Finance Officer US Non-profit Jobs – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Team Leader
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 department
Assist in
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
Liaison with the
bank on all banking issues and carrying out monthly bank reconciliation.
end-of-month tasks in a timely manner, with minimal or no errors.
monthly cash projections and submit the same to Kampala in a timely manner.
In liaison with
supply chain department, prepare commitment schedules every month and share the
same with supervisor and country office finance controller or designee.
Assist the Field
Manager / Finance Controller 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
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
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 office
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 – Processing
Support the
Finance Assistant in processing of bank and cash transactions.
Review payment
vouchers to ensure completeness and accuracy of documentation.
Support the
process of preparation of the cash and bank accounting worksheet.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant
must hold a University Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Commerce or Finance.
Minimum of three
years of accounting experience preferably in an international NGO and at least
a minimum of 1 year hands-on experience working with EXCEL.
Knowledge of SUN
accounting system and professional accounting qualification is an added
interpersonal, supervisory and organizational skills.
Ability to work
with computers, communicate effectively.
Problem solving
and decision-making ability.
The ability to
work under pressure.
Please note: This position is open only to Ugandan nationals.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates should send their applications online at the link below.
Deadline: 9th
December 2019
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