Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) Job for a Finance Assistant
Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) is an Italian humanitarian non-governmental organization founded in Milan in 1965. COOPI aims to help the world’s poorest to improve their access to healthcare, food, and financial security, and to overcome their special vulnerability to wars, civil conflicts and natural disasters. With more than 3,900 humanitarian workers employed, and an average of 180 projects per year across 25 countries throughout Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, COOPI is the biggest Italian NGO.
COOPI started its operations in North-East Nigeria in July 2014. The COOPI Nigeria Field Office is located in Potiskum, Yobe State, in order to cover five LGAs in Yobe State and to provide direct assistance to the IDPs and their hosting communities, through a multi-sectorial programme covering Food Security, Nutrition and Child Protection interventions.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Finance Assistant
Locations: Damaturu – Yobe and Maiduguri – Borno
About the Job
- The Finance Assistants supports the Area Administrator in all financial issues of the COOPI offices in Damaturu and Maiduguri
Duties and Responsibilities
- To perform the duties of Cashier, which includes responsibility for all cash transactions in the office, daily entries in the COOPI accounting system, daily cash count and reconciliation;
- To prepare documents for payment and verify supporting documents according to COOPI rules as well as country specific legal regulations;
- To organize, file and scan all payment vouchers with related supporting documents when corrected and approved Cash Book has been returned from HQ in Abuja;
- To keep the country and individual project inventory records updated in cooperation with the Logistics Department and assist in performing random physical inventories and stock-takings;
- To be the finance focal point for cash distributions, checking documentation prior to and after distributions and being present to monitor distributions and payments.
- To make bank runs including transfer requests, withdrawals, issuing/receiving letters and bank statements ect…
- To issue and control advances for daily small purchases;
- To assist as needed in uploading on a weekly basis the daily Cash Book to the Area Administrator and perform related cash reconciliation and balancing;
- To assist with any other duties in the Department, as directed by the Area Coordinator, Head of Office and Finance/Admin/HR Officer.
To be successful in this role you must have:
- Strong organisational skills.
- Good computer skills (especially MS Word and Excel).
- Fluent in spoken and written English and Hausa.
- Ability to prioritise large and changeable workload.
- Good communication skills and ability to work as part of a team.
- Able to work independently and energetically.
Required qualifications and Experience
- B.Sc / HND in Accountancy, Finance, Banking Business Administration.
- Minimum of two (2) years’ experience working in a similar position.
- Experience of managing and handling cash
- Perform additional jobs on request.
- Perform all duties to the best of hers/his abilities according to the labour contract, hers/his job description and the staff regulations.
- Experience of working with UN or Non-Governmental organizations. Ensure quality, transparency and efficiency in all aspects of the administration/accountancy work
- To maintain high level of confidentiality of all documents and issues.
- Strong written and mathematical skills
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org
E-mail applications inclusive of:
- Cover Letter
- Minimum three qualified reference contacts