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Finance Assistant – Yobe

Country: Nigeria
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 17 Jun 2021

JOB TITLE: Finance Assistant

TEAM: Nigeria Country Office

LOCATION: Yobe

GRADE: 5

POST TYPE: National

CHILD SAFEGUARDING: Level 3- The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children or young people and, in the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3 posts in view of potential situations which may allow staff unsupervised access to vulnerable children and young people.

ROLE PURPOSE:

Finance support

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Finance Coordinator

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Fund Disbursement

  • Writing of Checks as approved by relevant budget holders
  • Maintain proper filing and easy retrieval of finance documentation
  • Perform Bank related activities (Pick up Bank Statements, collect office running cash, etc….)
  • Conduct weekly and month end cash counts
  • Payment of participants and other SCI cash payments out of the office
  • Update daily Cash GLACOS and reconcile cash and book balances

Cash Flow

  • Maintain petty cash with strong supervision from the finance Coordinator
  • Update & maintain manual cash book
  • Maintain optimum cash balances and advises the Finance Coordinator for cash replenishment (including emergencies)

Financial Information and other support functions

  • Weekly scanning of all approved and processed payment vouchers, journal vouchers, expense claims, program advance returns, program advance issues and uploading unto OneNet
  • Assist during audit to retrieve all relevant documents for audit exercise
  • Assist others requiring information on transactions to retrieve relevant payment vouchers and documentation for their use

System Administration

  • Registration of all paid invoices on Agresso on a daily basis
  • Single Account Reconciliation
  • Weekly Bank and cash Reconciliation

Others

  • Preparing Tax, NHF, and pension payment schedules and cheques to be remitted to the Tax authorities and the various pensions’ administrators and remitting same on a timely basis
  • Ensure all documents are filed and stamped “PAID”
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor or line manager

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
  • high level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
  • holds self and others accountable

Ambition

  • creating best-in-class EA function
  • future-orientated, thinks pro-actively

Collaboration:

  • working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals

  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners

  • approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

  • designing more effective admin systems
  • willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Administrative & General Skills

  • Essential Criteria
  • Level of Education – B.Sc /HND or equivalent
  • Specified Study Area – Finance / Accounts
  • Minimum 1 years post NYSC experience preferably in Not for Profits/Charities
  • Experience in working with partners accountable for grants and other financial support provided to implement project activities, particularly at community level.
  • Excellent verbal communication and listening skills.
  • Language Requirements: Spoken English-Excellent; Written English-Excellent
  • Must be able to speak at least one local language predominant in that state.
  • Level of IT Expertise: Excellent (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Ongoing Professional certificate in accounting and finance
  • Desirable Criteria:
  • Good training and facilitation skills (for financial training/support to partners).
  • Ability to multi-task, engage in long-term planning, meet deadlines, and handles last-minute demands; exercise patience, and adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Ability to be creative and proactive health service improvement is essential.
  • Understanding of local language(s)

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply


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