Finance Assistant Vacancy at Medecins Sans Frontieres

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid in more than 60 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters or exclusion from healthcare.


Job Title: 

 Finance Assistant

Reference No. AS01200
Location: Puka, Gwoza LGA, Borno

Main Objective of the Position
Control the daily cash/check management, by checking the data reliability, tracking invoices and submitting monthly accounts in accordance with the Admin Manager’s instructions and MSF protocols to provide accurate, updated financial in-formation.

Requirements
Education (Desirable):
Finance, Business or Administration related Diploma

Experience (Essential):
Previous working experience of at least two years in relevant jobs
Desirable experience in MSF or other NGOs in developing countries

Languages (Essential):
Local language, desirable mission working language

Knowledge (Essential):
Computer literacy (word, excel and internet)

Responsibilities and Tasks
Maintain and update cashbook movements for each petty cash box, record all IN and Out transactions ensure that cashbox balances always reflect the actual amount of money kept in the cashboxes and, investigate any discrepancy.
Perform currency exchange operations in accordance with the country’s exchange rate policy.
Ensure strict compliance with cash control procedures for each cashbox / currency (daily cash control, weekly cash inventory, reconciliation with FFC together with the Manager, to ensure reliable and updated financial information.
Monitor cash advances by ensuring that MSF rules and protocols are followed and the amounts advanced will be duly refunded.
Keep track of bills/vouchers and other running costs and analyse the related information (costs, service contracts …) to give reliable information about the project functioning
Ensure all receipts meet MSF requirements (deadlines, information, signatures …).
Ensure a monthly accounts report in accordance with MSF procedures, checking individual entries and preparing the necessary administrative documents (originals) as a basis for justification and explanation of payments and receipts made.
Check the quality of the receipts for check payments
Inform supervisors of any issues / problems that may arise in their job performance.
Make the payment of taxes within legal datelines.

Competencies:
Results and Quality Orientation L1
Teamwork and Cooperation L1
Behavioural Flexibility L1
Commitment to MSF Principles L1
Service Orientation L1
Stress Management. L2

Salary
As per the MSF salary scale (national contract).


Method of Application

Applicants should send their CV’s and Motivation Letters either by email to: msfe-pulka-admin-emerg@barcelona.msf.org
Or
In person to any of the following MSF Spain Offices:
Pulka Office,
Maiduguri Office,
Borno State.
Or
Pulka Office,
Abuja Office.

Note: Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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