Finance Associate at the Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

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Job Title: Finance Associate

Job Location: Abuja

Job Details:

Overview

  • The Finance Associate is responsible for assisting in safeguarding the assets (financial and physical) of MSH and ultimately Global Fund against fraud, loss or misuse.
  • S/He is responsible for ensuring that any money expended in the field is done in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, MSH policy, and any cost principles imposed by the donor agency.
  • The Finance Associate is aware of, and adheres to, MSH’s procurement integrity standards in all activities.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare payment vouchers
  • Payment of Vendor Invoice
  • Properly code all transactions
  • Payment of expenses, including per diem and transport to participants during activities in the field
  • Prepare and control advances
  • Assure balances of unused portions of advances are deposited into the MSH account
  • Reconcile advances, including review of receipts, coding of expenses on the general voucher and entering into QuickBooks
  • Maintain accounting files
  • Follow up on outstanding advances and assure timely reconciliation
  • Participate in the improvement of the accounting system and the system of internal control
  • Create all financial reports as requested by supervisor
  • Preparation of forms for statutory deductions and their remittances to the appropriate authorities
  • Process online Payments
  • Other tasks as requested by supervisor

Qualifications

  • Minimum of University Degree or HND in Accounting
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in accounting
  • Experience working on a Global Fund Project
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel spreadsheets
  • Ability to use basic accounting software (i.e. QuickBooks) or comparable software
  • Verbal and written language skills in English required including speaking, writing, understanding, and reading and the ability to conduct business in English
  • Knowledge of Donor funded programs, regulations and requirements
  • Demonstrate good judgment and sound financial “common sense”
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with a service-oriented outlook
  • Advanced reporting skills
  • Understanding of the tenets of cash control and asset management, and ability to complete timely and accurate account reconciliations
  • Demonstrated competence to assess priorities, manage a variety of activities in a time sensitive environment, and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member in a complex and fast paced environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse staff, clients and consultants.


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Note

  • MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.

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Job CategoryAccounting / Audit / Finance
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