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Finance Officer at American University of Nigeria (AUN)

The American University of Nigeria was founded in response to the need for a world-class university in sub-Saharan Africa. The University’s mission is to provide quality education to Nigeria and Africa’s future leaders in order to equip them with the skills needed to solve development issues on the continent, and give them the knowledge needed to create solutions that will benefit their community, their country and, ultimately, the world.

In collaboration with a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), the American University of Nigeria, Yola, is seeking prospective candidates for the project funded by UNHCR (Livelihoods Project). The position is a local position and is open to indigenous and/or legal residents of Nigeria.

Job Title: Finance Officer

Location: Maiduguri, Borno State
Department: Atiku Center - Finance.
Employment Status: Full Time (Project)

Opening Date: November 18, 2019

Closing Date: December 2, 2019

Duration: 1 (One) Year

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Managing of petty cash transaction;
  • Disbursing of funds to all participants during workshops;
  • Handling of cash payments to all vendors/Staff
  • Preparation of petty cash update and reports;
  • Weekly cash reconciliation and replenishment;
  • Scanning and filing financial documents into a database and maintaining hard copies filling;
  • Review of payment documents in relation to payment checklist;
  • Keep petty cash funds in safe and provide periodic petty cash report.
  • Raising of Payment Vouchers/Petty Cash Vouchers
  • Day to day bank liaison and general finance and Admin duties
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the supervisor.


Position Requirements

  • BSc in Accounting/Banking and Finance with 3 years of project experience
  • Grant management experience for UNHCR projects
  • Experience in the use of financial accounting software
  • Experience in project finance, audit and project banking
  • Knowledge of UNHCR financial regulations and ICT skills.

 Description of Benefits:

Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and job classification as approved by the Project.

How to Apply:

Suitably qualified candidates should click the link on the interested position below to apply, and submit their resumes, cover letters and references on a single file to in a word document or PDF format before the closing date of this publication. The position being applied for should be the subject of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


AUN is an equal opportunity employer and strives to provide a culturally diverse workforce; we do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race creed, colour, nationality, origin, age, sex, religion and marital status. For information on AUN, visit our Web site at


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