Graduate Finance Intern at Save the Children Nigeria

Finance Intern

Job No.: 200007A9
Location:Ā Lagos
Team / Programme: Finance
Grade: 5
Reports to: Finance Coordinator
Staff Directly Reporting to this Post: None
Technical Responsibility: None
Budget Responsibility: None
Employee Status: Permanent

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 2: Either the role holder will have access to personal data about children and/or young people as part of their work; or they will be workingĀ  in a ā€˜regulatedā€™ position (accountant, barrister, solicitor, legal executive); therefore a police checkĀ  will be required (at ā€˜standardā€™ level in the UK or equivalent in other countries).

Role Purpose:

  • The Finance Assistant has a responsibility to support Payments, receipts and disbursement of funds. He/she will provide support to the finance unit.

Key Areas of Accountability
Fund Disbursement:

  • Writing of Cheques as approved by relevant budget holders
  • Maintain proper filing and easy retrieval of finance documentation
  • Perform Bank related activities (Pick up Bank Statements, collect office running cash, etcā€¦.)
  • Conduct weekly and month end cash counts
  • Payment of participants and other SCI cash payments in and out of the office
  • Update daily Cash GLACOS and reconcileĀ  cash and book balances
  • Upload Bank transfers online on OMNI platform

Cash Flow:

  • Maintain petty cash with strong supervision from the finance Coordinator
  • Update & maintain manual cash book
  • Maintain optimum cash balances and advises the Finance Coordinator for cash replenishment(including emergencies)

Financial Information and other support functions:

  • Assist during audit to retrieve all relevant documents for audit exercise
  • Assist others requiring information on transactions to retrieve relevant payment vouchers and documentation for their use

System Administration:

  • Registration of all paid invoices on Agresso on a daily basis
  • Single Account Reconciliation
  • Weekly cash Reconciliation
  • Archiving


  • Preparing Tax, NHF, and pension payment schedules and cheques to be remitted to the Tax authorities and theĀ  various pensionsā€™ administrators and remitting same on a timely basis
  • Ensure all documents are filed and stamped ā€œPAIDā€
  • Participate in due diligence process
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor or line manager

Working Relationships:

  • Internal: Finance Staff/Program Staff/Support Staff/Signatories
  • External: Vendors/Consultants

Qualifications And Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, HND or its equivalent.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Experience in computerized and accounting systems.
  • Honesty

Competences And Behaviours (Our Values In Practice):
Core Competencies:

  • Delivering results – Applying technical and professional expertise – Working effectively with others – Communicating with impact
  • Adhere to SCI Values: Accountability; Ambition; Collaboration; Creativity; Integrity


  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

Application Deadline
9th December, 2020.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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