Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations (affiliates) committed to creating a just world without poverty. In Nigeria Oxfam works in the areas of Economic Justice/Sustainable Livelihoods, Humanitarian Programming to save lives, Advancing Gender Justice and Good Governance, adopting a right based approach.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Finance Assistant (PROACT)Req ID: 5542Location: KebbiInternal Job Grade: E1Contract type: 1 Year Fixed TermJob Family: Business SupportReporting to: PROACT Finance OfficerJob PurposeThe Finance Assistant will support the delivery of all financial management functions according to Oxfam Financial Manual, including but not limited to petty cash management, timesheets recording, and requirements as they relate specifically to Oxfam’s relationship with partner organizations.S/he will check all expense supporting documentation to ensure compliance with the organization’s policies and related law, prior to obtaining approvals and payment processing. S/he will work with the PROACT Finance Officer to coordinate and act as a focal point for issues relating to finance for the PROACT project in Kebbi State.Key Responsibilities and AccountabilitiesFinancial Planning, Budgeting, and reporting:Assist in the preparation of the phased budget for the project.Assist with regular forecasting of project budget utilization and in effectively managing the resources for the respective projects.Supports on the finance implementation of project.Coordinates with Finance Officer on the finance implementation of the grants implemented by counterparts.Produce accurate, complete, and consistent financial accounts, comments and supporting documentation for inclusion in donor reports, ensuring that all donor reporting deadlines are met and that reports adhere to donor requirements.Financial Transaction and Cash Management:Ensure the management of cash and treasury including timely and accurate payments of suppliers and locally hired short and long-term staff. Ensure cash and bank accounts are regularly reconciled. Manage and oversee projects inventory, capital equipment and issues related to offices and guest houses managementEnsure detailed and accurate records of all financial transactions are maintained physically and electronically in accordance with generally accepted accounting principlesReview payment vouchers to ensure that correct budget codes are charged and also approvals have been made with appropriate delegated authority.Ensure that all vouchers are stamped, scanned, properly filled for easy retrieval, uploaded into OXFAM’s Share file/Box for Supervisor review and internal audit purpose.Financial Control & Risk Management:Proactively review and identify any potential issues which would interfere with reporting requirements and/or meeting compliance standards and take appropriate action to resolve them.Maintain an effective reports monitoring system, ensuring adherence to Oxfam policies and procedures on partner management.Donor and Partner Management:Proactively review and identify any potential issues which would interfere with reporting requirements and/or meeting compliance standards and take appropriate action to resolve them.Visit partner organizations to fully understand the context and operating environment they work in to ensure effective support is provided.Participate in regular meetings with partner organizations to ensure that the working relationship between them and Oxfam is positive, open and conducive to the successful achievement of agreed objectives.