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Graduate Finance Intern at Save the Children

Dec 8, 2020, 11:46 PM

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

 

 

Job Title: Finance Intern

Job No.: 200007A9
Location: Lagos
Team / Programme: Finance
Grade: 5
Reports to: Finance Coordinator    
Staff Directly Reporting to this Post: None
Technical Responsibility: None
Budget Responsibility: None
Employee Status: Permanent

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 a responsibility to support Payments, receipts and disbursement of funds. He/she will provide support to the finance unit.

Key Areas of Accountability
Fund Disbursement:

  • Writing of Cheques as approved by relevant budget holders
  • 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
  • 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

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

Qualifications And Experience
Essential:

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

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

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline  9th December, 2020.


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