Graduates: Finance Assistant at Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps, An International Humanitarian Organisation is looking for a suitable candidate to fill a very strategic position within our management team. We are looking for a motivated individual, who is enthusiastic about the work we do and is looking to work within a dynamic team as:

Job Title: Finance Assistant (YOU SB)

Location: Maiduguri, with significant travel to field locations, including Northeast Nigeria

Job Summary
The Finance Assistant  under the direction of the YOU SB Deputy Program Manager and Finance Manager in Abuja will assist in the processing and recording of payment transactions in timely and accurate manner.

Essential Job Functions

  • Facilitate review of documentation submitted for review, approval and payment for accuracy and completeness.
  • Maintain office petty cash account and process payments as required by policy.
  • Prepare documentation for financial processing and facilitate submission to main office for payment.
  • Contribute to an efficient filing system such that files are updated, complete and safeguarded
  • Identify and resolve invoicing issues, accounting discrepancies and other financial related issues.
  • Adherence to all MC policies and procedures as outlined in MC policies and procedure manuals;
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission in country of operation;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum 1 year of bookkeeping, accounting and finance. 
  • Experience in development sector is desirable.
  • A degree in Accounting or a relevant business field is desirable.
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel is a must.
  • Accuracy in the processing of cash transactions, mathematical aptitude and attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written English skills
  • Fluency in Hausa language is needed

Closing Date 
31st August, 2016.

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and Cover Letter, addressing the position requirements to:

All applications must include the position title in the subject line.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
We are an equal opportunity organization and we encourage women to apply to this position.


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