2 Finance Officer US NGO Job Positions – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Officer (2 Job Positions)
Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: 
About US:
The International
Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by
conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. It
was created by Albert Einstein more than 80 years and has been working in
Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in the conflict zones where tens
of thousands of people have been kills and over 1.6 million displaced.
Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are returning home and looking to
rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect women and children from
violence and exploitation by fostering a safe environment and encouraging
education, and is supporting farmers and small businesses, and helping
communities promote peace and long-term development.
Job Summary:  The Finance Officer is responsible for
ensuring that the day-to-day accounting operations and financial management
functions are performed in accordance with IRC’s policies and procedures, and
in accordance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Acting at all times in accordance with the country law and standards
    of accounting practices
  • Contribute to the overall objective of the Finance department of
    providing quality support service to all sectors.
  • Manage all aspects of day to day operations of the accounting
  • Provide support in the implementation of finance policies,
    procedures and systems at the field office
  • Provide training to program staff on IRC finance matters
  • Review payment vouchers, ensuring completeness of the documentation
    and consistency with IRC policies and procedures.
  • Review of Field finance data files for accuracy, completeness and
    correctness of descriptions, amounts and coding.
  • Validate captured accounting entries in SUN Account, ensuring
    accuracy and completeness of the process.
  • Liaison with the bank on all banking issues and carrying out monthly
    bank reconciliation.
  • Complete end-of-month tasks in a timely manner, with minimal to no
  • Perform periodical backup and restore procedures for SUN database
    locally and externally, ensuring existence of a proper data retention and
    recovery system.
  • Consolidate monthly cash projections and submit the same to Kampala
    in a timely manner.
  • Work in liaison with supply chain department, prepare commitment
    schedules every month and share the same with supervisor and country
    office finance controller or designee.
  • Support the Operations Manager and Field Coordinator in the
    preparation of finance related reports for use in decision making at both
    field and head office levels.
  • Carry out monthly reconciliation of program advances and charges
    related to staff personal accounts (T7) and advise the supervisor on course
    taken to settle outstanding balances.
  • Participate as gatekeeper in ensuring that all transactions are in
    accordance with IRC financial policies and grant agreements.
  • Provide support to both external and internal audit processes that
    are undertake at the field office
  • Work hand in hand with the FPC to prepare and update the field
    office operating budget
  • Implement the shared program costs (SPC) allocation at the field
  • Participate and provide technical support in grant opening and
    closing meetings
  • Conduct pre-award assessments and monitoring visits to sub grantees
  • Review reports submitted by sub grantees confirming accuracy and
    compliance to the terms of the agreement and submit the same to the senior
    finance manager for posting into IRC accounting system
  • Take the lead in preparation of field office grant spending plans
    with program and other operations staff.
  • Review monthly Budget vs Actual (BvAs) and prepare any adjustments
    required by the field office for posting into Sun accounting system at
    Kampala level.
  • Provide insight of projected Budget vs Actual report based on field
    office generated information and provide the same to the Field Coordinator
    ensuring timeliness and accuracy.
  • Responsible for Administrative Budget Work plan and Management and
    regular updates according to monthly BvA
  • Review payment vouchers, ensuring completeness of the documentation
    and consistency with IRC policies and procedures.
Cash/Bank –
  • Support the Finance Assistant in processing of bank and cash transactions.
  • Review payment vouchers to ensure completeness and accuracy of
  • Support the process of preparation of the cash and bank accounting

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Finance
    Officer job must hold a University Degree in Accounting, Commerce or
    Finance, or full qualification in a recognized Accounting professional
  • At least three years of accounting experience preferably in an International NGO and at least a minimum of one year hands-on experience
    working with SUN, VISION and EXCEL
  • Excellent interpersonal, supervisory and organizational skills;
  • Ability to work with computers,
  • Effective communication, problem solving and decision making.
  • The ability to work under pressure
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send updated CVs, cover letters and
filled application form, download
, clearly indicating “Finance Officer – Kyaka II or Nakivale” as
the subject to: UA-IRCJobs@rescue.org (The Human Resource and Administration
department, International Rescue Committee)
Deadline: 31st January 2019
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