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[Job Vacancy] Finance Assistant at Grassroots Lifesaving Outreach

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Grassroots Lifesaving Outreach (LESGO) is an impartial, neutral and independent Non-Governmental Organization whose mission exclusively established to promote life in underserved communities through empowering communities to know and protect lives including their environment towards ensuring safe habitation through participatory methodology. Established in Grassroots Lifesaving Outreach was established in 2010 but was incorporated in the year 2011 with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). LESGO exists to partner with government and relevant agencies to promote and strengthen humanitarian law and a universal principle that seeks to honor the dignity of mankind with support and believe that Life is worth living and living well.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance Assistant

Location: AdamawaEmployment Type: Full TimeJob Field: Finance / Accounting / AuditReports Directly To: Finance Officer

Job Overview / Summary

Working in the Finance Department under the direction of the Finance Officer and with close coordination with the HR team, the position will assist the finance office in adhering to the compliance procedures for all operational and program-related activities and LESGO financial implementation, and ensure adequate internal controls are in place and in compliance with laws, regulations, donor requirements and LESGO policies and procedures.

Job Responsibilities

Assist the Finance Officer to enhance the efficiency of the existing control system and ensure any identified compliance gaps are corrected.
Enter transactions (PIs, GJs etc.) into the accounting software accurately.
Prepare Monthly Payroll related statutory remittances (PAYE, Pensions, NHF, NSITF & WHT)
Prepare monthly Expat Tax and Field salary advances.
Assist the team in the preparation of Monthly Balance Sheet Reconciliations.
Sorting and reviewing timesheets for coding, leave, holidays, etc.
Ensure all income taxes, withholding taxes, VAT and other taxes are withheld and paid accordingly.
Be adaptable and flexible to take on new tasks and new assignments as requested from time to time.
Work closely with the Finance and program departments to ensure the Standard Operating Procedures for voucher redemption are followed properly.
Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to LESGO and not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
Provide team members with information, tools, and other resources to improve performance and reach objectives.
Manage Finance archiving and ensure monthly update of finance archiving index.
Support audits (donor, internal, external, statutory) by retrieving and refilling documents.
Make payments on the bank platforms, print off all payment vouchers and match them with the document to be filled.
Prepare Monthly Month end account reconciliations for Naira and USD Accounts.
Ensure compliance with GAAPs, Nigerian, US and standard accounting practices.
Communicate effectively to ensure overall project targets and donor obligations are met.
Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Knowledge and Experience

B.Sc Degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics
Familiarity with accounting software (e.g. QuickBooks)
Organizational and time-management skills
Attention to detail, with an ability to spot numerical errors.
Minimum of 1 year work experience as a Finance Assistant, Finance Officer or similar role
Good knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping procedures
Advanced MS Excel skills (creating spreadsheets and using financial functions)

Success Factors:

The successful candidate will be capable of multi-tasking, rapid decision-making, have initiative, drive and a lot of energy, as well as high emotional intelligence, constructive mentoring skills and proven experience with capacity building.



How to ApplyInterested and qualified candidates should send their Resume and Cover Letter to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Application Deadline  19th December, 2022.


Be prepared for interview immediately as this is Just in time Recruitment.
Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Our employees enjoy a work culture that promotes diversity and inclusion
LESGO provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.
This is an emergency recruitment, and we are looking to fill this role as soon as possible. Candidates available to start immediately are highly preferred.
Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply