Mercy Corps Senior Finance Officer Jobs in Nigeria

Mercy Corps Senior Finance Officer Jobs in Nigeria

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action - helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.

In Nigeria, Mercy Corps has worked since 2012 by focusing its programming on adolescent girls’ empowerment, economic development, conflict mitigation, and humanitarian response.

With the insurgency spilling over from the Northeast of Nigeria and causing displacement of millions of individuals, Mercy Corps started its humanitarian response in 2014 to address the rising humanitarian needs.

The Senior Finance Officer under the direction of the Field Manager and support of the Finance department in Abuja will assist in the processing and recording of payment transactions in a timely and accurate manner as well as provide financial review and support to the programs.


  • Manage the finance assistants in maintaining a balanced petty cash float, processing payments and recording in the financial system.
  • Review employee expense reports, cash advance requests and travel approval requests within financial review authority for accuracy, completeness and compliance.
  • Review procurement documentation within financial review authority for accuracy, completeness and compliance.
  • Review payment requests within financial review authority for accuracy, completeness and compliance.
  • Ensure all expenses are within assigned project budgets.
  • Prepare checks or wire transfer requests based on fully approved documents and present to approved check-signers for review and signature.
  • Prepare bank payment vouchers and ensure that all bank transactions are documented appropriately.
  • Record payment vouchers daily in Field Connection on Navigator, ensuring the information in Navigator is as accurate as possible, including dimensions and expense details.
  • Prepare timely and accurate month end reconciliations, ensuring all entries on the bank statement are accounted for, and follow up for completeness in a timely manner.
  • Manage the bank accounts and banking relationship in the field and communicate with Abuja as needed.
  • Maintain a balanced bank account balance and submit funds transfer requests to Abuja based on policy.
  • Prepare monthly cash flow projections for program needs in coordination with program and operations and submit to Abuja.
  • Maintain an efficient filing system such that files are updated, complete and safeguarded
  • Assist in budget preparation and management activities as the need arises.
  • Prepare a monthly package of documentation for shipping to Abuja for safeguarding.
  • Respond to staff requests for information regarding invoices and their program budgets in a proactive and timely manner. Escalate to Finance Manager if necessary.
  • Identify and resolve invoicing issues, accounting discrepancies and other financial related issues.
  • Liaise with statutory bodies and make statutory remittance to relevant bodies
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Five or more years of bookkeeping, accounting and finance.
  • Experience in the development sector is preferred.
  • A degree in Accounting or Finance is required.
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel are a must
    Accuracy in the processing of cash transactions, mathematical aptitude and attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written English skills
  • Management of staff is high of an added value
  • Fluency in Hausa language is needed

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit no more than 4-page CV and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: Applications Closing Date 8th February 2019


  • All applications must include the Position Title and Reference Number in the subject line.
  • CV and cover letter and should not be more than 4 pages.
  • Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview and we are an equal opportunity organization so women are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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