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Posted: 18 September 2023
Location: Baidoa, Somalia

Finance Assistant

Posted: 18 September 2023
Deadline Category Location Employment Experience Education Salary Employer
25 September 2023 Administration/Finance Baidoa, Somalia Full Time Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
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The Finance Assistant is responsible for day-to-day financial accounting tasks at Baidoa office.

Generic responsibilities:

  1. Comply with Financial Handbook and other NRC policies
  2. Verify that all vouchers and supporting documents are according to standards set in the Financial Handbook, and enter them into the accounting system 
  3. Make approved payments 
  4. Record all cash movements 
  5. Follow up on advances and refunds
  6. Prepare and arrange for bank withdrawals and transfers and present for verification
  7. Maintain the filling system for all financial and accounting documents
  8. Prepare periodic financial reports and submit for review

Specific responsibilities:

  • Record all cash movements and undertake periodic cash counts 
  • Assist in bank accounts and cashboxes reconciliations. 
  • Follow up on advances and refunds 
  • Prepare and arrange for bank withdrawals and transfers and present for verification 
  • Verify all invoices, vouchers and receipts and supporting documents and enter in the system as appropriate on daily basis. 
  • Make all approved payments while ensuring that they are properly supported. 
  • Maintain accurate financial and accounting files and transactions 
  • Maintain proper filling system for all financial and accounting documents 
  • Making copies and or scanning of all vouchers and the support documents before sending to Area main office or country office. 
  • Performing any other duty as delegated by immediate supervisor.

Professional competencies

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance. 

Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Finance and Accounting or any related discipline.
  • Certified Public Accountant level II
  • Diploma with Minimum of 3 years and Degree with 2 years relevant experience.
  • Experience from working as Finance in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge of English and local Language-Somali
  • Knowledge of the context in Southwest state Somalia is an essential
  • Experience of working with INGO in a similar capacity will be an added advantage

Context related skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of auditing
  • Knowledge of financial and accounting system
  • Knowledge and experience in financial compliance

What We Offer:

  • Duty station:  Baidoa, Somalia 
  • Contract duration: 12 months with possibility of extension.
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions, terms and conditions.
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative. 
  • NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

Key Information - Please Take Note When Applying

  • Apply by completing all the system-required fields of your experience, employment history, and education in your application.
  • Ensure to attach your latest CV.
  • Submit your application and CV in English.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as per your passport.
  • Incomplete, email and paper applications will not be considered.
  • Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered.
  • Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Due to large response, NRC will not provide feedback to those candidates who do not meet criteria and/or not follow the application process.

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