Finance Assistant at the International Rescue Committee

Share and send to your friends !

Finance Assistant at the International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Finance Assistant

Reference ID: req27469
Location: Gwoza, Borno
Employment Type: Full Time
Sector: Finance
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Open to Expatriates: No

  Job Overview / Summary

  • The Finance Assistant is to assist the senior Finance officer by managing the day-to-day operations of the Finance Department, responsible for Cash processing and record-keeping of the day-to-day transactions in accordance with IRC policy and procedures.

Major Responsibilities

  • To assist the senior Finance Officer in ensuring that timely and accurate payments are made.
  • Ensure accuracy and completeness of payment documents in compliance with IRC and Donor policies and procedure
  • Coordinate with district teams for advance issuance and their timely liquidation of advances & Training documentation.
  • Finance/Budgeting
  • Act always in accordance with local law and standards of accounting practice.
  • Review budget with the aim of gaining a clear understanding of budget guidelines and instructions
  • Review funding allocations to enable proper guidance to programs and proper coding.
  • Provide training to program staff on finance issues.
  • Produce monthly and quarterly reports to be reviewed by your supervisor.
  • Ensure completeness of supporting documents in all respect which includes authenticity of signatures, cross-checking attendance sheets, and verifying payments to be made
  • Assist the Senior finance officer in preparing PO/Non-PO journals in the Integra system and submitted for relevant approval. Ensure that all information in the journal is correct and complete.
  • Processing of petty cash transactions on daily basis. Ensure petty cash is replenished on time to meet daily cash needs. Carry out cash count as per the IRC policy and schedule. Document the cash count sheets for records.
  • Prepare all payments and make sure that they are properly coded and supported with relevant necessary documents.
  • Assist senior Finance officer in monthly bank & account reconciliation.
  • Ensure all the financial documents are properly filed & tagged.
  • Paid stamping of all the invoices and related documents before filing.
  • Ensure timely preparation of tax & deposit into the bank.
  • Visit Bank for necessary collection & submission of financial documents.
  • Photocopies & scanning of all necessary documents/Instruments.
  • Perform any other task assign by the line manager.

Key Working Relationships

  • Position Reports to: Senior Finance Officer
  • Position directly supervises: None
  • Indirect Reporting: Senior Area Manager, Finance Coordinator, Finance Manager.
  • Other Internal and/or external contacts: Field coordinator, IRC Gwoza sector leads.

Job Requirements
The requirements should establish a baseline (minimum) for educational background, previous work experience, professional knowledge or certification, specific skills and strengths and any other skill necessary to perform the essential functions of the job.

Education:

  • HND or Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from a recognized College / Institutions.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of two (2) years of professional accounting experience.
  • INGO Finance experience is highly desired .

Demonstrated Technical Skills:

  • Able to work in high-pressure situations, solve problems and resolve conflicts.
  • Able to independently organize work, prioritize tasks and manage time.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to coach and support others.
  • Self-motivated, honest, highly responsible, and punctual.
  • Computer literate with significant knowledge / experience in excel.

Demonstrated Managerial / Leadership Competencies:

  • Able to work in high-pressure situations, solve problems and resolve conflicts.
  • Able to independently organize work, prioritize tasks and manage time.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to coach and support others.
  • Self-motivated, honest, highly responsible, and punctual.
  • Computer literate with significant knowledge/experience in excel.

Languages: 

  • Fluency in local context language is highly desirable.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, fluent in written and spoken English.

Computer / Other Tech Requirements:

  • Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.  Add position-specific (e.g. accounting software, statistical software, etc.).

Ability to Travel:

  • 5% of times.

Standards of Professional Conduct

  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. 
  • In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality:

  • IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Working Environment

  • IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
  • Female Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!!!

,