Finance Assistant in Zamfara, Nigeria

at Mott MacDonald

ICT / Telecommunications
Financial Services
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

  • Support the internal administrative functions of the finance unit;
  • Support and guide Programme Officers on the preparation of payment vouchers and ensuring that payment voucher has adequate and relevant supporting document;
  • Support Programme Officers in ensuring that appropriate account codes are used and expenditure are charged to the correct expenditure budget line;
  • Support and facilitate timely retirement of advances to programme staff;
  • Support workshop activities on disbursement of fund and timely retirement of workshop advances;
  • Administer the Programme petty cash fund, reconciliations and subsequent postings into the accounting platforms;
  • Support the DFMs and FOs in ensuring payment for goods and services are made to suppliers and service providers as and when due;
  • Ensure an efficient tracking process for all document sent to the finance unit up to the stage of filing and ensure the security of finance documents;
  • Provide support to the DFMs and FOs during the fixed asset verification exercise and periodic reviews of accounting records;
  • Work closely with the admin staff to ensure proper administration of items of consumables and store items;
  • Ensure invoice received are reconciled with the amount posted in the accounts;
  • Support the Finance Officers in the preparation of forecast, budget and monthly returns;
  • Establish good and considerate working relationships with all staff within the programme, demonstrating respect for their own roles and responsibilities.



  • Excellent financial management/ accountancy skills;
  • Good IT skills and confidence/proficiency in all Microsoft packages, and the ability to master CE in-house financial management system, FiFi;
  • Attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Ability to think ahead and produce accurate;
  • Willingness to be flexible and respond in a timely manner to support colleagues in Abuja head office and State Offices when the need requires;
  • Educated to BSc or equivalent with significant working experience;
  • Previous experience working in a large donor funded programme is an added advantage;
  • Ability to work as a member of a team


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