Finance Assistant at Save the Children

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.We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Finance AssistantRole PurposeThe Finance Assistant has responsibility to support Payments, receipts and disbursement of funds. He/she will provide support to the finance unit in Kebbi field  office.Key Areas of AccountabilityFund Disbursement:Writing of Checks as approved by relevant budget holdersMaintain proper filing and easy retrieval of finance documentationPerform Bank related activities (Pick up Bank Statements, collect office running cash, etc….)Conduct weekly and month end cash countsPayment of participants and other SCI cash payments out of the officeUpdate daily Cash GLACOS and reconcile  cash and book balancesCash Flow:Maintain petty cash with strong supervision from the finance officerUpdate & maintain manual cash bookMaintain 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 exerciseAssist others requiring information on transactions to retrieve relevant payment vouchers and documentation for their useSystem Administration:Registration of all paid vouchers on GLACOS on a daily basisSingle Account ReconciliationWeekly Bank and cash ReconciliationOthers:Preparing Tax,  payment schedules and cheques to be remitted to the Tax authorities  remitting same on a timely basisEnsure all documents are filed and stamped “PAID”Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor or line manager 

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