Save the Children

Humanitarian Finance Assistant

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Job Description

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: Humanitarian Finance Assistant

Location:
Borno, Nigeria

Job Description

  • 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

    Job Requirements
    Minimum years of experience

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    Other Requirements

    Qualifications and Experience
    Essential:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or its equivalent.
    • One 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

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    About Save the Children
    Save the Children works in 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.Save the Children has had a permanent presence in Nigeria since 2001, and is today a stron...
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    Job Summary
    Published
    August 17, 2016
    Offer Type
    fulltime
    Experience
    Minimum of 1years
    Location
    Borno
    Salary Range
    N0.00 - N0.00K
    Deadline
    August 31, 2016
    Specialization
    Finance / Accounting /Graduate / Freshers
    Industries
    NGO / International Agencies
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