Finance Officer US NGO Jobs – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Title:      Finance Officer
Organization: International Rescue Committee
(IRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Finance Manager and the Finance Controller
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 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 or no errors.
·       
Consolidate 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 Finance 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 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 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
Budgets
·       
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 one year hands-on
experience working with EXCEL.
·       
Knowledge of SUN accounting system and
professional accounting qualification is an added advantage.
·       
Excellent interpersonal, supervisory and
organizational skills.
·       
Ability to work with computers, communicate
effectively.
·       
Problem solving and decision-making ability.
·       
The ability to work under pressure.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send
their applications online at the link below.
Deadline: 20th December 2019
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