Position: Finance Assistant
Reporting to: Finance Manager
Key Working Relationships: Finance Manager and other CP Staff
Salary band: D
Location: Country Office, Abuja
Purpose of Job:
To provide support to Finance Unit in discharging basic finance activities in the WaterAid
Country office in compliance with WaterAid financial management policies
Cash Management: Ensure accuracy, security and documentation of cash
resources of WaterAid Nigeria. Be the custodian of office cash float. Support the
Finance Officer in making the required transfers to State offices and Partners in a
timely and accurate manner.
Budgeting: Ensure that accounting records are kept in such a way as to support
proper and easy monitoring of Budgets. Support Budget Holders in developing
and managing their budgets and producing reports that will assist this process.
Accounting, Reporting and Audit: Support the Finance Manager in providing
statutory reporting to local authorities, corporate, bilateral and multilateral donors.
Support Internal and External Audit processes. Support State Programme
Managers in managing the state Bank accounts and cash.
Banking: Support the Finance Manager to maintain adequate relationships with
banking institutions and ensure accurate and up-to-date database of signatories
of all WaterAid Nigeria bank accounts
Policy and Procedure: Guide and provide support to staff in the application of
financial policies and procedures.
Internal Controls: Ensure accurate and adequate documentation and recording
of WaterAid Nigeria incomes and expenditures. Undertake monthly reconciliation
of stock record with the Admin. Officer
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Skills / Abilities / Personal Qualities
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and
plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
Personal Assessment — Ability to monitor/Assess self to improve performance
or take corrective action.
Analytical Thinking — Analyzing information and using logic to address work-
related issues and problems.
Information Processing — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating,
tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking
time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and
not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both
current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Initiative — willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
BSC or HND in Accounting or ICAN Student Membership
Work Experience / Specific Knowledge
Minimum of two years’ work Accounting experience in an
experience in Finance & Admin. international development
Excellent computer skills, particularly
Experience in managing cash
Updated: November 2011
By: Ag. Country Representative
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