Mercy Corps has been present in Nigeria since 2012, focusing its interventions on women’s empowerment, economic development and conflict mitigation. With the insurgency spilling over from the north east of Nigeria and causing displacement of thousands of individuals, Mercy Corps has decided to address the rising humanitarian needs among displaced households and vulnerable host communities by starting its humanitarian program.
Job Title: Senior Finance Officer
For the finance specific role, the Finance Department is responsible for all financial functions including accounting, payments and banking, payroll, budgeting, financial reporting, and grant financial management and compliance.
The Mercy Corps Finance Department ensures compliance with donor regulations as well as Mercy Corps’ internal policies and procedures. In its role as a support to the Program Department, the Finance Department provides timely reports and assistance to the Country Director and the Program team to ensure that financial resources are used efficiently and effectively
Manage the finance assistants in maintaining a balanced petty cash float, processing payments and recording in the financial system.
Review employee expense reports, cash advance requests and travel approval requests within financial review authority for accuracy, completeness and compliance.
Review procurement documentation within financial review authority for accuracy, completeness and compliance.
Review payment requests within financial review authority for accuracy, completeness and compliance.
Ensure all expenses are within assigned project budgets.
Prepare checks or wire transfer requests based on fully approved documents and present to approved check-signers for review and signature.
Prepare bank payment vouchers and ensure that all bank transactions are properly and fully documented.
Record payment vouchers daily in Field Connection on Navigator, ensuring information in Navigator is as accurate as possible, including dimensions and expense details.
Prepare timely and accurate month end reconciliations, ensuring all entries on the bank statement are accounted for, and follow up for completeness in a timely manner.
Manage the bank accounts and banking relationship in the field and communicate with Abuja as needed.
Maintain a balanced bank account balance and submit funds transfer requests to Abuja based on policy.
Prepare monthly cash flow projections for program needs in coordination with program and operations and submit to Abuja.
BA, BSc, HND
Finance, Accounting, Audit
Method of Application
Qualified Candidates should forward CV and Application to firstname.lastname@example.org specify the position applying for
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