Finance Assistant in Rivers, Nigeria

at RTI International

Financial Services
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Overall Purpose:

  • The Finance Assistant is responsible for the day to day accounting function of the Rivers Office.
  • She/He will be utilizing the appropriate systems and following proper accounting procedures to disburse, account for, and report usage of funds.
  • The Finance Assistant will process staff travel advances, prepare payments to vendors, and manage petty cash.
  • She/he also will support financial aspect of grants administration.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the guidance of the State Technical Manager and with input from technical staff prepares monthly Cash Management Requests for financing project activities
  • Maintains petty cash and making petty cash payments
  • Makes payments to workshop participants (including travel and meals refunds) as designated by the supervisor
  • Maintains financial management files for grants and ensures audit trail for all necessary grant documentations for Rivers state Grantees
  • Works with the grants management team and PIND accountant to request and process timely advances to grantees
  • Ensures timely financial review of Grantees’ liquidations in compliance with RTI financial management policies and PIND financial requirements
  • Maintains monthly softcopy and hardcopy files for Grantees’ financial liquidations
  • Reviews financial proposals from local NGOs/CBOs, provides input for negotiation of grants budgets
  • Monitors all grant expenses in relations to approved Budgets and applicable Policies, provides feedback to grantees and to LEAD grants management team about the findings
  • Provides to LEAD grants management team monthly updates on grants implementation financial status
  • Provides assistance to technical team in communications with grantees and logistics related to the grants program
  • Provides assistance, as requested, to support grants performance and build capacity of local Partners & Grantees
  • Fulfills other responsibilities related to finance and grants financial management and administration that may be required.


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