Finance Assistant

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Finance Assistant
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Job Description:

  • Reporting to the Finance Officer, the Finance Assistant is responsible for supporting the Finance Officer in day to day financial activities within the project Office.
  • He/She will be responsible for managing cash disbursement, including trainees’ payments, petty cash management and maintenance of adequate record and adherence to Cuso International and donor policies.


Financial Transactions:

  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate petty cash records and vouchers according to petty cash limit with appropriate approval.
  • Make entries of financial vouchers into Cuso in-house financial.
  • Making cheque and cash deposits into bank accounts. Including payments for tax, pensions, health insurance, vendors and partners.
  • Stamps paid all vouchers and maintain record filing in a chronological order and arrange all documents in an orderly manner in the filing cabinet.
  • Keep safe all cash in hand according to Cuso cash procedure.
  • Prepare with-holding tax report.
  • Assist new staff to open bank accounts.
  • Support the Finance Officer in the review and reconciliation of attendance register with payments for trainees, trip expenses and employees advances.
  • Any other tasks as required from time to time.

Other responsibilities:

  • Carry out any other duties as required by the Finance Officer.


Financial Administration:

  • Relevant accounting qualification or diploma with at least two (2) years relevant working experience in an office environment assisting with financial duties.
  • Knowledge & understanding of Nigerian taxation processes
  • Experience of working with financial/accounting software & spreadsheets such as Excel, SAGE & Quickbook.
  • Proven ability to create accurate & clear financial analysis/review reports.
  • Strong attention to detail, including the ability to identify, resolve & correct errors
  • Proven record of providing good customer service to internal & external clients
  • Ability to manage time & tight deadlines & working effectively under pressure
  • Ability to maintain integrity & confidentiality of financial data

Team work:

  • Proven ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural context, in multiple teams, and where teams may be geographically dispersed.


  • Proven ability to be self-serving in IT (Outlook, Email, databases, basic excel, PowerPoint, amongst others) and willingness to develop IT skills in order to improve effectiveness at work.

Language requirements:

  • English

Method of Application:

  • Interested and qualified candidates should must be forwarded to the e-mail, with the competition number: Finance Assistant 2015-44 clearly marked as the subject number.


  • CV must be 3 pages in length maximum and covering letter must be 1 page long maximum.
  • To be considered, your résumé and cover letter should demonstrate that all of the essential qualifications are met. Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered.
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