Finance Officer at Mines Advisory Group

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The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) is a global humanitarian and advocacy organisation that finds, removes and destroys landmines, cluster munitions and unexploded bombs from places affected by conflict

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Finance Officer

Job Location: Abuja
Employment type: Full time

Overview of Role

  • The Finance Officer is responsible for assisting the Finance Manager with all financial matters related to the MAG Nigeria programme



  • Assist the Finance Manager with accounting, budgeting and all other financial/accounting activities as directed
  • Review and process payment requests, ensuring accuracy and adherence to policy
  • Ensure all regular payments are made
  • Maintain cash balance in the office safe, including conducting daily cash count, reporting any discrepancies to the Finance Manager immediately
  • Update the cashbook on a daily basis with transactions and advances issued.
  • Support the Finance Manager to prepare monthly financial reports or others as required.
  • Prepare bank reconciliation for all MAG accounts.
  • Assist in the monitoring of budgets and project spends.
  • Ensure accurate and complete accounting and that relevant records are maintained
  • Assist Finance Manager in complying with MAG HQ Finance policies, procedures, and regulations.


  • Collect timesheets and in coordination with the HR Officer, input any salary changes such as sick leave, unpaid leave etc
  • Ensure accuracy of the data entered into payroll records to ensure all national staff salaries are paid correctly.
  • Conduct all data processing, including data entry, producing payslips, reports etc.
  • Assist the Finance Manager in ensuring MAG complies with all statutory payments’ requirements and deductions

Essential Requirements

  • Further education in accounting/book keeping
  • Previous professional experience working in a financial role, ideally for an NGO
  • Experience processing payroll and management of cash flow
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of databases, MS Access, Excel, Word etc
  • Good written and spoken English

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their applications (in English) with your CV and Cover Letter in the same document to: using “MAG – FINANCE OFFICER – YOUR NAME” as the Title and also the subject of your email.


  • This Application is only for Nationals.
  • Applications which do not adhere to these instructions will not be reviewed.
  • Any applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

 Closing Date:1st May, 2021