Save the Children

  • Nigeria


  • Training

  • Full-time

Lagos

Date Posted: 2020-12-05

Save the Children, a leading independent organization for children in need, is hiring a Finance Intern In Lagos.

Job No.: 200007A9

Grade: 5

Child Safeguarding

Level 2 – Either the role holder will have access to personal data about children and/or young people as part of their work; or they will be working in a ‘regulated’ position (accountant, barrister, solicitor, legal executive); therefore a police check will be required (at ‘standard’ level in the UK or equivalent in other countries).

Role Purpose:

  • The Finance Assistant has responsibility to support Payments, receipts and disbursement of funds.
  • He/she will provide support to the finance unit.
  • Scope Of Role:
  • Reports to: Finance Coordinator
  • Dimensions :
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: Non
  • Technical responsibility: Non
  • Budget responsibility: Non
  • Key Areas of Accountability

Fund Disbursement:

  • Writing of Cheques 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 in and out of the office
  • Update daily Cash GLACOS and reconcile cash and book balances
  • Upload Bank transfers online on OMNI platform.

Cash Flow:

  • Maintain petty cash with strong supervision from the finance Coordinator
  • Update & maintain manual cash book
  • Maintain optimum cash balances and advises the Finance Coordinator 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 cash Reconciliation
  • Archiving

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”
  • Participate in due diligence process
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor or line manager
  • Working Relationships:
  • Internal: Finance Staff/Program Staff/Support Staff/Signatories
  • External: Vendors/Consultants
  • Competences 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

Qualification / Experience

Essential:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, HND or its equivalent.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Experience in computerized and accounting systems.
  • Honesty

Application Closing Date

5th December, 2020.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply online

Note

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse

Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as it is contrary to the values and practices of our organization.

Due to the volume of applications received, Save the Children may not provide feedback to all applicants. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed as received. Save the Children reserves the right to change the closing date, if considered necessary.

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