Mercy Corps

Deputy Finance Manager

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Job Description

Mercy Corps, An International Humanitarian Organisation is looking for a suitable candidate to fill a very strategic position within our management team. We are looking for a motivated individual, who is enthusiastic about the work we do and is looking to work within a dynamic team as:

Job Title: Deputy Finance Manager

Abuja, with significant travel to field locations, including Northeast Nigeria

Job Summary

  • The Mercy Corps Finance Department is responsible for all financial functions in Nigeria country including accounting, banking, payroll, budgeting, financial reporting and grant financial management and compliance.
  • The Finance department ensures compliance with donors regular as well Mercy Corps internal policies and procedures.

General Positions Summary:

  • Working in the finance department under the direction of the Finance Manager, the Deputy Finance Manager will ensure accuracy and completeness of Mercy Corps accounting roles and will have primary responsibility for managing the monthly accounting cycle and sub award management.

Essential Job Functions

  • Daily management of the senior Finance Officer, Finance Officer, Finance Assistants and interns.
  • Manage the month end accounting close process
  • Support documentation in all country offices
  • Review sub journals and upload data to the general ledger
  • Primary responsibility for maintaining the general ledger software
  • Assist in the training and support of all finance officer in field offices
  • Oversee the accounting of all accounting
  • Monitor cash and bank balance and accounts consolidation
  • Conduct sub grantee assessment and preparation of sub grantee agreement
  • Other duties assigned.

    Job Requirements
    Minimum years of experience


    Other Requirements

    Knowledge and Experience

    • Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline, Master’s degree preferred.
    • At least 5 years field experience of general ledger accounting ( at least 3 years experience in NGO setting).
    • Excellent negotiation and representation skills and the ability to work comfortably with an ethnically diverse staff in a very sensitive environment.
    • Effective skills in coordination, organization and prioritization as well as in Microsoft Office applications.
    • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work cooperatively with team members.
    • Proven ability to work and solve problems independently without direct supervision.
    • Prior management experience
    • Demonstrated knowledge of USG, DFID, ECHO, EU and other donor regulations
    • English proficiency required: excellent written and oral skills.
    • Ability to speak hausa is desirable

    How To Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and Cover Letter, addressing the position requirements to:


    • All applications must include the position title in the subject line.
    • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
    • We are an equal opportunity organization and we encourage women to apply to this position.

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    About Mercy Corps
    Mercy Corps is a global humanitarian aid agency engaged in transitional environments that have experienced some sort of shock: natural disaster, economic collapse, or conflict. People working for it move as quickly as possible from bringing in food and supplies to enabling people to rebuild their economy with community-driven and market-led programs. To lay the groundwork for longer-term recovery, Mercy Corps focuses on connecting to both government and business for the changes they would like t...
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    Job Summary
    August 23, 2016
    Offer Type
    Minimum of 5years
    Salary Range
    N0.00 - N0.00K
    August 31, 2016
    Finance / Accounting
    NGO / International Agencies
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