Finance Job in Abuja at Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is an international NGO that is dedicated to alleviate
suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure,
productive and just communities. Our core values includes: building
intrinsic value and dignity of human life. And are awed by human
resilience, and believe in the
ability of all people to thrive, not just
exist, that all people have the right to live in peaceful communities
and participate fully in the decisions that affect their lives.

We value stewardship of the earth’s health, pledging to accountably and
efficiently preserve and manage its resources and believe that it is our
duty to be effective stewards of the financial resources entrusted to

Mercy Corps is currently recruiting for the position of:

Job Title: Senior Finance Officer
Tracking Code: 218350-927
Job Location: Abuja
Department Functions

  • The MC Nigeria Finance Department is responsible for all
    financial functions, including accounting, payments and banking,
    payroll, budgeting, financial reporting, and grant financial management
    and compliance.
  • The MC Nigeria 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

Job Summary

  • Working in the Finance Department under the direction of the
    Finance Manager, the Senior Finance Officer will ensure the accuracy and
    completeness of Mercy Corps accounting records and will have primary
    responsibility for managing the monthly accounting cycle.
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Job Functions

  • Daily management of the assistant finance officer
  • Oversee daily cash count with the assistant finance officer
  • Coordinate the preparation and ensure the on-time submission of the monthly reporting package to HQ
  • Oversee the maintenance of all accounting records, ensuring that records are complete, accurate and safeguarded
  • Assist in the training and support of the finance officers in
    field offices, including answering daily questions, training new hires,
    making field visits, etc.
  • Monitor cash and bank balances and coordinate monthly cash flow
    requests from sub-offices; prepare consolidated country cash flow
    requests to HQ
  • Assist the Finance Manager in responding to audit inquiries
  • 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
  • Manage the month end accounting close process, ensuring the
    accuracy and completeness of the ledger, sub-journals and all supporting
    documentation in all country offices.
  • Primary responsibility for maintaining the general ledger
    software files, including set up and maintenance of new project
    accounts, regular back-up of files, etc.
  • Review sub-journals and upload data to the general ledger
  • Prepare revenue recognition entries and other final closing journal entries
  • Enter, post and maintain filing of monthly journal entries
  • Prepare month end balance sheet account reconciliations
  • Other duties as assigned.

Organizational Learning:

  • As part of Mercy Corps’ agency-wide Organizational Learning
    Initiative, all team members are responsible for spending 5% of their
    work time in formal and/or non-formal professional learning activities.

Accountability to Beneficiaries

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts
    towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to
    international standards guiding international relief and development
    work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners
    in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
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  • Four or more years of general ledger accounting experience is required.
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel
  • Prior management experience and strong organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written English skills
  • Prior work experience in Nigeria and knowledge of the local dialect is a must
  • A university degree in Accounting is required.
  • Two years experience in the Finance Department of an international NGO is preferred.
  • Demonstrated competency with computerized general ledger software

How to Apply
Qualified and interested candidates should submit applications which
will include a one-page cover letter with salary requirements, CV with
references, original transcripts, degree certification and NYSC
Certificate to:

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Application Deadline  7th December, 2016.

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