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  • Finance Intern at Mercy Corps Nigeria

  • Posted on: 9 December, 2019 Deadline: 13 December, 2019
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  • 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 collaborate 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 works in 13 states within the key thematic areas of humanitarian response, conflict mitigation and adolescent girls’ empowerment.

    Finance Intern


    Location: Maiduguri, Borno
    Dates of Internship: 3rd January, 2019
    Length of Internship: 12 Months
    Interns Supervisor & Contact Information: Finance Manager
    Funding Available for the Internship: Yes

    Program/Department Summary

    • The Mercy Corps Finance Department is responsible for all financial functions in Nigeria including accounting, payments and banking, payroll, budgeting, financial reporting, and grant financial management and compliance.
    • The Mercy Corps Finance Department ensures compliance with donor regulations as well as Mercy Corps’ internal policies and procedures. In its role as a support to the Program Department, the Finance Department provides timely reports and assistance to the Country Director and the country team to ensure that financial resources are used efficiently and effectively.

    Learning Objectives
    At the end of the internship period, the intern should have acquired the following skills and knowledge:

    • Understand Mercy Corps policies, procedures, grant requirements and documentation requirements.
    • Understand Mercy Corps FFM, procurement, assets management, HR policies and procedures.
    • How to maintain the bank file, ensuring that all bank information is properly filed and updated
    • Know how to prepare and Maintain filling records of all program activities and other related financial documents.
    • Know how to prepare Bank Cheques upon receiving payment schedule and disburse it to staff.
    • Understand how to manage the archiving of all financial documents and follow up with staff for any missing documents.
    • Understand how to perform petty cash count on time.
    • Understand the maintenance of all accounting records; know how to ensure that records are complete, accurate and safeguarded.
    • Know how to identify and follow up on any outstanding obligations and Keeps record of all cash, bank and advance updated

    Intern's Responsibilities

    • Maintain the petty cash box and carryout weekly and monthly cash counts as directed by the supervisors.
    • Make sure all income taxes, withholding tax, VAT and other tax are withheld and remitted to relevant tax authorities on monthly basis.
    • Print off all payment voucher and match with the document to be filled.
    • Make sure that all supporting documentation is prepared and filed according to MC procedures.
    • Make sure all required documentations are attached, calculations are correct, appropriate approvals and reviews are made according to AAM.
    • Keeps record of all finance documents and reports are properly filled, labeled and store in a clear and easily accessible manner following the FFM.

    Ideal Candidate should possess the following qualifications:

    • 1 Years of bookkeeping, banking or cashiering experience.
    • A degree in Accounting or a relevant experience in this area is desirable.
    • Strong computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel.
    • Accuracy in the processing of cash transactions, mathematical aptitude and attention to detail.
    • Excellent oral and written English skills.

    Working Conditions:

    • This position is based in Maiduguri with 5-10% travels to other field locations.

    Mercy Corps responsibilities:

    • For the duration of this internship assignment, the intern will receive NGN 60,000 as a monthly stipend

    Intern responsibilities:

    • Intern will remain responsible for all costs associated with:
      • Accommodation
      • Living expenses.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: Using the "Job Title" as the subject of the mail.



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