Finance Assistant – STEER Project at Save the Children Nigeria

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our partners reach millions of children in communities around the world. Join our dedicated and diverse staff in their work to improve the well-being of children everywhere.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Finance Assistant – STEER Project

Location: Kaduna, Nigeria

Job Description

  • The Finance Assistant has oversight responsibility to manage the receipts and disbursement of funds, posting of approved invoices and payment vouchers into the GLACOS systems and ensuring accurate financial records in accordance with SCI financial policies and procedure.
  • He/she will provide support to the finance unit.

Key Accountabilities
Book Keeping:

  • Ensure proper supporting documentation and authorization before writing of  payment vouchers in line with SCI financial procedures
  • Writing of Cheques/transfers as approved by relevant budget holders
  • Maintain proper filing and easy retrieval of finance documentation
  • Perform Bank related activities (Pick up Bank Statements, remit taxes, collect office running cash, submit transfer instructions etc….)
  • Ensure weekly and month end cash counts are carried out
  • Payment of participants and other SCI cash payments out of the office
  • Cash  Reconciliation  GLACOS  for STEER

Cash Flow:

  • Maintain petty cash
  • Update & maintain manual cash book
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  • Maintain optimum cash balances and advises the Finance Manager for cash replenishment  (including emergencies)

Financial Information and other support functions:

  • 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:

  • Posting approved invoices in the GLACOS
  • Preparing Tax, NHF, and pension payment schedules and cheques remitted to the Tax authorities and the  various pensions’ administrators
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor or line manager

Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Part 1 of Recognized Professional Accounting Body (viz. ICAN, ACCA, CIMA) or its equivalent;
  • 2 years’ experience in a similar position.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Experience in computerized and accounting systems.
  • Honesty.

Application Closing Date
10th October, 2016.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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