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Finance Assistant At Save The Children

Date Posted: 19/Mar/2019
Deadline: 27/Mar/2019

Save the Children is a leading international organization helping children in need around the world. First established in the UK in 1919, separate national organizations have been set up in more than twenty-eight countries, sharing the aim of improving the lives of children through education, health care and economic opportunities, as well as emergency aid in cases of natural disasters, war and conflict.

In Nigeria, Save the Children has been working since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives. Today, Save the Children is working in seven federal states - Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi and Kaduna - focusing on providing basic healthcare and protecting children.

Finance Assistant

Job ID: 190000NN
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
 
Role Purpose

  • The Finance Assistant has responsibility to manage payments, receipts and disbursement of funds. He/she would be responsible for Glacos registration and filling of documents. He/she will also provide support to the finance unit.

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 officer
  • Update & maintain manual cash book
  • Maintain optimum cash balances and advises the Finance Officer 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:

  • 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

Working Relationships

  • Internal: All budget-holders, Bank Signatories and other staffs.
  • External:  Auditors, Bank, Government bodies, include regulatory agencies.

Competences and Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)
Core Competencies:

  • Delivering results
  • Innovating and adapting
  • Working effectively with others
  • Communicating with impact - Networking

Adhere to SCI Values: 
Accountability; Ambition; Collaboration; Creativity; Integrity

Accountability:

  • holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

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

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • B.Sc/HND in Accounting or relevant Social Sciences
  • Must have completed NYSC
  • Minimum of a year post graduation similar experience in a NGO
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Experience in computerized and accounting systems.
  • Honesty.
  • Fluency in English Language

Desirable:

  • A knowledge of Hausa or Kanuri Language
  • Ability to multi-task, engage in long-term planning, meet deadlines, and handle last-minute demands; exercise patience, and adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Ability to be creative and proactive.

Method of Application

Note

  • Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as it is contrary to the values and practices of our organization.
  • Due to the volume of applications received, Save the Children may not provide feedback to all applicants. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed as received. Save the Children reserves the right to change the closing date, if considered necessary.

Method of Application

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