LE Certifying Officer Bachelor Degree Job2024-01-15 23:53 Tourism / Travel Abuja 59 views
The U.S. Mission to Nigeria comprises of the Embassy in Abuja, FCT, and the Consulate General in Lagos. U.S. Consulate General Lagos is the Mission’s representative to the Nigerian people in the southern region.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: LE Certifying Officer
Announcement Number: Abuja-2024-006
Work Schedule: Full-time - 40 hours per week
The incumbent serves as the LE Staff Certifying Officer for all payment for goods and services received for all 30 ICASS serviced agency entities located in Mission Nigeria.
This position supervises the Supervisory Voucher Examiner and has authority to commit USG funds for payment of goods and services.
The Incumbent is required to certify a wide variety of payments with the use of Integrated Logistics Management Systems (ILMS) E-invoicing system and the Regional Financial Management System.
The incumbent serves as the LE Staff Certifying Officer for all payment for goods and services received for all 30 ICASS serviced agency entities (Dept. of State, DAO, USAID, FCS, FAS, INL, CDC, FBI, etc.) located in Mission Nigeria and the US Mission Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.
The LE Staff certifying officer position supervises the Supervisory Voucher Examiner and has authority to commit USG funds to the tune of USD 50,000 per fund cite charged for payment of goods and services.
The certifying workload consists of an extremely large volume of vouchers estimated at 25,000 which include a variety of complex invoices, contracts and lease payments, complex travel vouchers, utilities, Official Residence Expenses, representation, school grants, education and housing allowances, and cashier vouchers.
The total value of the vouchers that are certified amount to approximately USD 106 million annually.
The Incumbent is required to certify a wide variety of payments with the use of Integrated Logistics Management Systems (ILMS) E-invoicing system and the Regional Financial Management System (RFMS) in a timely manner within ICASS standard while adhering to US Government regulations. As LE Staff Certifying Officer, the Incumbent is responsible for verifying the accuracy and propriety of all documents upon which payment is to be based and certifying that the payment is Legal, Proper and Correct.
The Incumbent also make independent decisions relative to his/her area of responsibility in accordance with the rules and regulations of the U.S. Government.
Qualifications and Evaluations
University Degree or Equivalent in the field of Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, or Economics is required.
Please address this factor in your ERA application under Education.
All selected candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust security clearance.
All selected candidates will be subject to a background investigation and, may be subject to a pre-employment medical exam.
Selected candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (6 weeks) upon receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
You will be evaluated against the qualifications and requirements in this vacancy announcement.
You may be asked to complete a pre-employment language or skills test.
You must complete the application form and provide the required documents. Your application must address all the position qualification and requirements including education, experience, language, and any knowledge/skills/abilities listed. If you fail to submit a complete application, then your application may be disqualified for this position.
Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the Financial Management including Vouchering and Billing including two (2) years of supervisory experience is required.
Please address this factor in your ERA application under Major Duties and Responsibilities.
Fluent in Speaking/Reading/Writing English Language is required.
Please address this language requirement in your ERA application.
Must be familiar with financial regulations and procedures related to appropriation funding, allotment, and obligation. Must possess extensive knowledge of standardized regulations and other pertinent regulations and procedures that applies to financial matters. Must be familiar with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Knowledge of host country payment rules, banking regulations for the Central Bank of Nigeria, and business rules of engagement with host country vendors is required. Knowledge of diverse financial management procedures and regulations is required.
USD $36,422 /Per Year
Application Closing Date
29th January, 2023.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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