Finance Assistant at Save the Children

Company Highlight:

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential. We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Job Title: Finance Assistant

Reports to: Finance Officer

Job Description
  • The Finance Assistant has responsibility to support Payments, receipts and disbursement of funds. He/she will provide support to the finance unit.

Key Areas of Accountabilities
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 manage

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

  • Delivering results -Applying technical and professional expertise – Working effectively with others – Communicating with impact
  • 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

Working Relationship

  • Internal: Finance Staff/Program Staff/Support Staff/Signatories
  • External: Vendors/Consultants.

Job location
Lagos

Application Closing Date
28th February, 2017

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:  APPLY HERE


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