
 Test internal controls, target in particular high risk areas; document any weaknesses
and their impact, and make recommendations to address these weaknesses
 Where necessary, carry out investigations of alleged fraud, mismanagement, loss of
assets or any other investigation
 For each assignment, prepare a written report to present findings and conclusions to
 Prepare routine monthly financial and labour related reports and distribute to Senior
Management, technical and financial staff.
 Respond to management queries in relation to ECEWS internal control
 Perform other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements
 BS/BA degree in Accounting, Finance and Business Administration or its
recognized equivalent
 MS/MA degree in Accounting, Finance and Business Administration or its
recognized equivalent
 CPA, ACA, ACCA, CIA, CIMA, CFE or any other relevant professional
 4-6 years relevant experience
 Up to 2-4 years’ experience in internal control functions
 Demonstrated experience with U.S Government grants or other client funded
programs, contracting and auditing standards as they apply to effective management
of multi-year funds
 Knowledge of IIA’s International Professional Practices Framework is an advantage
 Knowledge of local and donor contractual requirements and regulations Knowledge
of generally accepted accounting, budgeting and fiscal control theory and practices.
 Budget development skills with multi funding sources and general ledger skills.
 Relevant software skills to include automated accounting software and database
spreadsheets and Management Information Systems.
 Ability to work with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among
project staff, subcontractors, and recipients of assistance.
 Ability to report to supervisor on a regular basis.
 Work independently with initiative to manage high volume work flow.
 Routine coordination with ECEWS employees and consultants, on-site and in the
 Resourceful through technology, research skills, and relationship building among
several organization teams and units and professional organizations.
 Perform detail-oriented work with a high level of accuracy.
 Interact with diplomacy and tact and follow-up on requests in timely and efficient
 Maintain confidentiality for sensitive issues or projects and use judgment and
decision-making to execute duties and responsibilities.
 Handle financial and quantitative information with accuracy and precision;
resourceful in gathering, verifying and analysing financial data.
 Strong understanding of risk management and internal control issues. Good
communication and report writing skills.
 Exhibit high levels of professionalism, integrity and ethical values at all times.
 Time management skills, both in planning and organizing work to meet deadlines.
 Ability to effectively communicate financial and internal control issues to staff with
little or no financial background.
 Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.
 Ability to use software tools to present data clearly and concisely.
 Fluent English speaker with superior spoken and written communications;
candidate must be comfortable speaking in front of large audiences
Typical Physical Demands:
 Typical office environment.
 Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work
on a keyboard.
 Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
Technology to be used:
 Personal Computer, Microsoft Office 365 (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail),
accounting software’s, office telephone, cell phone and printer/copier.
Travel Requirements:
 Ability to travel a minimum of 50%.

Job Category: Operations
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Akwa Ibom Nigeria

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