Supervisory Financial Specialist – SFS211

Job Information

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    Category Banking & Finance Jobs
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    Posted On Mar 4 ,2021
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    Qualifications Bachelor's Degree
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    Employer Name U.S. Consulate General
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Job Description


  • The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (40 hours per week)
  • Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (6 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
  • Supervisory Position: Yes
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
  • Travel Required: Not Required


  • This position is located in the Financial Management Office, Consulate Lagos and is the lead LE Staff. The incumbent reports to the Financial Specialist located in Abuja.
  • S / he analyzes and reviews funding authorizations for FCS, FAS, FAS-GHANA, DEA, WSU, MSG, ESO, MRV, MRV-DHA, OBO-FM, OBO-7902 and OBO Construction.
  • The incumbent has primary responsibility for the financial planning and budget formulation for budgets in excess of $8.5 million on an annual basis.
  • S / he also conducts periods budget reviews with funds exceeding $17 million on an annual basis.
  • Incumbent executes budgets, exercises funds control and funding of e2 requests, purchase requests, contracts, and petty cash/representation vouchers in excess of $31.1 annually for the agencies.
  • In addition, prepares and submits monthly accounts receivable invoices to employees and vendors.
  • The incumbent is familiar with the unique policy of each agency/USG Regulations & ICASS standards.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Education Requirements

  • University or College Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or Business Administration is required.


  • Experience:  Minimum of 5 years’ work experience in budget and/or financial matters is required. One (1) year out of the five (5) years must be supervisory experience in any sector.

Job Knowledge:

  • Expert knowledge of FAM / FAH, FTR / JFTR, DSSR, Appropriation Law, and other USG regulations governing accounting and budgeting. Ensures correct interpretation and application of regulations and procedures and decisions to be followed in the accounting and budgeting process is required.
  • Expert knowledge in dealing with the Local Guard Contract, the ALLCO pension fund, and business operations of AERA and the American International School is required.
  • Must have good knowledge of the guidelines and legal issues surrounding obligating documents such as Blanket Purchase Agreements, travel authorizations, travel regulations etc.
  • Must be familiar with the budget review process.
  • Must be able to utilize and understand the impact of the following financial tools in the budget preparation process: budget preparation instructions, MRR resource tables, budget data calls, historical funding analysis, inflationary trends, currency exchange rates.
  • Must be familiar with accommodation exchange rules and regulations as documented in the FAM/FAH and other guidance as provided by the USG.


  • This may be tested. Please specify your level of proficiency in the language listed.


  • Fluent in writing/reading / speaking English is required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Good interpersonal relationship and team spirit is required.
  • Ability to articulate and resolve complex issues, to work under pressure and produce results, as well as the ability to recommend appropriate adjustments to a financial plan is required.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft office, use of Microsoft Excel and ability to effectively utilize computers and financial software, and advanced administrative, problem-solving, and analytical skills is required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively – oral and written is required.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers, typing where accuracy is of critical importance and very high-level numerical skills.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO):  

  • The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.


  • All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:

  • Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Lagos, Nigeria may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
  • For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.
  • The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other Information:

  • Hiring Preference Selection Process:  Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.

Hiring Preference Order:

  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  • FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **


  • Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honourable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.
  • ** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.