Hiring Organization: Save The Children

Job No.: 200007A9
Employee Status: Permanent
Grade: 5

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 working in a ‘regulated’ position (accountant, barrister, solicitor, legal executive); therefore a police check will be required (at ‘standard’ level in the UK or equivalent in other countries).

Role Purpose:

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

Scope Of Role:

Reports to: Finance Coordinator
Dimensions :
Staff directly reporting to this post: Non
Technical responsibility: Non
Budget responsibility: Non

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, etc….).
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 reconcile 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


Preparing Tax, NHF, and pension payment schedules and cheques to be remitted to the Tax authorities and the various pensions’ administrators and remitting same on a timely basis
Ensure all documents are filed and stamped “PAID”
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

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

Qualification / Experience

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

How to Apply


We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse
Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as it is contrary to the values and practices of our organization.
Due to the volume of applications received, Save the Children may not provide feedback to all applicants. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed as received. Save the Children reserves the right to change the closing date, if considered necessary.
Interested and qualified? Go to Save The Children on stcuk.taleo.net to apply

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