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  • Posted: Feb 7, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Organisation Background

    Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is an international non-governmental organisation that supports humanitarian aid workers by establishing safety coordination platforms in insecure contexts. INSO provides registered NGOs with a range of free services, including re...
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    Finance Assistant (Temporary)

    Job Summary

    • This is a three-month position.
    • The responsibilities of this position will be to support the Finance Manager in carrying out the day-to-day responsibilities including payment expenses, asset reconciliation, tax and payroll as well as maintaining the bookkeeping entries and filing accounting documents.
    • The Finance Assistant works under the supervision of the Finance Manager in collaboration with the Finance Team.

    Major Responsibilities

    • Records expense incurred in Bank and Cash Book extract daily; sends to Finance officer for review.
    • Ensures valid supporting document are attached before cash and bank payment are done.
    • Prepares payment transfer instruction for Bank payment.
    • Reconciles advance when necessary with support from Finance officer.
    • Ensures proper filing of accounting document for Abuja.
    • Ensures vouchers are scanned monthly for Nigeria, Niger & Cameroun and drop in the share point.
    • Extracts staff National Housing Fund, Pension, WHT & PAYE Schedule and remits monthly; sends to Finance officer for review.
    • Scans Maiduguri Pay slip and ensures Abuja staff sign pay slip monthly.
    • Ensures proper Cash management.
    • Fills in individual National Housing Fund Passbook monthly.
    • Scans Maiduguri related PAYE and WHT for documentation.
    • Reviews staff travel claim and make reimbursement when necessary.
    • Prints monthly intercompany vouchers and file.
    • Stamps monthly accountancy reviewed document in the box file.
    • Stamps the Monthly Accountancy and records amount for different donors

    Mandatory Qualifications

    • A University Degree or advanced certificate or equivalent in Accounting or Finance is required
    • Advance M/S Excel experience- SUM IFs, Pivot Tables, LOOK UP functions etc.
    • NGO experience is preferred.
    • Accounting skills and experience in general ledger, journal entries, cash/bank management
    • Excellent oral and written English Language

    Key Personal Competencies:

    • Attention to detail
    • Excellent analytic skills
    • Creativity and proactive attitude
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
    • High level of confidentiality and integrity
    • Strong organizational skills, ability to handle multiple priorities in an autonomous manner
    • Ability to work in a fast paced, multi-cultural and close-knit team to deliver tangible results on a deadline.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their complete Applications to: using "INSO Finance Assistant – Abuja" as the subject of the email.

    Applications should include:

    • Cover letter (1 page max) – specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, your motivation in applying and what you hope to bring to INSO.
    • Up to date CV (3 pages max).


    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the closing date.
    • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
    • Please do not send any additional information (certificates, other writing samples, etc.) and keep the total size of your application under 2MB if possible.

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